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Congratulations to Professor Sanjeev Chandra (MIE), who has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Fellowship is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

Currently serving as Acting Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, Sanjeev Chandra has made exceptional research contributions on the dynamics of droplets and sprays, which have been applied in the fields of spray coating and forming, spray cooling, ink jet printing, agricultural spraying and forensic science. Professor Chandra has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings, as well as book chapters and a handbook on sprays. He is also well known for his prize-winning flow visualization photographs of liquid droplets impacting on solid surfaces, which have been extensively published in books and journals.

Professor Chandra is co-founder and Associate Director of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Coating Technologies (CACT), one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of Thermal Spray Coatings, and has collaborated with research groups and industrial partners around the world in the development of cutting-edge technology in this area. In 2010, Professor Chandra and his CACT co-founders received the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, awarded for outstanding collaborative research in the natural sciences and engineering.

A dedicated professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering since 1990, Sanjeev Chandra has also held invited professorships at the University of Limoges and Korea University. This summer, he travelled to Mumbai to co-teach a course entitled “Defining Energy Futures in India” at the Indian Institute of Technology.

“I am delighted that Professor Chandra has been recognized by the ASME for his exemplary record of research contributions, both at the fundamental level and in relevant industrial applications,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate him on this honour and thank him for his leadership and service.”

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