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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 2022 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Hoi-Kwong Lo, University of Toronto, in recognition of his outstanding impact on the field of Quantum communication in terms of practical implementations, laying the groundwork for commercial products for the Quantum internet. Dr Lo is a researcher of truly international caliber, with large impact at the forefront of quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (QKD) physics..

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The 2022 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics was not awarded this year.

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The 2018 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Tigran Galstian, Universite Laval, in recognition of for the development and successful transfer of the “crystal lens” technology to the industry, for applications in cellphone cameras and dynamic lighting..

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The 2016 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Richard Boudreault, Chairman Polar Knowledge Canada, in recognition of for his impressive career and intellectual property portfolio, as well as direct contribution to the establishment of several companies based on photonics technologies, namely Orbite Aluminae (production of high-purity Al-oxide and rare-earth with world’s first clean technology) and ART (development of two imaging systems based on the TPSF technology - molecular imaging based on time-resolved fluorescence for small animal imaging, and NIR TPSF spectroscopic system for early breast cancer detection).

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The 2014 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Melanie Campbell, University of Waterloo, in recognition of for her unique contribution to apply the methods of polarization and adaptive optics to the understanding of eye functioning and eye diseases. Among others, her contributions to a better understanding of short-sightedness and to improve retina imaging are likely to have a major impact on the diagnosis and treatment of several eye diseases.

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The 2012 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, in recognition of for his seminal contributions to the field of photothermal and photoacoustic science and applications.

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The 2010 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Xiaoyi Bao, University of Ottawa, in recognition of for her outstanding achievements on the physics, technology and applications of optical fiber sensors. Her contributions to distributed fiber sensors, based on Brillouin loss with simultaneous sensing of temperature and strain, and applied to the safety of structures, are of high relevance in these days of aging infrastructures.

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The 2008 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics is awarded to

Jacques Beaulieu, INRS, in recognition of for the invention of the transversely-excited atmospheric carbon dioxide laser as well as his work in system performance modeling.

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