UBC professors honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

UBC engineering professors Liam Finn and André Ivanov will be honoured for their excellence in professional service by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) at its annual awards gala in Ottawa on March 5, 2011.

Civil engineering Prof. Emeritus Liam Finn will be awarded the K.Y. Lo Medal in recognition of his outstanding engineering contributions internationally. Finn is an expert in geotechnical earthquake engineering with particular interest in liquefaction, seismic response of sites and earth structures, seismic safety evaluation of dams, seismic response of pile foundations and seismic risk. He pioneered the use of dynamic effective stress analysis in practice and the use of large strain deformation analysis for the analysis of post liquefaction deformation of dams.

Electrical and computer engineering department head André Ivanov will be inducted a Fellow of the institute for his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. Ivanov is an expert and innovator in the field of the design and testing of very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits. His achievements have led to numerous new and advanced technologies that have greatly impacted the shape of VLSI test technology processes worldwide affecting the entire semiconductor industry.

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