We are proud to announce that our CEO and President, Gino Palumbo, has been inducted as a fellow to the Canadian Academy of Engineering! This is a great honour and the bio included for Gino is as follows:
Driven by a rigorous, scientific approach and a vision to transfer basic science into tangible engineering products, Dr. Gino Palumbo has nurtured the first Canadian company to become a world leader in the design and application of nanomaterials. His over-arching philosophy has been the improvement in properties of novel materials through controlled nanostructures and grainboundary engineering. His pioneering accomplishments have been of great value to Canada and to society in general. Dr. Palumbo has provided commendable service within professional organizations and academia. His numerous awards confirm the superb level of excellence that he has consistently achieved throughout his distinguished career.
The larger press release from the FCAE is below:
Ottawa – (June 2, 2011) – President Michael E. Charles inducted 45 new Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 2, 2011. The ceremony took place in Vancouver, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2011 Annual General Meeting. Dr. Charles commented: “The Academy welcomes the new Fellows, engineers of outstanding calibre, and looks forward to their participation in the Academy’s activities. While the Academy’s recent projects have placed considerable emphasis on the subject of energy and its impact on the environment, including climate, the Academy’s interests are wide ranging. The new Fellows will help shape the Academy’s future directions and contribute to the sustainable development of Canadian society.”
The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. 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 of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering works in close cooperation with other senior academies in Canada and internationally. It is a founding member of the Council of Canadian Academies, along with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The CAE works in close collaboration with the other members of the Canadian Engineering Leadership Forum which brings together representatives from Engineers Canada, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada, the National Council of Deans of Engineering, and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, all working together to ensure a safer, cleaner, healthier and more competitive Canada. The CAE is also a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, which includes some 26 similar national bodies
around the world.
Citations are attached for each of the new inductees, along with an identification of some of the major societies and associations in which each new Fellow has indicated participation.
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