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UOIT professor named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Awarded for exceptional achievements and contributions to mechanical engineering

In recognition of his significant contributions and achievements in mechanical engineering, Dr. Greg Naterer, a Canada Research Chair with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

"I am honoured to receive this prestigious distinction," said Dr. Naterer, associate dean. "I thank the wonderful colleagues and students with whom I have worked on exciting projects over the years at UOIT. These have allowed our collective development of new clean energy technologies. It's a pleasure for me to add to our faculty's proud list of achievements."

Fellows of ASME are appointed after a process involving a nomination, support by peers and completion of a selection adjudication process. The review is finalized by a Fellow Review Committee that is comprised of 15 members including the chair, vice-chair and five former ASME presidents. An ASME fellow distinction is the most prestigious honour awarded by the society.

Dr. Naterer and his research team have developed a number of clean energy technologies that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Through a consortium of university and industry partners across Ontario and abroad, the team is developing the world's first integrated lab-scale demonstration of a copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle for nuclear or solar-based hydrogen production. Hydrogen is a clean energy carrier with major potential for reducing the environmental impact of fossil fuels and global warming.

Dr. Naterer received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1995. His research contributions involve clean energy systems, hydrogen technologies and fluid dynamics, with more than 250 journal and conference articles, and two textbooks, in these fields. His past honours include the UOIT Research Excellence Award, fellow of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

"We are very proud of Dr. Naterer's achievements," said Dr. Richard Marceau. "We are fortunate to have attracted professors of his calibre at UOIT, and we are grateful for his leadership in spearheading groundbreaking, world-class research initiatives that are already contributing to UOIT's reputation as a high-quality research-intensive institution."

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