On June 13, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) announced 47 new Fellows, six new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow. Among the group are ChemE community members Ted Mao (ChemE MASc 8T3, PhD 9T7) and Professor Alison McGuigan (ChemE PhD 0T5).
Ted Mao, President, MW Technologies Inc.
Dr. Ted Mao, past Vice president, Research and Chief Technology Officer at Trojan Technologies is an internationally recognized UV expert and water innovator. He led science and innovation to drive global business growth and technology adoption, aiding over 1 billion people with safe and clean water. He is a passionate talent developer and entrepreneur who has led 355 Mitacs units and has been helping Cleantech start-ups to commercialize game-changing technologies to reduce GHG emissions, half gigatonne per year by 2050. He has played a significant leadership role in IUVA to help UV get adopted to stop the spread of SARS-COV-2.
Alison McGuigan, Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Alison McGuigan, a professor at the University of Toronto, is a leader in the field of tissue engineering and disease modelling. Her group applies methods from materials and chemical engineering to assemble artificial tissues in a dish to accelerate drug discovery and the development of next-generation regenerative therapies. She has also trained more than 80 researchers and developed several innovative graduate research training tools. The impact of her work has been recognized with prestigious national and international awards, including the CSChE Hatch Innovation Award and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Americas Young Investigator Award.
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. It is a founding member of the Council of Canadian Academies, along with the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The CAE is also a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), which includes 31 national engineering academies around the world and 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.