Professor Emeritus, Robert Besant, receives lifetime achievement award

The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan is proud to share in celebration of Professor Emeritus, Robert Besant, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award with the Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards (RDEMA).

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a career history of energy management achievements. Many aspects of the recipient’s work serve as an example for others to follow, or a solid base for others to continue with follow-on work. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award have shown an enthusiasm in promoting their own work and the work of others in the fields related to energy management.

RDEMA credits Professor Emeritus, Robert Besant’s work:

Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus Robert Besant has had a long and illustrious career at the University of Saskatchewan, which started as an instructor in 1960. He became head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and served for 11 years.

Prof. Besant’s research has focused on heat and mass transfer and energy conservation in buildings, heat exchangers, HVAC systems and porous materials. His research spans the entire spectrum from theoretical to applied research and has always demonstrated a high degree of innovation. He holds two patents and his research findings are widely published in high quality, international venues. He has also supervised over 60 MSc students and 14 PhD students in the fields related to energy management during his career. Many of these students have gone on to illustrious careers in energy management and other engineering fields.

Congratulations Professor Emeritus Robert Besant on your lifetime achievement award. Besant will be presented his award at the Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner on October 5, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK. For more information or to purchase tickets: http://www.emtfsask.ca/awardsdinner2016.html
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