September 12, 2023
Fifteen eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding of the past and present.
Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry
For outstanding research in chemistry.
Emily D. Cranston is a Professor and President’s Excellence Chair in Forest Bioproducts at the University of British Columbia. She is a worldleading nanoscientist. Her research is expanding the use of nanocellulose, derived from sustainable bio-based resources like wood pulp, in technologies that offer environmentally-friendly alternatives to petrochemical-based materials and plastics. Cranston is highly cited, highly funded, and has won prestigious awards typically reserved for late career scientists.