UWindsor engineering professor Hoda ElMaraghy, a world leader in manufacturing systems, has been inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
“Distinguished scholars and artists are elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada on the basis of their exceptional contributions to Canadian intellectual life,” said the society’s president, Chad Gaffield.
Dr. ElMaraghy, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering, is director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre and held the Canada Research Chair in Manufacturing Systems for 14 years.
She has been elected to the Applied Sciences and Engineering Division of the Academy of Science.
“I am delighted to join this distinguished group of scholars and look forward to contributing to the important work of the RSC Academy,” ElMaraghy said.
The society cited her pioneering research in naming her the “pre-eminent scholar of manufacturing systems research” in Canada and internationally.
“Her vast contributions to modern manufacturing systems paradigms, flexibility and changeability changed the way they are designed and operated,” the citation reads.
“Induction as a fellow is one of the most prestigious accolades conferred on Canadian scholars,” said Dr. K. W. Michael Siu, UWindsor vice-president, research and innovation. He expressed appreciation for this recognition accorded ElMaraghy.
“Dr. ElMaraghy is a trail-blazer and is certainly a most deserving recipient.”