Recipients of A.G.L. McNaughton Award
IEEE Canada remembers, through the A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal, General McNaughton’s contributions to the engineering profession in Canada. Recipients of the McNaughton Medal are outstanding Canadian engineers recognized for their important contributions to the engineering profession. Award established in 1969. More information about General A.G.L. McNaughton.
- 2018: Abdulmotaleb El Saddik,
- 2017: Michel Nakhla,
- 2016: Andrew Goldenberg,
- 2015: Mohamed Kamel,
- 2014: Raouf Boutaba,
- 2013: Jamal Deen,
- 2012: John Bandler,
- 2011: Gregor V. Bochmann,
- 2010: Alberto Leon-Garcia,
- 2009: Wolfgang Hoefer,
- 2008: Colin A. Franklin,
- 2007: Raymond D. Findlay,
- 2006: Hussein Mouftah,
- 2005: Anthony B. Sturton,
- 2004: Renato G. Bosisio,
- 2003: Tas Venetsanopoulos,
- 2002: Prakash Bhartia,
- 2001: Om Malik,
- 2000: Nicolas D. Georganas,
- 1999: Mohamed E. El-Hawary,
- 1998: Chandra M. Kudsia,
- 1997: Thomas David Collett,
- 1996: John Plant,
- 1995: Vijay K. Bhargava,
- 1994: Roy Billinton,
- 1993: Ray Bartnikas,
- 1992: M. Val O’Donovan,
- 1991: William J.M. Moore,
- 1990: Harry M. Ellis,
- 1989: John S. Foster,
- 1988: Rudolf deBuda,
- 1987: Theodore Wildi,
- 1986: Simon Haykin,
- 1985: John A. Hopps,
- 1984: H. Halton,
- 1983: J. Lionel Boulet,
- 1982: Gordon Frederick MacFarlane,
- 1981: W. Bennett Lewis,
- 1980: Wallace S. Read,
- 1979: John H. Chapman,
- 1978: Harold A. Smith,
- 1977: James M. Ham,
- 1976: J.C.R. Punchard,
- 1975: George Sinclair,
- 1974: Robert H. Tanner,
- 1973: Hector J. McLeod,
- 1972: Alphonse Ouimet,
- 1971: Thomas Ingledow,
- 1969: John T. Henderson
2018 – Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik received the McNaughton Medal in 2018 “For Outstanding Contributions to Multimodal Sensory Computing and Communications”.
2017 – Michel Nakhla
Michel Nakhla received the McNaughton Medal in 2017 “For outstanding contributions to signal integrity of high-speed systems and interconnects”.
2016 – Andrew Goldenberg
Andrew Goldenberg received the McNaughton Medal in 2016 “For outstanding contributions in the field of robotics and automation including research and development and founding of high-technology companies”.
2015 – Mohamed Kamel
Mohamed Kamel received the McNaughton Medal in 2015.
2014 – Raouf Boutaba
Raouf Boutaba received the McNaughton Medal at CCECE in Toronto, ON, on May 5, 2014 for “outstanding contributions to network virtualization and the future Internet.”
Raouf Boutaba (FIEEE) is professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo. He completed his Ph.D. at the University Pierre & Marie Curie in 1994. Before joining the University of Waterloo in 1999, he was the founding Lead Researcher of the Telecommunications and Distributed Systems Unit and a visiting ECE professor at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Boutaba is an internationally recognized authority and leading researcher in the management of communication networks. His pioneering work on network virtualization in the late nineties blossomed as part of the recent worldwide effort to fend off the Internet’s growing ossification and the design of its future architecture. He has contributed to a major shift in how the world views network management and played a pivotal role in establishing automated network management, thereby facilitating autonomic networking. He successfully transferred technology to industry including Ericsson, Nortel and Cisco and created the first successful system for user control of lightpaths in CA*net 4 – a system also deployed by numerous institutions and research networks worldwide. He received several awards from the industry including Nortel, Cisco, Google and IBM. He published extensively, with high impact, in top-tier journals and conferences, and received several Best Paper Awards including the IEEE Fred Ellersick Prize.
Dr. Boutaba is a fellow of the IEEE and the EIC for contributions to the management of communication networks and services. He has been honoured by the IEEE Communications Society with several awards, including the Harold Sobol, the Dan Stokesberry, the Joseph LoCicero, and the Salah Aidarous Awards. He also received the IFIP Silver Core.
2013 – Jamal Deen
Jamal Deen received the McNaughton Medal at CCECE in Regina, SK, on May 6, 2013 for “pioneering contributions to modeling of semiconductor devices.”
Jamal Deen (FIEEE) is Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, Professor of ECE and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. He completed his Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University where he was both a Fulbright-LASPAU Scholar and an American Vacuum Society Scholar. His doctoral work on dynamic temperature measurements and combustion optimization in rocket and jet engines was sponsored and used by NASA, Cleveland, USA.
Dr. Deen is regarded as the world’s foremost authority in modeling and noise of electronic and optoelectronic devices. He has successfully transferred powerful engineering and circuit models for high-performance semiconductor devices to several companies. His practical models and experimental innovations for reliability prediction have contributed significantly to the design and manufacture of reliable high-performance photodetectors. Dr. Deen’s research record includes more than 460 peer-reviewed articles and six patents that have been used in industry. He is the author/editor of 20 books and conference proceedings, the textbook Silicon Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices, 16 invited book chapters, and has received 12 best paper/poster awards. Over his career, he has won more than 50 awards and honours.
Dr. Deen’s peers have elected him to Fellow status in nine national academies and professional organizations, including The Royal Society of Canada (RSC), The American Physical Society and The Electrochemical Society. His other awards and honours include the Callinan Award and the Electronics and Photonics Award from the Electrochemical Society; a Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation; the Eadie Medal from RSC; the Fessenden Medal from IEEE Canada; and two honorary doctorates from University of Waterloo, Canada and Universidad de Granada, Spain.
2012 – John Bandler
John Bandler received the McNaughton Medal at CCECE in Montreal, QC, on April 30, 2012, for “pioneering contributions to optimization technology and microwave CAD.”
John W. Bandler (LFIEEE) is professor emeritus at McMaster University and president of Bandler Corporation. A previous company he founded, Optimization Systems Associates, was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1997. John studied at Imperial College of Science and Technology and received his degrees from the University of London.
Based on John’s work, advances such as design with tolerances, yield-driven design, and electromagnetic optimization – once academic fantasies – are now taken for granted by microwave engineers. His implementations into major commercial design tools, including those from Compact Software (now Ansoft/Ansys) and Hewlett-Packard (now Agilent Technologies) have impacted high-frequency and microwave design initiatives world-wide. John introduced space mapping in 1994. From automotive crashworthiness to magnetic systems, his concept has been adopted into design portfolios across the entire spectrum of engineering, making possible the high-fidelity design of devices and systems at a cost of only a few high-fidelity simulations. John has published more than 470 technical papers, served on editorial and review committees, and been guest editor of several special issues.
John is a Fellow of several societies including the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2004, the IEEE MTT Society honored him with its Application Award “For application of optimization technology, design with tolerances and yield-driven design to microwave devices, circuits and systems.” This year a special session at the International Microwave Symposium pays tribute to his 45 years of pioneering contributions. Active in artistic endeavors, John has written a novel, a screenplay, and several stage plays, two of which have been performed.
2011 – Gregor V. Bochmann
Gregor V. Bochmann received the McNaughton Medal at CCECE in Niagara Falls, ON, on May 9, 2011, for “outstanding contributions to the development of design methods for communication protocols and services.”
Gregor v. Bochmann (FIEEE) is professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa since 1998, after 25 years at the University of Montreal. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM and the Royal Society of Canada. After initial research work on programming languages and compiler design, he started work on communication protocols around 1974 and developed the field of “protocol engineering,” applying software engineering principles to communication protocols.
In the early eighties, he participated in standardization committees of ISO and ITU and took a leading role in the standardization of Formal Description Techniques for communication protocols and services at the Canadian and international levels. He is internationally well recognized for his innovative work on modeling the behavior of distributed systems by extended finite state machines, and on their verification and testing. He has had many research collaborations with industry and, from 1989 to 1997, held the Hewlett-Packard – NSERC – CITI Industrial Research Chair on communication protocols at the University of Montreal.
Dr. Bochmann has received many prizes for his work, including the Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society, the Award for Excellence in Research of the University of Ottawa, and in 2005 was recognized as a “Pioneer of Computing in Canada” at the CASCON conference organized by IBM and NRC. His recent work has been in the areas of software engineering for distributed applications, peer-to-peer systems, quality of service and security management for Web applications, and control procedures for optical networks.
2010 – Alberto Leon-Garcia
Alberto Leon-Garcia received the McNaughton Medal at the the CCECE in Calgary, AB, on May 3, 2010 in recognition of “outstanding contributions to Canadian and global network research and education.”
Alberto Leon-Garcia (FIEEE) is Director of the Information and Communications Forum at the University of Toronto, holding a Canada Research Chair in Autonomic Service Architecture. From 1999 to 2002 he was founder and CTO of AcceLight Networks in Ottawa, which developed an all-optical fabric multi-terabit/second, multiservice core switch. In 2006, Dr. Leon-Garcia received the Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for his research of the design, operation, and management of application-oriented multiservice packet networks. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 1999 for “contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic.”
