Internationally renowned for innovations in the field of time-of-flight mass spectrometry as it relates to biomolecules, Dr. Standing is an accomplished researcher and educator. Currently professor emeritus in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Standing has advanced the limits of sensitivity and the range of accessible sizes of biological macromolecules to the point where they have become extensively useful for real-world biomedical research.
His work has led to advances in the fields of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and biomedicine, and to the commercial development of several instruments using techniques developed in his laboratory. Dr. Standings stature is reflected in the many prestigious awards and accolades he has received throughout his career. These include the NSERC Bertram Brockhouse Prize, the NSERC Synergy Award, and other awards from institutions such as the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society. Along with his innovative research, Dr. Standing is recognized as a dedicated and skilled educator and mentor.
More than 10 students and post-doctoral fellows supervised by Dr. Standing have gone on to significant achievements at some of the most prestigious universities and companies in the world.
Mr. Chancellor, it is an honour for me to ask on behalf of the Senate of the University of Manitoba that you confer upon Kenneth Standing, the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.
-citation delivered by mentor, Prof. Peter Blunden, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba