David Irvine Halliday
Born 1942 in Perth, Scotland. Electrical engineering education: B.Sc. – University of Abertay, Scotland; M.Sc., Ph.D. - University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Wife - Jenny, and children – Rachel and Gregor.
Came to Canada 1970: Ottawa (BNR) - 5years; Edmonton (AGT) - 4years.
Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia – 1980-82 and 1989-90
Professional Engineer (P.Eng., C.Eng., M.I.E.E., M.I.E.E.E.)
“LUTW University Professor” – University of Calgary, Canada - 1983 - Present.
Research Expertise - Solid State Lighting, Renewable Energy, Fiber Optic Sensors and Communications, and Biophotonics.
Design of Renewable Energy based Solid State Lighting systems for the Developing World.
Founder Light Up The World (1997).
LUTW has facilitated the introduction of safe, healthy, reliable, efficient and affordable Solid State Lighting (White Light Emitting Diode) systems in nearly 20,000 rural homes in 53 countries.
The optical properties of biological tissue with regard to the measurement of strain and the healing process, and intercellular photonic communication.
The use of the fiber optic gyroscope in the precision drilling of horizontal oil and gas wells. The networking of fiber optic electrical current (AC & DC) sensors.
Commercial: Co-Founder of Visionary Lighting & Energy Inc. (2007)
K. Y. Lo Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada (1March2008)
Community Service Award, University of Calgary Faculty Association (30Nov2006)
Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Aberdeen University, Scotland (4July2006)
Champion of the Schulich School of Engineering Award (12May2006)
Alberta Centennial Medal, Alberta Government (23Dec2005)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), Government of Canada (30May2005)
Time Canada Heroes June 2005
Calgary YMCA Peace Medal Award (26Nov2004)
Alberta Science & Technology Awards (15Oct2004)
Reader’s Digest Canadian Hero of the Year Award (14June2004)
Alberta Emerald Award (9June2004)
City of Calgary Signature Award (26May2004)
Celebration of Excellence Award, University of Calgary (26Feb2004)
Canadian Foundation for Innovation Award 2003
Saatchi and Saatchi Award Laureate 2003
Tech Museum Award Laureate 2002
Rolex Award Laureate 2002
University of Calgary President’s Internationalization Achievement Award 2002
IEEE Third Millennium Medal for Outstanding Contributions 2000
APEGGA Summit Award for Contributions to Society 2000
Women in Science & Engineering Mentor of the Millennium Award 2000
Alberta Women’s Science Network “Mentor of the Millennium Award” 2000
Mountaineer and Trail Runner – "You can never have too many mountains".
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