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Stephen G. Newman

Associate Professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
10 Marie Curie
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5
phone: (1) 613 562 5800 x6264
office: DRO408

Stephen (Steve) Newman

Notable Awards & Honours

Fagnou Award

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

JSPS Invitational Fellow

CNC-IUPAC Travel Award

Ontario Early Researcher Award

John Charles Polanyi Prize

Visiting Professor - KU Leuven

Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee

UofT Chair's Doctoral Medal

Boehringer Ingelheim Prize

Dalhousie University Silver Medal

University Medal in Chemistry

CSC Silver Medal
















NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT

PhD, University of Toronto

BSc, Dalhousie University

Academic Appointments

Full Professor, University of Ottawa, 2024 -

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, 2019 - 2024

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2014 - 2019

Stephen grew up in Newfoundland, Canada before attending Dalhousie University, where he completed his B.Sc, Honours in Chemistry in 2008. During his studies, he completed research projects in computational chemistry with Prof. Russell J. Boyd and organic synthesis with Prof. D. Jean Burnell. He then moved to Toronto where he completed a summer internship on boron catalysis with Prof. Mark S. Taylor before starting his doctoral studies on with Prof. Mark Lautens. During this time, he investigated new pathways for palladium catalyzed C-C bond-forming reactions, and carried out an internship with Prof. Frank Glorius at the University of Muenster studying applications for NHC ligands.

Upon graduating, he moved to Boston to carry out research in the lab of Prof. Klavs F. Jensen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There, he applied his knowledge of organic synthesis and catalysis to the development of continuous processes for chemical manufacturing in collaboration with Novartis AG and Shell Oil Company. In Summer 2014, Stephen joined the Center for Catalysis Research and Innovation (CCRI)  at the University of Ottawa to apply strategies in flow chemistry and transition metal catalysis to the development of new, industrially relevant chemical reactions. He holds the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Catalysis, received the John Polanyi Prize in Chemistry in 2016, and was rewarded the 2024 Fagnou Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

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