Highest honour from a French university to UBC Dentistry professor

N. Dorin Ruse

N. Dorin Ruse

Paris Descartes University bestowed N. Dorin Ruse, UBC Dentistry professor and chair, Biomaterials, with the insignia Doctor Honoris Causa. The title is one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded by French higher educational institutions to honour foreign nationals for their work in a particular field such as science, literature or art.

In a ceremony in the French capital on September 17, 2015, Frédéric Dardel, president of Paris Descartes University, presented the rank of honorary doctorate to Ruse and four other professors from universities in Buffalo (USA), Hamburg (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA).

Ruse’s research focuses on the application of fracture mechanics and fatigue methodology in the study of dental materials and adhesive interfaces. His publication record includes 50 peer-reviewed papers, 70 oral/poster presentations and two book chapters.

He was president of the Academy of Dental Materials from 2004 to 2006 and secretary and chair of the International Organization for Standardization, Technical Committee 106/SC 1 Filling and Restorative Materials from 1997 to 2006. He is a member of the editorial board of Dental Materials and serves as an editorial consultant or reviewer for over a dozen journals.

Ruse has received several awards over the years: Killam Teaching Award, University of British Columbia (1997); Award of Merit, Canadian Dental Association (2000); Distinguished Service Award, British Columbia Dental Association (2004); Graduate Studies Award, University of British Columbia (2013); and most recently the Couronne de la Personnalité, Faculté de chirurgie dentaire, Paris Descartes Université (2014).

View images from the ceremony at Paris Descartes University, Grand Amphitheatre, September 17, 2015

Additional information

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