Vancouver, Canada—January 27, 2009—The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) will honour a UBC Mechanical Engineering professor for his excellence in professional service at its annual awards gala in Ottawa on March 7, 2009.
Professor Nimal Rajapakse will be inducted a Fellow of the institute for his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. His contributions have been in the areas of computational mechanics, smart materials and solid mechanics, including improving the safety and stability of Canada’s underground storage of nuclear waste and controlling the vibrations of Manitoba’s transmission towers. Rajapakse is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and currently the Director of UBC’s interdisciplinary Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems.
In all, 20 fellows will be recognized—less than .01% of the membership.
About the EIC
Established in 1887, the EIC is Canada’s federation of engineering societies committed to engineering for a prosperous, safe and renewable Canada. The 12 member societies in the federation include: IEEE Canada, Canadian Nuclear Society, Canadian Dam Association, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Canadian Society for Bioengineering, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Canadian Society for Senior Engineers, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Canadian Society for Engineering Management, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, and Canadian Maritime Section of the Marine Technology Society.
For more information: http://www.eic-ici.ca/