Dr. Michael O. Wolf
Michael Wolf completed a Combined Honours Degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry at Dalhousie University, followed by a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at MIT where he worked under the supervision of Mark Wrighton. He then completed a one and a half year stint as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas-Austin working with Marye Anne Fox. He has been on the faculty at the University of British Columbia since 1995, and is now full professor and Head of the Department. Prof. Wolf is a materials chemist, whose major contributions are to the fields of conjugated polymers and materials, the photochemistry and photophysics of conjugated materials and coordination complexes, and the synthesis and applications of modified nanomaterials. Prof. Wolf won a CNC/IUPAC Travel Prize in 1999, a UBC Killam Research Prize in 2003, the CSC Award for Pure and Applied Inorganic Chemistry in 2004, was elected a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 2015, and won the Rio Tinto Alcan Award in 2016.