ⓘ Xiaoyi Bao

                                     

ⓘ Xiaoyi Bao

Xiaoyi Bao is a Chinese Canadian physicist, recognized for her contributions to the field of fiber optics. She is a professor at the University of Ottawa, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Fiber Optics and Photonics. Bao was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Lethbridge; the citation for the honour called her "a world-renowned scholar in her field."

                                     

1. Biography

Bao completed bachelors 1982 and masters degrees 1985 in optics from Nankai University in China. She earned a PhD from the Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Academica Sinica, in 1987.

Bao was a professor at the University of New Brunswick from 1994 to 2000. In 2000, she joined the Department of Physics at the University of Ottawa. In 2003, she was named a Canada Research Chair in Fibre Optics and Physics.

Baos areas of research include the development of fiber sensors ; and the use of nonlinear optical effects in fibers to design sensors, instrumentation, lasers, and devices. Sensor systems using Xiaoyis methods are being used in countries around the world.

In 2015, Bao was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Lethbridge; the citation for the honour called her "a world-renowned scholar in her field."

                                     

2. Awards and honours

  • 2012: Fellow, International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • 2009: Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
  • 2010: Fellow, The Optical Society
  • 2012: Education Foundation Award of Merit, Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Ontario
  • 2013: Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists CAP
  • 2010: Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics, Canadian Association of Physicists-Institut National dOptique CAP-INO
  • 2015: Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Lethbridge