Lassonde School of Engineering Professor Aleksander Czekanski has been elected a 2022 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in recognition of his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.
Czekanski has been instrumental in creating and launching the Mechanical Engineering program at Lassonde. He is the NSERC/Quanser Design Chair in Design Engineering which, in concert with his recently awarded large-scale NSERC CREATE project titled Additive Manufacturing: Engineering Design and Global Entrepreneurship, has facilitated his leadership in the development of design engineering activities and education at York University. As a researcher, Czekanski has been awarded more than $10 million in external research grants as a principal or co-applicant and has similarly been a beacon for creating industry partnerships at Lassonde, in particular with Magna Closures.
A Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), Czekanski is also the senior vice-president of the CSME and the former president of the CEEA. He has a long list of internal and external recognitions, including the NSERC Gold Medal, the CSME Robert W. Angus Medal, the Lassonde Innovation Award – Established Researcher and numerous other accolades.
The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) is a not-for-profit corporation that was originally founded in 1887. It took on the name of “Engineering Institute of Canada” in 1918 to reflect the various disciplines of the membership, including mechanical, civil, geotechnical, chemical and electrical engineers. The mission of the EIC is to recognize the excellence of engineers and assure excellence in engineering education. This year, 20 outstanding engineers will be inducted as 2022 EIC Fellows for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.