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Richard Puddephatt, O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., F.C.I.C.

London, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on October 25, 2007; Invested on December 12, 2008

Internationally recognized for his research in organometallic chemistry, Richard Puddephatt is a distinguished university professor at the University of Western Ontario and former holder of a Canada research chair in material synthesis. Over the past three decades, he has been studying the fundamental chemistry of gold and other precious metals in the development of new materials for potential applications in health care and electronics. Moreover, he has served with distinction in many professional organizations and has been a mentor to countless young scientists.