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Sheridan Professor Named Engineers Canada Fellow

January 05, 2012

Sheridan College wishes to congratulate and recognize Dr. Farzad Rayegani who was recently designated an Engineers Canada Fellow

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2012
Oakville, Ontario


Sheridan College wishes to congratulate and recognize Dr. Farzad Rayegani who was recently designated an Engineers Canada Fellow by Engineers Canada. This prestigious award is presented in recognition of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada. Dr. Rayegani has been a full-time professor in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology since 2004.

Dr. Rayegani is credited with developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address issues of product development/refinement, process automation, systems integration and manufacturing management. Under his leadership, the college’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) has undertaken a variety of successful projects in partnership with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and funded by the FedDev Ontario’s Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative. His work with an SME partner in Mississauga recently won an institutional excellence applied research award from Polytechnics Canada.

Farzad and Kim 

Kim Allen, CEO of Professional Engineers of Ontario, congratulates Dr. Farzad Rayegani


“Dr. Rayegani’s expertise and judgment in the field of product and process innovation is recognized by peers and customers alike,” says Dr. Darren Lawless, Dean of Research and Innovation at Sheridan. “Under his direction, the CAMDT has vastly increased its reach to regional manufacturers, supporting adoption and integration of efficient manufacturing practices, and product innovation and performance improvements.”

Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the country’s more than 160,000 professional engineers. The Engineers Canada Fellowship was created in 2007 to honour individuals who have given noteworthy service to the engineering profession.

About Sheridan:

Sheridan College provides students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We serve 17,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga. Sheridan offers an innovative learning environment celebrated for academic excellence, applied research and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year Bachelor’s degrees, in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. We prepare students for career success; 82 percent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation and 95% of employers are satisfied with the quality of our graduates. Sheridan is a proud member of Polytechnics Canada.