l-r, Mark Whitmore, Dean; John Page, Distinguished Professor and
Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
John Page leads the internationally-recognized Ultrasonics Research Laboratory in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Manitoba. Page joined the university in 1985, following doctoral studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Described as Canada's leading expert in fundamental acoustics, Page specializes in the study of novel properties of sound waves. His research has led to the development and application of new tools that use sound waves to "see" the structure and dynamics of complex materials.
Page is also a pioneer in the study of phononic crystals - materials which control and manipulate the flow of sound. The work conducted by Page has been acclaimed by the academic research community, and extensively reported by the media.
His work is having an impact in other areas of science as well, including optics and seismology. Recognized as an outstanding teacher, Page has taught a wide range of courses at the University of Manitoba and has been an active mentor to students. He has supervised or co-supervised over 50 research students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates during his tenure at the university.