Honours and Awards

Shaker Meguid Named Fellow of American Society for Mechanical Engineers

Professor Shaker Meguid, of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in recognition of his significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

Professor Meguid was bestowed the title of a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of Great Britain in 1995. He is a lifetime member of AIAA, a Professional Engineer (PEng) in the province of Ontario and Chartered Engineer (CEng) in Great Britain.

Professor Meguid is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design. His research over the past 30 years has contributed significantly to nano-micro-meso mechanics, electro-thermo-mechanically coupled problems, and fracture mechanics of nanoreinforced interfaces. He has published more than 430 papers, of which 232 are in leading scientific journals. He has also authored two books and edited six international conference proceedings and is regularly invited to give keynote and plenary lectures in major meetings.

One of Professor Meguid’s numerous accomplishments include founding the aerospace division in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As the Founding Head, he was responsible for the development of the aerospace curriculum, aerospace laboratories, and attracting top quality academics to the division. He was also responsible for the creation of the Engineering Mechanics and Design Laboratory at U of T, where his leadership enabled this facility to grow into a thriving and permanent lab with 24 research and support staff. He has been a visiting professor in England at The Nottingham Trent University as well as the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he recently founded the Aerospace Engineering Division.

Additionally, Professor Meguid is the President of Euro-Jem Scientific Consultants, Ltd. providing research and development support and post-experience short courses to industry and government in design analysis, failure analysis, and prevention.

More recently, Professor Meguid’s undergraduate design course, Fundamentals of Aircraft Design, was featured in the news, as his students competed to find better solutions to evacuate highrise buildings in emergencies.

He is currently organizing an international symposium in Portugal on “Nanoscience, Nanoengineering and Nanotechnology: The Next Frontiers” – to be held at Porto University in Portugal next July, sponsored in part by U of T and the Mechanics and Aerospace Lab at U of T.

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