Chemist Tomas Hudlicky named OPIC’s Innovator of the Year
Published on April 09 2013
Chemist Tomas Hudlicky can now add “innovator” to his many titles.
Hudlicky has won the Ontario Partnership for Innovation and Commercialization (OPIC)’s Innovator of the Year award, which comes with a $5,000 prize to support his research.
The award recognizes an outstanding OPIC faculty member who has advanced academic innovation for one or both outcomes of a better quality of life and economic well-being.
“Dr. Hudlicky has developed efficient and ‘green’ processes for the production of many medicines, resulting in a cleaner environment and relief for thousands of patients,” says Karen Zavitz, OPIC’s managing director.
OPIC, supported through the Ontario Centres of Excellence, is a virtual network of specialized technology transfer experts located at nine member institutions.
These experts enhance knowledge and technology transfer capacity by sharing expertise, educational resources, and partnering with clients both within the institutions and in the surrounding communities.
Hudlicky, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biocatalysis - biological methods of manufacturing - heads an international group of scientists focused on converting toxic waste into usable products through an “environmentally benign” chemical reaction process.
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Canada Research Chair Tomas Hudlicky