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Engineering faculty and students recognized for research excellence

Dr. Jill Urbanic receives an award in the category of Mid-Career Scholars/ResearchersDr. Jill Urbanic receives an award in the category of Mid-Career Scholars/Researchers during the University of Windsor's annual Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

The University of Windsor recognized the accomplishments of more than a dozen engineering faculty and students at the school’s annual Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

The awards ceremony, held March 7 at Alumni Auditorium in the CAW Student Centre, recognized scholars and researchers university-wide in all stages of their careers.

“Today’s celebration is the sign of a thriving academic community, where people are flourishing in their research, scholarship and creativity, and receiving recognition and support for the extraordinary work they do,” said interim president Douglas Kneale.

“What is so impressive is our collective bench strength in research and scholarship. We have outstanding students, emerging scholars, and established researchers, singular efforts and large collaborative projects, local, provincial, national, and international honours and success across all disciplines.”

Engineering professor Jill Urbanic received an award in the category of Mid-Career Scholars/Researchers. Dr. Urbanic has made seminal contributions to the field of advanced process design and manufacturing technologies. Her work guides industrial research and development activities, giving Canada a leg up in manufacturing technology, Bill Anderson, UWindsor’s assistant vice-president Innovation in Cross-Border Strategies, said in conferring the award.

Eshaan Ghosh won in the category of Outstanding Graduate Student. Dr. Ghosh’s work in the field of electric motors, drives, and control and fault diagnosis for electric vehicles has been published in a patent and has been implemented in industry. He is the engineering research and development manager in professor Narayan Kar’s Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy.

The awards ceremony also recognized Canada Research Chairs and members of the campus community who have received patents, special grants, and awards by Canadian government agencies, significant philanthropic funders and other external agencies.

View a photo gallery of the engineering recipients on the UWindsor Engineering Facebook page. The full list of honourees is available on the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation webpage.


2018 Faculty of Engineering Award Recipients 

Mid-Career Scholars / Researchers
Dr. Jill Urbanic

Outstanding Graduate Students
Dr. Eshaan Ghosh (Supervisor: Dr. Narayan Kar)

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Strategic Sector Support Grant
Dr. Roman Maev

NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
Dr. Narayan Kar
Drs. Roman Maev, Elena Maeva, and Andrzej Sobiesiak
Dr. Jeff Defoe
Dr. Sreekanta Das
Dr. Rashid Rashidzadeh
Dr. Reza Riahi

Ontario Centres of Excellence – Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II
Drs. Narayan Kar, Ram Balachandar, and Ronald Barron
Dr. Ahmet Alpas
Dr. Jeff Defoe
Dr. Sreekanta Das
Dr. Edwin Tam

Mitacs Accelerate
Dr. Colin Novak

Health Canada – Integrated Urban Modeling Project
Dr. Hanna Maoh

Scotiabank Global Trade Transaction Initiative
Cross-Border Institute
Special Honours Conferred by External Agencies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Theory and Methodology Founder
Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy

University of Guelph Honorary Degree
Dr. Nihar Biswas

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy

Patents Issued
Dr. Sazzadur Chowdhury (2)
Dr. Roman Maev
Drs. Roman Maev, Bartosz Slak, and Emil Strumban
Dr. Jill Urbanic