Sergio Paulo, M.Sc.Eng.

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Acting Associate Director

Acting Associate Director of Research, Development & Technology for the Harrow Research & Development Centre (RDC) and the Ontario Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Office located in Guelph. 


Current research and/or projects

Oversees centre operational activities, resources and financial budgets to support to research dealing with topics such as Soybean & Bean breeding, Crop Physiology, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Soil science and Entomology.  Centre includes a large greenhouse research complex, labs and fields.

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 to Ford Motor Company on a global scale.

Key publications

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