Ash Parameswaran inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering
SFU engineering science professor Ash Parameswaran has been inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The ceremony took place on June 4, 2015 in Hamilton, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2015 Annual General Meeting and Symposium.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.
“I am delighted that the Canadian Academy of Engineering has formally recognized professor Parameswaran’s outstanding contributions to the field,” says pro tem dean of applied sciences Uwe Glaesser.
“This honour speaks to the global impact of professor Parameswaran’s research, and affirms his position as an internationally renowned leader in microsystems technology. We are very proud of professor Parameswaran’s achievements – he is an exceptionally inspiring teacher and a world-class researcher, whose technology is improving lives in Canada and around the world.”
Professor Parameswaran’s passion to serve the society through engineering innovation has led to the development of a novel “lab-on-a-chip” device for pathogen detection. His work allows clinics in rural communities early diagnosis and treatment of diseases, such as infant diarrhea.
In 2013, he earned the Meritorious Achievement Award from APEGBC in recognition of his outstanding contributions. Other recognitions include the APEGBC Teaching Excellence Award, SFU Teaching Award, Wighton Fellowship from the Sandford Fleming Foundation and a Stars in Global Health Grant from the Government of Canada.