Famous Chemists from Canada

List of notable or famous chemists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Canada and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Canada is included when available.

This list has everything from Michael Smith to Herbert Henry Dow.

This historic chemists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Canada?" These prominent chemists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian chemists.

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    • Birthplace: Bergerac, France
    Ariel Fenster (born April 18, 1943, in Bergerac, France) is an award-winning Canadian science educator, chemist, and founding member of McGill University's Office for Science and Society. Fenster ...more
    • Birthplace: Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
    Arthur J. Carty, (born 12 September 1940), is a Canadian academic and former National Science Advisor to the Government of Canada. Carty was the inaugural director of the Waterloo Institute for ...more
  • Benoît Roux, Ph.D., is an Amgen Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Chicago. He has previously taught at University of Montreal and Weill Medical College of ...more
    • Birthplace: Jamaica
    Bertram Oliver "Bert" Fraser-Reid (born 23 February 1934) is a Jamaican synthetic organic chemist who has been widely recognised for his work using carbohydrates as starting materials for chiral ...more
    • Birthplace: New Brunswick, Canada
    Bev Vincent is best known as the author of The Road to the Dark Tower, the Bram Stoker Award nominated, authorised companion to Stephen King's Dark Tower series and The Stephen King Illustrated ...more
  • Camille Sandorfy

    Camille Sandorfy

    Dec. at 85 (1920-2006)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Camille Sandorfy, (9 December 1920 – 6 June 2006) was a Hungarian - Canadian quantum chemist. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he received his Bachelor of Science in 1943 and Ph.D. in chemistry in 1946 ...more