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Handan Tezel

Handan Tezel
University of Ottawa, Canada

Took Chemical Engineering courses from Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey, before transferring studies to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Obtained Chemical Engineering degree from WPI in 1979 in Massachusetts, USA Obtained M.Sc.E. and Ph.D. degrees in 1981 and 1986, respectively, from University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

She joined University of Ottawa in 1988, following two years of Post-Doctoral studies at UNB and she is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa). She was the Vice-Dean – Research for the Faculty of Engineering at uOttawa from July 2010 until June 2015. Prof. Tezel is an internationally recognized researcher for her scientific contributions with more than 300 journal papers, conferences and student theses to her credit. She has been collaborating with many companies and government research labs internationally, and domestically in Canada. In 2004, she has spent a sabbatical leave at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. İn Allentown, Pennsylvania, as a Research Engineer. She gave courses as a Part-time Professor in Ecole des Mines de Nantes, in France in 2006 and 2007. She has been elected to serve on the board of International Adsorption Society. She is representing Canada on the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task Force for Solar Energy and Thermal Heat Storage (Task 4224). Prof. Tezel is also a member of the Energy Task Force for OSPE (Ontario Society of Professional Engineers).

Prof. Tezel received the John V. Marsh Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010 in the Faculty of Engineering at uOttawa. She was inducted as a Fellow in Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) in 2016 and in Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) in 2017, recognizing her contributions to the Chemical Engineering and Engineering professions, respectively.