Ph. D. University of Victoria (2015, Neil Burford)
PDF - University of Bristol (2017, Ian Manners)
PDF - University of Toronto (2018, Douglas Stephan)
NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (2011)
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2012-2015)
Governor General’s Gold Medal for Doctoral Research (2015)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017)
Short bio: Saurabh Chitnis obtained his PhD with Neil Burford at the University of Victoria (2015) as an NSERC and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, where his doctoral thesis was recognized with a Governor General’s Gold Medal. He then performed postdoctoral research with Ian Manners at the University of Bristol as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017) and later with Doug Stephan at the University of Toronto (2017-2018). He started his independent career in main group chemistry at Dalhousie University in July 2018. Most recently, he was profiled in the Chemical Communications Emerging Investigators 2020 issue and the Dalton Transaction New Talents 2020 special issue. He was also the recipient of the Dalhousie Faculty of Science Research Excellence Award for emerging investigators in 2021. In his free time, Saurabh enjoys exploring the coastline of Atlantic Canada with his partner and pretending that he is a master chef, despite evidence to the contrary.