CEO and Scientific Director, Auto21, Canada

Dr. Peter Frise holds degrees in mechanical engineering fromQueen’s University in Kingston and Carleton University in Ottawa.He began his industrial career as an oil well wireline data loggingengineer working for Schlumberger Wireline Services in Nigeria.He then moved to Husky Injection Molding Systems in Bolton,Ontario as an R&D engineer and later as a design group leader.In 1985 he joined Carleton University and beginning in 1988, hetaught mechanical design there until moving to Windsor where heheld the Chrysler Canada/NSERC/University of Windsor SeniorIndustrial Research Chair in Mechanical Design and wasinstrumental in founding Canada’s first university program inAutomotive Engineering in 1998.


Dr. Frise works with a number of automotive companies in hispresent capacity as the Scientific Director and CEO of theAUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, Canada’s nationalautomotive R&D program. AUTO21 brings together nearly 200researchers and 440 graduate students from 48 institutions inpartnership with 110 industry and public sector companies andorganizations to engage in applied automotive R&D. Through2013, AUTO21 and its partners will have completed nearly$130M worth of automotive research.


Dr. Frise is a member of the Defence Science Advisory Board ofCanada. He has served on the board of the Ontario BioAutoCouncil and is presently on the board of the SAE FoundationCanada. Dr. Frise is active on several sub-committees of theCanadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC). Dr. Frise is arecipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and isa fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of Engineers Canada.