Engineering Award for Excellence in Research

Jim Johnson, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials, is the recipient of the 2016 Engineering Award for Excellence in Research.

Research in the academic setting is one of the defining hallmarks of the University. Western Engineering has many faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research. Often these contributions are not fully appreciated outside of the boundaries of the discipline. The Engineering Award for Excellence in Research will provide a way for members of the Engineering community to appreciate and celebrate research achievement of their most distinguished faculty members.

The Engineering Award for Excellence in Research will consist of a plaque, a certificate and carry a cash award of $500. The prize will be presented at the annual awards banquet.

Past recipients:

  • Mita Ray - Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2015)
  • George Nakhla - Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2014)
  • Andy (Xueliang) Sun - Mechanical & Materials Engineering (2013)
  • Franco Berruti - Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2012)
  • Ajay Ray - Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2011)
  • Hesham El Naggar - Civil & Environmental Engineering (2010)
  • Sohrab Rohani – Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2009)
  • Jin Jiang – Electrical & Computer Engineering (2008)
  • Maciej Floryan – Mechanical & Materials Engineering (2006)
  • Tarlochan Sidhu – Electrical & Computer Engineering (2005)
  • Cedric Briens – Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2004)
  • G.S.P. Castle - Electrical & Computer Engineering (2003)
  • Ernest Yanful – Civil & Environmental Engineering (2002)
  • Rajni Patel – Electrical & Computer Engineering (2001)
  • Ian Moore – Electrical & Computer Engineering (2000)
  • Jesse Zhu – Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (1999)
  • R.K. Rowe – Civil & Environmental Engineering (1998)
  • Hugo deLasa – Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (1997)
  • Alan Davenport – Civil & Environmental Engineering (1996)


Click here to view the Terms of Reference for the Engineering Award for Excellence in Research.