Hoda ElMaraghy, University of Windsor professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, is one of 43 new fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering this week.
The ceremony took place Monday in Winnipeg, in conjunction with the academy’s 2016 annual general meeting.
“I look forward to contributing to the important work of the academy, particularly in new and exciting areas of advanced manufacturing and productivity multipliers to enhance industrial competitiveness and impact public policy for the welfare of Canadians,” said Dr. ElMaraghy.
The awards committee cited her pioneering research in flexible manufacturing, calling it “a game changer enabling companies to be adaptive and agile.”
ElMaraghy founded and is currently director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre at UWindsor. Her work has helped manufacturers around the world adapt their products to respond to market changes. Her current research on reconfigurable systems can help companies avoid the high costs associated with plant shutdowns and reprogramming.
The academy’s president, Douglas Ruth, said the new inductees share demonstrated desire and ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering.
“We look forward with boundless anticipation as to how these new fellows will build upon these good works and explore new and exciting areas of engineering and its impact on public policy,” he said.