Dr. Leon-Garcia is recognized as an innovator in networking education. In 1986, he led the development of the University of Toronto-Northern Telecom Network Engineering Program. In 1997 he oversaw the creation of the Master of Engineering in Telecommunications program, and the communications and networking options in the undergraduate computer engineering program. He is author of the leading textbooks: Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture. The holder of several patents, he has published research extensively in the areas of switch architecture and traffic management.
Current research interests include application-oriented networking and autonomic resources management, with a focus on enabling pervasive smart and green infrastructure. His research team is now developing a network and applications testbed that uses virtualized resources to enable at-scale experimentation in new network protocols and distributed applications. Dr. Leon-Garcia is a highly sought-after keynote speaker with recent addresses including IEEE LCN 2009 and SYTACom Research Workshop 2009.
2009 – Wolfgang Hoefer
Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in St. Johns, NL, on May 4, 2009 in recognition of “pioneering research in microwave engineering, computational electromagnetics, and working with industry to develop practical time domain simulators.”
Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer (LFIEEE) is Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. diploma from the RWTH Aachen (1965), and a D.Ing. degree from the University of Grenoble (1968). He joined the University of Ottawa in 1969 and was Chair of Electrical Engineering from 1978 to 1981. In 1992 he joined the University of Victoria as a Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in RF Engineering, heading the Computational Electromagnetic Research Laboratory (CERL) until his retirement in 2006. He also held visiting appointments at the Universities of Grenoble, Rome, Nice, Perugia, Munich and Duisburg, the Ferdinand Braun Institute Berlin, the ETH Zurich, AEG-Telefunken, CRC Ottawa, the Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore, and GeorgiaTech. He is the Founder and President of Faustus Scientific Corporation since 1996.
Dr. Hoefer’s research in microwave engineering and computational electromagnetics has shaped the technologies and design tools for analog microwave and high-speed digital communication systems. He advanced the CAD of planar and E-Plane circuits, pioneered the application of Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), Transmission Line Matrix (TLM) and Multiresolution Time Domain (MRTD) methods in microwave circuit design, and spearheaded the development of modern time-domain TLM electromagnetic field simulators. His modeling technology forms the basis of the EM Simulator MEFiSTo, commercialized by Faustus Scientific Corporation.
Dr. Hoefer is an IEEE Life Fellow (F’91, LF’06), and a Fellow of the BC Advanced System Institute (1992), the Royal Society of Canada (2003), and the German Academy of Science and Engineering (ACATECH, 2007). He was Associate Editor of the IEEE MTT Transactions (1998-2000), Chair and Co-chair of the MTT-15 Technical Committee on Field Theory (1989 to 2004), and an IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (2005-2007). Among other distinctions he received the Peter B. Johns Prize (1990), the ACES Mainstay Award (2004), the IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator Award (2006), and an honorary doctorate (2007) from the TU Munchen, Germany.
2008 – Colin A. Franklin
Colin A. Franklin received the McNaughton Medal at the the CCECE in Niagara Falls, ON, on May 5, 2008 in recognition of “outstanding contributions as a pioneer of the Canadian space program and a semiconductor circuit innovator.”
Colin A. Franklin (LSMIEEE), M.Sc (Physics) Auckland University, New Zealand; Ph.D (Electrical Engineering) Imperial College, London, England; 1952 Physics lecturer, Auckland University; 1953-1959 Royal New Zealand Air Force, Scientific Defence Corps; 1957-1969 Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment (DRTE), Ottawa; 1969-1985 Department of Communications (DOC) Ottawa; 1986 Ministry of State for Science and Technology, Ottawa; 1987-1990 Visiting Professor, EE Dept, Auckland University; 1990-1992 Chief Scientist SPAR Aerospace, Montreal.
While Chief Electrical Engineer for Canada’s first satellite, Alouette, it was named by the Engineering Centennial Board in 1987 as one of ten most outstanding achievements of Canadian engineering in past 100 years. In 1993 IEEE designated Alouette /ISIS program an International Milestone of Electrical Engineering. Subsequently hr served as Chief Engineer at DRTE for the ISIS series of scientific satellites and as Project Manager for the DOC communications technology satellite Hermes. Launched in 1976 the satellite was the forerunner of the direct-to-home broadcast satellites. In 1976 he produced a DOC report on the European Space Agency (ESA) which led in 1978 to the signing of the Agreement for Cooperation between Canada and ESA.
Dr. Franklin has been honoured on many occasions; 1978 FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada) in recognition of his contributions to the Canadian Scientific Satellite program, FCGI (Fellow of City & Guilds of London Institute) for advancements to science and technology, 1990 CM (Member of Order of Canada) for his role in the design and construction of Alouette, and for contributions to the Canadian Space Program, 1994 IEEE Pioneers Award on 50th Anniversary of Ottawa Section, 1996 Alouette Award from Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, 2002 John H. Chapman Award from the Canadian Space Agency – this award is the ultimate recognition of the individuals behind the Canadian Space Program – the award highlights an outstanding achievement, its socio-economic benefits and the recipients merits.
2007 – Raymond D. Findlay
Raymond D. Findlay received the McNaughton Medal at the the CCECE in Vancouver, BC, on April 23, 2007 in recognition of “outstanding contributions to the analysis and design of electrical machines, particularly to the theory and measurement of shaft currents in induction motors, and for leadership inthe profession”.
Raymond David Findlay (FIEEE) is a professional engineer (Ontario) and vice-president of JDRF Electromag Research, Inc., a company whose principal mandate is research and development. Dr. Findlay is an emeritus professor at McMaster University, where he taught electrical machines at both the graduate and undergraduate level for 24 years and before that for 14 years at the University of New Brunswick. During one of those years he was an NRC Senior Industrial Research Fellow at General Electric Company in Peterborough. During his career at McMaster, Dr. Findlay has been Assistant Dean, Professional Affairs, and Director of Engineering and Management. Ray was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, (UK); at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Sydney, Australia; and the Katholieke Universiteit, Belgium.
Ray’s technical interests include low frequency electromagnetic fields and losses in electrical power devices in which he has 60 refereed journal publications, 140 refereed conference publications, 8 chapters in technical books, and 4 patents in the area of induction motor characteristics and underground transmission. He has been an invited distinguished lecturer on electric machines or electrical conductors in Europe, North and South America, and in Asia. He has supervised 10 Ph.D. students, and 27 Master’s degree students. In addition, Ray has a strong interest in the history of engineering and engineering education in Canada, in which he has published 10 papers and 3 book chapters. He has held numerous positions within IEEE from the Section, Chapter and Society levels to VP Regional Activities (1996-7) and President (2002). Ray is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of EIC. He has been awarded the ASEE-Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, IEEE Regional Activities Innovation Award, EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal, IEEE Millennium Medal, IEEE Canada W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award, and the Toronto Section Centennial Medal.
2006 – Hussein Mouftah
Hussein Mouftah received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Ottawa, ON, on May 8, 2006 in recognition of “contributions to Canadian and International computer networks research and, in particular, optical networking, photonic switching and wireless communication networks.”
Hussein Mouftah (IEEE F’90) joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) of the University of Ottawa in September 2002 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor, where he became a University Distinguished Professor in February 2006. He has been with the ECE Dept. at Queen’s University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (now Nortel Networks). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) and IEEE ComSoc Director of Magazines (1998-99).
He is the author or coauthor of five books and more than 700 technical papers and 8 patents in this area of broadband packet switching networks, optical and mobile wireless networks and quality of service over the Internet. He is the joint holder of 5 Best Paper and/or Outstanding Paper Awards. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the U of O Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. Dr. Mouftah is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003) and the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005).
2005 – Anthony B. Sturton
Anthony B. Sturton received the McNaughton Medal at the the CCECE in Saskatoon, SK, on May 2, 2005 in recognition of “sustained contributions to electric power systems in Canada and the world, especially for Single Pole Trip and Re-Close operation of High Voltage transmission lines and Elliptical distance relaying”.
Anthony B. Sturton was born in Quebec City in 1926 and received his primary and secondary schooling there. He received his BASc (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1948.
From 1948 – 1965 he was with Shawinigan Water and Power Company in Montreal and was involved with relaying, commissioning, fault and performance analysis, eventually becoming Head of Transmission Planning. From 1965 to 1978 he was Senior Engineer with Shawinigan Engineering Company, Montreal and was much involved with design, planning, commissioning, fault and performance analysis. Since 1979 as an independent consultant, he has worked for all generating utilities in Canada except B.C. Hydro, and for a number of offshore utilities.
Andy’s working life highlights include: Involvement in development and application of single pole switching of transmission, including many fault tests; development of elliptic distance and transformer overcurrent differential relays; integration of seven different utilities in Newfoundland during the development of the Bay d’Espoir project; frequency upgrade, 50-60 Hz, of hydro electric generation at Grand Falls, Newfoundland; no generator rewind; teaching the M.Eng. and Ph.D. students (part time) at McGill and the University of Montreal and field work associated with (the electrics of) development of power supply for the Alaska North Slope project.
Andy is married to Irene for almost 50 years and they have five children.
2004 – Renato G. Bosisio
Renato G. Bosisio received the McNaughton Medal at the the CCECE in Niagara Falls, ON, on May 3, 2004 in recognition of “research and teaching of microwaves and innovation of six-port based digital receivers”.
