The new executive director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology has been elected as a foreign fellow of a prestigious engineering body in India.
Sushanta Mitra, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor at Waterloo, formally begins his fellowship in the Indian National Academy of Engineering in November.
Founded in 1987, the academy is a peer body of distinguished engineers and technologists. In addition to the promotion of engineering and technology professions, one of its main objectives is finding solutions to problems of national importance in India.
B.N. Suresh, the president of the academy, wrote in a letter extending an offer of membership to Mitra that it “confers fellowship on Indian and foreign nationals who have demonstrated their eminence in their own chosen area and achieved outstanding accomplishments in engineering and technology.”