Global Undergraduate Awards- Glen Loo

Published: 15 December 2023

Recently, Glen Loo from the Lumb Group received an award from the Global Undergraduate Awards (GUA) for the work he did during a 5-month research internship. Glen had come to McGill from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and worked with graduate mentor Carlos Azpilcueta-Nicolas on the photoinduced dearomatization of biaryl compounds. Glen’s work was ranked within the top 10% of all entries in the Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences category, receiving an award of “Highly Commended” by the GUA committee. In November, Glen attended the Global Undergraduate Awards Summit in Dublin, Ireland, where he had the opportunity to share about his research and network with a diverse cohort of awardees, celebrating their achievements. The event featured workshops and speeches from renowned public figures and academics, and participants were treated to a tour of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and a black-tie Gala Dinner for the award ceremony.

Glen joined the Lumb Group in August 2023 to begin work as a PhD student, focusing on photocatalysis and its application to the synthesis of biologically active nature products.

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