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Javad Mostaghimi

MIE professor Javad Mostaghimi has been named the 2012 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award, in the category of Science.

The Heat Transfer Memorial Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer. Professor Mostaghimi is being honoured for his contributions to thermal plasma processing, particularly the development of mathematical models of plasma sources and thermal spray coating formation.

Javad Mostaghimi, Distinguished Professor in Plasma Engineering, is the founding Director of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT), internationally known for its industry partnerships and innovative research in the area of thermal spray coating. He is the founder/co-founder of three Canadian companies: Simulent Inc. (a software and consulting company), Ablazeon Inc. (which he formed to commercialize an innovative plasma torch he recently developed), and Aereus Technologies, Inc. (which commercializes anti-bacterial coatings on wood surfaces).

Professor Mostaghimi is a Fellow of the ASME, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Engineering Institute of Canada and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. In 2009, he received the Engineering Medal for R&D from Professional Engineers Ontario. In 2010, he and his CACT colleagues were awarded the NSERC Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. In 2011, Professor Mostaghimi was the recipient of the CSME Jules Stachiewicz Medal for Excellence in Heat Transfer.

“I am delighted that Professor Mostaghimi continues to be recognized for his world-leading achievements in heat transfer,” said Yu-Ling Cheng, Acting Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “On behalf of the Faculty, I offer him my heartfelt congratulations.”

Professor Mostaghimi will receive his award during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas, November 9-15, 2012.

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