Engineering researcher elected to prestigious society

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Carl Haas, a Waterloo Engineering professor and department chair for civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Haas is one 156 new fellows from across the country elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievements. In all, six University of Waterloo researchers were announced today as recipients of the elite distinction.

Professor Carl Haas headshot

Professor Carl Haas is a new fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Haas has contributed seminal new knowledge in the principles behind, the interdependencies among and the circular economic applications of computer vision, mixed reality, building information modeling and human-robotic systems. He has over 400 publications, including more than 185 refereed journal articles.

Haas is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was elected to the US National Academy of Construction in 2013 and received the ASCE Peurifoy Construction Research Award in 2015. He serves on several editorial boards and on professional committees for organizations such as ASCE, NSERC and IAARC.

In 2017, he received the University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision. In 2019, he won the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers’ Alan Russell Award.

"Individuals (elected to the RSC) are recognized for their exceptional contributions to their respective disciplines and are a real credit to Canada," said RSC President Jeremy McNeil in a media release.

The new fellows will be welcomed into the RSC in November during the society's Celebration of Excellence and Engagement in Ottawa.