Engineering Professor receives top honour

By Costa Maragos Posted: July 2, 2015 6:00 a.m.

(L to R) Pierre Lortie, President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering with Dr. Gordon Huang, Professor of Engineering.
(L to R) Pierre Lortie, President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering with Dr. Gordon Huang, Professor of Engineering. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Academy of Engineering)

Dr. Gordon Huang, Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Energy and Environment, has been inducted as a new Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Huang received the honour at a ceremony in Hamilton, Ont.

“We welcome the new Fellows. They are engineers of outstanding abilities,” says Pierre Lortie, President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. “What they all have in common is the demonstrated desire and ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering and contribute in exemplary ways towards their fields and to their communities.”

Dr. Huang has been cited for developing innovative optimization approaches to tackle complexities of environmental risk management that are beyond direct human reasoning. His findings have been introduced by multiple international development agencies to a number of countries, bringing about enormous socio-economic benefits.
 
“It is an honour and, at the same time, an encouragement for pursuing excellence in engineering research and education,” says Dr. Huang. His research interests include waste management, site remediation and risk assessment.

The work of Dr. Huang has also been recognized by the U of R, having received the University of Regina Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Research in recognition of his ground-breaking work in environmental engineering.

“We have strong Environmental Programs at the University of Regina. Our students and faculty members excel in research and education for the fields of environmental systems engineering," says Dr. Huang who has produced over 700 journal papers and trained more than 100 graduate students.

“This is recognition of Dr. Huang’s pioneering work in environmental systems engineering and environmental pollution control. We are proud of him and of his academic and engineering achievements,” says Dr. Esam Hussein, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

The honour places Dr. Huang in the exclusive company of some of the most accomplished engineers in Canada. The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution “through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.”

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