Pouya Rezai, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) during its congress, June 7.
The CSME Honours and Awards Committee selected Rezai as a 2022 CSME Fellow because of his significant contributions to progressing the mechanical engineering profession and the breadth and excellence of his research, and that of his students, in mechanical engineering.
Rezai is a professional engineer in Ontario and the founding graduate program director in mechanical engineering at Lassonde. His research interests include multi-phase flows within microfluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) devices with the aim of expanding the fundamental understanding of interactions between fluids and nano- and micro-scale biological substances for human health applications. He has published more than 100 refereed journal and conference papers, seven book chapters and filed five patents. He is a recipient of the I.W. Smith Award from the CSME, the President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award from York University, the Early Researcher Lassonde Innovation Award and the Early Researcher Award from the government of Ontario.
Rezai is the editor of the CSME Bulletin, a topic editor for Biosensors and Fluids and an editorial board member for Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering. More than 10 CSME Bulletin issues have been published under his leadership, reporting to the community about technical subjects such as bioengineering, artificial engineering and manufacturing, and highlighting matters such as involvement of women in mechanical engineering, and technology commercialization in Canada.
He will be formally inducted on June 7 at the CSME 2022 International Congress in Edmonton.