Professor Stavros Argyropoulos retires after 25+ years of dedicated service in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto
Photo: Department Chair, Professor Jun Nogami presents a signed photo by faculty, staff, and graduate students to Professor Argyropoulos at his retirement party
July 3, 2013
Congratulations to Professor Stavros A. Argyropoulos who has retired from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) at the University of Toronto. Effective July 1, 2013, Professor Argyropoulos will hold the title “Professor Emeritus” in honour of his service and status.
Professor Argyropoulos joined the University of Toronto Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science (now Materials Science & Engineering) from McGill University as an assistant professor in 1986. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1989 and subsequently to full Professor in 1997.
In his almost 40-year research career, Professor Argyropoulos made significant contributions in the area of reactions in molten metals, particularly with regard to assimilation and recovery of alloying elements. His studies of fluid flow phenomena involved both experiments and simulations, and he pioneered the development of innovative sensors to measure the magnitude and direction of velocities in high-temperature liquid metals.
His international recognition includes numerous awards and accolades from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM), the Iron & Steel Society (ISS), and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). In 2010, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) and he will also be receiving the Engineering Medal for Research & Development (R&D) at the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards gala this fall 2013.
As a teacher, Professor Argyropoulos has mentored a number of students, including 38 undergraduate thesis students, 22 master’s and PhD candidates, along with eight senior researchers. Over the years, many of his students have also won best paper awards at a number of North American conferences.
“I wish Stavros the very best in his retirement,” says Professor Jun Nogami, Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. “We will miss Stavros in the department on a daily basis, but we are very happy that he has expressed interest in teaching a graduate course in Statistical Quality Control, which follows his long term experience in teaching statistics to all our undergraduate students over many years.”
Here are select photos from Professor Argyropoulos’ retirement party on June 14, 2013 at the Faculty Club:
L to R: Professors Emeriti Alex McLean, Stavros Argyropoulos, and Professor Jun Nogami, Chair
L to R: Professors Zhirui Wang, Stavros Argyropoulos, and Harry Ruda
L to R: Professors Emeriti Tom North and Stavros Argyropoulos
The Argyropoulos Research Group
L to R: Professors Doug Perovic, Stavros Argyropoulos, and Jody Prentice, Student Services Associate
L to R: Alumnus Dr Walter Curlook and Professor Emeritus Stavros Argyropoulos