Professors Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), Frank Kschischang (ECE) and Jonathan Rose (ECE) have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – one of Canada’s most prestigious academic honours.
The RSC is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It consists of nearly 2,000 Fellows, who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities.
This year’s new Fellows will be inducted into the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on November 17 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
KB-1 is the most widely used bioaugmentation culture in the world, having successfully decontaminated hundreds of groundwater sites across North America and Europe. Professor Edwards’ research has garnered a Killam Research Fellowship and a NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Professor Kschischang’s research in the field of optical communications has been equally groundbreaking, attracting attention from leading theoreticians and industrial practitioners.He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship. He is President of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
The company he co-founded with Professor Vaughn Betz (ECE), Right Track CAD, delivered a CAD tool to Altera that increased Altera’s FPGA’s performance the equivalent of two integrated circuit process generations. Professor Rose is a Fellow of IEEE and the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
“We are proud of their achievements and congratulate them on this richly-deserved recognition.” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “We are delighted that the RSC continues to recognize our faculty members as among the top academics in Canada. This is a testament to the accomplishments of these outstanding scholars and to our standing as Canada’s premier engineering school.”