ISE Director, Professor David Sinton is the 2013 winner of the McLean award.
The $100,000 McLean award will help advance Sinton’s work in sustainable energy. The prestigious McLean Award honours emerging leaders in basic research in the fields of physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and statistics. The award is jointly funded by a gift from UofT alumnus William McLean and UofT’s Connaught Fund. Created from the 1972 sale of Connaught Laboratories, which first mass-produced U of T’s Nobel award-winning discovery of insulin, the Connaught Fund invests close to $4 million annually in emerging and established scholars at U of T.
“Professor Sinton exemplifies the spirit of the Connaught Fund,” says Judith Chadwick, U of T’s assistant vice president (research services). “Connaught is dedicated to supporting researchers who are targeting unmet societal ends and who have the potential to make a transformative contribution. On behalf of the University of Toronto, I extend my congratulations to him on this well-deserved award.”