Professor and Department Head, Materials Engineering
Professor Poole is Head of the Department of Materials Engineering at The University of British Columbia and holds the Rio Tinto Aluminium Chair in Materials Process Engineering. He received his B.E.Sc. in Materials Engineering from The University of Western Ontario, after which he worked as a Research Engineer at Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. at McMaster University which was followed by a NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, UK. Professor Poole has published over 180 journal and conference papers related to the deformation, fracture and microstructure evolution in light alloys and steels.
He works closely with leading industrial companies in the world to transfer the knowledge gained from his research to industrial receptors. In addition, he serves on the international scientific committee for the International Conference on Aluminum Alloys (ICAA) and International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications. He is the recipient of the 2017 Acta Materialia Holloman Award, has won 7 best paper/poster awards, the 2013 Canadian Metal Physics Award, the 2014 Award of Excellence from the International Magnesium Association, a Killam Research Fellowship, given over 50 invited talks and was a recipient of the Alan Blizzard Award for excellence in teaching. Professor Poole was the Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Research Network (MagNET, 2008-2014).