The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is awarding prestigious medals to two University of Waterloo researchers.
They are among 12 Canadian scholars and researchers recognized by RSC for outstanding achievements in research and scholarship. At Waterloo, medals will be awarded to:
Zhongwei Chen (Chemical Engineering)
Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry
Zhongwei Chen is an outstanding researcher and emerging global leader in the development of electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies. With state-of-the-art research infrastructure, a highly skilled team of researchers, a proven research and development track record, and deep collaborative partnerships with several international leaders in his research field, Professor Chen is poised to make major and original contributions towards advancing battery, fuel cell and supercapacitor technologies.
Keith Hipel (Systems Design Engineering)
Miroslaw Romanowski Medal
Keith W. Hipel is globally renowned for his pioneering contributions to environmental systems engineering via the development of systems-thinking methodologies for tackling complex physical and societal systems aspects of environmental problems to arrive at sustainable resolutions that are integrative, adaptive and fair to stakeholder groups. To achieve this, Professor Hipel has made seminal advances in conflict resolution, multiple-objective decision-making, stochastic hydrology, environmental impact assessment, and equitable water allocation within a system-of-systems perspective.