Two professors from Lakehead University have been selected by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) to be inducted as EIC Fellows for their excellence in engineering, and services to the profession and society.
Professors Abdelhamid Tayebi and Mohammad Uddin were inducted as Fellows at the 2023 EIC Awards Gala in Ottawa on April 22.
Dr. Tayebi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and is the founder and director of Lakehead University’s Robotics and Automatic Control Laboratory. His current research interests are in the areas of control systems, cooperative control, iterative learning control, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
“I am humbled and honored to be recognized by this prestigious EIC Fellowship. For this recognition, I’m grateful to the support from my graduate students and research collaborators, my colleagues, and research sponsors,” said Dr. Tayebi.
“Over the last 23 years at Lakehead University, I have had the privilege of mentoring a large number of young engineers and graduate students who have moved on to successful academic and industrial careers. I’m proud of all of them and I’m sure that many will one day be recognized with this Fellowship.”
Dr. Uddin is also a member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and serves as Coordinator of the Electrical Engineering program with the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership. He is the Director of the Renewable Energy, Power Systems and Drive Research Lab located in Barrie, Ont.
“I’m really pleased to receive this award. I am grateful to Lakehead University for providing me the opportunity to continue my research. I’m also thankful to the EIC Fellow selection committee members for choosing me for the award,” Dr. Uddin said.
Dr. Janusz Koziński, Lakehead’s Dean of Engineering, said Dr. Tayebi and Dr. Uddin are both world-class researchers and teachers – who represent the very best of Lakehead University.
“They thoroughly deserve this prestigious national recognition for their academic achievements and their contributions to advancing the engineering profession in Canada,” Dr. Koziński added.
Founded in 1887, the EIC is the oldest engineering association in the country and is a federation of 12 engineering societies, representing more than 160,000 engineers across Canada.