Michelle Chretien holds a PhD from the University of Ottawa for her work in photochemistry and photophysics. Her thesis was nominated for the Governor General’s Medal and was awarded the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists. She joined the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in 2007 and held a variety of roles including Global Program Manager for Electronic Materials and Senior R&D Manager in Materials Science developing new materials and processes for 3D printing and printed, hybrid and flexible electronics. She has published 21 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 75 US patents on novel materials and marking technologies. In 2010, Michelle was recognized by PrintAction as one of the Canadian printing industry’s Top 35 Under 35 for her technological contributions. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University.
Michelle Chrétien is passionate about the commercialization of innovation and public engagement in science. She is an active participant in the technology and innovation commercialization ecosystem, and sits on a number of committees and boards including the Steering Committee for ReMAP, a Celesitca-led Network Centre of Excellence for accelerating novel electronics manufacturing technologies, the Technical Advisory Board for IntelliFlex, an industry alliance focused on the flexible electronics industry and NSERC-GreEN Network.