Congratulations to Kim McAuley, who is one of six Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) members awarded the CIC Fellowship for 2024.

CIC Fellowship is a senior class of membership that recognizes the merits of members who have made outstanding contributions across multiple areas including scientific, engineering, and technical contributions, service to the CIC societies (CSC, CSChE), management of science, engineering or technology, and teaching, mentorship, and public awareness.

Kim joined Queen’s University after earning a PhD from McMaster University and BASc from the University of Waterloo. Kim is an international leader in development of first-principles models, she has published >175 papers and supervised >50 graduate students. She develops practical statistical methods for combining models with data, leading to reliable models for process scale-up, optimization, and control. Her techniques are widely used by academic and industrial researchers. Collaborating with medical physicists at Canadian and international cancer clinics, Kim used her modelling and statistical expertise to advance the field of radiation dosimetry. She developed models of temporal and spatial instability and designed new dosimeter recipes used worldwide that improve accuracy and chemical safety of cancer radiotherapy.

Kim received the DG Fisher Award from the Systems & Control Division of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (2017), a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) from the Government of Canada, a MITACS Mentorship Award of Excellence (2008), and a Queen’s University’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision (2009). She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2021). She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Chemical Reaction Engineering and International Advisory Boards for three journals. She was Associate Editor for the Chemical Engineering Journal.

Read about the CIC Fellows here.