Renato G. Bosisio is professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at École Polytechnique (University of Montreal), and founding director of “Centre de recherche Poly-Grames” (CRP) established to provide electrical engineering graduate students with advanced research facilities in microwave and millimeter wave engineering. CRP experimental and theoretical facilities enable graduate students to undertake advanced research projects on active and passive microwave components, devices, hybrid and monolithic microwave integrated circuits and sub-assemblies The theoretical and experimental research facilities available at CRP provide unique training skills to numerous electrical graduate students enrolled in Doctoral and Masters programs at École Polytechnique. Most graduate students terminating their research projects at CRP join companies in America, Europe and Asia, to work on the design, fabrication and testing of modern communication equipment. A few graduates have joined the teaching staff of electrical and computer engineering departments in Canadian universities. CRP research activities have attracted scientists and researchers from all over the world
Renato G. Bosisio is member of the Order of Canada, Fellow of IEEE, member of order of Professional Engineers of Quebec, member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Psi learned societies.
He is the author of 12 patents and author or coauthor of over 300 journal papers and refereed international conferences. Renato G Bosisio has made outstanding contributions in developing microwave and millimeter wave engineering on a world- wide scale. At an invited speaker session (September 2002 European Microwave Conference held in Milano) Dr. J.F.Luy of Daimler Chrysler Research, Ulm, Germany highlighted Pr. Bosisio’s invention of a digital sixport microwave millimeter wave communication receiver as an excellent platform to develop the software defined radio (SDR) of the future. Other international core research centers (e.g. Sony of Japan) have started their own research programs on six-port receiver platforms.
Professor Bosisio’s accomplishments in Canadian microwave engineering have expanded into Europe, Asia, North and South America through visits, conferences, scientific exchanges, and also through his immense enthusiasm to advance microwave and millimeter wave engineering, world-wide.
2003 – Tas Venetsanopoulos
Anastasios (Tas) N. Venetsanopoulos received the McNaughton Medal at the Toronto Section Centennial Banquet in Toronto, Ontario, on October 4, 2003 in recognition of “outstanding contributions to the design and implementation of communication systems, digital filters and multimedia systems; IEEE; the engineering profession and society at large”.
He received the Bachelors of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU), Greece, in 1965, and the M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1966, 1968 and 1969 respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto in September 1968 as a Lecturer and he was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1970, Associate Professor in 1973, and Professor in 1981.
Since July 1997, he has been Associate Chair – Graduate Studies of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and was Acting Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, during the period of January-July 1999. In 1999, The Bell Canada Chair in Multimedia was established in the ECE Department, made possible by a donation of $1.25M from Bell Canada, matched by $1M of university funds. Prof. A.N. Ventsanopoulos assumed this position as Inaugural Chairholder on July of 1999, and two Assistant Professor positions became available in the same area. Since July, 2001, he has served as the 12th Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering of the University of Toronto.
Dr. Venetsanopoulos has served as Chair of the Communications Group and as Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was on research leave at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, the National Technical University of Athens the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the University of Florence and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and was Adjunct Professor at Concordia University.
He has served as a Lecturer in 138 short courses to industry and continuing education programs and as Consultant to numerous organizations; he is a contributor to thirty-two (32) books, is a co-author of Nonlinear Digital Filters: Principles and Applications, Artificial Neural Networks: Learning Algorithms, Performance Evaluation and Applications, and Fuzzy Reasoning in Information, Decision and Control Systems, Colour Image Processing and Applications, and has published over 750 papers on digital signal and image processing and digital communications.
2002 – Prakash Bhartia
Prakash Bhartia received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Winnipeg, MB, on May 13, 2002 in recognition of “exceptional creativity, innovation and leadership in the research and development of microwave and millimeter wave transmission lines, devices, components, antennas and systems”.
Dr. Prakash Bhartia – received his appointment as Director General, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa (DREO) in December 1997. From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Bhartia was Chief, Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (DREA), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and then under reorganization in 1995, he was appointed Scientific Advisor Maritime and the Director General of DREA. In addition to his current duties as DG DREO, Dr. Bhartia is the Defence Research and Development Canada’s Scientific Advisor Command and Control Information Systems (SACCIS).
Dr. Bhartia obtained his B.Tech (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Techonology, Bombay in 1966, and his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1968 and 1971 respectively. He served as a Research Associate at the University of Manitoba from 1971 to 1973, when he joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1976 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and served as Assistant Dean of Engineering.
Dr. Bhartia began his career in defence research in September 1977 when he joined DREO as a Defence Scientist. In 1982 Dr. Bhartia was appointed head of DREO’s Electromagnetics Section, responsible for programs in navigation, electromagnetic compatibility and nuclear electromagnetic pulse effects. This was followed in February 1985 with his appointment as Director, Research and Development Air (DRDA) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. From September 1985 to June 1986, Dr. Bhartia attended the National Defence College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario. On his return, he was appointed Director, Research and Development Communications and Space (DRDCS) at National Defence Headquarters, where he served for three years. In September 1989 he was appointed Director of the Underwater Acoustics Division at DREA. In July 1991 he was back in Ottawa as Director of the Radar Division at DREO. In July 1992 he returned to DREA as its Chief.
Dr. Bhartia is the co-author of a number of books including: “Microstrip Antennas”, Artech House; “Millimeter Wave Engineering and Applications”, J. Wiley & Sons; “E-Plane Integrated Circuits”, Artech House; “Microwave Solid State Circuit Design”, J. Wiley & Sons; “Millimeter Wave Microstrip and Printed Circuit Antennas”, Artech House; “Microstrip Lines and Slotlines”, Artech House, RF and Microwave Coupled-line Circuits, Artech House and Microstrip Antenna Design Handbook, Artech House. He has contributed chapters to other texts and holds a number of patents.
Dr. Bhartia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineers and a member of a number of technical societies. He has served and continues to serve on the Editorial Board or as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He has served as a Director of the Canadian Microelectronics Centre, on the Queen’s University Engineering Advisory Council, on the Tradex Management Inc. Board and on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Marine Communications and the Nova Scotia Premier’s Council in Applied Science and Technology.
2001 – Om Malik
Om Malik received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Toronto, ON, in May 2001 for “outstanding contributions in research and development of digital and adaptive controllers for power systems and to engineering education”.
Dr. Malik graduated from Delhi, India in 1952. After working for 9 years in electric utilities, he returned to academia and obtained his Master’s degree from Roorkee University, India, in 1962, Ph.D. degree from London University, and the DIC from Imperial College, London, in 1965.
Dr. Malik has done pioneering work over the past 30 years in the development of digital controllers for application in electric power systems. His research group was the first to propose and investigate digital/adaptive controllers for on-line real time applications to improve the operation of electric power generators. In addition, he has done extensive work in the area of power systems protection, particularly digital and artificial intelligence based protection techniques.
He was teaching and doing research from 1966 to 1997, and is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. Dr. Malik has been extremely active with 31 Ph.D. and 17 M.Sc. students having completed their thesis under his supervision. He has published over 400 technical papers in various international journals and conferences.
Dr. Malik has performed extensive service over the years for various technical societies, such as IEEE, CEA, APPEGA, IEE, IFAC, COPIMERA, etc. He has received many honours, medals, and awards. Om Malik is a Fellow of the EIC, a Fellow of the IEE, and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
2000 – Nicolas D. Georganas
Nicolas D. Georganas received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Halifax, NS, on May 8, 2000 for “outstanding contributions to Canadian and International Telecommunications research and, in particular, multimedia communications systems and applications in Tele-medicine, distance learning and web-based Tele-collaboration.” Nicolas D. Georganas is a Professor, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa.
He received the Dipl.Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1966 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1970. He has taught there since then and has served as the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (1986-93).He has published over 250 technical papers and one book. He has received research grants and contracts totaling more then #35 million and has supervised more than 134 researchers, among which 73 graduate students (20 PhD, 53 MASc), 15 Post-doctoral Fellows and 16 research engineers.
He was elected: Fellow of IEEE (1990), Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (1994), Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (1997), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1997). In 1995 he was co-recipient of the IEEE INFORCOM’95 Prize Paper Award. In 1997, he was selected as the University of Ottawa Researcher of the Year and also received the University 150th Anniversary Medal for Research. He was awarded: the Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada (1999), the Julian C. Smith Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada (2000), the A.G.L. McNaughton Medal of IEEE Canada (2000), and the OCRI President’s Award for the creation of the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications (NCIT) (2000).
1999 – Mohamed E. El-Hawary
Mohamed E. El-Hawary received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Edmonton on May 10, 1999 for “sustained technical contributions and leadership in power engineering research and education, and service to IEEE at the national and international level.” Dr. EI-Hawary is Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at DalTech of Dalhousie. Dr. EI-Hawary served on faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland and was Chair of Electrical Engineering. He was Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an Instructor in, the Departments of Electrical Engineering, at the Universities of Alexandria and Alberta. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Alexandria, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he was an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial. He is a registered PEng. in the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.Dr. El-Hawary is a member of the founding committee responsible for establishing the IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Subsection in 1975, and has served in various capacities in the Subsection. Dr. EI-Hawary is currently Chair of IEEE Canada’s Publications Committee, and has served as Chair, IEEE Canada Recognition and Awards Committee IEEE Canada, (1994-1998), Chair Recognition Working Group of the Power Systems Engineering Committee, IEEE, and Chair of IEEE Main Prize Paper Awards Committee. He is a Member: IEEE Awards Board. He is Chair of Power Engineering Education Committee’s Life Long Learning Subcommittee, and chairs the Operating Economics Subcommittee in the Power Engineering Society. Dr. El-Hawary was President Canadian Society for Electrical Engineering and Vice-President of Engineering Institute of Canada (1986-88).Dr. EI-Hawary has written seven textbooks and monographs, is author of over 100 referred Journal articles, and is a member of the Editorial Board of IEEE/OUP Encyclopedia of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is Associate Editor for the three major Electric Machines and Power Systems’ Journals.
