Associate Professor Scott Hopkins was awarded the Young Investigator Award for 2020 this month by the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry. The award is presented to a Canadian researcher (or researcher working in Canada) who has made an impact in in the field of mass spectrometry within 15 years of their Ph.D.
According to Larry Campbell, Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemistry, Hopkins has been one of the leading mass spectrometry researchers in Canada since he took up his position at the University of Waterloo. Through his mentorship, Hopkins has developed an energetic and dynamic group of students and post-doctoral fellows who are all striving to unlock the full capabilities of mass spectrometry. Through his many publications and successful local, national, and international collaborations, Hopkins’ reputation as a top-calibre scientist have spanned both Canada and the world.
Hopkins’ group of researchers focus on using and advancing mass spectrometry to probe the fundamental aspects of ion/molecule clustering. These efforts have led to many new discoveries and predictive models that will help accelerate drug discovery, monitor our environment for emerging contaminants, and probe the structure of molecules and determine their physical properties simultaneously.
Congratulations, Professor Hopkins!