Mohamad SAWAN received the PhD degree from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, in 1990. He is Chair Professor of Microelectronics and Bioengineering, in Polytechnique Montréal, Canada. He is in leave from Polytechnique to contribute as co-founder of a research laboratory and one of the founders of the first private University in Hangzhou, in China. He received the medal of merit from the President of Lebanon. He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Officer of the National Order of Quebec.