Dr. El-Hawary served as General Chair for a good number of conferences He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Industry Applications Society, and is a Fellow of IEEE and EIC.
1998 – Chandra M. Kudsia
Chandra M. Kudsia received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Waterloo on May 27, 1998 for “technical leadership in the Canadian satellite communication industry.” Chandra M. Kudsia received the B.Sc. with honours in physics from Delhi University in 1961; B.Eng. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1964; the M.Eng. in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, in 1966; and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1979.From 1967 to 1976, he was employed at RCA Limited, Montréal. His work included the design and implementation of microwave payload equipment for communications satellites and earth stations, as well as overall design and optimization of communications satellite payloads. He was the recipient of an RCA technical excellence award for ‘Outstanding Proficiency in the Application of Professional Disciplines for Communications Satellites.’He joined COM DEV in 1976. He has served as Principal Engineer, Vice President, and is currently Chief Scientist. His technical leadership has helped COM DEV grow from a 20-people company to a world leader in microwave products for satellites, employing over 700 people in the Space Group in Cambridge, Ontario. As an individual as well as a mentor of young engineers, Dr. Kudsia’s leadership set the benchmarks for satellite multiplexers and technology in the 1970s and 1980s. He has been responsible for a number of technology advances during this time and these are described in his numerous publications.Dr. Kudsia is an engineer, manager, and educator. He has taught graduate courses, has served on many National committees, has served on the Board of Directors of two of Ontario’s Centres of Excellence (TRIO and ISTS), and is currently on the Board of Directors of GUARD, a publicly-traded company to commercialize university research. He is a registered Professional Engineer, an adjunct associate professor at McMaster University and co-author of a book. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
In 1996, he was chosen a ‘Fellow’ of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), recognizing his sustained leadership and contributions to the satellite industry.
1997 – Thomas David Collett
Thomas David Collett received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in St. John’s on May 27, 1997 for “leadership and creative planning in Engineering.” Thomas David Collett was born in Harbour Buffet, Newfoundland, in 1942. He attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s and the Nova Scotia Technical College (presently DalTech of Dalhousie University) in Halifax, where he studied Electrical Engineering and received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering in 1965. He is presently Executive Vice-President, Production, at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, and President, Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation, and President, Twin Falls Power Corporation Limited. He is member of the Board of Directors of Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation and of the Canadian Electricity Association.Mr. Collett joined Newfoundland and Labrador Power Commission (now called Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro) in 1965 as a Planning Engineer and throughout his brilliant career held various positions including Terminal Design and Construction Engineer (1968-73), Assistant Chief Engineer (Planning), (1973-75), Manager System Planning (1975-79). Between 1979 and 1982 he was Manager of Engineering for the Lower Churchill Development Corporation, and subsequently serving as Vice-President Operation and Engineering for Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation. From 1985 to 1995 he served as Vice President, Operations for Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.Mr. Collett is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the Governing Board of the IEEE Power Engineering Society and past Chair of IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section. He was recipient of the 1996 “Award of Merit” from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland (APEGN).
David is very active in Church and Community affairs, being the Rector’s Warden and member of the Vestry of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and a member of the Board of Directors of the General Hospital Health Foundation. He is also a member of the Camp Twenty of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, Engineering Institute of Canada. Mr. Collett is married to the former Iris Crocker. They have three sons, David, Mark, and Jonathan.
1996 – John Plant
John Plant received the McNaughton Medal in 1996 at the CCECE in Calgary on May 28, 1996 for “leadership and creative planning in undergraduate and graduate education.” John Plant was born in Smiths FaIls, Ontario, Canada, in 1933. He attended the Royal Military College, of Canada, Kingston Ontario, and the Royal Naval Engineering College, Plymouth, England, where he studied mechanical and marine engineering. He also studied Naval Architecture and Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., where he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control and Decision Making) in 1975.Dr. Plant served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1953 to 1970 retiring as a Commander (E). His sea experience includes an appointment with the first submarine squadron Royal Navy and the Canadian Ships HMCS ST. LAURENT, CHAUDIERE and OUTREMONT. In 1975, Dr. Plant became active in the naval reserve as Commanding Officer, HMCS CATARAQUI, a command which he held until September 1984. He was promoted to Captain (N) (R) in January 1980 and is Past President of the Maritime Defense Association of Canada. Captain (N) Plant was appointed an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in 1984. Dr. Plant has held academic appointments at RMC since 1965: Lecturere 65/66, Assistant Professor 66/67, Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering 67/72, and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research 72/84. Dr. Plant was appointed Dean of the Canadian Forces Military College and Chair of the Extension Division 73/74 and Principal on March 1, 1984. Dr. Plant attended the National Defense College Course in 1970. The year 78/79 was spent on sabbatical leave in Paris, France, where he gained industrial experience in the employ of Thomson CSF. During the Fall semester of 1982, Dr. Plant visited the Virginia Military Institute as the recipient of the Wachmeister Vising Eminent Scholar Chair. Dr. Plant fills a bilingual position at the Royal Military College.
Dr Plant is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is a recipient of the Canadian Forces Order of Military Merit, the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal, the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Citizenship Award, the IEEE Centennial Medal, and the Canada 125 Medal. He is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi, the Society of the Sigma Xi, the American Society for the advancement of Science, the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Iron Ring Society. Dr. Plant served as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is married to the former Kay Lawrie, of Victoria, B.C. They have four children.
1995 – Vijay K. Bhargava
Vijay K. Bhargava received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Montreal on September 7, 1995 for “outstanding contributions to error control coding for wireless communications and for an unsurpassed record of service to the profession.” Vijay Bhargava was born in Beawar, India in 1948. In 1966 he came to Canada and by 1974 had obtained the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has held positions with the Indian Institute of Science, University of Waterloo, Concordia University, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, UNIDO, and NTT Wireless Communications Labs. Currently he is a Professor at the University of Victoria and a Fellow of the British Columbia Advanced Systems Institute.Dr. Bhargava is the Founder and President and Binary Communications Inc. (Established 1983), which has successfully developed in VLSi, a rare programmable Reed Solomon CODEC for applications in wireless communications and computing. He has provided consulting services to BNR, MPR Teltech Ltd., Mobile Data International, GE-Ericsson and to Department of National Devence, Communications, Transportation and to Revenue Canada. His contributions and leadership in the development of error control coding devices have resulted in their commercial application for a large number of wireless communications systems.Dr. Bhargava’s professional life revolves around teaching, research and writing. He has developed a number of training courses for the practicing engineer in the areas of personal communications systems, secure communication, mobile and satellite communications and error control coding techniques. In 1984 he developed the graduate program of the newly established Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria. He has supervised over 30 graduate students, several of whom now hold important positions in industry and academia. He is co-author of Digital Communications by Satellite (New York: Wiley 1981) and coeditor of Reed Solomon Codes and Their Applications (IEEE Press 1994). He is Editor-in-Chief of Wireless Personal Communications (Norwell, MA: Kluwer) and is on the Editorial Board of two other journals.Dr. Bhargava has contributed significantly to learned societies. He revived the bilingual Canada Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He founded the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering and the IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing. The former has become a major national conference, while the latter has become a premier regularly scheduled IEEE Conference in the Pacific Northwest. He has held numerous offices in the IEEE, and is currently the Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.
A Fellow of the IEEE and the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Dr. Bhargava has been honoured many times by his colleagues. Amongst these awards are the IEEE Centennial Medal (1984), EIC Centennial Medal (1987), A.F. Bulgin Premium of IEE, U.K. (1987), EIC John B. Stirling Medal (1991), and the Applied Science and Engineering Gold Medal from the Science Council of British Columbia (1993). Vijay Bhargava is married to Yolande Henri of Warwick, Quebec. They have two children, Alexandre (17 years) and Maude (14 years).
1994 – Roy Billinton
Roy Billinton received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Halifax, NS, on September 27, 1994 for “internationally recognized research and consulting work in the area of electric power system reliability.” Before Dr. Roy Billinton joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Saskatchewan in 1964, he was with the System Planning and Operating Department of Manitoba Hydro. During his tenure at the University of Saskatchewan he has supervised over seventy-five Msc and PhD research projects. Four of his former students have been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 1975, Dr. Billinton was awarded a Dsc degree by the University of Saskatchewan, where he is now Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Research and Extension of the College of Engineering.
Since co-authoring his first in 1961, Dr. Billinton has authored and co-authored over five hundred technical papers. These included more than 125 IEEE Transaction papers and over 75 Canadian Electrical Association Transaction papers. His research work and publications have been in the area of economic system operation, power system analysis, transient stability, and power system reliability evaluation. He has written and co-authored seven books in this area. His text book, Power System Reliability Evaluation, published in 1970, was the first book on this subject to be written in English. Dr. Billinton was made a Fellow of the IEEE in 1978 in recognition of his contribution to the power industry for his work in power system reliability evaluation. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Safety and Reliability Society (UK). In 1992, Dr. Billinton was awarded the IEEE Distinguished Power Engineering Professor Award.Dr. Billinton has worked for over thirty years in research and development of quantitative reliability methodologies. During this period he has been actively involved in the technology transfer of his research by promoting system reliability education in electric power utilities and has given lectures in many locations throughout the world. He has lectured in the US, USA, Brazil, Venezuela, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Holland, Greece, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and China. In addition to presenting technical research papers in these and many other countries, Dr. Billinton has lectured to virtually all the major electric power utilities in Canada. Dr. Billinton has been the chair or co-chair of three IEEE tutorials on power system reliability.
