Five U of T Engineering professors from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) have been honoured by the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) for their achievements in, and contributions to, the field.
Professor Chul B. Park is the 2012 recipient of the C.N. Downing Award for distinguished service to CSME over many years. Professor Park is the Canada Research Chair in Microcellular Plastics and the founder and Director of the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory.
A world leader in the development of innovative technologies for the manufacture of microcellular foamed plastics, he holds 20 patents and his research has been licensed by more than 200 companies.
Professor Park is a Fellow of CSME, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Royal Society of Canada, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
Joining Professor Park as a CSME Fellow are Professors David Sinton, Pierre E. Sullivan and Murray J. Thomson. This recognition is awarded to those who have attained excellence in mechanical engineering and contributed actively to the progress of their profession and society.
“We are proud CSME is recognizing five of our faculty members for their remarkable contributions to mechanical engineering,” said Engineering Dean Cristina Amon. “I congratulate them for this honour and the department as a whole for this distinction.”
The CSME Awards recipients will be honoured at the CSME Awards Ceremony on June 5 in Winnipeg.