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SUTA-Toronto Annual General Meeting 2015

  • November 29, 2015
  • 15:00 - 18:00
  • North York Memorial Hall - 5110 Yonge St Toronto, M2N 5V7


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Dear SUTA members,

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of SUTA Toronto Chapter to be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Memorial Hall North York Center (Mel Lastman Square), 5110 Yonge St, North York.

The Board would also like to use this occasion to introduce the new board members. A team which its members have worked hard to hold a prestigious event and is hoping to draw members' attention, summon and welcome them into the journey they have been on since the formation of their core. A journey full of sense of belonging and feeling of unity. Considering that the team is in its preliminary phase of turning SUTA-Toronto to one of the biggest and most respected communities of its nature, the mission is continuing and many preparations have to be made to achieve this goal. Therefore we would like to invite you all to join us and learn about us and our goals and mutually for us to know you, especially at this juncture, and let us go forward with our united strength.

We're also thrilled to host Dr Hossein Banijamali, Dr Laleh Yerushalmi and Dr Javad Mostaghimi as our keynote speakers:

Dr Hossein Banijamali:

Dr. Hossein Banijamali is president and founder of four (4) successful operations, engaged in Petroleum, Energy, and Education.  He received BSc. Degree with Honours from School of Engineering at University of Tehran, and PhD. Degree in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. 

He worked with Dupont de Nemours and Co. Inc. in the United States for two years, and trained a team of Iranian Engineers to build and operate the largest made-made fiber plant in Iran.  He served as an Assistant Professor at Tehran Poly,  as well as Sherif University of Technology in Tehran, then moved to Canada in 1980 and worked in the following positions; 

  • Senior Engineer at Fluor Daniel in Calgary for 5 years
  • Chief Engineer at Mobile Oil in Libya for 6 years

He moved back to Canada from Libya, and founded an EP company in Toronto area dealing with oil and gas.  He then founded another successful company (PEC) resulting in a new established college. the only private college in oil and gas energy in Ontario, Canada.  He also co-founded a research and development company which, with cooperation of the University of Toronto, has developed high tech nano technology coating for auto industries.  R & D are being continued toward other applications. He served as industrial advisory at the University of Toronto for 15 years.

Dr Laleh Yerushalmi:

Laleh Yerushalmi holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and specializes in Environmental and Biochemical Engineering. She is a professional engineer and member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Dr. Yerushalmi is the inventor of BioCAST technologies and is currently in charge of research and development and technology advancement at BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. She has supervised numerous research projects supported with grants from the Canadian and Quebec governments to investigate the treatment performance and operation expansion of BioCAST and Dagua technologies.

Dr. Yerushalmi has more than twenty years of experience in the design, development and optimization of chemical and biological processes for wastewater treatment and site bioremediation. She was formerly the Director of Research and Development, in charge of operation management and performance optimization of a proprietary wastewater treatment technology at Atara Corporation in Montreal. She has also been a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada, involved in environmental modeling, design and development of methodologies for the estimation of environmental emissions.  She was formerly a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, responsible for the design and development of groundwater treatment technologies.

Dr. Yerushalmi teaches and supervises graduate research theses at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal. She has presented the results of her research in numerous conferences and has published more than eighty articles in scientific journals. 

Dr Javad Mostaghimi:

Dr. Javad Mostaghimi is the Distinguished Professor in Plasma Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT). He received a BSc degree from Sharif University, Iran, in 1974, and MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Before joining University of Toronto in 1990, he held positions at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueil, Quebec, and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec. 

His main research interests are the study of thermal spray coatings, transport phenomena and electromagnetics in thermal plasma sources; in particular, study of the flow, temperature, and electromagnetic fields within arcs and RF inductively coupled plasmas . Professor Mostaghimi has done extensive simulation of the dynamics of droplet impact and solidification in thermal spray processes and automotive spray painting.

Professor Mostaghimi is a fellow of the following professional societies: ASME, ASM, CSME, EIC, CAE, AAAS, and IUPAC. He is a recipient of the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, the recipient of the 2013 Robert W. Angus Medal of the CSME, 2012 Heat Transfer Memorial Award of the ASME, 2011 Jules Stachiewicz Medal of the CSME, 2010 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize and the 2009 Engineering Medal in R & D from the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

He is a member of the editorial board of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing and a member of the International Review Board of the Journal of Thermal Spray.

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Best regards

SUTA Toronto BOD



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