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Executive Director appointed to Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Friday, August 4, 2017

A message from Charmaine B. Dean, Vice-President, University Research

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sushanta K. Mitra as Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, effective August 1, 2017.
 

Sushanta Mitra
 

Dr. Mitra received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria. He was the Associate Vice-President Research at York University and the Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation. His research interests are in the fundamental understanding of fluid transport in micro and nano-scale confinements with applications in energy, water, and bio-systems. He was Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York, and one of the founding members of the Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence, where he was appointed Associate Scientific Director and theme lead for Integrated Water Management.

Before joining York, Sushanta was the Assistant Vice-President (Research) and Professor at the University of Alberta. He led a number of pan-Canadian and global initiatives such as the Bioconversion of Coal within the Nano-Bio-Energy Network and the Global Integrated Water Management Network. He is actively involved in a number of professional societies including as current President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, past Chair of the Technical Committee for American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Member of the Committee on International Scientific Affairs in American Physical Society. For his contributions in science and engineering, he has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

He is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario and recipient of the 2015 Engineering Excellence Medal from Professional Engineers Ontario and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. 

Professor Mitra looks forward to working with members of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology with a goal of propelling WIN to the next level of excellence.

Please join me in welcoming Sushanta Mitra to Waterloo.
 
Charmaine B. Dean
Vice-President, University Research

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