Honorary Degree Recipient

Kenneth Standing honoured at Convocation, May 26, 2009
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Manitoba); A.M., Ph.D. (Princeton)

story by Chris Rutkowski; photo by Chris Reid
posted 29 May 2009

Internationally renowned for innovations in the field of time-of-flight mass spectrometry as it relates to biomolecules, Kenneth Standing is an accomplished researcher and educator. A professor emeritus in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Manitoba, Standing has advanced the limits of sensitivity and the range of accessible sizes of biological macromolecules to where they have become extensively useful for real-world biomedical research. His work has led to advances in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedicine and to the commercial development of several instruments using techniques developed in his laboratory. Standing's achievements are evident in the many awards and accolades he has received throughout his career. These include the NSERC Bertram Brockhouse Prize, the NSERC Synergy Award and awards from institutions such as the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society.

Along with his innovative research, Standing is recognized as a dedicated and skilled educator and mentor. More than 10 students and post-doctoral fellows mentored by Standing have gone on to significant achievements at some of the most prestigious universities and companies in the world.