Professor Shawn Collins

Shawn K. Collins was born in 1974 and raised in Val d'Or, Québec. He obtained a B.Sc. (Honours) degree from Concordia University in 1996 while working with Professor Ossie S. Tee. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 2001 on the synthesis, preparation and application of acetylenic cyclophanes with Professor Alex G. Fallis at the University of Ottawa. After an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Larry E. Overman (University of California, Irvine) pursuing the total synthesis of polycyclic guanidinium alkaloids, he joined the faculty at Université de Montréal in September 2003 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2009 and to Full Professor in 2015. Professor Collins's research group is interested in the development of novel synthetic methods, particularly involving catalysis, photochemistry and continuous flow methods.

2020               NSERC Accelerator Supplement Awardee

2019-              Associate Editor of Journal of Flow Chemistry

2014-2020      Co-Director of NSERC CREATE program in Continuous Flow Science

2008                CNC-IUPAC Travel Award
2008                Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists
2007                Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists
2006                Synthesis/Synlett Journal Award
2006                Boehringer Ingelheim Young Investigator Award
2006                Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists
2005                Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists
2004                Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists
2002-2003      NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
2000-2001      NSERC Doctoral Scholarship (PGS B)
1999-2000      Boehringer Ingelheim Graduate Research Scholarship
1999                University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship
1997-1999      NSERC Masters' Scholarship (PGS A) 
1997                Society for Chemical Industry Merit Award (Canadian Section)
1993-1996      Canada Scholars in Science and Engineering