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Prof. Mohamed Jamal Deen
McMaster University, Canada
M. Jamal Deen, born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America, is Distinguished University Professor (highest rank of a Professor in Canada), and Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory, McMaster University. He completed a B.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Guyana (1978), a M.S. degree (1982) and a Ph.D. degree (1985) in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the design and modeling of a new CARS spectrometer for dynamic temperature measurements and combustion optimization in rocket and jet engines and was sponsored and used by NASA, Cleveland, USA. He received four honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada (2011), the Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain (2012), the Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Spain (2014), and El Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico (2016) for his exceptional scholarly achievements, exemplary professionalism and valued service contributions. As an educator, he won the Ham Education Medal (highest award for educators) from IEEE Canada, the McMaster University President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision and McMaster Student Union Macademics’ Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional dedication to teaching and significant contribution to student life, the community at large, and academia. From 1978-1980, Dr. Deen was an Instructor of Physics at the University of Guyana, and from 1980 to 1983, he was a Research Assistant at Case Western Reserve University. He was a Research Engineer (1983-1985) and then an Assistant Professor (1985 -1986) at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1986, he joined the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, as an Assistant Professor, and from 1993 to 2002, he was a Full Professor. Dr. Deen was a Visiting Scientist at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council, Ottawa in summer 1986, and he spent his sabbatical leave as a Visiting Scientist at Northern Telecom, Ottawa in 1992-1993. He was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, in summer 1997 and a CNRS Directeur de Recherche at the Physics of Semiconductor Devices Laboratory, Grenoble, France in summer 1998 and at the Université de Montpellier II, France in 2002-2003, and an Invited Professor at the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Fachgebiet Mikrowellentechnik from January to July 2007. Dr. Deen has published extensively in micro-, nano- and opto-electronics, nanotechnology and data analytics. His research record includes more than 892 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited) with an h-index of 75, two textbooks on Silicon Photonics—Fundamentals and Devices (Wiley, 2012), Fiber Optic Communications – Fundamentals and Applications (Wiley 2014), 25 authored/edited books and conference proceedings, 19 invited book chapters, 12 awarded patents, six of which have been used in industry, and 21 best paper/poster/presentation awards. He has also served as a consultant to the semiconductor industry in Canada, the USA and Japan. His research interests include nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, data analytics and their emerging applications in health and environmental sciences. Dr. Deen is founding Executive Editor of Fluctuations and Noise Letters; Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, and Micro and Nanosystems; and a Member of the Editorial Boards of several journals including - Applied Sciences, IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications, Journal of Semiconductor Technology and Science, and Nanotechnology. Dr. Deen has served as the technical chair, general chair, principal organizer, member of the technical committee or member of the international steering committee of numerous conferences in his fields of research. Dr. Deen is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical Engineering honor society. As an undergraduate student, he won the Chancellor’s medal as the second best graduating student and the Irving Adler prize as the best mathematics student (1978). As a graduate student, he was a Fulbright-Laspau Scholar from 1980 to 1982 and an American Vacuum Society Scholar from 1983 to 1984. He was awarded a NSERC Senior Industrial Fellow in 1993. Dr. Deen is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society; was awarded the 2002 Thomas D. Callinan Award (2002) as well as the Electronics and Photonics Division Award (2011) from the Electrochemical Society; the Distinguished Researcher Award, Province of Ontario in July 2001; a Humboldt Research Award (2006) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; an IBM Faculty Award in 2006; the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada in 2008, the McNaughton Gold Medal (highest award for engineers), in 2013, the Fessenden Silver Medal in 2011, as well as the Gotlieb Computer Award in 2022, all from IEEE Canada. Dr. Deen has been elected by his peers as Fellow/Academician of twelve national academies and professional societies - Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) - The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (the highest honor for academics, scholars and artists in Canada), Academician (Foreign Member) of The Chinese Academy of Sciences (A-CAS, China’s highest national honor in the area of science and technology and highest academic title), a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Member (Academician) - European Academy of Sciences and Arts (MEASA).a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FINAE-Foreign), a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India (FNASI-Foreign); a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE), a Fellow of The American Physical Society (FAPS), a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (FECS), a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS), a Fellow of The Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) and an Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation (HonMWIF) – the foundation’s highest honor. Most recently, he was elected to the Order of Canada (July 2018), the highest civilian honor awarded by the Government of Canada.