Jennifer Decker, National Research Council of Canada

Jennifer Decker, National Research Council of Canada

Dr. Jennifer Decker, Consul and Principal Advisor for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Germany has led NRC Germany since its opening in December 2019, coming from a career as a distinguished physicist and metrologist as well as a former Science and Technology Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.

Jennifer E. Decker received B.Sc. in Honours Physics from University of Waterloo and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics from Université Laval, Québec City. She joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in 1992 and became known for her research on optical measurement science and metrology. Dr. Decker served on the Executive of the Canadian Advisory Committee to the International Standards Organization (ISO) during the early development of international policy for nanotechnologies. She is a Fellow of the German Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation and represented AvH as a Canadian Humboldt Ambassador Scientist. Dr. Decker served with Canadian Global Affairs as Counsellor, Science and Technology at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, Germany. Upon returning to NRC, she served as Executive Advisor to NRC Chief Digital Research Officer prior to taking up the position of Consul and Principal Advisor at NRC Germany.

Jennifer participated in panel 8.