Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours

  • Recipient of the 2014 Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal for Research and Development. The medal recognizes association members who use new knowledge in developing useful, novel applications, advance engineering knowledge or applied science, or discovers/extends any of the engineering or natural sciences.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 2001.
  • Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), since 2007.
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), since 2010.
  • University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Awards 2004, 2012 and 2016.
  • Received 14 Best Paper Awards over the past 8 years.
  • COM DEV’s Special CEO Award, June 1994 (This is the most prestigious award conferred by COM DEV and is only given occasionally. The citation reads: "In recognition of outstanding performance and dedication on the High Temperature Superconductivity Space Experiment HTSSE Program". 
  • COM DEV's Achievement Award for Electromagnetic Modelling Techniques, 1991. The citation reads: “Presented to those individuals who have brought to practice, through a combination of ingenuity, hard work, and perseverance, outstanding ideas which have added to our corporate capability and profitability.”
  • University of Waterloo Academic Achievement Award, 1987 (Ph.D.  Engineering). The citation reads: “Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering for 1987 Presented to Raafat  R. Mansour for Academic Achievement." Nominated by the Faculty of Engineering for the University of Waterloo Gold Medal Award 1987.
  • NSERC PGS-D Scholarship, 1984-1986
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1987 (Declined the award to join COM DEV, Corporate R&D Department)

Best Paper Awards

Summary of Best Paper Awards
Sr Conference Year Author(s) Award
1 CWMEMS 2005 M. Daneshmand and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award
2 CWMEMS 2005 W. Yan and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award, 2nd Place
3 IEEE-IMS 2006 V. Miraftab and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award
4 CWMEMS 2007 N. Sarkar and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award, 2nd Place
5 IEEE-IMS 2007 G. Coutts, R. R. Mansour and S. Chaudhary Best Paper Award, 4th Place
6 IEEE-IMS 2008 E. Chan and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award, 3rd Place
7 CMC-MNRC 2008 N. Sarkar and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award
8 IEEE-IMS 2009 A. Fomani and R. R. Mansour Top 10 Awardees
9 IEEE-IMS 2009 M. Memarian and R. R. Mansour Top 10 Awardees
10 EMBC 2010 A. Fomani and R. R. Mansour Student Paper Finalist
11 IEEE-IMS 2011 F. Huang, S. Fouladi and R. R. Mansour Best Paper Award, 3rd Place
12 MEMS 2016

N. Sarkar, D. Strathearn, G. Lee, M. Olfat,

A. Rohani, B. O'Hanlon and R. R. Mansour

Outstanding Paper Award
13 IEEE-IMS 2016 D. Shojaei-Asanjan and R. R. Mansour Student Design Competition
14 Transducers 2017 N. Sarkar et al. Outstanding Paper Award