Professor R Paul Young FREng

Professor of Geophysics, University of Toronto and Senior Fellow, Massey College

Professor Paul Young is an outstanding engineer who, for 35 years, has been a pioneer in engineering geophysics and rock mechanics, applying his research to mining, deep geological disposal of radioactive waste investigations and petroleum engineering. His most significant contributions are in the areas of induced seismicity, rock fracture micromechanics, rock fracture dynamics and acoustic emission.

He demonstrates a remarkable ability to understand the areas of synchrony at the interfaces between geophysics and engineering and he is exceptional in being able to move science from the laboratory to the engineered environment. His research has created two successful engineering companies.