Prof. Deryn Fogg, University Research Chair, University of Ottawa
Deryn Fogg holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, where she worked with Prof. Brian James on imine hydrogenation. She carried out postdoctoral work on quantum dots with Prof. Dick Schrock at MIT, and was appointed as a faculty member at Ottawa in 1997. She has been a full professor at Ottawa since 2007, and a University Research Chair since 2011. She is an Associate Editor of Organometallics, and Permanent Secretary of the International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis. Recent honours include election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2014) and as a Senior Visiting Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford (2015). From 2000-2009, she chaired “Bacon & Eggheads”, a breakfast lecture series for Canadian Parliamentarians that presents leading Canadian research with important implications for federal decision-makers. Her research interests center on issues of mechanism, deactivation, and design in olefin metathesis and tandem catalysis, and the development of non-traditional tools to aid in understanding and implementing catalytic reactions.