About Mark

Prof. Mark Stradiotto received his BSc (Hons.) in Applied Chemistry (1995) and PhD in Organometallic Chemistry (1999) from McMaster University, the latter under the supervision of Profs. Michael A. Brook and Michael J. McGlinchey. After conducting research as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley with Prof. T. Don Tilley (1999-2001), Mark moved to the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University where he now holds the rank of Professor with tenure. Mark has/currently serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics and Catalysis Science and Technology, has been named a Synlett/Synthesis Promising Young Professor Journal Awardee, and was awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry 2012 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry; subsequently in 2021 he was awarded the Rio Tinto Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry for oustanding contributions to inorganic chemistry in Canada. In July 2013, Mark was named the Dalhousie University Alexander McLeod Professor of Chemistry, and in 2017 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). In 2018 Mark was the recipient of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Award for Teaching, and in 2020 he was named a Dalhousie University Arthur B. McDonald Research Chair (CRC Tier-I equivalent; 2020-2027).

In 2023, Mark's innovations in catalyst design with applications in sustainable pharmaceutical synthesis were recognized in the form of the Government of Canada-Rideau Hall Foundation Canadian Governor General’s Innovation Award (typically 1-2 academic scientists recognized annually from across Canada). 

Link to the GGIA award: DalPhos Catalysts for Next-Generation Pharmaceutical Synthesis - Governor General’s Innovation Awards (gg.ca)

Download Professor Stradiotto’s CV, including publications, patents and presentations [PDF]


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