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2007 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics
will be awarded to
Dr. Roman Maev
"The funny thing is, normally if you find flaws in other people’s work they get mad, but in my case I receive Awards. But in all seriousness, this is a great honour for me to receive the CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics. I am deeply thankful to those who nominated me for this prestigious award and I will share this honour with my colleagues, students and my lovely family. Thank you again."
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2007 CAP Medal of Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is being awarded to Dr. Roman Maev of the University of Windsor for his outstanding work in the field of acoustic microscopy. His research interests include the fundamentals of physical acoustics and ultrasonic imaging as well as studies of properties of heterogeneous micro-structures of materials and biomaterials. His inventions are now widely used in a range of assembly line manufacturing processes.
Dr. Roman Maev, the holder of the NSERC/DaimlerChrysler/University of Windsor Industrial Research Chair in Applied Solid State Physics and Material Characterization is one of Canada’s most innovative scientists. Dr, Maev came to Canada in 1994 and one year later, was appointed as a Full Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Windsor. In 1997 he established the Centre for Imaging Research and Advanced Material Characterization at the University of Windsor. Dr. Maev developed a new generation of acoustic microscopes including a portable multi-eyed acoustic microscope lens system for material and biomaterial research applications and a 2D matrix array hand-held ultrasonic NDE analyzer. His inventions provide an instant record and read-out of the quality of individual welds during production, particularly automobile production, thus eliminating the need for subsequent quality-control steps. Dr. Maev has built transducers into robotic equipment for welding, adhesive bonding and other assembly-line manufacturing processes.
Dr. Maev’s research interests include the fundamentals of physical acoustics, ultrasonic imaging acousto-optics and acoustic microscopy, as well as studies of physico-mechanical and biophysical properties of heterogeneous micro-structures of materials and biomaterials.
In 2004 based on the initiative of DaimlerChrysler, a new high-tech Canadian start-up Company, “Tessonics Corp.” was created, with the mission of starting commercialization of the research products developed by Dr. Maev’s group at the University of Windsor
Dr. Maev has won many awards for his innovations, research discoveries and inventions. In recognition of his contribution to the development of ultrasound technique, Dr. Maev was awarded the Pioneer Award by American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in 1988 and in 1989 was awarded the Centenary Ernst Abbe Medal from the World Microscopical Society. Dr. Maev has won many other Awards including: in 2001, Letter of Recognition for Research Excellence from the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; in 2002, Award for Outstanding Research and Development from DaimlerChrysler Corporation; and in 2003, Canada Innovation Summit Award in recognition of contributions to new knowledge and technical innovation.
Dr. Maev has served the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) as a Councilor, as Vice-Chair of the CAP Division of Industrial and Applied Physics, and as Chair of this Division for the 2001-2003 terms.
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. Maev will receive the 2007 Medal during the CAP's awards banquet to be held in Saskatoon on June 19th, 2007.
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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