Professor Zhang elected as Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow

Lassonde professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Dan Zhang has been elected as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Dr. Zhang is an educator and an internationally-renowned expert in the areas of parallel robotic machines and their applications in manufacturing systems.

His influential scientific contributions have led to novel robotic system designs and development of new comprehensive models for better understanding of globe stiffness and robotic calibrations.

“This is a well deserved honour for Professor Zhang. His research applications have tackled some of the world’s most challenging problems in high dynamic performance manufacturing robotic systems,” said Richard Hornsey, Interim Dean.

Additionally, Dr. Zhang has been training future scientists and engineers at Lassonde and and numerous collaborations with industry and government laboratories in Canada and beyond.

The CAE comprises a small number of distinguished engineers from all disciplines, who have undertaken to serve the country and the profession in matters of broad concern.

The induction of new Fellows has taken place at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Ottawa.

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