Dr. Billinton joined the Canadian Electrical Association in 1961 and since that time has held a number of positions including chair of the Engineering and Operating Division. He was the first recipient of the Canadian Electrical Association Distinguished Service Award at its Centennial Meeting in 1991 and in 1993 received the Distinguished Research Award from the University of Saskatchewan.
1993 – Ray Bartnikas
Ray Bartnikas received the McNaughton Medal in 1993. Dr. Bartnikas received his early education at St. Michael’s College School in Toronto, Ontario. He obtained the B.A.Sc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1958, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from McGill University in 1962 and 1964, respectively.In 1958 Dr. Bartnikas joined the Cable Development Laboratories, Norther Electric Company (now Northern Telecom), Lachine, Ontario, transferring in 1963 to the Northern Electric Research and Development Laboratories (now Nortel Technologies) in Ottawa. In 1968 he joined the Institute de recherche d’Hydro-Québec and held the position of scientific director of the Materials Science Department until he was named Distinguished Senior Scientist in 1982. He is an adjunct professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and in the Department of Engineering Physics and Materials at École Polytechnique (Université de Montréal); he is also a visiting professor at the University of Rome at La Sapienza.
Dr. Bartnikas is the editor of the ASTM monograph/book series Engineering Dielectrics and two books entitled Elements of Cable Engineering and Power Cable Engineering. He is the recipient of many scientific awards, bestowed upon him in recognition for his contributions to the fields of dielectrics, electrical insulation, gaseous discharges, and electrical measurements. He held the position of chair of the ASTM Committee on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials from 1979 to 1985, served as president of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, and is a member of the IEEE Energy and the IEEE Insulated Conductors Committees. Dr. Bartnikas is currently chair of the Committee SC 15E Test Methods of the International Electro technical Commission (IEC). He is a registered professional engineering and is a Fellow of ASTM, the IEEE, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Bartnikas is also an invested officer of the Order of Canada.
1992 – M. Val O’Donovan
M. Val O’Donovan received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Toronto on September 15, 1992 for “sustained leadership in the development of space technology and for transforming a fledgling company into a significant international player in the field of satellite communications.” Michael valentine O’Donovan (Val) qualified as a professional engineer and received his Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering from the Cambridge College of Technology in 1959. Mr. O’Donovan has been a member of IEEE and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society since the early 60’s and is also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the American Institute of Aeronautices and Astronautics.His career started in England with Pye Telecommunications as a Microwave Engineer. Mr. O’Donovan emigrated to Montreal in 1963 to work for RCA. He was promoted in 1965 to Group Leader, Microwave Devices and Sub-Systems. Under his guidance the RCA team successfully developed microwave components and subsystems for the Canada Wide (CNCP) Radio Relay network and the first generation of satellite earth terminals in Canada at Mill Village, Nova Scotia. Continuing his career with RCA he became Supervisor, Microwave Payloads, Space Systems Group and subsequently Manager of the Satellite Transponders Department in 1971. Between 1971 and 1974 Mr. O’Donovan’s team developed the microwave payload flown on HERMES, the joint Canada-U.S. high power communications technology satellite. They also conceived and designed the payload for the first 24 channel C Band Communications satellite. When launched in 1976 this RCA SATCOM was the first operational U.S. domestic satellite.In 1974 he left RCA and became president of COM DEV, a company which grew from 5 people in 1974 to more than 500 in 1992. In 1985 COM DEV EUROPE was established in England and more recently, COM DEV Atlantic was formed in Moncton, New Brunswick. COM DEV is Canada’s largest exporter of spaceborne equipment for communications and remote sensing satellites. Over the past 15 years it has supplied flight subsystems for 130 spacecraft including payload equipment for all INTELSAT satellites contracted for since 1975, and all the TELSAT ANIK satellites with the exception of ANIK A. COM DEV is currently providing payload equipment of the INTELSAT VII and VI A, INMARSAT 3, HISPASAT and TELSTAR series of satellites. The company is also building a number of spaceborne scientific payloads and is supplying a substantial part of the radar for RADARSAT.As part of an overall strategy to diversify into other areas COM DEV has become a significant equity partner and is playing an active management role in RADARSAT INTERNATIONAL and the ORION Satellite Corporation. The company is also the Canadian Manager of a joint venture company called SOVCAN STAR Satellite Communications Inc., which is developing an international satellite communication systems to connect the Commonwealth of Independent States of Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim.Mr. O’Donovan lives in Cambridge with his wife Sheila. Outside of COM DEV he is interested in gardening and good wine. Prior to developing expertise in these extra curricular activities he contributed to a number of key publications in the Microwave field and in 1974 co-authored the book “Microwave Filters for Communication Systems.” Under his guidance, COM DEV has become one of the leading 40 corporations in Canada in terms of R&D expenditures, with more than 50 patents. When the Canada Awards for industrial Excellence were introduced in 1984, COM DEV was the gold medal winner for “Innovation in Satellite Technology.” In 1991 COM DEV received the Canadian Export Award and COM DEV Europe received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
As chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of COM DEV Val O’Donovan has given sustained leadership in the development of space technology and has transformed a fledgling company into a significant international player in the field of satellite communications.
1991 – William J.M. Moore
William J.M. Moore received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Quebec City on September 26, 1991 for “contributions to precise current comparators and their application to industrial measurements.” William Moore (IEEE Member 1949, Senior Member 1957, Fellow 1976, Life Fellow 1990) obtained his BASc with 1st class hounours in 1946 at the University of British Columbia, followed by his Masters Degree in 1948 at McGill University. His career started as a Summer student in Radio and Electrical Engineering at the National Research Council, Ottawa in 1947 and for the next 3 years Dr. Moore worked as a Research Officer in the same division. During 1951-55 Dr. Moore was on loan to the Guided Missile Project at the Canadian Armament Research and Development establishment at Valcartier (now the Defense Research Establishment Valcariter).Continuing his career at NRC, William (Bill) Moore became Head of the Precision Measurement Group in 1972 and Head of the Power Engineering Section in 1988. Bill officially retired in 1990, but continues his association with NRC as a guest worker and consultant to the Electrical Power Measurements Group, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council, Ottawa.Dr. Moore became a Fellow of IEEE in 1976 for contributions to precise current comparators and the applications of the comparator to industrial measurements. He was Section Chair of Ottawa in 1966-67, Chair of the Electrical and Electronic Measurement & Test Instrument Conference in 1969, President of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society in 1974, Chair of the Power System Instrumentation and Measurement Committee of the Power Engineering Society in 1981-82 and, at the time of winning the McNaughton Medal was a member of the Executive Committee of the Precision Electromagnetic Measurement Conference. In 1987 Dr. Moore was the recipient of the Morris E. Leeds Award, the highest recognition given by the IEEE in the instrumentation and measurement field. William Moore is also a member of the Metering Section, Engineering and Operation Division of the Canadian Electrical Association.
William Moore’s publication record of 44 refereed papers, 1 book, and a section of an Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 12 patents and more than 150 calibration reports, highlight the significance of this work. He has had a major impact on electrical measurements not only in Canada, but also on the international scene. It is in large measure thanks to him that the National Research Council of Canada is recognized as a major centre for precision electrical measurements.
1990 – Harry M. Ellis
Harry M. Ellis received the McNaughton Medal at Sections Congress ’90 in Toronto on October 6, 1990 for “contributions to development of a 500kV transmission grid for British Columbia, Canada, including special features to improve system stability. Also for the conception, construction, and operation of one of the most effective utility research organizations in North America.” Harry McPhee Ellis (IEEE Senior Member, member since 1951) obtained his BASc in Electrical Engineering in 1945 at the University of British Columbia. Following this his Msc and PhD in Electrical Engineering were both acquired at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA.His career started in 1945 at CGE as a Junior Engineer and progressed via Ontario Hydro, BC Engineering and International Power and Engineering Consultants. In 1963 he joined BC Hydro and Power Authority.During the 60’s Dr. Ellis directed analytical studies to establish the electrical parameters of the Peace River 500 kV transmission system. This project pioneered several innovative techniques in the power system engineering areas. It was one of the first to use series-capacitor compensation and braking resistors in conjunction with a high gain, high ceiling voltage static excitation system and a power-based stabilizing signal to optimize dynamic stability. During this period he was responsible for the technical studies of the HVDC submarine cable project from the mainland to Vancouver Island; the 3rd to be commissioned in the world and the 1st in North America. It was also one of the first to use an earth return.In 1975 Harry Ellis was appointed Director, Research and Development to establish The Surrey Research Centre which he continued to direct until his retirement in 1987. During the 70’s Harry Ellis coincidently worked as a consultant on projects for Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, and Southern Australia, was a member of the Bonneville Power Engineering Review Board, and in 1986 worked on the review of overhead and underground cable alternatives for the 800 kVDC St. Lawrence Crossing for the Québec Government.Harry Ellis became of Fellow of IEEE in 1970 for his contributions to electric utility transmission planning and also served on the IEEE Fellow Committee. Other IEEE activities included serving as Chair of the Vancouver Section and General Chair of the 1973 Summer Power Meeting in Vancouver. In 1985 Dr. Ellis received the IEEE PES William M. Habirshaw Award. During his career he was active in national and international technical activities including Chair of the Canadian Electrical Association R&D Board of Management and CIGRE Study Committee #38, Power System Analysis and Techniques.
Dr. Ellis has written and co-authored many technical papers and an evaluation of any of the projects with which he was involved would clearly show benefits in safety, reliability, and environmental protection.
