About Pr. Raynald Gauvin
Pr. Raynald Gauvin received his Ph.D. in 1990 at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Metallurgical Engineering. He was then appointed as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at Sherbrooke University where he became associate Professor in 1995 and full Professor in 1998. In 2001, he joined the department of Mining and Materials Engineering of McGill University, Montréal, Canada, as a full Professor. Pr. Gauvin’s research interest are related in developing new methods to characterize the microstructure of materials using high resolution scanning electron microscopy with x-ray microanalysis and Monte Carlo simulations. He has more than 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was Invited Speaker in more than 80 international scientific conferences. He won several scientific prices, most notably the 31st Canadian Materials Physics Medal in 2007 by the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, the Heinrich Award in 1997 from the Microbeam Analysis Society of America and the Prix d'excellence du président de l’École for the best Doctorate Thesis defended in 1990 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Pr. Gauvin is currently the President of the Inter American Societies of Electron Microscopy (CIASEM). He was President of the Microbeam Analysis Society of America (MAS) from 2005 to 2006, President of the Microscopical Society of Canada (SMC) from 2001 to 2003 and President of the International Union of the Microbeam Analysis Societies (IUMAS) from 2000 to 2005.
Here is a humoristic video filmed secretly by one of his students during his classes of 2005.