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  Professor Sajeev John, Fellow of Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, Appointed Guest Professor at Our University
  Professor Sajeev John, Fellow of Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada and Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto, was appointed as guest professor at our university. An appointment ceremony was held at the School of Information Engineering on 5th September and the Vice President Zuyuan Liu attended this ceremony.  
  The chair of School of Information Engineering introduced the research experience and academic achievements of Professor Sajeev John. Vice President Liu awarded a statement of appointment to Professor Sajeev John. Then he welcomed him as a member to our university and expressed a sincere appreciation to him, stressing that the join of Professor Sajeev John will improve the communication and cooperation between Canadian universities and our university, advance the development of Information Science and related subjects and enhance the international reputation and influence of our university.

  Professor Sajeev John expressed that it was his honor to be a member of Wuhan University of Technology. He will maintain a long-term collaboration with our university in the area of Photonic Crystals in the future, instruct young teachers and graduate students to conduct academic research by applying joint international projects, make effort to strengthen the academic communication and international cooperation between Toronto university and our university, and to speed up the global construction of Information Science, Physics and other related subjects of our university. 
  Then Professor Sajeev John gave an academic presentation with the subject “Photonic Crystals Solar Cells: Prospects for World Record Efficiencies” to teachers and students of School of Information Engineering, followed by a visit to our Art Museum. 
  Professor Sajeev John, Fellow of Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada and Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto. He received his Bachelor's degree in physics in 1979 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in physics at Harvard University in 1984. His Ph.D. work at Harvard introduced the theory of classical wave localization and in particular the localization of light in three-dimensional strongly scattering dielectrics. While at Princeton, he co-invented (1987) the concept of photonic band gap materials. Professor John published more than 180 papers and won more than ten international awards. Professor John is the winner of the 2001 King Faisal International Prize in Science, the first ever winner of Ontario's Platinum Medal for Science and Medicine in 2002, the winner of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Quantum Electronics Award in 2007. He is also the winner of the 2008 IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award and the 2013 IEEE David Sarnoff Award. Most recently Prof. John was awarded the Killam Prize in Natural Sciences for 2014 by the Canada Council for the Arts.