2013 Medal Winners | francais

The 2013 CAP Herzberg Medal

is awarded to

Federico Rosei

"I feel truly privileged and honored to receive the 2013 Herzberg Medal from the Canadian Association of Physics. I owe this success to the excellent trainees and collaborators that I had the pleasure to work with as well as to my mentors, who always supported me and encouraged me." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2013 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to Federico Rosei, INRS-EMT, Université du Québec, for his innovative and interdisciplinary studies of a wide range of nanostructured materials and for exceptional outreach activities. announcement

Federico Rosei is a materials physicist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of experimental condensed matter physics, including several breakthrough demonstrations of new materials and techniques. His research focuses on the control of size, shape, composition and stability of nanomaterials. Rosei’s work has led to new insights in structure/property relationships in several classes of materials, ranging from semiconductor nanostructures to two-dimensional supramolecular assemblies to biocompatible materials. His group developed novel strategies to control the growth of low-dimensional organic and inorganic materials, and has significantly elucidated intermixing, nanostructure formation and crystallization phenomena in Group IV semiconductors. His work has had a significant impact in the field of molecular self-assembly, identifying new directions of discovery, including the first demonstration of extended on-surface covalent coupling using the Ullmann reaction. Rosei’s 150 articles have been cited over 3700 times. He has been invited to speak at over 150 international conferences and has given over 145 seminars in 39 countries on all inhabited continents, demonstrating the outstanding impact of his work. He is also renowned for his efforts in mentoring young scientists, which extend well beyond his own group through widely-attended “Survival Skills for Scientists” workshops, supported by his book of the same title. Rosei’s influence spans across many disciplines, as testified by the numerous prestigious awards and distinctions he already received. He is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Physics, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Institute of Materials, Metallurgy and Mining, Senior Member of IEEE and Member of the Global Young Academy. His awards include a Canada Research Chair, the Bessel Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry (Royal Society of Canada). nominator citation

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