Awarded by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Tom Ziegler Award is given to a chemist who has made a distinguished contribution to computational or theoretical chemistry while working in Canada.
Nooijen is internationally known for developing computational methods to calculate the electronic and spectroscopic properties of molecules using quantum statistical mechanics.
He is the second recipient and first University of Waterloo chemist to receive the award.
As part of the award Nooijen will give a lecture at the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto this May.
He will also receive a framed scroll, monetary prize and a free modelling software license.
The award is named in memoriam of Prof. Tom Ziegler, a highly-cited chemist who studied the development of density functional theory to predict chemical reactions.
Congratulations Prof. Nooijen!