Gregory Welch, University of Calgary

2023 Finalist: Energy / Cleantech Innovation, Researcher of the Year

Finalist: Gregory Welch, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Calgary

Initiative: Innovation in Alberta: Converting Indoor Light into Electricity

Dr. Gregory Welch obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Calgary in 2003 and worked in the laboratories of Dr. Chivers and Dr. Piers. He earned his PhD at the University of Windsor in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Stephan, where he helped develop Frustrated Lewis Pair chemistry. He then moved to UC-Santa Barbara, where he studied organic solar cells as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Bazan. He began a faculty position in 2012 as a Canadian Research Chair at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. In 2015, he relocated to the University of Calgary as a Canadian Research Chair. His research interests are focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of organic/organometallic materials and use in printed electronics, coatings, and catalysis. He was promoted to full professor in 2021.