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CAP Medal and Award Winners

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and its medal partners are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 CAP medals. A series of virtual plenary medal talks to honour the 2022 medal recipients will be organized for the latter half of January. Once the dates have been finalized, the detailed talk schedule will be posted on the CAP's website and a NewsFlash will be released. The medals will be forwarded to all recipients with the congratulations of the community.

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The 2021 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is awarded to

Vincent Tabard-Cossa, University of Ottawa, in recognition of to recognize his innovative contribution to Physics by developing a new nanopore fabrication technique. Nanopores can electrically detect individual molecules like DNA and proteins and are finding applications in next generation diagnostics, sequencing, and data storage devices. Dr. Tabard-Cossa's ground-breaking controlled breakdown method of nanopore fabrication simplifies and replaces a previously cumbersome and expensive process, enabling scalable, low-cost fabrication of solid-state nanopores at sub-nanometer scale.

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The 2022 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics was not awarded this year.

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The 2017 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is awarded to

Simon Fafard, Université de Sherbrooke, in recognition of for his new developments covering 20 years of research in applied solid state Physics, coupled with his strong efforts in commercializing these through patents and the establishment of his own companies.

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The 2022 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics was not awarded this year.

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The 2013 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is awarded to

Xiaoyi Bao, University of Ottawa, in recognition of for her remarkable technological advances in a number of areas; notably in the monitoring of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of field fibers and their impact on high speed communication networks. In addition she has led in the development of distributed sensors to monitor the health of civil infrastructures, technological advances that have been embraced by industry and led to new products.

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The 2011 CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics is awarded to

Wayne Hocking, University of Western Ontario, in recognition of for his outstanding achievements. Not only has he made significant advances in the science of radar studies of the atmosphere but he has also transformed these into commercial products that have won wide international acceptance.

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

Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, in recognition of 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.

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