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Appointment to Canadian Academy of Engineering boardFebruary 23, 2018

Peter Mascher has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Mascher, associate vice-president international affairs and a professor of engineering physics, will serve a three-year term.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.

The Academy is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987. Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows of the Academy are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

Mascher first came to McMaster in 1989 after obtaining a PhD in Engineering Physics from Austria’s Graz University of Technology in 1984, and completing four years as a post-doctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Winnipeg. He is a professional engineer and professor in the Department of Engineering Physics, and was Chair of that department from 1995-2001. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Highly respected as one of Canada’s leading researchers in photonics, Mascher holds the William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics and leads an active research program, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), several federal and provincial Centres of Excellence, and industry partners. Previously, he served as associate dean, research and external relations, in the Faculty of Engineering