Professor Mohini Sain has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Sain, a cross-appointed professor at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, is also the founding director of the Daniels Faculty’s Centre of Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing, which specializes in the research of low-carbon materials engineering. The institute aims to link industry with sustainable, energy-efficient processes and products. Sain also served as dean at the Faculty of Forestry from 2012 to 2017.
The RSC, established in 1882, is a council comprised of scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. Fellowships aim to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the humanities, arts or sciences in Canada, and recipients are elected by their peers. Over the last 130 years, 3,700 fellows have been elected; Sain joins a distinguished list of nearly 2,500 active fellows.
Sain’s election to the RSC was announced on Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering News Site website.
Professor Mohini Sain (MIE) has been elected a 2021 fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The RSC’s mission is to recognize excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada. Fellowship in the RSC is one of the highest honours a Canadian scholar can achieve.
Sain has provided leadership across several disciplines in the area of advanced low-carbon materials and sustainable bio-manufacturing. His research has successfully addressed multiple scientific and technological challenges related to the low energy conversion of industrial waste and byproducts to low-carbon and carbon-neutral materials that are multifunctional, lightweight and durable. These materials are now widely used in many sectors.
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