Mechanical Engineering professor recognized for industry collaboration

Released on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 10/02/2008 | View Article.

Pratt and Whitney Canada (P&WC) has recognized Mechanical Engineering professor Yusuf Altintas as one of six P&WC Research Fellows across Canada for his academic excellence and outstanding contribution to P&WC technology programs in the field of manufacturing.

(Image) From left: Walter Di Bartolomeo, Yusuf Altintas and Hany Moustapha, senior manager of Pratt & Whitney Canada Technology Programs
(photographer: Jean-Claude Belanger).

“Dr. Altintas is playing a vital role in advancing the position of Canada’s aerospace industry through his valuable work in developing new technologies in high-speed manufacturing,” said Walter Di Bartolomeo, vice president, Engineering at P&WC. “We are proud to recognize his contributions and look forward to continue working with him in breaking new ground in aerospace technologies.”

The award was presented to Altintas during a special ceremony at the Annual General Meeting of the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada in Ottawa on September 17, 2008.

Earlier in the month, Altintas was also honoured when P&WC chose to renew his NSERC/Pratt & Whitney Chair in Virtual High-performance Machining for an additional five years. In addition UBC Mechanical Engineering associate professor Steve Feng was appointed Associate Chair. Learn more about this industrial research chair.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Based in Longueuil, Quebec, P&WC is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.