Rohani to receive Engineering Medal at the 2008 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Gala

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) recently announced the winners of the 2008 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. Dr. Sohrab Rohani, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western was named a recipient of the Engineering Medal – Research and Development Category.

Rohani is an internationally recognized researcher in the crystallization of chemicals and pharmaceutical products. He has made significant contributions in process control of chemical processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Rohani has applied the discipline of chemical engineering to the pharmaceutical area, helping produce better and purer drug products.

The awards will be presented at a special gala ceremony on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Awards are given annually to Professional Engineers who have shown exemplary service in their respective fields, to their communities and to their profession.

About OSPE
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is the voice of the Engineering Profession in Ontario. Practically everything we rely on to live and work in Ontario every day is a product of Engineering -- from the water we drink to the cars we drive, to the act that the light comes on when we flick a switch. Engineers make our society run.

About PEO
Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing Ontario’s professional engineers, granting temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering, and authorizing businesses to provide engineering services to the public. It sets standards for and regulates engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. PEO has presented awards for professional achievement and community service since 1947.



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