Sergio Paulo, M.Sc.Eng.
Director of Research, Development & Technology for the London & Harrow Research & Development Centres (RDC) and the Ontario Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Office located in Guelph.
Current research and/or projects
Oversees Associate Directors, oversees research staff, acountability for centre forecasting and project decisions to deliver on agricultural research. Horticultural cluster science lead and diversified field crops cluster sience lead. Director level portfolio lead for ONE HEALTH and executive member of the Lake Erie Watershed.
Research and/or project statements
One Health Director Portfolio lead
Great Lakes executive board member (Lake Erie watershed)
Alternative Pest Management review committee member
Committee for Science Implementation member for annual call for proposals
2023-28 Horticultural Cluster & Diversified Field Cluster science director lead (project review)
Professional activities / interests
Automation, engineering and greenhouses
Education and awards
Graduate of the Wayne State University (Masters of Electrical Engineering) and the University of Windsor (Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering). Recipient of several awards including the Governor General's Award in 1996 and the President’s Award for Innovation and Best practice in 2011 (Canadian Food Inspection Agency).
International experience and/or work
Worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years - in the USA - under several roles including Lead Engineer, Project Lead and Team Lead. This involved analysing big data, creating prototypes to automate data gathering, designing electronics and programming embedded hardware components. From 2012 to 2017, owned & operated a small business leading an Australian team of IT experts to provide global support for the automotive sector on a global scale.
US PATENT 6,568,345 - Selectable instrument clusters
US PATENT 6,675,650 - Automotive display
US PATENT 6,703,926 - Vehicle data communication system with hand-held wireless control and display unit
US PATENT 6,827,034 - Illuminated dial and pointer display
International Joint commission - Greal Lakes Science Advisory Board
ARIO Committee member