Canada Research Chair André D. Bandrauk appointed to Order of Canada
André D. Bandrauk, Canada Research Chair in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics at the Université de Sherbrooke, has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his pioneering work in attosecond chemistry. The Officer of the Order of Canada award recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.
A Tier 1 Canada Research Chair since 2002, Bandrauk’s research involves generating and using new attosecond pulses to image and control the movement of electrons in molecules. An attosecond is a unit of time equal to 10−18 of a second (or one quintillionth of a second, or the time it takes for light to travel the length of three hydrogen atoms).
Bandrauk’s research is enhancing the efficiency and the productivity of photonic industries and technologies by introducing molecular photonics.