1989 – John S. Foster
John S. Foster received the McNaughton Medal at The State of the Art Symposium, Toronto on October 23, 1989 for “leadership and initiative in the fields of Power Generation and HVDC Transmission Systems, and for Service to the Profession and to the Country.” John S. Foster, Chairman of the World Energy Conference and a former President of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1921. He attended Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Technical College graduating with a B.Eng. (Mech.) degree in 1943. Following graduation, Dr. Foster served in the Royal Canadian Navy to the end of the war, after which he returned to Nova Scotia Tech were he received his B.Eng. (Elec.) degree in 1946 together with the Governor General’s Medal.Dr. Foster joined Montreal Engineering Co. Ltd. and worked on the engineering for thermal power plants in the Maritime Provinces, Western Canada, and Central and South America.
In 1953 Dr. Foster assisted with the rehabilitation of the NRX reactor at Chalk River and became one of the members of the Nuclear Power Group which produced the feasibility study on the Nuclear Power Demonstration Station (NPD), Canada’s first nuclear-electric generating station. When design work for this station was started by Canadian General Electric in 1955, Dr. Foster joined that company to take up the appointment as Head of the Design Engineering Group.The Nuclear Power Plant Division of AECL was formed in 1958 to carry out the design of a full-scale power plant. John Foster was selected as Deputy Manager and became Manager later the same year. As the undertakings and staff increased the Division grew into the Power Projects organization with Dr. Foster as General Manager. He was appointed a Vice-President of AECL in 1966.
Under his direction these organizations performed the engineering for the nuclear part of the commercial prototype 200 MW Douglas Point Station, Ontario Hydro’s Pickering A and Bruce A stations with 4-500 MW and 4-750 MW units respectively, and for a power plant in India: and began the work on the 600 MW units for Quebec, New Brunswick, Argentina and Korea. He was responsible for the management of the engineering and construction of the Bruce A Heavy Water Production Plant and the first 1000 MW phase of the HVDC Nelson River Transmission facilities in Manitoba.In 1974 Dr. Foster was appointed President of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, where he served until 1977. Dr. Foster has long been associated with the World Energy Conference and is a Past Chairman of the Canadian National Committee. For several years he has held offices in the world body and has been’ Chairman of its International Executive Council since 1986.
Dr. Foster has honorary doctorates of engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and Carleton University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Engineering Institute of Canada (Julian C. Smith Medal 1987) and was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to the Council of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1970 (Gold Medal 1984). He is an Honorary Director and a Past Chairman of the Canadian Nuclear Association (W. B. Lewis Medal 1979).
1988 – Rudolf deBuda
Rudolf deBuda received the McNaughton Medal on October 12, 1988 at the 4th Annual Canadian Programmable Control Conference & Exhibition, for “major contributions to the theory of high resolution radar and advance signal processing techniques for digital data transmission.” Rudi deBuda graduated from the University of Vienna in 1949 and came to Canada in 1951. He spent the next 30 years working at General Electric Canada, latterly as a Senior Engineer – Mathematical Analysis in the Communications Systems and Services Department. His assignments included analog control computer design for nuclear reactors, including CANDU, studies on MIT radars and the invention and development of the Fast FSK modulation/demodulation system and its self-synchronization. He officially retired for GEC in 1985.However, in 1970 Dr. deBuda joined McMaster University as a part-time professor in the Electrical Engineering Department and a member of the Communications Research Laboratory, his main interest being the theory and application of signal processing and lattice codes as well as sampling theorem.Dr. deBuda became a Member of the IEEE in 1970, a Senior Member in 1971 and a Fellow in 1986. He has been involved with the organization of the CEC and IEECE conferences in Toronto since the early 60’s and was General Chair of the International Electrical and Electronics Conference and exposition in 1973. He became Chair of the Board of IEEC Inc. in 1975 and has served as a Director since that time, more particularly as Chair of the Committee on the Use of Reserve Funds (CURF). These surplus conference funds are used to promote IEEE Student Activities in the form of McNaughton Learning Resource Centres and Scholarships.
As the holder of 14 Patents, and the author or co-author of 43 publications, three of which were produced in collaboration with his sone, Peter, Dr. deBuda has made an outstanding contribution in his specialized field. In his spare time, when not pursuing the efficiency of digital modulation techniques, Rudi studies the lattices of chessboards and history.
1987 – Theodore Wildi
Theodore Wildi received the McNaughton Medal at MONTECH ’87, Palais des Congrès, Montréal, on November 9, 1987 for “leadership in the field of electrical engineering as an industrialist, inventor, educator, and outstanding contributor to the development of power distributing and controlling systems as well as technical and scientific literature.” Theodore Wildi, M.A., BScEE, P.Eng., graduated from McGill University in 1944 and began a career with the Electric Tamper and Equipment Co. of Montreal. In 1948 he began lecturing at Laval University and his association with Laval continued throughout his career. In 1951 he was the Founder and President of the School of Industrial Electricity, an institution devoted to the training of technicians in electricity, electronics and communications.Gen-Tech Inc., a company specializing in the repair and maintenance of electrical and electronics apparatus as well as manufacturing peak demand controllers, was founded in 1959 by Mr. Wildi, who was the President of that company until 1969. In 1963 their Peak Load Controller was recognized as the “Most Outstanding Canadian Product” at the IEEE Canadian Region Conference in Toronto. His career continued through association with Lab-Volt Ltd. as Director and Vice President in 1969 and as a Consultant in 1978.Mr. Wildi has been a member of many committees during his career, including the Metric Practice Committee, the Patent and Copyright Committee of Laval University, the Technical Consulting Committee of IREQ, as well as a Board Member of CRIQ, INRS, CAUBO Account Research, CIDA and a Trustee of the Society of University Patent Administrators (USA).Theodore Wildi became a member of IEEE in 1957, achieved Senior Member status in 1971 and served on the Education Activities Board from 1980 to 1982. In 1984 he was awarded the IEEE Centennial Medal. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec and the American Society of Engineering Education.
As the holder of 11 patents and author of 10 books, Mr. Wildi has made outstanding contributions in developing technical, electrical and electronics training systems which are sold to many colleges and university laboratories throughout the World.
1986 – Simon Haykin
Simon Haykin received the McNaughton Medal in October 1986 in “recognition of his many and varied contributions to the field of communications, for his leadership and especially for his infectious enthusiasm in his profession.” Simon Haykin, B.Sc.E.E., Ph.D., D.Sc., is the founding Director of the Communications Research Laboratory and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Royal Society of Canada.On completing his Ph.D., at the University of Birmingham in 1956, he joined the General Electric Company in Coventry, England, where he became the Principal Laboratory Engineer in the Line Transmission Laboratory. In 1961 he began his teaching career at Lanchester College in Coventry and the University of Warwick.In 1966 he joined McMaster University as Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, where he served as Chairman of that Department from July 1969 to June 1972.In 1972 he became the founding Director of the McMaster University Communications Research laboratory which is now housed in its own building on campus and has established an international reputation. Under Dr. Haykin’s directorship the laboratory has published well over 100 research reports.
Dr. Haykin has authored or edited nine books, of which four are textbooks, the most well-known being “Communication Systems”, which was first published in 1978 by John Wiley & Sons and reissued in 1983. He has published over 125 papers in the field of communications.
1985 – John A. Hopps
John A. Hopps received the McNaughton Medal in 1985 for “his scientific contribution and for his leadership in establishing national and international societies in the field of biomedical engineering.” John Alexander Hopps, B.Sc.E.E., P.Eng., D.Sc. is the Secretary-General of the International Union of Physics and Engineering in Science and Medicine, an affiliate of the International Council of Scientific Unions. He has been associated with bioengineering since 1949 when he developed the cardiac pacemaker, in collaboration with Drs. W.G. Bigelow and J.C. Callaghan at the Cardiovascular Laboratory, Banting Institute in Toronto.On graduation from the University of Manitoba, he joined the National Research Council of Canada, retiring as Head of the Medical Engineering Section, Division of Electrical Engineering in 1979.
In 1957-58 he served as Columbo Plan Consultant Engineer to the Ministry of Health in Ceylon, where he organized a Department of Electromedical Engineering. Dr. Hopps was head of the Canadian National Committee on electrical safety of medical equipment and Chairman of the CSA Committee on Electrical Installations in Health Care Facilities.In 1976 he became a Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society which he had founded in 1965. He was given an Honorary Certificate as a Certified Clinical Engineer by the International Certification Commission in 1980. He served as President of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering in 1971, as General Chairman of its 11th International Conference held in Canada in 1976 and as Secretary-General from ‘1976 to 1985. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Federation.
In 1976 he received the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Manitoba in recognition of his development of the heart pacer and of his service to the profession.
1984 – H. Halton
H. Halton received the McNaughton Medal in 1984 for “extraordinary engineering achievements in the provision of technical and managerial leadership in the Canadian aerospace industry.” Mr. Harry Halton has recently retired as Executive Vice President of Canadair Limited, having completed 35 years of service.Mr. Halton was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia where he received his primary and secondary education. His electrical engineering training was received in England where he graduated from Northampton Polytechnic in 1946.He joined Canadair Limited in 1948 following 2 years with D. & H. Designs Ltd., London, where he had become Chief Designer.
