Awards & Honours



U of T Engineering faculty, staff, alumni, and students receive recognition for their research, teaching, leadership, and dedication to the Engineering profession in the form of a record number of awards and grants. In the past few years, the number of major awards received is unparalleled in the Faculty’s recent history. Our achievements have increased the Faculty’s visibility among Canada’s top Engineering organizations, such as the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Professional Engineers Ontario, as well as international organizations such as the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S.

This section is dedicated to celebrating the many individuals who have been recognized for outstanding achievements through a variety of external and internal award programs.



Thermal Spray Society Hall of Fame: American Society of Metals
Javad Mostaghimi (MIE)

Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry Award: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME)

Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature: Society for Biomaterials
Paul Santerre (IBBME)

Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Nasser Ashgriz  (MIE)
Aimy Bazylak (MIE)

Fellow: The Royal Society
Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME)

The Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education: IEEE Professional Communications Society
Rob Irish (ISTEP)

Fellow: American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering
Yu Sun (MIE)


Robert W. Angus Medal: Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Markus Bussmann (MIE)

Fellow: Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Xinyu Liu (MIE)

Young Engineer Achievement Award: Engineers Canada
Jennifer Drake (CivMin)

Meritorious Service Award for Community Service: Engineers Canada
Helen Wojcinski (CivMin 8T7)

Angela Hildyard Recognition Award – Influential Leader: The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
Susan McCahan (MIE)

M.B. Broughton Central Canada Award: IEEE Canada
Wai Tung Ng (ECE)

Antennas and Propagation Society's Distinguished Achievement Award: IEEE Canada
George Eleftheriades (ECE)

Fellow: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Paul Gauvreau (CivMin)

A.B. Sanderson Award: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Jeff Packer (CivMin)

Sandford Fleming Award: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Amer Shalaby (CivMin)

Fellow: Canadian Academy of Engineering
Jeffrey Karp (IBBME PhD 0T4)
Milos Popovic (IBBME)
David Sinton (MIE)
Halim Yanikomeroglu (ECE MASc 9T2, PhD 9T8)

Fellow: Royal Society of Canada
Zheng-Hong Lu (MSE)
Yu Sun (MIE)

R.S. Jane Memorial Award: Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
Levente Diosady (ChemE)


Woman of Distinction Award: YWCA Toronto
Huda Idrees (IndE1T3)

Citizenship Award: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Ron Sidon (IndE 6T6)

Entrepreneurship Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Milos Popovic (IBBME)

Management Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Irene Sterian (IndE 8T5)

Research and Development Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE)

Young Engineer Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Shoshanna Saxe (CivMin)


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Awards

Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award
Jennifer Rodrigues (ECE)

Barbara McCann Quality of Student Experience Award for Frontline Staff
Jho Silverio Nazal (MIE)

Catherine Gagne Sustained Excellence in Leadership Award
Krisztina Harmath (ECE)

Harpreet Dhariwal Emerging Leader Award
Caroline Ziegler (APSC)

Quality of Student Experience Award for Behind-the-Scenes Staff
Teresa Didiano (Troost ILead)

Early Career Teaching Award
Arthur Chan (ChemE)

Faculty Teaching Award
Jason Anderson (ECE)

Safwat Zaky Research Leader Award
Stewart Aitchison (ECE)

Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award
Frank Kschischang (ECE)

University of Toronto

University Professor
Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE)

Northrop Frye Award
Michael Carter (MIE)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Recognition Award
Mikhail Burke (APSC)