Suzelle Barrington, a Bioresource Engineering professor and John Gruzleski, Emeritus Professor in the Dept. of Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering are among 43 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 27.
“We welcome the new Fellows. They are engineers of outstanding abilities. While they have widely varying backgrounds, from industry, academe and government, 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,” said CAE president Douglas Ruth at the ceremony in Winnipeg.
“We expect great achievements through their participation in the Academy’s activities. In our past, Fellows of the Academy have produced major studies in the fields of education, energy and innovation; we look forward with boundless anticipation as to how these new Fellows will build upon these good works and explore new and exciting areas of engineering and its impact on public policy,” said Ruth.
An independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987, the CAE is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.
In the CAE citation, Suzelle Barrington was praised for “her significant contributions to the engineering profession” including introducing new management concepts in organic waste management and gaseous emission control. “As Professor in Environmental Engineering at McGill, she has produced design criteria acknowledged worldwide, such as earthen wastewater storage facilities and odour-dispersing natural wind breaks.”
John Gruzleski was recognized for his significant metallurgical contributions, including oxidation, inclusion formation and hydrogen effects on alloy behaviour. “His pioneering studies on microstructural influence of strontium helped make this element the foundry industry’s most widely used structural modifier,” read the citation.
Read the CAE press release.