Starting at Canadair as an electrical and avionics design engineer in 1948, he specialized in electrical and avionics systems for all the company’s aircraft programmes for the period 1953 to 1960. His responsibilities included work on the CL-28 Argus anti-submarine patrol aircraft, which was, in its day, the most sophisticated antisubmarine warfare system in the world. During this period, Mr. Halton was charged with leading a team in planning the systems integration, training and test facilities for the Canadian F-i 04 swing-tail heavy cargo transport aircraft.From 1962 through 1966 Mr. Halton assumed responsibility for much of the development of equipment for the military battle area surveillance drone system developed by Canadair. In 1969 he became Director of Engineering and Quality Assurance. He became Vice President, Engineering in 1972 and Executive Vice President in 1975.
Under his guidance, Canadair was appointed as Development Contractor for Ontario’s Urban Transportation Development Corporation, resulting in the establishment of a separate operating division within the Canadair organization, headquartered at Kingston, Ontario. The development of the Challenger medium range executive jet aircraft was carried out under his leadership.
Mr. Halton is a Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute, a Senior Member of the Instrument Society of America, a Member of the IEEE and of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. He has served as Chairman of the Airframe and Engine Committee of the Air Industries Association of Canada.
1983 – J. Lionel Boulet
J. Lionel Boulet received the McNaughton Medal on September 27, 1983 for “his contributions to Electrical Research and his outstanding role in adoption of Technical Advances by the Engineering Community in Canada.” As an Engineer and Scientist, Dr. Boulet’s long and outstanding career has been an example of excellence. The Award was presented to Dr. Boulet by Mrs. H.C. Sykes, General McNaughton’s younger daughter.In 1983 J. Lionel Boulet is Executive Vice President – Technology and International Affairs – Hydro Quebec.Dr. Boulet received a B.A. in 1938 and a B.Sc. In 1944, both from Laval University. The University of Illinois granted him his M.Sc. In 1947. He has been awarded Honoris Causa Doctorates from five Canadian Universities – Laval, McGill, Ottawa, Quebec, and Sir George Williams.He is a Fellow of IEEE, EIC, and of the Royal Society of Canada, as well as an Officer of the Order of Canada.During the period 1948 to 1964 he was a Professor at Laval University accepting added responsibility as Head of Electrical Engineering Department in 1954. Due to the leadership of Dr. Boulet, research and teaching at post-graduate study level at the University reached a pre-eminence attracting both scientists and students.
In 1965 Dr. Boulet joined Hydro Quebec as Technical Advisor to the President. He was assigned the responsibility of organizing and setting up a world-class Institute for Electrical Energy Research (IREQ) at Varennes, Quebec. He was appointed Director of IREQ in 1967 and guided it to outstanding leadership in its field.
1982 – Gordon Frederick MacFarlane
Gordon Frederick MacFarlane received the McNaughton Medal on October 14, 1982 for “sustained innovation and leadership in the research, planning, and implementation of communication systems in Canada and British Columbia”. Mr. MacFarlane was elected Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Telephone Company on February 10, 1977. At the time of winning the McNaughton medal he was the Chair of AEL Microtel Limited, a Director of Microtel Pacific Research Limited, Canadian Telephone and Supplies Limited, BC Forest Products Ltd.,and the Bank of Nova Scotia. As well he was a member of the Board of Governor’s of Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Public Aquarium. He was the 1982 General campaign Chair for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.Mr. MacFarlane attended the University of British Columbia following service with the R.C.A.F. from 1943 to 1946, and in 1950 he obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in electrical engineering.A few years after graduation, he formed a new engineering group at B.C. Telephone Company for automatic equipment engineering. During 1956 to 1962, he lead a group of about 60 engineers in the design and implementation for the conversion of the B.C. Telephone System from manual to automatic. This involved about 120 exchanges and a half million customers. His group also developed circuit compatibility techniques in converting to the four-wire automatic toll switchboard. Improved test techniques were developed which improved service, increased traffic capability and reduced costs. During 1964 to 1967, he initiated the use of electronic translators to speed service and reduced maintenance on the 4A toll common-control switching systems. B.C. Telephone Company was the first in Canada to use electronic translators in this matter.In 1966, he was appointed Chief Engineer and Director of Plant Services. Under his leadership, B.C. Telephone Company has successfully planned and implemented accelerated programs of conversion to electronic common-control switching, digital trunking systems and heavy route radio systems to meet the rapidly expanding telecommunication needs of the Province of British Columbia.
Mr. MacFarlane is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia, and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
1981 – W. Bennett Lewis
W. Bennett Lewis received the McNaughton Medal in 1981 for “recognition of his inspired leadership spanning a quarter of a century in the development of the CANDU Nuclear Power System.”
1980 – Wallace S. Read
Wallace S. Read received the McNaughton Medal in 1980 for “competent and dedicated leadership in the field of electrical engineering, particularly in the promotion of hydro-electric developments and in the operation of electric power utilities in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.” Wallace Stanley Read, President of both Lower Churchill Development Corporation and Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation, as well as Senior Vice-President of Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro, is a graduate of Nova Scotia Technical College, having received the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), in 1951.His achievements in the electrical engineering field have mainly been associated with the electric power utility industry in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador but recently, also on behalf of the industry at the national level.The contributions which he has made and continues to make to the electric power utility engineering field is complemented by his active participation in professional societies. From his early days as a Chairman of the local branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada through to his recent election as Fellow of the Institute, Wallace Read has supported the engineering fraternity as a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland and as a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also committed himself to active participation in the Canadian Electrical Association, being a Director for several years and its President in 1978. During his term of office as President, he devoted a great deal of time to promoting the Association’s brief to the Government of Canada, entitled “The Role of Electricity in the National Energy Policy”, carrying this important message across our nation in speaking engagements before engineering societies, service clubs and business groups.
Wallace Read, though a comparatively young man, exemplifies the professional engineer at his best: competent, dedicated to his profession, devoted to public service and deserving of the approbation of his fellow workers and the community at large.
1979 – John H. Chapman
John H. Chapman received the McNaughton Medal in 1979 for “his vision and leadership in recognizing the potential of satellites in Canada’s future utilization of space.” John H. Chapman was born in London, Ontario in 1921 and obtained a B.Sc. in Radio Physics at the University of Western Ontario in 1948, after interrupting his academic career to serve in the RCAF during World War II. The following year he obtained a Masters degree in Physics at McGill University, and two years later, a Doctorate in Physics at the same university.In 1951, he was named a senior scientist at the Defense Research Telecommunications Establishment (DRTE) at Shirley Bay, on the outskirts of Ottawa, where he was in charge of the Ionospheric Research Section. He was later named Superintendent of the Communications Wing. In 1959, he was appointed Deputy Minister General of DRTE.
He was Canadian Co-ordinator of the joint DRB/US National Aeronautics and Space Administration Alouette-ISIS ionosphere sounding satellite projects.
Early in July, 1968, he assumed the Headquarters position of Deputy Chairman (Scientific), DRB.Dr. Chapman was Chairman of a study group created by the government to review and to recommend on Canada’s past and future activities in upper atmospheric investigations and space program. The report has become widely known as “The Chapman Report”.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, as well as the Royal Society of Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Physicists and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Dr. Chapman received the Engineering Medal of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario in 1966. He was presented with the First Dellinger Gold Medal in Munich, Germany, at the XV General Assembly of the International Scientific Radio Union in September, 1966, for scientific research in the field of radio wave propagation. He received the McCurdy Award for 1966 for outstanding achievement in Space Science and Technology from the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. He was also awarded the Charles Chree Medal and Prize of the Physical Society and the Institute of Physics in London, England, in May, 1967.On May 26, 1967 he received the Degree of Doctor of Law (honoris causa) from Laurentian University in Sudbury. In October, 1969 he received the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (honoris causa) from the University of Waterloo.
In January 1970, Dr. Chapman was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister for Research with the Department of Communications. In 1974, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister for Space Programs, in the Department of Communications.
The Canadian Region of IEEE honours, in presenting the McNaughton Medal to Dr. John Chapman, an outstanding scientist who has been, through his guidance, able to ensure Canada’s leading position in the utilization of space.
1978 – Harold A. Smith
Harold A. Smith received the McNaughton Medal in 1978 for “outstanding leadership in the development of nuclear power reactors and in the engineering and operation of large utility.” Harold A. Smith, Vice-President of Special Assignments, Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario, graduated from Queen’s University in 1940 with a B.Sc.(EE).On graduation, Dr. Smith joined Ontario Hydro where, after service with the Royal Canadian Navy, he advanced through various engineering positions of increasing responsibility, becoming Hydro’s Chief Engineer in charge of Design and Construction in 1965.
During these years, he, among other duties, was appointed Director of the Hydro’s Nuclear Power Project, residing in Chalk River where he co-ordinated joint studies with Atomic Energy of Canada in the feasibility of generating power from Nuclear Reactors.Dr. Smith is a member of A.P.E.O., a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Honourary Chairman of the Canadian National Committee of CIGRE.
Among the many awards presented to him have been the M.B.E. for his work on radar during the last war, the Engineering Medal bestowed by the A.P.E.O., the Canadian Nuclear Association’s W. B. Lewis Medal and an Honourary Doctor of Science Degree from both Queen’s University and McMaster University.
In presenting the McNaughton Medal to Dr. Harold Smith, the Canadian Region of IEEE honours an outstanding engineer who has contributed greatly to the Canadian Electrical Engineering Profession.
