Simon Fraser University

Patricia Mooney named Royal Society Fellow

Sep 9, 2013

Professor Patricia Mooney has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada--the country's highest academic honour. She will be inducted to the Society on November 16th at a ceremony in Banff.

“It’s certainly an honour and recognition for both me and the university,” says Mooney, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in semiconductor physics and a leader in the fields of materials physics and semiconductor characterization. “And one hopes it will add some gravitas when advocating for research in Canada and applying for funding.”

Mooney’s technologically advanced experimental methods and remarkable studies of semiconductor defects have provided new insight into their fundamental properties and led to the commercialization of important new information technologies. Prior to joining SFU in 2005, she was a researcher for 25 years at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., earning outstanding technical achievement awards 1989 and 1995. She is the author of 191 publications and has 18 issued patents.

In addition to the RSC, Mooney is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Materials Research Society. She has also been a highly visible role model in international conference organization and in professional society governance.