Jacques Albert received a B.Sc. in Physics from Université de Montréal in 1978, the M.Sc. in Physics from Université Laval in 1980 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 1988. He worked at the Communications Research Center of Canada, Innovative Fibers, Alcatel Optronics Canada, and since 2004 he holds the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Photonic Components at Carleton University in Ottawa, leading a multidisciplinary research effort in optical fiber sensing. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the OSA in 2014. He co-chaired the OSA Topical meeting on Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling between 2003 and 2007, as well as OFS’21 held in 2011. He has co-authored over 150 journal publications, including several invited papers and 6 patents.
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