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John Page named Fellow of American Physical Society

December 11, 2014 — 
John Page

John Page

Dr. John Page of the department of physics and astronomy has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Election to this Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one per cent of the membership and is recognition by one’s peers of outstanding contributions to physics.

“We are enormously proud of Dr. Page and are delighted to see his ongoing pioneering research with its many diverse applications recognized in this way,” says Stefi Baum, Dean of Science.

Page is Canada’s leading expert in fundamental acoustics and has created a world-class ultrasonics research laboratory unique to North America and at the forefront of wave physics. His research group’s pioneering studies include research on phononic crystals, how sound interacts with matter, and seismic probes of underground oil deposits. In addition, he is using ultrasonic techniques to study the mechanical and structural properties of biological materials that make up the foods we eat, such as bread, dough and potatoes.

Page notes: “Through our recent work in food science, we are aiming for a better understanding of biological materials’ complex physical properties, a long-term goal being the use of new ultrasonic techniques to assess food quality.”

Page began his career at the University of Manitoba in 1985 as an NSERC University Research Fellow, following doctoral studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and postdoctoral research at Université Paris VI and Queen’s University.

Page has a long record of outstanding achievements and is in great demand to give invited talks at international conferences. He receives exceptional support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). His work has been published in many peer-reviewed leading scientific journals, including Science, Nature Physics and Physical Review Letters, and his research accomplishments continue to be recognized around the world.

The APS is the world’s second-largest association of physicists, with a membership of just over 50,000, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. The fellowship program recognizes members who have made significant advances in knowledge through original research and publication, or who have made significant innovative contributions in the Application of Physics to science and technology.

 

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