42nd IUPAC Council Meeting
Nominee for Vice President
and Member of the Bureau
Bryan Henry (Canada)
The central theme of Prof. Henrys research concerns the experimental
and theoretical study of highly vibrationally excited molecules. Dr.
Henry has maintained a distinguished and active research career and
is recognized as one of Canadas leading physical chemists. Dr.
Henry is enthusiastically involved in the activities of IUPAC in Canada
and abroad. He has been particularly active in trying to create interactions
between universities and industry.
Education and Career
Professor Henry received his B.Sc. in 1963 from the University of British
Columbia and his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1967. He started
his academic career at the University of Manitoba, and in 1987 moved
to the University of Guelph where he became chairman of the Department
of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In the past, he has served as acting
dean of the College of Physical and Engineering Science.
Occasionally over the last 25 years, he has been visiting professor
at the Australian National University, the Institute for Molecular Science
in Okazaki, Japan, and the University of British Columbia.
Not only has Henry chaired two chemistry departments in two of Canadas
major universities, but he served as chair of the Chemistry Department
Chairs of Ontario Universities. He has served as president of the Chemical
Society of Canada and as chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada,
of which he is also a fellow. He has chaired the Canadian National Committee
for IUPAC and is currently scientific program chair of the 2003 IUPAC
International Congress which will be held in Ottawa in August 2003.
Related Professional Activities
Henry has also served in a number of other capacities, including
on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry,
on the Selection Committee for the Canadian Science and Engineering
Hall of Fame, as a member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council Chemistry Grant Selection Committee, and more. In addition,
he has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers.
Prof. Henry has earned a number of honors, including the Gerhard
Herzberg Award of the Spectroscopy Society of Canada for Outstanding
Contributions to the Science of Spectroscopy, the LeSueur Memorial Award
from the Society of Chemistry Industry, and the Montreal Medal from
the Chemical Institute of Canada.
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