The University of Ottawa welcomes new Dean of Engineering

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Faculty of Engineering is pleased to announce that the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Jacques Beauvais as Dean.

Jacques Beauvais

Mr. Beauvais will join us as of July 1, 2017. Our new Dean is a proud uOttawa alumnus, earning a bachelor and masters degrees in Physics in 1985 and 1987 respectively. Mr. Jacques Beauvais is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he has also acted as Vice-president for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship since 2007. He holds a Doctorate in Physics from Université Laval and did post-doctoral work at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

His training as a physicist in optics and his experience in electrical engineering contributed to his appointment to the position of professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke in 1993, where he established the first nanolithography laboratory in Canada. In 1997, his research group discovered innovative processes for the nanofabrication of microelectronic integrated circuits for computers. From 2003 to 2006, Jacques Beauvais was director of the Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization Research Centre at Université de Sherbrooke, and he was subsequently named founding director of the Centre for Excellence in Information Engineering. Member of INTER - Interactive technologies of engineering in rehabilitation (a Quebec strategic cluster), the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, he is co-inventor of seven patents in the United States and has authored or co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters, and conference presentations.

On behalf of the Faculty, we wish to congratulate Jacques Beauvais on his appointment and to express our enthusiasm for the coming years.

The Faculty would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the work of our current interim dean, Ioan Nistor. During his year-long term as Interim Dean, Professor Nistor has demonstrated dedication and has led our institution through a successful transition.

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