McMaster Engineering scholars are known for their groundbreaking research. This month, we have exciting news to share. In partnership with colleagues in the US and France, Kathryn Grandfield, associate professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering, was awarded the prestigious Human Frontier Science Award - a first for McMaster University.
Leyla Soleymani is among one of seven McMaster professors named as University Scholars. This honour recognizes researchers who are global leaders in their fields.
We made ten new faculty appointments this spring. Many are familiar faces assuming new roles within the faculty. I welcome Tom Lee who assumes the role of Walter G. Booth endowed chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Thanks for reading and take care,
Ishwar K. Puri, Dean
Faculty of Engineering
Kathryn Grandfield wins prestigious Human Frontier Science Program grant Kathryn Grandfield, associate professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering, is the first researcher at McMaster to receive the prestigious Human Frontier Science Program grant, worth more than $1.3 million for research that could lead to better understanding of — and treatments for — illnesses related to bone density.
Spring 2021 McMaster Engineering Faculty Appointments “I’m pleased to congratulate faculty who will continue to help advance McMaster Engineering’s culture of innovation,” said Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering. “They are part of a community that embraces change, pivots research to support COVID-19 and other grand challenge solutions, and ensures students are successful in both virtual and physical settings.”
We're proud to see Christopher Schankula and Monica Banayoty selected to be new undergraduate Wilson Leaders from the Faculty of Engineering. They will participate in an intensive leadership development program from September this year until April 2022. As they learn about national issues through problem-based learning sessions, mentors and speakers they will also work on their own community project.