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Stephen Paul Nighswander-Rempel

Stephen Paul Nighswander-Rempel, Canadian biophysicist, educator. Achievements include discovery of the use of neodymium for quantitative assessment of optical pathlength in tissue; discovery of specific quantum yield and wavelength-dependence of quantum yield for eumelanin; development of near-infrared spectroscopic imaging (NIRSI) for determination of cardiac tissue oxygenation.

Background

  • Nighswander-Rempel, Stephen Paul was born on December 1, 1974 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Nick and Doris Rempel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics with honors, University Saskatchewan, 1997. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with honors, University Saskatchewan, 1997. BTh, Canada Mennonite Bible College, 1999.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Manitoba, 2004.

    Career

    • Instructor Center Talented Youth, Los Angeles, 1998—2004, University Winnipeg, Canada, 2004—2004. Post doctoral fellow University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of the use of neodymium for quantitative assessment of optical pathlength in tissue. Discovery of specific quantum yield and wavelength-dependence of quantum yield for eumelanin. Development of near-infrared spectroscopic imaging (NIRSI) for determination of cardiac tissue oxygenation.

    Works

    • Designer/programmer (web-based mathematics course) Math Readiness Course (Hypertext Transfer Protocol:/math. Usask. Ca/mrc-info/Math_Readiness.

      Html) (Inaugural President's Award for Best Educational Website (University of Saskatchewan), 1997), creator/programmer (web-based collection of math exercises) Exercises in Math Readiness (Hypertext Transfer Protocol:/math. Usask. Ca/mrc-cgi-bin/emr/first_page.

      Cgi) (Top Site, Education Planet, 2000). Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Connections

    • Married Heidi Nighswander-Rempel, May 18, 2002.
    • father: Nick Rempel
    • mother: Doris Rempel
    • spouse: Heidi Nighswander-Rempel
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    Born December 1, 1974
    (age 42)
    Nationality
    • 1997
      University Saskatchewan
    • 1997
      University Saskatchewan
    • 1999
      Canada Mennonite Bible College
    • 2004
      University Manitoba
    • 1998 - 2004
      Instructor, Center Talented Youth
    • 2004 - 2004
      Instructor, Center Talented Youth
      Canada
    • 2004
      post doctoral fellow, University Queensland
      Brisbane, California, United States