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Research in modern manufacturing earns honour for engineering professor

Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy is appointed to the rank of Distinguished University Professor at UWindsor’s 2016 Fall Convocation on Oct. 15.

Calling her “an inspiration for women in research and engineering around the world,” Denmark’s Aalborg University conferred an honorary doctorate on UWindsor professor Hoda ElMaraghy in an online ceremony April 15.

Aalborg’s Faculty of Engineering and Science noted Dr. ElMaraghy’s contributions to the development of modern manufacturing systems. A distinguished university professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre, she pioneered the use of “learning factories” in teaching and research. A “Smart Production Lab” at Aalborg University was inspired by her work.

ElMaraghy and four other honorees — women academics from France, Norway, and the United States — participated in a round-table discussion on the theme “Research collaborations in a changed world” before the awards ceremony.

This is the second honorary doctorate received by ElMaraghy; the first was in 2013 from Chalmers University in Sweden.