IUPESM Fellow: John "Jack" Hopps

Prof. John "Jack" Hopps

National Research Council of Canada
Awarded Posthumously


  • IUPESM Founding Group member 1975
  • IUPESM Secretary-General, 1985 – 1988
  • IFMBE President, 1971 – 1974
  • IFMBE Secretary General, 1976 - 1985
  • Founding President, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, 1965


  • Co-invented the world's first cardiac pacemaker. This significant technical and scientific achievement continue to improve the lives of millions of people the world over.  Left a legacy of medical devices and instruments that help people with a variety of disabilities.


Honours & Awards

  • Officer in the Order of Canada
  • IUPESM Merit Award
  • Leadership Award , Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • General A.G.L. McNaughton Award, IEEE
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology

Fellow Certificate

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