Hugo de Lasa


P.Eng., FCIC
B. Chem. Eng. (Univ. Nacional del Sur, Argentina) 1968
Dr. Ing. (Nancy, France) 1971

Dr. de LASA is a professor at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Western Ontario. He graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina and in 1971 with a “Cum Laude” Doctoral degree from the Université de Nancy in France. Prof. de Lasa is the author of 380-peer reviewed publications, 6 books, and 12 U.S. and Canadian patents. He is the founding director of the University of Western Ontario’s Chemical Reactor Engineering Centre (CREC). Since its inception in 1987, CREC has received significant financial support and has been collaborating with a diversity of industries and governmental agencies from about 25 countries.

Awards and Distinctions

In 1998, Hugo de Lasa received the Research Excellence Prize from the Faculty of Engineering Science of the University of Western Ontario. In 2000, he was designated Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. That same year, he was awarded the Medal of Research and Development from the Professional Engineers of Ontario. In 2001, Hugo de Lasa received the Award in Industrial Practice and in 2004, the R. S. Jane Lecture Award, both from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. Hugo de Lasa was awarded Honoris Causa Doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering by the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico and the Universidad Nacional de La Patagonia-San Juan Bosco, Argentina, in 2004 and 2018 respectively. In 2005, Hugo de Lasa was inducted as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and in 2017, as Honorary Member of the Energy Academy from Mexico.