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Lakehead University engineering profs recognized as Fellows

Pair from Thunder Bay school selected by Engineering Institute of Canada for contributions to the field
Two Lakehead University engineering professors — Mohammed Uddin (left) and Abdelhamid Tayebi — have been selected as Fellows by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

Two of Lakehead University's professors have been recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for their contributions to the field of engineering.

Abdelhamid Tayebi and Mohammad Uddin were inducted as Fellows at the 2023 EIC Awards Gala in Ottawa on Saturday, April 22.

Receiving the designation of Fellow is an acknowledgement given to engineers in recognition of their excellence in engineering and their services to the profession and to society, according to the EIC.

Tayebi is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and is the founder and director of Lakehead University’s Robotics and Automatic Control Laboratory. His current research interests are in the areas of control systems, cooperative control, iterative learning control, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

“I am humbled and honoured to be recognized by this prestigious EIC Fellowship. For this recognition, I’m grateful to the support from my graduate students and research collaborators, my colleagues, and research sponsors,” Tayebi said in an April 25 news release.

“Over the last 23 years at Lakehead University, I have had the privilege of mentoring a large number of young engineers and graduate students who have moved on to successful academic and industrial careers. I’m proud of all of them and I’m sure that many will one day be recognized with this Fellowship.” 

Uddin is also a member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and serves as coordinator of the electrical engineering program with the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership. He is the director of the Renewable Energy, Power Systems and Drive Research Lab located in Barrie, Ont. 

“I’m really pleased to receive this award,” Uddin said in the release. “I am grateful to Lakehead University for providing me the opportunity to continue my research. I’m also thankful to the EIC Fellow selection committee members for choosing me for the award.”

Founded in 1887, the EIC is the oldest engineering association in the country and is a federation of 12 engineering societies, representing more than 160,000 engineers across Canada.