26 April 2013
2013 winner of the SCI Canada Kalev Pugi Award:
R. Tom Baker, MCIC
University of Ottawa
Tom Baker is a world leader on the application of catalysis science to the development of efficient energy applications. He has a proven track record in homogeneous catalyst development and is now investigating supported molecular catalysts and catalysis science for important renewable energy applications.
In his 30-year research career, Baker has made broad contributions to green chemistry. He has been an editorial board member for Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis since its inception and served as co-organizer for several major green chemistry and engineering conferences.
As Director of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation, and Canada Research Chair in Catalysis Science for Energy Applications since 2008, Baker has led the University of Ottawa in its commitment to sustainability and research in areas that address global environmental and energy problems. Baker won the CIC’s Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award in 2011.