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Dr. Paul Bruce Corkum - Curriculum Vitae

Full version available in .pdf (47 pages - includes list of plenary talks and publications)

Curriculum Vitae Summary:

Nationality: Canadian          

Office Addresses
Joint Laboratory for Attosecond Science
University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 Canada
Tel.: (613) 993-7390
Email: Paul.Corkum@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

University of Ottawa, Department of Physics
MacDonald Hall, 150 Louis Pasteur Private, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Tel.: (613) 562-5800 x 6550
Email: PCorkum@uOttawa.ca

PhD (Physics) 1972, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
MSc (Physics)  1967, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
BSc (Physics)  1965, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada


2008-present    National Research Council-Canada Research Chair in Attosecond
                           Photonics and Professor in Physics, University of Ottawa
1975 - 2008      Scientist, National Research Council of Canada
1973 - 1975      Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council of Canada
1972 - 1973      Instructor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
1965 - 1972      Graduate Student, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Major Scientific Honours 

  • Member of the Order of Ontario, 2013
  • Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2012
  • Fellow of Optical Society of America, 2010
  • Foreign member of US Academy of Sciences, 2009
  • Officer of the Order of Canada, 2007
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (of London), 2005
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, 2002
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1996

Other Academic Honours

  • Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate, awarded to researchers who are “of Nobel class” and likely to earn the Nobel someday, 2015
  • Honorary PhD from the Université Laval, 2015Frederic Ives Medal of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (the highest award of the OSA) (for outstanding contributions to the foundation of the fields of attosecond science, high-harmonic spectroscopy and molecular optics), 2014
  • Harvey Prize, 2013
  • Royal Photographic Society Progress Medal and Honorary Fellowship, 2013
  • King Faisal International Prize for Science, 2013
  • ORION Leadership Award, Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network, 2013
  • Diamond Jubilee Medal, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012
  • Award for Excellence in Research, University of Ottawa, 2011
  • Zewail Award, American Chemical Society, 2010
  • Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering (for both the sustained excellence and overall influence of research work conducted in Canada in the natural sciences), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2009
  • Honorary PhD from the University of Western Ontario, 2009
  • Premier’s Discovery Award, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, 2009
  • John C. Polanyi Award (for research that led to a recent outstanding advance in the natural sciences), NSERC, 2007
  • The Killam Prize for Physical Sciences, Canada Council of the Arts, 2006
  • Honorary PhD from Acadia University, 2006
  • Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society, 2006
  • Charles Hard Townes Award, Optical Society of America, 2005 - Quantum Electronics Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2005
  • Golden Jubilee Medal, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2003
  • Henry Marshall Tory Medal (for outstanding research in physics), Royal Society of Canada, 2003
  • LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award, IEEE, 2001 and 2002
  • Einstein Award, IEEE Photonics Society, 1999
  • Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists, 1996

Scholarly and Professional Academic Appointments  

2015                        Distinguished Research Professor, University of Ottawa
2013                        Chair, NSERC Joint Prizes Selection Committee Competitions
2012-present          Adjunct Research Professor, University of New Mexico, USA
2011-present          Editor of J. Phys. B. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
2009-present          Director, Attosecond Science, Security and Disruptive                                           Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
2008-2015              Research Professor, University of Ottawa
2006-present          Adjunct Professor of Physics, Texas A & M University, USA
2003-2013              Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Ottawa
2001-2009              Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of British Columbia
1997-2009              Adjunct Professor of Physics, McMaster University

Summary of Scientific Accomplishments 

293 papers in peer reviewed journals -- referenced an average of 78 times

82-papers in Physical Review Letters 
  8-papers in Nature
  4-papers in Science + 1 accepted for publication
  7-papers in Nature Physics
  4-papers in Nature Photonics

Over 23 public, Plenary Talks or invited lectures per year

H index: 75 (ISI Web of Knowledge data)

                Total citations: 25,843
                Yearly citations: average  1,900

Graduate Student Supervision 

           First entering Ph. D. student in 1994
                10 completed Ph.D, 4 MSc
                6 Ph.D. and 2 M.Sc. in progress

Postdoctoral fellow Supervision

           First postdoctoral fellow in 1984
                42 completed
                6 in progress

Contributions to Scientific Infrastructure 

  1. Editor, Journal of Physics B (2011-2016)
  2. Member of the advisory committee for the Institute for Quantum Computation in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2010-2014)
  3. Member of 2001 and 2013 Advisory Board for Advanced Synchrotron Sources, Brookhaven National Labs.
  4. Deputy Editor, Journal of Physics B (2009-2011)
  5. Member of the Network of Centres of Excellence: Canadian Institute for Photonics Innovation and team leader for ultrafast dynamic imaging thrust (2000-2011)
  6. Member of the International Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Quantenoptik in Garching, Germany (1996-2011)
  7. Chair of the International Advisory Board for the Photon Science Institute, University of   Manchester, Manchester, UK (2006-2010)
  8. Co-Chair of the 2007 and General Chair 2009; Attosecond Science Conference.  (2007 was the founding conference for a new conference series.)
  9. Member of the editorial board of Journal of Physics B (2003-2009)
  10. Co-Chair (2006) and General Chair (2008) of the Ultrafast Phenomena Conference
  11. Co-Chair (2005) and General Chair (2008) of the International Conference on Multiphoton Processes
  12. Chair of the Internal Advisory Board, National Science Foundation Frontier Centre “FOCUS” 2006 and 2007
  13. Member of the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Nonlinear Optics
  14. Executive Committee Member of the APS Division of Laser Science (2003-2007)
  15. Co-Chair of 2003 and Chair 2005 Gordon Conference on “Control of Light with Matter and Matter with Light”
  16. Co-Chair of 2003 Dynamic Imaging Workshop (Sherbrooke, Quebec)
  17. Co-Chair of 2003 Harvard – ITAMP Workshop on “attosecond science”
  18. Program Chair (2001) and General Chair (2003) of the International Conference on Ultrafast Optics
  19. Co-Chair of 2 Canadian Workshops on femtosecond X-rays (2001-2002)
  20. Program Chair (1996) and General Chair (1998) of CLEO/International Quantum Electronics Conference