Professor Handan Tezel inducted as EIC Fellow

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

F. Handan Tezel receiving her award

Handan Tezel was this year’s only chemical engineer to be recognized at the annual Engineering Institute of Canada gala

Each year, the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) recognizes outstanding engineers amongst the membership of its member societies. It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Professor Handan Tezel has been inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

On April 1 2017, Professor Tezel and several other Canadian distinguished engineers were inducted as EIC Fellows for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada and were recognized at the EIC Dinner Gala at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel in Gatineau. Professor Tezel is the only Canadian chemical engineer inducted as an EIC-ICI Fellow this year.

A devoted faculty member with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering since 1988, Professor Tezel has pushed the boundaries of knowledge with her research, teaching, and contributions to the profession, which have been widely recognized by the chemical engineering community both in Canada and abroad.

Professor Tezel started her undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and later transferred to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, USA where she received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1979. She then moved to Canada to continue her graduate work, receiving her M.Sc.E. and Ph.D. degrees from University of New Brunswick in 1981 and 1986, respectively, under the supervision of Professor Douglas M. Ruthven. Professor Tezel joined University of Ottawa as an Assistant Professor in 1988, following two years of Post-Doctoral studies at the University of New Brunswick.

Handan Tezel leads the Energy-S.M.A.R.T. team (Energy-Storage, Membranes, Adsorption Research and Technology), composed of graduate (Ph.D. candidate and M.A.Sc. candidate) and undergraduate (B.A.Sc. candidate) students. Her current fields of interest include energy storage, sustainable development, nanomaterials and the adsorption for gas and liquid separation applications.

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