Dr. Robert H. Pelton is the winner of the Society of Chemical Industry's (SCI) 2012 LaSueur Memorial Award. The award was presented at the annual SCI Awards Dinner held in Toronto, on March 29, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Technologies, Dr. Pelton invented poly-NIPAM microgels, which are now being studied by his and many other research groups in a wide range of applications, including glucose sensing, controlled drug release and bioactive papers. More recently, Dr. Pelton has been doing research on the development of specialty polymers for nanoparticle flotation, wet adhesion to cellulose and as fillers for high-quality papers. Congratulations to Bob
Dr. Heather Sheardown is the recipient of this year's Engineer of The Year Award. The award is from the Hamilton Engineering Institute together with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Professional Engineers of Ontario local chapter.
Heather becomes the first woman engineer to win this prestigious award. She is a most deserving candidate for this recognition as a role model for engineering practice and service and as a superb researcher. Congratulations to Heather
Shiping Zhu is the recipient of the 2011 Chemical Institute of Canada Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award. The award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. He delivered an award lecture "Reaction Engineering of Controlled Radical Polymerization - What Can Chemical Engineers Contribute to Polymer Science?" in the 61st CSChE Conference London.
Prashant Mhaskar, CRC Chair Award
Dr. Prashant Mhaskar, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Nonlinear and Fault Tolerant Control. This award was officially announced yesterday in a National Announcement of the CRC Program. It is a great recognition of Dr. Mhaskar's excellent research performance. Congratulations to Prashant.
Chris Swartz receives research money from
the Province (ORF-RE)
It was announced on July 26 that three major projects at McMaster will receive more than
$5.6 million from the Province.
McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) Director, Chris Swartz, will lead an initiative to provide new mathematical models and technology to Canadian companies, focusing on sustainable process operations which are efficient, reliable, safe, use low amounts of raw materials and energy, and produce benign waste. Congratulations to Chris and the research group.
Chris Swartz, Tom Adams, Sophia Aggelonitis,
Mo Ellbestawi (photo credit: Ron Scheffler)
Bob Pelton has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC). He will be inducted November at a ceremony in Ottawa.
"RSC Fellows are persons whose intellectual achievements have been exceptional through a body of publications, intellectual endeavors or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities or sciences, as well as in public life. Election to the Society is the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in Canada."
Bob has been well recognized internationally as "Mr Smart Microgels" for his invention of NIPAM particles that expand/shrink hundreds of times in diameter switched by a small change in temperature, in addition to many other important contributions. He is most deserved for this recognition that is long overdue.
RSC Fellowship does not only recognize Bob's accomplishments but also attests the department's excellent reputation in research, adding to the list of shining names in this category: Shemilt (85), Hamielec (87), Brash (04), MacGregor (07).
John MacGregor is the recipient for this year's R.S. Jane Memorial Award. He will receive the award at the October, 2011 CSChE's Annual Conference London.
RS Jane Memorial is the premier award of The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. It is presented to a person who has made an exceptional achievement in the field of chemical engineering or industrial chemistry. Our department has a good share of this prestigious award, with Archie Hamielec (94), John Brash (06) and John MacGregor (11) in the past 18 years.
Carlos Filipe was the recipient of the 2011
President's Award for Exellence in Instruction
Carlos was presented with the award at the Faculty’s
Spring Convocation ceremony on Friday, June 17, 2011.
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Shiping Zhu was named Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada at an awards
gala in Ottawa on March 5 2011.
Shiping was nominationed by his professional societies to recognize his contributions to the engineering profession.
Todd Hoare received the 2010 Polanyi Prize, in recognition of his outstanding research contributions. He will be honoured at a ceremony on November 30th in Toronto.
The Polanyi Prizes were established in 1987 by the Ontario government to honour the achievements of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Five prizes are awarded annually to outstanding young researchers in the early stages of their careers at Ontario universities. See stories:
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Shiping Zhu, has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE).He was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 3 2010 at a ceremony held in Toronto
John MacGregor, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
of Chemical Engineering, was presented with the McMaster Lifetime
Innovator Award at the third annual McMaster Innovation
Showcase on June 17. For full story click here
Heather Sheardown and Don Woods received the William H. Corcoran Award for the best paper in the previous calendar year in Chemical Engineering Education. Presented at the ASEE Annual Conf. Louisville KY June 2010. The title of their paper is "Ideas for Creating and Overcoming Student Silences"
Dr. Robert H. Pelton is the recipient of the Faculty of Engineering Research
Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the McMaster University,
Faculty of Engineering Applause and Accolades event on May 13 2010, to be held
at LIUNA Station.
Chris Swartz and the MACC group won this year's prestigious NSERC Synergy Award.
Dr. Swartz is the recipient of the Leo Derikx Award. The award was presented at
a ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Monday Oct 19/09
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John MacGregor receives the Nordic Process Control Award, this Award is awarded for
lasting and significant contributions to the field of process control.
John F. MacGregor is tenth recipient of this award,
for his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and use of statistical methods for process monitoring and optimization.
The award was presented to Professor MacGregor on January 29, 2009 during the 15th Nordic Process Control Workshop held in Porsgrunn, Norway.
The title of his inspiring award lecture was "Latent Variable Methods in Process Systems Engineering".
For more information, including previous recipients, see: http://www.nt.ntnu.no/users/skoge/npc/
Professor John Brash is the winner of the prestigious Founder's Award from the Society of Biomaterials. The Founders Award is based on long-term, landmark contributions to the discipline of biomaterials. The award will be presented at the Society for Biomaterials 2009 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, April 22–25, 2009. Dr. Brash was also the recipient of the Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society of Biomaterials in 1994.
Dr. Robert H. Pelton will receive the 2009 Chemical Institute of Canada Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award. Awarded for distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. Sponsored by NOVA Chemicals Ltd. The award will be presented at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. The recipient will be required to present an award lecture, at the conference or at a symposium of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division.