2009 Medal Winners | francais

The 2009 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics

is awarded to

Andreas Mandelis

"It is a great honor for me to be awarded the CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics. As an Applied Physicist in an Engineering Faculty and Department, this Medal is testimony of how successful the Physics and Engineering communities can be when they interact, complement and greatly enrich each other." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2009 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is awarded to Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, for his prolific work and seminal impact on the science and engineering of diffusion waves. He has pioneered the use of photoacoustic and photothermal techniques in thermal-diffusivity depth profilometry and cross-sectional slice tomography for sub-surface defect imaging in optically opaque materials. He has made outstanding contributions to both applied and industrial physics through continuous transfer/commercialization of the products of his fundamental and applied research to the industrial and health sectors. announcement

For his seminal theoretical work in applied physics and specifically the shaping of thermal-wave sciences and associated thermophysical, optoelectronic and biophotonic instrumentation and measurement technologies, including the physics and mathematics of thermal waves, depth-profilometry, imaging and the inverse problem; and for his pioneering experimental work introducing ultrasensitive analytical techniques, photopyroelectic sensors, the thermal-wave resonant cavity, biothermophotonics and bioaocoustophotonics. They are now used worldwide for materials research, industrial process quality control, dental caries diagnosis and soft tissue imaging nominator citation

Andreas Mandelis will receive the 2009 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics during the CAP's awards banquet to be held at the Université de Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 9th, 2009.

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