Canadian Academy of Engineers inducts SFU prof Ash Parameswaran as a Fellow

July 13, 2015

By Justin Wong

Simon Fraser University Engineering Science Professor Ash Parameswaran is one of 50 new fellows recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineers (CAE).

CAE President Pierre Lortie welcomed the new fellows, from industry, academia and government, at a ceremony at the Academy’s 2015 Annual General Meeting and Symposium held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ontario on June 4.

Parameswaran is internationally known for his research in advanced micro-systems technology for public use, regardless of geographic location or economic constraints.

His passion has led to the development of a unique “lab-on-a-chip” device for pathogen detection. The technology allows clinics in rural communities to make early diagnosis and treatment of diseases, such as infant diarrhea.

“Our work will bring a paradigm shift in improvement of health care delivery throughout the world,”  says Parameswaran.

Says Lortie, “Fellows of the Academy have produced major studies in the fields of education, energy and innovation. 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.”

The CAE is a non-profit organization that was established in 1987 and is built on a foundation of Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers. Members are nominated and elected to honorary fellowships by their peers, for their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

Parameswaran calls his induction into the CAE a great honour, noting that he is encouraged that this opportunity will allow him to engage the world through projects for the betterment our society.

He plans to continue his collaborations with engineers both nationally and internationally on challenging topics to solve unique engineering solutions.