Canadian Association of Physicists ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES


2004 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics

will be awarded to


"I would like to express my gratitude to the CAP and the INO; this is a great honour. There is little in life that is better than receiving the recognition of ones peers. I, in turn, would like to acknowledge and thank all those who have contibuted to this work over the years."

Dr. Nicholas JaegerThe Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2004 CAP Medal of Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is being awarded to Dr. Nicholas Jaeger of the University of British Columbia for application of innovative photonic technologies and for his advances in the area of applied photonics research.

Dr. Nicolas Jaeger is a proven leader in the application of innovative photonic technologies to solve practical problems. The research conducted in his laboratory at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has resulted in two spin-out companies. The first company to spin-out of his lab, NxtPhase Corporation (formerly Carmanah Engineering Ltd.) Designs and manufactures highly innovative photonics-based instrument transformers for the power utility industry. The second company, JGKB Photonics Inc., is dedicated to the commercialization industry. Dr. Jaeger has made significant advances in the area of applied photonics research, developing industrially relevant technologies that have created high-quality jobs and brought significant economic benefit to Canada. Developing timely, commercially viable, solutions to problems in such diverse areas as power and telecommunications is testament not only to his abilities as a researcher, but also his strong management and team-building skills and his entrepreneurial nature.

Dr. Jaeger obtained his doctorate from UBC, in Electrical Engineering, in 1989. He currently holds positions of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Centre for Advanced Technology in Micro-fabrication at UBC. He has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly papers and over a dozen patents. His patents have all been assigned to Canadian companies. Dr. Jaeger's achievements in the innovative application of photonics to solve practical problems, leading to economic benefits for Canada, have been recognized by the scientific and business communities of Canada through numerous awards, including the 2001 BC Technology Industry Association's Excellence in Technological Innovation Award, the 2000 NSERC and the Conference Board of Canada's Synergy Award for University-Industry Research and Development Partnerships, the 2000 BC Advanced Systems Institute Technology Partnership Award, and the 1999 Canadian Institute of Energy Research & Development Award.

The CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics (formerly the Prize for Innovative Applied Physics of the CAP's Division of Industrial and Applied Physics) was established in 1991 and has been awarded biennially since. Dr. Jaeger will receive the 2004 Medal during the CAP's awards banquet to be held at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg on June 15th, 2004.

The Canadian Association of Physicists, founded in 1945, is a professional association representing over 1600 individual physicists and physics students in Canada, the U.S. and overseas, as well as a number of Corporate and Departmental Members. In addition to its learned activities, the CAP also undertakes a number of activities intended to encourage students to pursue a career in physics.

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