Two appointed to Canadian Academy of Engineering
Two esteemed engineering faculty members of the University of Manitoba were elected new Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2014: Dean and Professor of Engineering Jonathan Beddoes and Professor Douglas A. Buchanan. 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.
Beddoes has a career that spans manufacturing, research in industrial and government laboratories, as well as extensive experience in academia. He has led research on intermetallics and superalloys for elevated temperature gas turbine applications and aluminum alloys. He is the co-author of two books dealing with industrial processing of materials. Recently, as Dean of Engineering, he championed the development of new education and research facilities for power engineering and construction materials. Under his leadership as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University, programs in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering and Space Systems Engineering were developed.
Buchanan is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U of M, and held a Canada Research Chair in Microelectronic Materials for 10 years. He is a Senior-Member of the IEEE, a member of the American Institute of Physics, and is recognized world-wide for his work on modern silicon chip technology. Among his many prestigious awards are a Research Division Award and an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award obtained during his tenure at IBM Research. His work has been published in over 95 journal articles and has resulted in 32 patents over the past 25 years.
The CAE is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987. 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. Fellows are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.