Awards and Accolades - May to July 2022

Celebrating the achievements of Engineering faculty, staff, students and alumni.

01 July 2022


Congratulations to Rebecca Probst, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering on receiving the 2022 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Pairies Regional Award, valued at $5,000! "I was really surprised and honoured when I found out I was chosen for this award! Outreach is important to me, and I've spent quite a bit of time in the past few years - both virtually and in-person - promoting engineering and STEM to students of all ages. It feels great getting validation that yes, I am making an impact; it's all the more reason to keep doing what I can to unpack some of the barriers that many face when thinking about pursuing engineering."

Rebecca Probst (Photo: Supplied)
Congratulations to the Civil and Environmental Engineering 479 Capstone Design Project Team, Skyline Engineering for ranking third among 22 universities across the country at the 2022 CSCE National Capstone Competition. From left to right, Skyline Engineering team members Jordan Bester and Chad Vander Lugt present at the National Capstone Competition in Whistler, BC. (Photo: Supplied)
Join us in welcoming the AlbertaLoop team back from the Canadian Hyperloop Conference. This year’s team won the mechanical systems award for their project! Congratulations AlbertaLoop team! AlbertaLoop team (Photo: Supplied)


Vivian Giang, a Communications & Grant Strategist / Event Coordinator, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering received the Distinguish Alumni Award from MacEwan University and also addressed the graduates of the Faculties of Arts and Science as Spring Convocation! Congratulations Vivia

Vivian (Vivi) Giang, middle at the Grant MacEwan Spring Convocation. (Photo: Supplied)

Congratulations to DiscoverE!

The team was awarded the 2021 Univsersity of Alberta’s Community Connections Award!

NSERC Grants Awarded

Each year the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country. Please join us in congratulating the members of the Faculty of Engineering who received research grants this year.

NSERC Discovery Launch Supplement  DGECR Competition
  • Fangzhou Liu, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Qipei Mei, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Muhammad Saif Ullah Khalid, Mechanical Engineering
NSERC Discovery Grants Competition Results
  • Qipei Mei, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Majid Khabbazian, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Muhammad Saif Ullah Khalid, Mechanical Engineering
  • Yashar Pourrahimian, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Fangzhou Liu, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Kambiz Moez, Kambiz
  • Ying Chui,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Zengtao Chen, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pean-Yue (Chester) Jar, Mechanical Engineering
  • Chun Il Kim, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Stevan Dubljevic, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Hao Zhang, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Vien Van, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Robert Driver, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ania Ulrich, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Qing Zhao, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ergun Kuru, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Christian Beaulieu, Biomedical Engineering
  • Witold Pedrycz,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Chinthananda Tellambura, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Manisha Gupta, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Charles Koch, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marc Secanell, Mechanical Engineering
  • Biao Huang, Chemical and Materials Engineering


copperstone-industriesJoin us in celebrating Nicolas Olmedo, ‘10 BSc ENG ‘20 PhD MENG on being awarded the MITACS Entrepreneurial award for Entrepreneur of the Year.