This news release is available in French.
Professors Patrizio Antici and Tiago Falk of Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications at INRS have been appointed to the Global Young Academy (GYA) in recognition of their scientific excellence. Their admission to this select club also attests to their engagement in debates on research and its benefits to society.
"Professors Antici and Falk are talented researchers who have already distinguished themselves in fields that hold strong innovation potential, especially health and other big challenges" noted Professor Federico Rosei, Director of the Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications. "These inspiring young scientists are boldly and creatively seeking new solutions for society's problems."
Professor Antici is helping to develop a new type of particle accelerator that will lead to new applications in areas like biomedicine, materials and cultural heritage, and also contribute to basic research in physics and astrophysics. Research by Professor Falk on intelligent human-computer interfaces adapted to user's mental states, health conditions, and environment are paving the way for the development of new assistive devices for individuals with disabilities and for new multimedia technologies.
Professors Antici and Falk will be officially admitted at a ceremony held as part of the 5th International Conference of the Global Young Academy. Under the theme of "Innovation for Sustainable Globalization," this meeting will be held in Quebec for the first time from May 25 to 29, 2015. Professors Federico Rosei and Fiorenzo Vetrone, fellow members of the GYA, serve on the event's organizing committee.
Congratulations to these rising stars for their excellence and engagement!
About the GYA
Founded in 2010 and based in Berlin, the GYA is made up of nearly 200 young scientists from around the world who, for the duration of their four-year mandate, work together on issues of international scientific interest. One of their goals is promoting scientific exchanges and collaboration between talented young scientists in developed and developing countries.
INRS is a graduate-level research and training university and ranks first in Canada for research intensity (average grant funding per faculty member). INRS brings together some 150 professors and close to 700 students and postdoctoral fellows at its four centres in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. Its applied and fundamental research is essential to the advancement of science in Quebec and internationally even as it plays a key role in the development of concrete solutions to the problems faced by our society.