Pu Chen, a chemical engineering professor, and Ming Yu, an electrical and computer engineering professor, have been elected as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, recognized for their outstanding abilities.
Pu Chen, recipient of the Premier's Research Excellence Award, and holder of a Canada Research Chair in Nano-Biomaterials, has contributed to theoretical underpinnings and practical applications in low dimensional thermodynamics, interfacial and nanostructure design and fabrication, peptide self/co-assembly, and energy storage and conversion.
Chen was also recognized for peptide biopharmaceutics, drug and gene delivery, protein-lipid membrane interactions, emulsification, coating, plating, thin films, and eco-friendly batteries as special areas of his contributions. Most notably, his work on peptide mediated short interfering RNA delivery, and rechargeable hybrid aqueous batteries resulted in large scale commercialization. The society acknowledged that innovative approaches to biomaterials, new energy sources, and solid-state physics are expected to continue.
Ming Yu is Chief Scientist and Director of R&D at COM DEV International and is also a computer engineering adjunct professor. He was noted for his contributions to the advancement of computer-aided design and tuning of microwave filters and multiplexers. The software he developed has enabled COM DEV to transform its hardware design from empirical approaches to accurate modeling with first pass success.
Additionally, he is the driving force of many innovations, such as temperature compensated multiplexers, predistorted microwave filter and automatic tuning robots. These are among his many contributions that have allowed COM DEV to remain as an international leader in space technologies.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering comprises many of the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises. The Academy is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987 to serve the nation in matters of engineering concern.