Professor Ke Wu, who was appointed Ambassador in 2005 for his role in securing the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium the Palais des congrès hosted in 2012, recently won the Prix du Québec Marie-Victorin award for natural sciences and engineering. The scientific recognition is in honour of this brilliant world-renowned researcher’s work, which includes 30 patents, one of which was voted the most promising invention by Microwave Journal, a leading radio frequency and microwave technology magazine.
The convention that earned Professor Wu his appointment to the Ambassadors Club, the
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, proved a significant event for the Palais des congrès, attracting 10,000 delegates and 500 exhibitors to Montréal, and generating nearly $26 M for the city’s economy.
The Prix du Québec are awarded each year to scientists who have had a remarkably distinguishing career in their field or to individuals who have devoted their careers to research management and development or promoting science and technology. These awards constitute the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Québec in recognition of individuals who have contributed to the social and scientific advancement of Québec.
The members of the Ambassadors Club honored by a Prix du Québec include:
- Michel G. Bergeron, Ambassador appointed in 1991
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 2005 for his impressive career in microbiology
- Jean Davignon, Ambassador appointed in 1989
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 2000 for his research on hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis
- Jacques de Champlain, Ambassador appointed in 1989
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 1996 for his discoveries concerning the autonomic nervous system
- Jean-Marie Dufour, Ambassador appointed in 2014
Prix scientifique Léon-Gérin en 2008 for his outstanding career in econometrics
- Robert Emery Prud’homme, Ambassador appointed in en 1989
Prix scientifique Marie-Victorin 2001 for his work on polymers and macromolecules
- Philip Gold, Ambassador appointed in 1992
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 2013 for his research that led to the birth of the research area called Oncodeveloppmental Biology
- Pavel Hamet, Ambassador appointed in 1985
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 2001 for his successful career in endocrinology
- Claude Hilaire-Marcel, Ambassador appointed in 2010
Prix scientifique Marie-Victorin 2002 for his career in geology and isotope geochemistry
- Yves Lamarre, Ambassador appointed in 1988
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 1994 for his pioneering research in neurophysiology
- Emil Skamene, Ambassador appointed in 1999
Prix scientifique Armand-Frappier 2001 for his outstanding research in immunology
- Mark A. Wainberg, Ambassador appointed in 1991
Prix scientifique Wilder-Penfield 2010 for his outstanding work in the treatment of HIV-AIDS.