Speaker: Professor Xiaochun LE (Chris LE)
Institution: Analytical and Environmental Toxicology Division, University of Alberta
Host by: Professor Benzhong TANG
About the speaker
Prof. Le obtained undergraduate training from Wuhan University (1979-1983). he obtained a M.Sc. degree from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1983-1986) before he came to Canada and pursued a second M.Sc. degree at Brock University (1987-1988). He received his Ph.D. in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia (1990-1993). He was subsequently awarded a prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship and carried out postdoctoral research in the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta (1994). He was recruited to the Faculty of Medicine in 1995 and was promoted through the ranks to Professor in 2003.
Prof. Le held an inaugural Canada Research Chair in Bio-Analytical Technology and Environmental Health (2000-2017). He was awarded an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (2000-2001) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He also received from the Canadian Society for Chemistry a McBryde Medal (2002) and a Maxxam Award (2011) for "distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry", as well as an Environment Research and Development Award (2011) "for distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering". He also received the University Cup (2018), Distinguished University Professorship (2011), Award for Excellence in Mentoring (2009) and Martha Cook Piper Research Prize (2000), from the University of Alberta.