• Founders & Members

 The Founders 

UTIC was founded by 7 members:

Daniel Goulet, PhD1   Michel Plante, MD1   Jacques Lambrozo, MD2   Geneviève Ostiguy, MD2
Martine Souques, MD2       François Deschamps, PEng3       Gabor Mezei, MD 4  

1Hydro-Québec, Montréal (QC) Canada 

2Service des études médicales, EDF, Paris, France 

3Service Environnement Réseaux, RTE, Paris, France

4Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI, Palo Alto, USA 

Other UTIC Members 

Other members have joined us:

Isabelle Magne, PhD    Satoshi Nakasono, PhD
Dominik Stunder, PhD   Pierre-André Cabanes, MD



Geneviève Ostiguy, MD


Medical doctor specialized in Family Medicine from the University of Montréal in 2001. Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada License (LMCC), Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2012. Certified in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) in 2007.

Active in educating students, externs and residents, along with future front line nurse practitioners from University of Montréal.

Since 2006, physician and medical advisor in the Health and Safety Division of Hydro-Québec, implicated in occupational issues for workers as well as in diversified fields regarding the health of the public (EMFs, radiofrequencies, Smart Meters, cardiac implants thresholds, artificial light, etc.). Responsible for research projects that concern electrical and RF interferences with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs).

Current Secretary of the UTIC.



Martine Souques, MD


Medical doctor specialized “Public Health and Community Medicine”. Graduated from the Education Centre for Applied Statistics in Medicine (CESAM), option Epidemiology, in 1989. 

Epidemiologist at the Service of Prevention and Detection of Tumors of the City of Paris 1991 to 2004, secretary of the Association PETRI (Prevention and cancer epidemiology in the region Ile de France), mainly on melanoma incidence and survival of patients with cancer in this region.

From 1991 to 2022 manager of the project "50 Hz Electric and Magnetic Fields and health" within the EDF Department of Medical Study.

General secretary of the French Society for Radiation Protection (SFRP) and founder member of its Non-Ionizing Radiation section.

Author and co-author of many scientific publications amongst them the book “Electromagnetic fields, Environment and Health” (Springer-Verlag Ed. 2012 for English edition). 


Michel Plante, MD


Medical doctor from the University of Montreal in 1979. He worked in emergency services for 15 years.

Since 1982, medical advisor at Hydro-Québec, responsible for protecting the health of the public around the company's facilities.

He taught the effects of radiation at the University of Montreal and set up numerous studies on the subject. Former Medical Advisor with the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada (now the CNSC).

Chairman of the Advisory Group on the health effects of electromagnetic fields at CIGRE (International Council of Large Electric Systems).

Co-founder and current chairman of the UTIC research initiative. 



François Deschamps, P Eng


Engineer ENSIEG (National Upper School of electrical Engineers of Grenoble). Research engineer in the R&D division of the French electrical utility EDF, specialized in electromagnetic compatibility.

Since 2000, scientific advisor on the EMF and Health issue for RTE, the French electrical transmission system operator.

Emeritus member since 2006 for CIGRE SC C4 (Power System Technical Performance) and SC C3 (Power system Environmental Performance). 

Convenor of WG 17 (occupational exposure in electrical companies)  for TC CENELEC 106 X (human exposure to EMF ).



Isabelle Magne, PhD


Engineer Supélec, PhD in electrical engineering from University Paris VI.

From 2000 to 2017, manager of the project "50 Hz Electric and Magnetic Fields" at EDF R&D. From 2017 to now, within the EDF Department of Medical Study.

Secretary of the Non-Ionizing Radiation Section of the French Society for Radiation Protection (SFRP).

Member of normalization committees IEC TC106 and CENELEC TC 106X, convenor fo working groups.

Author of many scientific papers about EMF.



Satoshi Nakasono, PhD


Ph.D. degree in plant biotechnology, organic chemistry and bioelectrochemistry from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT).

Senior Scientist at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Abiko, Chiba, Japan since 1993.

Visiting scientist at the Prof. Kenneth McLeod’s Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York, from 2000 to 2002.

Visiting Associate Professor of TUAT since 2016.

Board member of The Japanese National Committee of CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques) since 2018. Member of CIGRE Advisory Group for EMF and Health, and Strategic Advisory Group of CIGRE SC C3 (System Environmental Performance). Appointed chair of CIGRE SC C3 of Japan and regular member of SCC3.

Member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS).




Pierre-André Cabanes, MD

Medical doctor specialized in public health.

Head of the Medical Studies Department, Electricité de France, advisor to senior management on questions concerning the environment and health since 1999.

Founding member of the French Health and Environment Society. General secretary of this society.

Editor-in-chief, Environnement, Risques et Santé (published by John Libbey).

Partnership Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives.



Dominik Stunder, PhD


Engineer, PhD in electric engineering from RWTH Aachen University.

From 2010 to 2019 scientist at University Hospital Aachen focusing on electromagnetic compatibility of implantable medical devices, biological effects of contact current and human perception of electric fields.

Since 2019 within Amprion GmbH a German electrical transmission system operator and currently head of Immission Management Department there.

Member of the German-Swiss Association for Radiation Protection, the German standard committee DKE/AK 764.0.3 and the German “Round Table on Electromagnetic Fields” of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

Author and co-author of high-ranking scientific publications.




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