MSE professor honoured for distinguished research contributions to engineering in Ontario

Professor Emeritus Stavros Argyropoulos receives the Research & Development Engineering Medal at the 2013 Ontario Professional Engineers Gala


Professor Emeritus Stavros Argyropoulos at his retirement party in July 2013

November 26, 2013

Professor Emeritus Stavros Argyropoulos has been recognized with the Research & Development Engineering Medal at the 66th Ontario Professional Engineers Award gala. Held on November 23, 2013 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the annual gala is hosted by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) to celebrate engineering excellence and achievement in our province. Professor Argyropoulos is one of six recipients from U of T Engineering to be honoured with an Ontario Professional Engineers Award this year.

Throughout his 40-year career, Professor Argyropoulos has conducted pioneering research on the kinetics and assimilation of additions in liquid metals, thereby reducing the time and cost involved in developing new metal alloys. In addition, he has made significant contributions to the engineering profession through his teaching and mentoring of young engineers, his partnerships with industry, and his leadership in technical societies. Professor Argyropoulos’ research was recognized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM) with the Canadian Metal Chemistry Award in 2009. He was then inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) in 2010.

“I am delighted that OSPE and PEO have recognized these outstanding members of our community for their accomplishments, their leadership and their service”, said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “On behalf of the Faculty I offer my heartfelt congratulations and my thanks for their exemplary contributions to the engineering profession.”