1977 – James M. Ham
James M. Ham received the McNaughton Medal in 1977 for “recognition of his contributions to engineering research and advanced engineering education and his ability to liaison between the engineering profession and government.” Dr. Ham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1943 and received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1952. He enjoyed a lengthy career at the University of Toronto. He Chaired the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1964-66, was Dean of its Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering from 1966-73, Dean of its School of Graduate Studies from 1976-78 and University President from 1978-83. During his career he served on many national and international bodies, including the International Federation on Automatic Control, the National Research Council (Canada), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, the Royal Commission on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines, the Ontario Nuclear Safety Review, the Ontario Industrial Disease Standards Panel and the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He was a founding member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and was its 1990-91 president. He received the Gold Medal of Professional Engineers Ontario, was made an officer of the Order of Canada, (Canada’s highest honor).
IEEE Fellow James M. Ham died September 17, 1997.
1976 – J.C.R. Punchard
J.C.R. Punchard received the McNaughton Medal in 1976 for “contributions to the design and development of communications and radar equipment, particulary for the Canadian Armed Services.”
1975 – George Sinclair
George Sinclair received the McNaughton Medal in 1975 for “leadership in the advancement of knowledge of electromagnetic theory and wave propagation and its practical and industrial application.”
Dr. George Sinclair was born on November 5, 1912 in Hamilton, Ontario. He moved to Alberta at an early age, and received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degrees from the University of Alberta in 1933 and 1935, in Electrical Engineering. He received the Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1946, also in Electrical Engineering.George Sinclair first rose to prominence while still a graduate student at the Ohio State University during World War II. Professor W.L. Everitt had conceived a new scale-model measurement technique for antennas and had turned over development of the technique to Sinclair and another of his students. When Everitt left to assume a wartime job, the responsibility of leading the rapidly growing research group was assigned to Sinclair who became the first Director of the Antenna Laboratory, now known as the ElectroScience Laboratory at Ohio State University.His work focused on the technique of scale modeling and similitude applied to both the design of communication antennas mounted on aircraft and the measurement of radar cross-sections. On the theoretical side, he wrote a definitive paper on the principles of scale modeling for materials of arbitrary permittivity and conductivity. It is worthy of special note that his experimental and theoretical achievements were matched by his effectiveness in persuading commercial and military authorities of the significance of the work and its potential for enormous cost saving in the development of antennas and radar systems. In recognition of this work, Sinclair was awarded the U.S. Army-Navy Certificate of Appreciation in 1948.After receiving the Ph.D. degree in 1946, Dr. Sinclair accepted a position on the faculty of the University of Toronto, in the Department of Electrical Engineering. There, he pursued a very active research career, with classic early publications on slotted cylinder antennas and antennas mounted on or near elliptical cylinders. In his paper on the transmission and reception of elliptically polarized waves, he originated the concept of complex vector effective length of an antenna. In addition, he was one of the first to recognize the potential importance of integral equation formulations for the numerical solution of problems in antennas and wave scattering.Professor Sinclair’s career as a teacher was equally remarkable. Those who were his undergraduate students remember well his ability to simplify and clarify even the most complicated and abstract subject matter. He was just as effective in graduate education, and he led in the establishment of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Always ready to encourage others and to explore new areas of activity, he sparked a major research thrust at the University of Toronto in what was then the very new field of radio astronomy.Professor Sinclair formed his own company, Sinclair Radio Laboratories Ltd., in 1951. The company established quickly and maintained to this day a strong international reputation for pioneering designs and high quality products, especially multi couplers and antennas. In 1995, the company changed its name to Sinclair Technologies Inc. with operations in Canada, United States and England.
1974 – Robert H. Tanner
Robert H. Tanner received the McNaughton Medal in 1974 for “outstanding and sustained contributions to the professional, technical, and industrial aspects of electrical and electronics engineering, both nationally and transnationally.”
Robert Tanner is at the present time a Consulting Engineer in Acoustics and Noise Control with a practice covering the South Eastern United States, as well as Canada. This activity climaxes a career in electrical and acoustical engineering which spans two continents and three countries. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Acoustics from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London (England), and in 1989 he was awarded an Honorary LL.D from Concordia University in Montreal. In 1936, he joined the British Broadcasting Corporation first as a pioneer in the world’s first high-definition television station developing audio techniques for this new entertainment form, and later researching into the acoustics of studios and concert halls.
In 1947, after war service in the British Army, he emigrated to Canada to join the Northern Electric (now Nortel Networks). He was one of three engineers who started their Research and Development Division which later became Bell Northern Research. After managing development in several fields ranging from audio equipment to microwave relay systems, he became Director of Information, and the first Editor of their technical magazine “Telesis”. In 1973, he was loaned to the Canadian Department of Communications as Director of Industrial Research.
Noticing a lack of knowledge in Canada of acoustics and noise control, in 1955 he established a part-time consulting practice in these fields, and was responsible for the acoustical design of many important Canadian buildings, from the Stratford (Ontario) Festival Theater to the Royal Canadian Mint. In 1975, he decided to make this a full-time occupation, at the same time moving from Ottawa to Naples, Florida.
Mr. Tanner has for many years been active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), holding the offices of Director of the Canadian Region, Secretary, Executive Vice-President, and in 1972, President, the first non-USA citizen to have been elected to this position. Since then he has been, and still is, active on many of the Institute’s committees. He was awarded the McNaughton Gold Medal by the Canadian Region, the Haraden Pratt Award for Service to the whole Institute, and the United States Activities Award for Engineering Professionalism. He is Fellow of the IEEE, as well as of the Acoustical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical Engineers (U.K.), and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is a Member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and the Canadian Acoustical Association, and is now a U.S. citizen.
In his present practice, he has carried out acoustical design of an Air Force Academy for Saudi Arabia and the new Canadian Embassy in Washington (both for Toronto Architect Arthur Erickson), as well as numerous churches, schools, etc., in the United States. His most recently completed projects include the highly acclaimed 1200-seat Performing Arts Centre, and the 300-seat Sugden Theatre for his adopted home town of Naples, Florida, as well as the rehabilitation of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres in Toronto, under the auspices of the Ontario Heritage Foundation.
1973 – Hector J. McLeod
Hector J. McLeod received the McNaughton Medal in 1973 for “pioneering achievements in electric engineering education in Western Canada”.
1972 – Alphonse Ouime
Alphonse Ouimet received the McNaughton Medal in 1972 for “exceptional contribution, technical and social, in the establishment of Canadian broadcasting and television services.”
1971 – Thomas Ingledow
Thomas Ingledow received the McNaughton Medal in 1971 at the International Electrical and Electronics Conference in Toronto for “imaginative leadership in the field of electrical engineering, particularly in the development of automatically controlled thermal and hydro-electric generating plants and extra high voltage transmission systems.”
Dr. Ingledow, a Fellow of the AIEE in 1951, has a distinguished career emphasized by many innovations and practical developments which he has successfully carried from the idea stage to working reality, often in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties at the outset. Many of his methods have since been used by others elsewhere in the world. In his positions as Vice President and Chief Engineer of British Columbia Power Corporation (later President) and as President of consulting engineering companies, Dr. Ingledow has pioneered, sponsored, and directed many important projects. Some of these were unique at the time of installation or were the first in the Western Hemisphere, as witness the 380 kilovolt transmission system in British Columbia and the 230 kilovolt underground metropolitan sub-transmission system in the City of Vancouver both due to Dr. Ingledow’s foresight. He pioneered in the exploitation of very high heads of water for hydroelectric developments in Canada; experience he later applied with advantage in India and Ceylon. He was responsible for the installation of a number of unattended fully automated, remote controlled generating plants, both hydro and thermal. In particular he pioneered the use of gas turbines for such purposes with economic and technical advantages. An outstanding achievement was the installation in 1956 of the submarine power cable linking the systems of Vancouver Island with those on the mainland near Vancouver City. At the time it was described by Sir Josiah Eccles as a landmark in the development of submarine power transmission and a record for high voltage and distance. The difficult sea route called for special methods in the manufacture and laying of the cable, but all the difficulties were overcome by careful preparation and advance experimentation. With its high capacity of 240 Mw Vancouver Island has reason to be satisfied – the cable has functioned without trouble since it was installed – and to thank Dr. Ingledow for his wisdom, patience, and courage in carrying the project to a successful conclusion.
Dr. Ingledow, a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the University of London, holds an Honourary D.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, has been the recipient of numerous distinctions, including being both an Honourary Colonel in the artillery and an Honorary Group Captain in the RCAF (a rightful heritage from being a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps). He has served his community of Vancouver, BC on a number of important committees with objectives of both artistic and civic development.
As an outstanding engineer of international repute, an innovator, and pioneer who has enriched Canada and introduced methods useful to other lands, the IEEE members of Canadian Region 7 are proud to present the McNaughton Medal to Dr. Thomas Ingledow, FIEEE.
1969 – John T. Henderson
John T. Henderson received the 1969 Inaugural McNaughton Medal presented by Mrs. A.G.L. McNaughton, for “leadership as head of the Electrical Engineering Laboratory at the National Research Council of Canada.”
John T. Henderson was born December 9, 1905, in Montréal, Canada. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering physics at McGill University in 1927 and 1928 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of London in 1932.
In 1933 Dr. Henderson joined the staff of the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa. During WWII he played a key role in the Canadian defense effort. In 1949, he took charge of the Council’s electricity laboratory to expand its scope and set up new absolute electrical standards for Canada in conformity with international agreements. Dr. Henderson became the Principle Research Officer of the National Research Council.
He held the title of Director of the IRE from 1953 to 1957, President in 1957, IRE Ottawa Chair in 1950. He was the first Director of the newly merged IEEE in 1963. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1944) and a Member of the Order of the British Empire, Dominion of Canada (1943).