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Royal Society celebrates five Western scholars including our own Professor Slobodan Simonovic

Engineering professor Slobodan Simonovic is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on applying systems analysis to water management. 

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Professor El Naggar earns top scholar honours

Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar has been honoured with a Distinguished University Professorship.

The award acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western. The award includes a citation, title, public lecture and a $10,000 prize to be used for scholarly activity.

Read the full Western News article here


Professor El Damatty's research leads to re-design of transmission lines to resist downbursts and tornadoes 

Research conducted by Professor Ashraf El Damatty and his team lead to new guides for the redesign of transmission line structures to resist downbursts and tornadoes.

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