The distinction recognizes individuals who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work; who have done original work of outstanding merit; and, have made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.
Professor Philippe Lavoie of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies was also named Associate Fellow.
“On behalf of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, I would like to congratulate Professor Behdinan on yet another richly deserved honour,” said Professor Jean Zu, Chair of MIE.
This summer, Professor Behdinan was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy in Engineering and made Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Professor Behdinan is the NSERC Chair in Multidisciplinary Engineering Design and the Director of the University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation (UT-IMDI). His research fields include: design and development of light-weight structures for aerospace, automotive, and nuclear applications, multidisciplinary design optimization of aerospace and automotive systems, as well as multi-scale simulation of nano-structured materials and composites at elevated temperature.
He has also published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers and 140 conference papers, and six book chapters. He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions such as the Research fellow of Pratt & Whitney Canada, fellow of the CSME, and the Ryerson FEAS research awards in 2004 and 2010.
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