Two UBC Applied Science professors named Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows
June 5, 2023
UBC Applied Science professors Dr. Mark Martinez and Dr. Tony Yang are among 55 new Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering announced today.
They were selected for “their outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada and around the world and for their service as role models in their fields and to their communities.”
The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada, provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada and to Canadians.
Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service. CAE Fellows are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise and experience are applied to the benefit of all Canadians.
Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows from UBC
Dr. Mark Martinez, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dr. Martinez has made outstanding contributions to the pulp and paper industry, one of Canada’s largest manufacturing industries. He has developed new knowledge for improved operations in papermaking and co-invented several new products and processes. He has trained a large number of engineers at the post-graduate level and disseminated knowledge through university teaching and industry courses. He has also played a significant leadership role as director of several university-industry initiatives for the traditional industry as well as the newly emerging bio-products sector. His accomplishments have contributed to the strengthening of a vital pulp and paper industry in Canada.
Dr. Tony Yang, Civil Engineering
Dr. Yang is a preeminent leader in structural and earthquake engineering, acclaimed for his ground-breaking innovation in performance-based design, structural simulation and testing, robotic inspection and construction, and high performance, carbon-neutral and resilient infrastructure. He has led many large research projects, collaborated with many leading engineering firms worldwide and made significant impacts to the national and international codes. His exceptional leadership and mentorship have inspired and trained numerous highly qualified personnel. His outstanding achievements earned him numerous coveted national and international awards. His legacy as a visionary and influential researcher will continue to shape the future of engineering and infrastructure.
The induction ceremony for new Fellows is scheduled for June 20 in Victoria, BC.