International Experts Advisory Council
In order to continue the momentum of Sci Innovation Centre and leverage the significant opportunities that lie ahead, we are setting up an International Experts Advisory Council and invite experts, scholars, and successful entrepreneurs to be our Committee Members. The Council will comprise a group of eminent experts from the five targeting sectors
Dr. Songnian Zhou
Dr. Songnian Zhou is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. 1992-2012, Songnian co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Platform Computing Corp., the industry leader in cluster, grid and cloud computing. In 2002, Songnian received the Ernest&Young award for the Best Technology Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Don Wright
President, The Winnington Capital Group Chairman, Cinaport Capital Inc. Over 39 years in investment industry Actively supports several charitable organizations Director of MaRS Innovation Inc
Prof. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
Professor and University Research Chair Fellow of IEEE, Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Canada
Prof. Jun Yang
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Program, Western University,Research interests include addictive manufacturing/3D printing, printed electronics, metamaterials flexible/wearable electronics, MEMS/NEMS/BioMEMS, sensors and actuators, micro/nanofabrication, surface engineering and lab-on-a-chip.Published 118 papers in high-quality journals, and holds 18 granted/pending patents
Mr. Ashek Mahmood
Currently leading the Watson IoT consulting solutions practice.Strong technical and business development background obtained through various leadership positions in mobile, digital, AI and IoT solution development teams
Mr. Peter Zhang
Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant, Gowling WLG.Former Partner, Grandall Legal Group, and King&Wood Mallesons,Over 20 years of experience in private equity investment, IPO, and cross-border M&A,Led IPO transaction in various sectors when he worked at China International Capital Corporation as a banker from 1998 to 2006
Prof. Hani Naguib
Professor, Mechanical Engineering at University of Toronto Director, Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM),Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers,Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers
Mrs. Ling Loerchner
Technology Transfer Manager, Office of Research at University of Waterloo,Board member on several spin-off companies,An active annual conference program committee member of Association of University Technology Management, and member of Licensing Executive Society,Senior advisor, Mayor of the City of Waterloo
Dr. Leo Jingyu Lee
Senior Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Probabilistic and Statistical Inference (PSI) Group,University of Toronto
Dr. Jianzhao Li, PhD
Sr. Research Scientist in Electrical & Computer Engineering at University of Toronto; Senior Member of Optical Society and Member of SPIE; B.Sc (Sichuan University, China), M.Sc (Fudan University, China), and Ph.D (UEC, Japan), Research areas include lasers, laser material processing and micronano-fabrication, optical and photonic sensing, nonlinear and quantum optics, etc.