Justin Lomax Wins 2023 G. Michael and Joan Bancroft Research Award

Justin LomaxJustin Lomax is the 2023 G. Michael and Joan Bancroft Research Award winner. Justin is a third year PhD student in the Ragogna lab working toward area-selective coatings with relevance to semiconductor manufacturing. Congratulations Justin!

About the Award: This award was established with a generous gift from G. Michael Bancroft (Ph.D. '67 Cambridge, DSc '06 Western) and his wife Joan Bancroft (B.A.'67 Manitoba). G. Michael Bancroft joined the Chemistry Department at Western in 1970 as an Assistant Professor. He was Director of the Centre for Chemical Physics from 1977-1981, Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1986-91 and 1992-1995, and Director of the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon from 1999-2001. He has been committed both to his own spectroscopic research, and to the establishment of large, collaborative research facilities such as Surface Science Western, the Canadian Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Madison, and the Canadian Light Source. He has been the recipient of many awards, including a Shell Graduate Scholarship to the University of Cambridge in 1964, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1978, and Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006. Both Michael and Joan are very aware of how critical awards (especially early awards) are to a successful career. They want to encourage young Western chemistry graduate students with this Research Award.