Latest issue of Benchmarks magazine now available

Jun 14th, 2021

By Dennis Peters

Spring 2021 Benchmarks
Latest issue of Benchmarks magazine now available

Welcome to the spring 2021 issue of Benchmarks.

The stories in this issue are highlights from the year 2020.

While the world continues to struggle with challenges associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to grow as a faculty towards our goal of becoming one of the premier engineering schools in the country.

Speaking of COVID-19, our outstanding engineers and students collaborated with the local community and beyond to fight the global pandemic. Using their expertise and time, they advised on chemical compatibilies of soaps and disinfectants and created testing facilities for personal protective equipment.

We are optimistic that the Core Science Facility will open at the start of the fall 2021 semester. Our Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will move to the new modern facility, which will have a major, positive impact on teaching, research and laboratory space.

You will read about national and international awards and recognition some of our students, professors and alumni received in 2020.

Eight of our researchers were on the World’s Top 2% Scientists list, published by Stanford University. Dr. Bing Chen, head, Department of Civil Engineering, was honored as a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering for his exceptional contributions to environmental engineering and management.

Dr. Brian Veitch, professor, Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering was honoured by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for his outstanding contributions to education in naval architecture and ocean engineering.

Dr. Neil Bose, associate vice-president (research) and a naval architect and ocean engineer; and alumni Jennifer Williams (B.Eng. 1998), president of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro; and Dr. Rehan Sadiq (PhD ’02), are among the newest fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

From the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows – in January 2020, we were saddened by the untimely passing of Dr. John Shirokoff of the Department of Process Engineering.

You will read our memoriam to John, the stories mentioned above, and others, in this issue.

Read this issue of Benchmarks here.



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