Bourke Award 2012 Winner


Professor Gregory Scholes
Professor Gregory Scholes
University of Toronto

Awarded for his many innovative experimental and theoretical contributions to ultrafast laser science, particularly in elucidating energy transfer mechanisms in light-harvesting complexes.


About the Winner


Greg Scholes is the D.J. LeRoy Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Chemistry. 

He undertook his PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, then spent time at Imperial College London as a Ramsay Memorial research fellow (Prof David Phillips), then pursued further postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley (Prof Graham Fleming). His present research concerns the study of photophysics in systems ranging from semiconductor nanocrystals to conjugated polymers to photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins.

Recent awards include the 2011 Sackler Prize in Chemical Physics from Tel Aviv University and election to the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada in 2009.

Dr. Scholes serves as an Editorial Advisor for New Journal of Physics and is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

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