- Awards and Distinctions
July 8, 2020 | Audrey-Maude Vézina
Mise à jour : September 15, 2020
Researcher Jacob Stolle, Professor at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and specialist in coastal river hydrodynamics, is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement for more than 140 years and is one of the most prestigious in Canada.
“It is a great honour to receive this award, but more importantly, it has been an extraordinary experience. I could not have done it without the help of my thesis supervisors, as well as my friends and family. I am very happy to continue my academic career at INRS alongside my new colleagues,”confides the young researcher.
His doctoral thesis, “Debris Hazard Assessment in Extreme Flooding Events,” was supervised by Professors Ioan Nistor and Emil Petriu of the University of Ottawa, and Professor Nils Goseberg of the University of Braunschweig in Germany. His research focused on the design of tsunami-resistant infrastructure and on assessing the design conditions within tsunami events. His research included a field survey following the 2018 Palu (Indonesia) earthquake and tsunami.
Congratulations on receiving this prestigious medal!