Menachem Elimelech Elected to Canadian Academy of Engineering

Menachem Elimelech, the Sterling Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, has been elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). 

Named one of six international fellows to the CAE, Elimelech will be officially inducted at a June 27 ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to the international fellows, the CAE announced the election of forty-seven new fellows and one honorary fellow. 

“Professor Elimelech’s election to the CAE recognizes in a powerful way the global impact of his research on membrane processes for desalination and water reuse,” said Jeffrey Brock, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science. “He has been instrumental in building our world-class Environmental Engineering program here at SEAS. This honor is truly well-deserved.”

Elimelech’s impact on the Canadian research landscape is considerable, as his students and postdoctoral fellows have gone on to train numerous Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral trainees in Canada. Many of these researchers have gone on to impactful positions in Canadian industry, academia, consulting or government agencies. He has also served regularly as a reviewer for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and other Canadian funding agencies. In addition, he has been highly sought for service as an examiner for Canadian theses and as a reference for promotional dossiers at major Canadian universities.

In addition to his contributions to the development of membrane processes for desalination and wastewater reuse, the CAE cited Elimelech for “educating the next generation of university professors and industry leaders in the fields of environmental and chemical engineering.”

The CAE is the national institution through which individuals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada and to Canadians. The CAE is an independent, self-governing, and non-profit organization established in 1987. Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service.