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Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang Inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering
The Canadian Academy of Engineering inducted 49 new Fellows and five new International Fellows, including Wang, into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 21. The ceremony took place in Quebec, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Symposium.
Wang was nominated for his pioneering and seminal contributions to the discovery and development of nanogenerators for self-powered systems and large-scale blue energy, which represent an unprecedented and innovative technology for harvesting energy from the environment and biological systems, for applications in personal electronics, internet of things, sensor networks, biomedical devices, environmental monitoring and security devices. His innovations also provide a revolutionary approach for harvesting large scale energy from tidal and ocean waves, aimed at solving the future energy needs of the world. He has collaborated with groups at the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, University of Alberta and Western University in developing such technologies.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. The CAE is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.