Hoda ElMaraghy with studentsEngineering professor Hoda ElMaraghy (right) with students in the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre.

Engineering professor elected to Royal Society of Canada

Hailing her as a “world leader in manufacturing systems,” the Royal Society of Canada announced Tuesday its election of UWindsor engineering professor Hoda ElMaraghy as a fellow.

“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. “Your election is a telling recognition of your remarkable accomplishments and an invitation to further the leadership you have already shown in advancing knowledge and scholarship in Canada.”

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 said she is pleased by her election 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 and publications in naming her the “pre-eminent scholar of manufacturing systems research” in Canada and internationally.

“Her inspiring research opened up new research fields in Co-Evolution and Co-Development of Products and Manufacturing Systems using principles of Natural Evolution,” the citation reads. “Her vast contributions to modern manufacturing systems paradigms, flexibility and changeability changed the way they are designed and operated.”

UWindsor vice-president, research and innovation, K.W. Michael Siu, expressed appreciation for this recognition accorded ElMaraghy: “Induction as a Fellow is among the most prestigious accolades conferred upon Canadian scholars and Dr. ElMaraghy is a trail-blazer and is certainly a most deserving recipient.”

ElMaraghy will be inducted in a ceremony November 16 in Halifax during the society’s Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.