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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
August 2, 2014
 
 
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Dr. Paul Jessop

Dean of Science

Contact Information
Email: pjessop@wlu.ca

Fax: 519-884-0464
Office Location: Science Building, N1048
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Biography

Paul E. Jessop (BSc ’73 University of Waterloo; MA ’75 & PhD ’78 Harvard University, P. Eng 2006) is the Dean of Science and a Professor in the Department of Physics & Computer Science.

In 1978 he joined the Electrical Engineering Division of the National Research Council of Canada (Ottawa), where he worked in the area of laser spectroscopy of solids.  From 1981 to 2010 he was at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in the Department of Engineering Physics.  He was Chair of that department from 2001 to 2009, and served two terms as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies prior to that. 

Dr. Jessop’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of integrated optics, semiconductor optoelectronic devices and fiber optics.  In recent years his research has focussed primarily on silicon-based photonics, which is a field that is growing in importance as silicon chip manufacturers begin to make use of on-chip optical communications to enhance device performance. 

His appointment as Dean of Science began in July 2010.