2002 Award Recipient

Professor Michael Siu (Advanced Spectrometry)

Professor Michael Siu (York University, Toronto, Ontario)

Career Development
Professor Siu graduated with B.Sc.(Hons.) degree at the University of Hong Kong in 1976. He pursued M.Sc. studies in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Birmingham in England, and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Dalhousie University in 1981.

Major Contributions
He started his work and research at the National Research Council of Canada, being a Senior Research Officer of the Institute for National Measurement Standards from 1994 to 1998. During his years at the NRC, he made key contributions to the field of electrospray mass spectrometry. In 1991, his landmark paper on the first protein thermal denaturation spectra earned him the┬áprestigious Maccoll Prize, a recognition given to a paper published in the Journal of Organic Mass Spectrometry, judged to have the ‘the most outstanding contribution to science’. He also received the F.W. Karasek Award in 1994, from the University of Waterloo / Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, for his achievements in Environmental Science, and in 1996, the McBryde Medal from the Canadian Society for Chemistry, for his achievements in Analytical Chemistry. He was elected a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 1996.

Other Honorary
Professor Siu joined the York University in 1998, as the Professor and NSERC / MDS SCIEX Chair, of the Department of Chemistry. He has also been the Director of the Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry since 2000.