Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 4 .: December 2007 and January 2008

A Warm Welcome to new faculty members Dr. Xianbin Wang and Dr. Jin Zhang

Dr. Xianbin Wang is joining the Electrical & Computer Engineering department as an Associate Professor with a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Information Engineering. He will serve as Director of the Bell Centre for Information Engineering. Xianbin received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2001. He was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore as a Senior Research & Development Engineer in 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he was a system designer at STMicroelectronics, Inc., where he was responsible for system design for DSL and Gigabit Ethernet chipsets. Since July 2002, he has been with Communications Research Centre Canada as a Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Wang is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Laval University. His current research interests include digital signal processing, broadband wireless systems, and communications theory.

Dr. Jin Zhang is joining the Chemical & Biochemical Engineering department as an Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. in materials science from the National University of Singapore in 2003. Jin joins us from the University of Ottawa, where she was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine & the department of Physics from 2006. In 2005 – 2006 she was a visiting research lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. She was an NSERC Fellow for the National Research Council Canada from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Zhang’s current research interests include materials engineering, sustainable energy, tissue engineering, material processing and characterization.

Welcome aboard!

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