Professor Christopher Yip (ChemE, IBBME) has been elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), on the basis of his "exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada." The EIC is a federation of Canadian engineering societies that sponsors education standards, recognizes individual engineers and records engineering history.
Currently serving as Director of the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Professor Yip was elected for his innovative research focusing on the development and application of tools for measuring the biophysical characteristics of single molecules. Professor Yip is also an outstanding teacher, educating students at all levels at the critical interdisciplinary junction between medicine and engineering. He contributes to the teaching programs of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine and has won teaching awards from both faculties. Professor Yip is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He held the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Imaging from 2000-2010.
“We are delighted that the Engineering Institute of Canada has recognized the achievements of these outstanding engineers,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate them for their many accomplishments and thank them for their contributions to U of T and to the engineering profession.”
New Fellows will be honoured at the EIC’s Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa on March 15, 2014, presided over by Professor Jean Zu (MIE), EIC President.