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Waterloo researcher first Canadian to hold two prestigious IEEE roles

Thursday, May 18, 2017

John Yeow, a systems design engineering professor, is an IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer for 2017 as well the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, the flagship publication of the council.

It’s the first time a Canadian researcher has held both roles on the John Yeowcouncil, a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas.

The highly regarded IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging trends and practices in industrial electronics product research and development, key insights, and tutorial surveys in the field of interest to the member societies of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

As the Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Devices, Yeow is developing nanodevices and highly selective sensors that will help create new medical instruments for diagnosing and treating disease. He is also creating miniature radiation instruments and sensors for cancer treatment that will allow for a more focused, yet less invasive, delivery of radiation treatment, as well as real-time measurement of the delivered dose during radiation therapy.

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