Dean of engineering receives prestigious national award
Memorial's dean of Engineering and Applied Science is the recipient of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering’s (CSME’s) 2013 Jules Stachiewicz Medal – the highest award in Canada for contributions to engineering heat transfer.
Dr. Naterer was selected by a national Honours and Awards Committee comprised of his peers for his outstanding contributions to heat transfer and thermodynamics. As a result of Dr. Naterer’s research, new understanding and technologies have been developed in a diverse range of thermal engineering areas that include energy systems, ice accretion on structures, multiphase and chemically reacting flows, convection and heat exchangers.
Dr. Naterer is not only thrilled to receive this medal, but also to be recognized by his peers for the research and teaching he has contributed in the field of thermal engineering.
“It is a proud achievement to receive this prestigious award from CSME in an area where I have worked for more than two decades. I am grateful to CSME, colleagues and students who made this success possible and for my contributions to be recognized for having a positive impact on industry and society,” said Dr. Naterer.
The Jules Stachiewicz Medal was established in 1983 to honour the late Jules Stachiewicz, who was a professor of mechanical engineering at McGill University for many years. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of heat transfer, including design, research, manufacturing and teaching. CSME jointly awards the medal with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSCE).
Dr. Naterer will receive the award at the 24th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CCAM) in Saskatoon on June 3.