Chair of Renison University College's Board of Governors and systems design engineering professor Keith Hipel has received the 2012 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Eminent Scientist Award.
The award is Japan's highest research prize for international scientists and is granted to researchers "who posses a record of excellent research achievements and who are mentors and leaders in their respective fields." This is the first time the prize has been awarded to a Canadian academic.
Professor Yeow’s main research interests is inventing and developing tools for locating, examining and targeting micro-organisms lurking inside the human body and for providing unprecedented access into its cavities. He does this, he says, by designing devices that are “smaller, more portable, more power-efficient, more sensitive, and potentially longer lasting.” [Full story]