Two of the School of Engineering’s longest-serving faculty have been named Engineers Canada Fellows for their noteworthy service to the profession. Professors Stephen O’Leary and Rehan Sadiq were both recognized last year for research output ranking among the top 2% of cited scientists globally in their respective fields.
Dr. O’Leary investigates the characterization of novel electronic materials at the cutting-edge of applied physics. A globally recognized researcher, he equips emerging areas of the electronics industry with engineering methodologies for device design and optimization. These technologies include semiconductors, x-rays, radio networks, photovoltaics, and power systems.
A Senior Member of IEEE, Dr. O’Leary is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Materials Research Society, and the American Physical Society. Dr. O’Leary is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Regina, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Windsor, and the Department of Physics at the University of Windsor. He is also a registered Professional Engineer with both the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
Dr. Sadiq is an internationally recognized authority on asset management and reliability of water supply systems and a leading expert in environmental risk analysis and lifecycle assessment of built environments. He is the Executive Associate Dean and a Professor at the School of Engineering on the Okanagan campus. As a leader, administrator, educator and researcher, Dr. Sadiq is an exceptional researcher who continues to make outstanding contributions in the field of environmental engineering.
A Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 2009, Dr. Sadiq serves on the Pakistan Engineering Council. He is a Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) Fellow, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), and a University of British Columbia Distinguished Scholar (DSU).
The Engineers Canada Fellowships provides national recognition for recipients with respect to their service and contributions to the engineering profession. To learn more about the Fellowships visit https://engineerscanada.ca/awards-and-honours/fellowships