Ruth Rayman is the Director General of the Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada, where she leads a team of 150 scientists and engineers in the development of inorganic and organic semiconductor materials, devices and systems. Prior to joining the NRC, she held senior management positions at Nortel Networks, Lumonics and RCA Electro-Optics. In addition, she is past-president of the Canadian Photonics Consortium.
Currently, Ms. Rayman is on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Optics Institute (INO); Carleton University’s Photonics and Laser Technology Program Advisory Committee; the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium’s Board of Directors; and Invest Ottawa’s Global Expansion Committee.
In 2017, in celebration of Canada’s 150th, Ms. Rayman was selected as one of McMaster University’s top 150 engineering alumni. Dedicated to promoting the engineering profession and particularly the participation of women in the field, Ruth has been a Warden of the Iron Ring for Ottawa since 2005.
Ms. Rayman holds a degree in Engineering Physics and Management from McMaster University, an MBA from the University of Ottawa, and an Executive Certificate in Strategic Management from MIT.