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Douglas W. Stephan receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 22, 2020

University Professor Douglas W. Stephan, a global leader in the field of inorganic chemistry and catalysis — the acceleration of chemical reactions – has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

It’s one of the world’s most distinguished honours for mid-career academics who have produced groundbreaking scholarly work and continue to show exceptional promise for future research.

“It is a terrific honour to be considered among this diverse and select group of artists, scholars and scientists,” Stephan says. “This recognition is a tribute to the graduate students, undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows that have worked in my group over the years. 

“I am grateful to them as well as my collaborators and colleagues.”

The author of more than 500 scientific articles, Stephan has been designated a “highly cited researcher” for the past six years by the Institute for Scientific Information, indicating that his papers rank in the top one per cent of citations in the field. He joined the department of chemistry in the Faculty of Arts & Science at U of T in 2008 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and has received many national and international awards, including Humboldt and Killam Fellowships and was the recipient of the 2019 J. C. Polanyi Award from NSERC of Canada.  

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