Alidad Amirfazli, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FEIC
Professor & Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
York University, Toronto, Canada, M3J 1P3
Before joining the York University in 2013 as the founding Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alidad Amirfazli held the Canada Research Chair in Surface Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada where he also served as the Associate Chair for Research (ME) between 2009-2012. Dr. Amirfazli is currently Interim Department Chair.
In 2014 Amirfazli was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. He also served as the first President of the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists until 2016.
Amirfazli has produced exciting results in wetting behavior of surfaces, drop adhesion and shedding, understanding and application of super-hydrophobic coatings. He has more than 250 scientific contributions, many in prestigious peer reviewed journals.
Listen to Dr. Amirfazli’s celebration of Canadian Inventors in his appearance in the CBC Radio Quirks & Quarks program: click here
He is the Editor for the Advances in Colloid and Interface Science and Editorial board member of other journals. Dr. Amirfazli has been the recipient of the Martha Cook Piper Research prize, Killam Annual Professorship, and Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.
Amirfazli also served in the examiner board of the Professional Engineers of Alberta, and been a consultant with various companies in USA, Europe, and Canada.
Amirfazli served as a member of NSERC DG 1512 committee (federal funding agency), and Research Intensification Committee at the York University. He also has served in the Tenure & Promotion Senate Committee at the York University, and has provided other university service as a member or chairing hiring committees for nearly 12 faculty members, space planning committee, and faculty evaluation committee.