Nanomaterials expert and educator inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Professor Uwe Erb honoured for distinguished contributions to engineering in Canada

Erb, Uwe

Professor Uwe Erb, PhD, FCAE

June 27, 2014 

U of T nanomaterials expert and educator, Professor Uwe Erb, is the latest inductee from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) into the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a distinction held by some of the most accomplished engineers in Canada. He joins the ranks of other distinguished MSE faculty as Fellow of the CAE (FCAE), including Professors Stavros Argyropoulos, Alex McLean, Doug Perovic, and alumnus Dr. Gino Palumbo.

Professor Erb pioneered the first Canadian initiative on nanostructured materials and co-founded Integran Technologies Inc., the first Canadian nanomaterials spin-off company with alumnus Dr. Gino Palumbo. His research group is the acknowledged world leader in the synthesis, characterization and commercial application of nanostructured materials produced by electrodeposition – a complex process using dissolved metal to coat electrodes. Erb has supervised more than 170 students and visiting scholars. He also initiated and oversees MSE’s youth outreach program “nanOntario: Learning Nanotechnology from Ontario’s Great Outdoors.

Erb joined 13 other members of the U of T Engineering community inducted to the CAE at the Academy’s annual meeting on June 26 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

“The election of 14 U of T engineers to the Canadian Academy of Engineering is a testament to the excellence of our Faculty and the calibre of our professors and alumni,” said Dean Cristina Amon. “I congratulate the inductees on this prestigious recognition and thank them for further distinguishing U of T Engineering as a world leader.”