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Volume 1 - Edition 12
May 2005

Margaritis awarded the PEO Order of Honour Award at the Officer Level


Dr. Argyrios Margaritis,  professor of Biochemical Engineering, was awarded the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour Award at the Officer Level at the prestigious PEO Order of Honour Awards Dinner Gala and Induction Ceremony April 16, 2005. Dr. Margaritis received his award in front of approximately 500 guests at the London Convention Centre.

The Order of Honour is an honorary society of PEO which recognizes outstanding individuals who have served the engineering profession and made substantial contributions to the field.  PEO has 68,000 licensed professional engineers and is one of the oldest and largest professional engineering associations in the world.  Dr. Margaritis was the only awardee at the Officer Level for 2005.  This is the second PEO award bestowed to Dr. Margaritis who has received the 1991 PEO Research and Development Award Medal for his outstanding research contributions in Biochemical Engineering.   

Dr. Margaritis has also been promoting the engineering profession for more than 20 years now and has been involved in a number of committees.  He co-chaired the Local Arrangements Committee for PEO’s 2005 Annual General Meeting; served on the London Chapter of Professional Affairs and Awards Committee; and Chaired the London PEO Chapter, twice.


From left to right: Dr. Nils Peterson, Director General National Institute of Nanotechnology, Dr. Paul Davenport, President, The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Argyrios Margaritis, PEO Order of Honour Awardee at the Officer Level, Chris Bentley, Honourable Minister of Labour, MPP, and Franco Berruti, Dean, Western Engineering.

From left to right: Robert A. Goodings, President, Professional Engineers Ontario, Dr. Paul Davenport, President, The University of Western Ontario,and  Dr. Argyrios Margaritis, PEO Order of Honour Awardee at the Officer Level.

Closer to home, Dr. Margaritis has of date, trained and supervised 63 graduate students in Biomechanical Engineering, and works closely with secondary students as well. Currently, he supervises 7 graduate students and 3 summer students.

 For the past 14 years he has organized the London Chapter’s Engineering Career Days; an annual event introducing high school students to the field of engineering.  His involvement with young students reaches much farther than London however, as he serves on the Selection Committee of Youth Science Foundation Canada.  This is an organization which selects nationally, the ten best science fair projects on an annual basis. 

With over 340 refereed journal publications and conference presentations to his credit, Dr. Margaritis is not just an internationally renowned researcher, but an entrepreneur as well.

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