July 21, 2016 — MIE alumni John Yeow (MASc MIE 0T0, PhD MIE 0T3) and Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9) among seven U of T engineers honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards.
“I am delighted that OSPE and PEO have recognized these outstanding U of T engineers for their accomplishments, their leadership and their service to the profession and to the community,” said Dean Cristina Amon. “These prestigious awards are a testament to the wide-ranging and meaningful contributions made by our faculty and alumni in all aspects of engineering and beyond.”
As Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nanodevices at the University of Waterloo, John Yeow is developing nanodevices and highly selective sensors that will help create new medical instruments for diagnosing and treating disease. He is designing a miniaturized catheter device for in vivo body imaging which could assist in the early detection of diseases such as cancer. Yeow is also developing miniature radiation instruments and sensors for cancer treatment that will allow for a more focused, yet less invasive, delivery of radiation treatment, as well as real-time measurement of the delivered dose. Yeow is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and received the Ontario Professional Engineers Young Engineer Award in 2008.
As Chief Information Officer of Tridel Corporation, Ted Maulucci leverages his high profile to help engineering programs gain access to industry resources and to help researchers form commercialization partnerships. In 2009, Maulucci co-founded One Million Acts of Innovation, which promotes Canadian innovation. In partnership with this group and the Information and Communications Technology Council, he created the “Coach to Career” program to help new Canadians establish their careers. Maulucci is chair of the Entrepreneurs in Residence Committee at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which helps researchers commercialize healthcare products. Here at U of T, he is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for MIE. Maulucci received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.