Dr. K. W. Michael Siu

Research and Innovation,
University of Windsor

Dr. K. W. Michael Siu is currently Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Vice-President, Research and Innovation at the University of Windsor.  Until the end of 2012, he was Distinguished Research Professor and NSERC / AB SCIEX Senior Industrial Research Chair in Analytical Mass Spectrometry at York University.  He was the Founding Director of York’s Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry.  Siu served on the Board of York University, 2004-2006, and as Associate Vice-President Research, Science & Technology, 2005-2011.  Siu’s research interests span from fundamentals of mass spectrometry and ion chemistry, to next-generation mass spectrometry equipment, and to applications in proteomics and cancer biomarker discovery and verification.  He has published over 250 scientific papers and 7 peer-reviewed book chapters, co-edited two books, and given over 450 presentations, of which 50% were invited, keynote or plenary.

Dr. Siu has received many awards and honors.  Recent accolades include the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Education Foundation’s Award of Merit (2002), the Gerhard Herzberg Award from the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy (2004), the F.P. Lossing Award from the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (2005), the Maxxam Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2006), the New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology from Skills for Change (2007), Distinguished Research Professorship from York University (2007), Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (2009), and Chinese Canadian Legend Award (2012).

Siu has served / serves on a number of editorial boards, including Mass Spectrometry Reviews (2003-), Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2005-2010), Clinical Proteomics (2005-, currently Associate Editor), and Analytica Chimica Acta (2011-).  He has also been active serving on boards and executives of societies and associations, including: Human Proteome Organization (Director, 2010-2012), Canadian National Proteomics Network (Chair, 2008-2012), Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (President, 2009-2012), Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network (Chair, 2006-2014), BC Proteomics Network (Board, 2009-), and Proteocyte Diagnostics (2011-).