Person: Dr Pierre Coulombe

Dr Walter Wonham

Dr Walter Wonham has been appointed to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of 10 new foreign associates. Wonham is a professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the Univ of Toronto and is known for his work on the geometric linear theory of linear systems and for bridging the gap between…

Robert Corriveau

Robert Corriveau has been appointed president of the Canadian Institute of Photonic Innovations (CIPI), a Network of Centres of Excellence established in 1999 at Laval Univ. Corriveau was most recently VP marketing and business development at PhasOptx, a start-up focused on fibre optic connectivity. Between 1995 and 2004 he was senior VP at the National…

Judith Whittick

Judith Whittick has been appointed chairman of the 17-member board of Precarn Inc , a national consortium for the development of intelligent systems technologies. Whittick has a long track record of business and technology management and is currently president of C-CORE, a St John’s NF-based natural resources engineering firm. She sits on several company and…

Dr Mike Thewalt

Dr Mike Thewalt has received a grant of more than $100,000 to undertake fundamental research into improving silicon technology. The Simon Fraser Univ physics professor received his institution’s largest grant under the recent competition of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Thewalt will use the grant to construct a unique spectrometer for analyzing the…

Dr Pierre Coulombe

Dr Pierre Coulombe has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Coulombe has a wide range of expertise in the public and private sectors. Currently a business strategy and financing consultant, he was president and CEO of Infectio Diagnostic Inc from 1996 to 2002. In the public sphere,…

Dr Pierre Bélanger

Dr Pierre Bélanger has joined the scientific advisory committee of the Observatoire des science et des technologies (OST). Bélanger is a professor emeritus at McGill Univ, where he spent a long career in the electrical engineering department, serving as department head and faculty dean. More recently he was McGill’s VP research and has participated in…