U of T prof among new SPE Fellows
SPE to honor five at ANTEC 2015
A Toronto-based professor is one of five new Fellows elected by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
Dr. Hani E. Naguib is a professor at the University of Toronto and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Smart and Multifunctional Materials. He is the director of the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, and his major expertise is in the manufacture of emerging materials including smart and active materials, macromolecules and composites, and bio-based materials.
The Fellows designation is designed to recognize SPE members who have made what the organization calls “outstanding contributions in plastics science, engineering, or management”. Naguib and the other inductees will be honored during this month’s SPE ANTEC 2015 event, which takes place March 23-25, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and which will be co-located with the NPE2015 international plastics show.
The other four new Fellows are Len Czuba, president of Czuba Enterprises Inc., a Chicago-based medical device product development consultancy; Dr. Maureen T.F. Reitman, corporate vice president and principal engineer at Menlo Park, Calif.-based Exponent, and director of the company’s polymer science and materials chemistry practice; Jose Timmerman, the executive vice president of supply chain at Tupperware Brands Corporation; and Dr. Shing-Chung “Josh” Wong, a University of Akron (Ohio) researcher who has made important contributions to developing graphite polymer nanocomposites.
Candidates for the SPE’s Fellows honor must be sponsored by an SPE division or special interest group. Only 309 members, counting the newest inductees, have been elected Fellows since the designation was established in 1984.