Professor and researcher Jean Nicolas was named IIAV Honorary Fellow at the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV26), held in Montreal from July 7 to 11, 2019. This honour is in recognition of his considerable contribution to applied research, unifying vision, leadership and sustained commitment to the development of an innovative, competitive Quebec industry over many years.
Prof. Nicolas held the chair in acoustics at the Université de Sherbrooke, which is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST). He also founded one of the largest research centres in his specialty in North America, the Groupe d’acoustique et vibrations at the Université de Sherbrooke (GAUS), where some 40 people work, including 13 professors, as well as research professionals and students, and which is equipped with the only laboratory facilities of their kind in Canada.
Professor Nicolas was unable to attend the awards ceremony, but sent a message of thanks by video link to Professor Alain Berry, who presented the award, and to the IIAV team.
Further information on the IIAV
The International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) is affiliated with the International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The purpose of the IIAV is to advance the science of acoustics and vibration by creating an international scientific society that is responsive to the needs of scientists and engineers in all countries whose primary interests are in the fields of acoustics and vibration.