On June 5, 2023 the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) announced its 55 new Fellows, including Professor Ning Yan (ChemE) and 10 other members from the U of T Engineering community.
Professor Yan is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Bioproducts at the University of Toronto. She is an internationally renowned expert in converting biomass materials into bio-based chemicals and functional materials. She pioneered numerous bio-based platform technologies for using renewable biomaterials to produce sustainable bio-based adhesives, resins, polyols, foams, and other industrial products. Professor Yan’s has more than 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and 8 patents. She has collaborated with academic, government and industry research partners around the world. She is an elected fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the International Academy of Wood Science.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada, provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada and to Canadians. The CAE is an independent, self-governing, and non-profit organization established in 1987. Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service. Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise and experience are applied to the benefit of all Canadians.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering works in close cooperation with other senior academies in Canada and internationally. The CAE is a founding member of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), and a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), which includes 31 national engineering academies around the world. The CAE is also a member of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), an association of more than 20 Canadian organizations in science and engineering, whose mandate is to educate and inform federal Parliamentarians, decision makers and other leaders of the importance and significance of Canadian research and innovation to economic development, and society as a whole.