Hoda ElMaraghy is a Professional Engineer, Professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Centre at University of Windsor and the only senior Canada Research Chair in Manufacturing Systems. She received a Master and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University and an Honorary Doctorate from Chalmers University in Sweden (2013) in recognition of her research excellence in Manufacturing systems and international stature in the field. Hoda became the first Woman Dean of Engineering in Canada in 1994 when she moved from McMaster University, where she was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of its Center for Flexible Manufacturing Research and Development, to the University of Windsor. She was chosen Hamilton’s “Woman of the Year in the work place category” (1990) and is featured in the “Northern Lights – Outstanding Canadian Women” book as a role model. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering, the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, recipient of Professional Engineers Ontario’s Medal for Research and Development, the Engineering Ambassador Award, and the Best Teaching and Graduate Mentor Award; and is an accomplished researcher and international keynote speaker on Manufacturing, sustainability, productivity, and innovation. She has 500 publications and six books and trained more than 100 students.
On 20 January 2016, she was invested in the “Order of Ontario”, the highest honor that the province can bestow on its citizens, for her pioneering research in Flexible Manufacturing which is helping industry worldwide to be more productive and competitive, for “her Leadership as the first woman Dean of Engineering in Canada and for being an excellent role model women and men”.
Originally posted 2016-06-24 17:31:51.