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 Doctoral degree from the Université de Nancy in France. Hugo de Lasa received in 2004 an Honoris Causa Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico. He is the founding Director of the University of Western Ontario’s Chemical Reactor Engineering Centre (CREC). Since its inception in 1987, this center has received significant financial support and has been collaborating with a diversity of industries and governmental agencies from about 20 countries.
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. In 2005 Hugo de Lasa was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.