Kamal Al-Haddad inducted into the Royal Society of Canada
The professor is now a member of the Academy of Science and a Royal Society of Canada FellowMonday, November 26, 2018
ÉTS is very proud to announce that Kamal Al-Haddad, professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, is now a member of the Academy of Science and a Royal Society of Canada Fellow. This is the greatest honour that can be bestowed on men and women working in Canada in the arts, the sciences and the social sciences. This renowned researcher was officially inducted into the Royal Society of Canada at the “Celebration of Excellence and Engagement” event held last November 14-18 in Halifax, in partnership with Dalhousie University
Professor Kamal Al-Haddad holds the Canada Research Chair in Electrical Energy Conversion and in Power Electronics, and is a founding member of the GRÉPCI (Power Electronics and Industrial Control Research Group) at ÉTS. A trailblazer in the field of power electronics and energy conversion systems, he is now considered one of the world’s leading researchers in this field. He has contributed to advances in the field by suggesting new topologies for power electronic converters and techniques for digital control.
His research has been instrumental in developing innovative products because Professor Al-Haddad has always ensured that the new technologies developed in his laboratory have practical applications across many industries, including the aerospace, transportation, telecommunications and electrical sectors, both in Canada and worldwide. He is known internationally for his unique ability to “imagine – invent – apply” which has led to his being able to quickly solve some of the most complex engineering problems.
Professor Al-Haddad has contributed greatly to the expansion of graduate studies at ÉTS by helping to set up engineering master’s and Ph.D. programs in close collaboration with industry. He has thus far supervised more than 26 doctoral students, 77 master’s students and 15 postdoctoral fellows who now hold exciting positions in major companies and universities.
On top of serving on many NSERC committees, Mr. Al-Haddad was president of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and has headed many international scientific events. He has earned a wide range of scientific honours and distinctions, including the Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award and the Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award , both from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. In 2007, he was named IEEE Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the field of power electronics, as evidenced by his impressive list of publications. He also became a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow in 2008.
Kamal Al-Haddad joins 89 other members who were selected by their peers at the Academies of the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science in recognition of their outstanding academic, scientific and artistic achievements. In the words of Royal Society of Canada President Chad Gaffield, all these winners “have made an outstanding mark in their fields, advancing knowledge and creating a positive impact on the world”.
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