Membres du Comité

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Ritu Kanungo, présidente du Comité de liaison
(mandat se termine en 2020)

Rituparna Kanungo est professeure de physique à la Saint Mary’s University, à Halifax. Dans le cadre de ses travaux de recherche, elle s’intéresse à la physique subatomique expérimentale, explorant les fondements d’isotopes rarement présents dans l’environnement. Basé au Canada et à l’étranger, le programme de recherche expérimentale de Dre Kanungo s’inscrit dans le domaine de la physique nucléaire. Au Canada, la chercheuse mène ses travaux au laboratoire TRIUMF où elle est chef de projet auprès de l’Institut de robotique et d’intelligence des systèmes (IRIS) et du CANadian Rare-isotope Facility with Electron-Beam Ion Source (CANREB). Elle a obtenu son doctorat au Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics de la University of Calcutta (Inde) en 1999. Par la suite, elle a travaillé à chez RIKEN (Japon), une importante installation qui met en valeur les énergies intermédiaires aux fins de la recherche sur les isotopes rares. En 2007, elle s’est jointe au corps professoral de la Saint Mary’s University. Elle a reçu la bourse Alexander von Humboldt (Allemagne). Une partie importante du volet étranger de son programme de recherche est basé à la GSI-FAIR (Allemagne), une installation dotée de faisceaux d’isotopes rares générateurs de l’énergie (relativiste) la plus élevée. Dre Kanungo a été la première lauréate du prix décerné par la GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO). Elle siège au conseil d’administration de l’Institut canadien de physique nucléaire et au Comité consultatif sur les politiques et la planification de TRIUMF. Elle a reçu des fonds de recherche du CRSNG et de la Fondation canadienne pour l’innovation.

 

Eric Poisson, physique théorique et mathématique
(mandat se termine en 2019)

Dr. Eric Poisson is a professor of physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph. His field of research is gravitational physics, with a focus on black holes and gravitational waves.  He obtained his BSc from Laval University, and then went to graduate school at the University of Alberta. He then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena. Before coming to Guelph he spent a year at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2005 he was awarded the Herzberg Medal by the Canadian Association of Physicists, for outstanding achievement by a physicist aged 40 or less. In 2008 he  was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, “for important contributions to the theory of gravitational radiation from compact bodies orbiting black holes, to the theory of back-reaction of the emitted radiation on their motions, and to understanding the implications for gravitational-wave detection.’’ He currently serves as President of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, for the three-year term 2016–2019.

 

Jean-Pierre St-Maurice, physique atmosphérique, planétaire et spatiale
(mandat se termine en 2020)

Prof. St-Maurice has been a full Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics, and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Environment Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon since 2004. In 2009, he became Chair of the Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He was previously a full Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario for 17 years. Prof. St-Maurice is one of two Principal investigators for the five Canadian SuperDARN radars. He is the Deputy Director of a project funded through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, which was used to build an AMISER incoherent scatter radar in Resolute Bay, Canada. This radar provides Canada with a state-of-the-art tool to study the ionosphere and upper atmosphere. Prof St-Maurice’s research interests include the electrodynamics of ionospheric plasmas, the kinetic theory of gases in the ionosphere, plasma instability and transport theory in natural media and the study of plasma structures in the ionosphere. With his students and numerous collaborators across the world, Prof St- Maurice balances the theoretical aspects of his research with in-depth data studies from satellites and various types of radars.  Prof St-Maurice has been a visiting scientist in numerous countries, has served on several boards and committees and is a long-standing member of the Canadian Association of Physicists and of the American Geophysical Union.

 

Iris Dillmann, physique subatomique
(mandat se termine en 2021)

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Melanie Martin, physique biomédicale et biophysique
(mandat se termine en 2019)

Dr. Melanie Martin is a Professor of Physics at University of Winnipeg and the Director of the Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Centre. She served on the executive committee of the Division of Physics in Medicine and Biology (2014-2017) as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past-Chair and on the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Student Stipend Committee (2014-2017). Dr. Martin has served on many grant review committees including Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Her research interests include developing magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography imaging techniques for both early detection and treatment efficacy assessments of central nervous system diseases. Her most recent achievement is the development of a method to infer sub-micron sized compartments in samples, for example brain axons. She has received research funding from many sources including NSERC, CIHR, CFI, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

 

Karan Kavanagh, physique quantique et physique de la matière condensée molle
(mandat se termine en 2021)

Karen L. Kavanagh is a Professor of Physics and an Associate Member of the Department of Chemistry and School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. She also directs the 4D Labs Electron Imaging and Holography Facility, which enables hands-on training in electron microscopy techniques.  She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1987 from Cornell University and then worked for a year at IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (postdoctoral fellowships), moving to the University of California, San Diego (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering) in 1988, before returning to Canada in 2000 to her current position.  She is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics and has published over a hundred refereed scientific papers. Her research is focused on atomic interfaces and nanostructures with recent interest in nanocontacts, epitaxial electrodeposited metal-semiconductor interfaces, channeling and diffraction using helium ion microscopy, defects in nanowire heterostructures, electron holography, and two-dimensional materials.

 

François Légaré, physique atomique et moléculaire, optique, lasers et plasmas
(mandat se termine en 2020)

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Lorne Nelson, astronomie, astrophysique et cosmologie
(mandat se termine en 2020)

Dr. Lorne Nelson is professor and chair of the department of Physics & Astronomy at Bishop’s University. His research interests are focused on stellar and high-energy astrophysics as it pertains to white dwarfs, neutron stars, dark matter, and supernova explosions. He received his PhD in astrophysics from Queen’s University and subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and CITA (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) where he and his collaborators worked on the theoretical structure and evolution of a new class of substellar objects known as Brown Dwarfs. He has served on CITA Council for several years and on CanTAC, the time allocation committee for the Gemini, JCMT and CFHT telescopes for three years and was the chair of the Galactic Panel in 2012. From 2013 to 2016 he served as a Director of CASCA (Canadian Astronomical Society). He is currently serving on the management board of ACURA (Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy) and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ). He was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics and has held other awards such as the Reinhardt Fellowship, Merite Estrien, and the William and Nancy Turner (Chancellor’s) Award for Teaching.

 

MEMBRES D’OFFICE

REPRÉSENTANTS DU CRSNG

Emily Diepenveen, Chef d’équipe, Subventions de recherche, Physique et sciences informatiques

Elizabeth Boston, Directrice, Sciences mathématiques, environnementales et physiques

Philip Bale, Administrateur de programme, Subventions de recherche, Physique et sciences informatiques

Ed Irving, Gestionnaire, Programme d’innovation pour collèges et communautés, Direction des partenariats de recherche, Division des collèges, de la commercialisation et de planification du portefeuille

Kari Dalnoki-Veress, président du Groupe d’évaluation en physique du CRSNG


REPRÉSENTANTS DE L’ACP

Ubi Wichoski, directeur des affaires académiques de l’ACP

Francine Ford, directrice exécutive de l’ACP