CMC Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors 

Eric Flaim, May Siksik and Jeff F. Young bring extensive experience to CMC Microsystems’ Board of Directors

MONTREAL, QC – Oct. 15, 2023: CMC Microsystems, a leading organization accelerating research and innovation in Canada, is pleased to welcome Dr. Eric Flaim, Dr. May Siksik, and Dr. Jeff F. Young to our Board of Directors. They bring a wealth of experience from in academic research, as well as valuable governance and administrative experience. They will play a vital role in setting CMC’s strategic direction over the course of their three-year mandates.

Dr. Eric Flaim 

Dr. Flaim is Director of nanoFAB, a centralized open-access research and development facility, specializing in nanoscale fabrication and characterization. He also serves as Director of the Elko Garage, a makerspace at the University of Alberta supporting students, staff, and startups to build their ideas, and of ISAIC, which provides high-performance cloud computing resources for AI/ML experimentation, development and deployment. Eric is also the Program Manager for the Innovation Catalyst Grant, a seed funding program supporting the hardware commercialization efforts of recent graduates. Eric holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alberta. 

Dr. May Siksik 

Dr. May Siksik is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Innovation Network and has served previously as the Chief Technology Officer at Deep Tech Canada and the Director of Business Development at the Quantum Algorithms Institute. May has extensive experience working in research and commercialization in several industry sectors and has contributed to the Canadian innovation ecosystem and to the academic community through many successful initiatives and projects. May holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Jeff F. Young 

Dr. Young is a member of the Executive Committee of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, a world-class research centre at the University of British Columbia, where scientists push the boundaries of quantum materials research to inspire fundamentally new technologies. Jeff is also a Professor Emeritus in, and former Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UBC, conducting research in the field of integrated quantum photonics.   He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto. 

About CMC Microsystems: 

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization accelerating research and innovation in advanced technologies. Founded in 1984, CMC lowers barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies including access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities. CMC enables research, development, and the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP), benefitting a network of over 10,000 academic participants and 1,200 companies developing innovations in advanced technologies. The key values of CMC are: benefits to Canada, a role as an honest broker, and research excellence.  

For more information: 
Kevin Dobie 
CMC Microsystems 

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