UBC mechanical engineer receives Engineers Canada’s highest award

UBC mechanical engineering professor Yusuf Altintas has received the Gold Medal Award from Engineers Canada—the highest recognition in engineering in Canada—for his exceptional individual achievement and distinction in the field of machining and machine tools.

Altintas holds an NSERC-Pratt & Whitney Canada Industrial Research Chair in Virtual High-performance Machining and is the leading scientific authority in machining and machine tool control engineering worldwide. In addition to having highest citation record in his field, his algorithms are used by over 130 companies worldwide in improving the quality and productivity of machining operations.

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