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de Lasa receives international recognition

Western Engineering Professor Hugo de Lasa has been a key figure in furthering the understanding of the science and technology of chemical reactors, especially in pursuit of environmentally friendly process. His continuous dedication has earned international recognition over the years.  Most recently, de Lasa has been recognized by the Universitad Autonoma de Zacatecas (Mexico) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

The Universitad Autonoma de Zacatecas honoured de Lasa with an honourary degree May 13, 2005.  de Lasa was honoured for his significant contributions to the enhancement of the education and internationalization of the Universitad Autonoma de Zacatecas and for his unparallel commitment to postsecondary and postgraduate education in Latin America.

In early June 2005, de Lasa was inducted into the CAE, an independent, self-governing organization. Inductees are elected by their peers on the basis of their distinguished achievements and of their contributions to the profession, the country and to society. The total number of active fellows in the CAE slightly exceeds 250. Given a total of some 250,000 engineers across Canada, those elected to the CAE clearly constitute an extraordinarily well-qualified and dedicated group.

In addition to receiving awards, de Lasa has recently published a book entitled "Photocatalytic Reaction Engineering." This book was prepared in collaboration with Dr.B.Serrano, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas and Dr.M.Salaices, Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico.

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