Professor Receives Award from Indo-Canada Community

June 12, 2009

Jamal Deen, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was presented with a technology achievement award by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala on June 6 in Toronto.

Prof. Deen was one of 10 Indo-Canadians recognized at the evening gala attended by more than 1,000 people. Chief guests were Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario and Stockwell Day, federal Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway.

The ICCC awards recognize the distinguished and outstanding contributions and achievements of Indo-Canadians. It also promotes excellence and positive role models within the Indo-Canadian community, and the Canadian community as a whole.

Prof. Deen, a Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the fields of microelectronics/nanolectronics and optoelectronics. His current research interests are in their applications in life and environmental sciences.

Other recognitions received by Prof. Deen include: the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada; a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Distinguished Researcher Award, Province of Ontario; Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Electrochemical Society; and, being elected Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society.

For his scientific and technical accomplishments, Dr. Deen’s peers have elected him to Fellow in three national academies and five professional societies including the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Indian National Academy of Engineering as Foreign Fellow, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Electrochemical Society. He is also Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation, the foundation’s highest honour.

Jamal Deen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (top row, second from right)

Prof. Deen has published extensively. He has edited 2 research monographs and 12 conference proceedings, written 15 invited book chapters, was awarded 7 patents, published more that 400 peer-reviewed articles, and given 100 invited/keynote/plenary conference presentations. He has served as a consultant to the semiconductor industry in Canada, the USA and Japan. He is editor of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and Fluctuations and Noise Letters.

Prof. Deen was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He completed a B.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Guyana, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University.

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