Mechanical Engineering Professor Daniel Chen (PhD '02) was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), one of the highest professional honours for an engineer.
Chen's "most notable achievement is creating and leading an interdisciplinary research program in tissue engineering with the aim of developing scaffolds for repairing damaged tissue and organs. He displayed remarkable vision and leadership in initiating and conducting a series of successful research collaborations across the University of Saskatchewan and worldwide," says the CAE.
"He developed novel methods and technologies, leading to significant progress and breakthroughs in the design and fabrication of scaffolds for tissue engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his research excellence."
The CAE states that fellows are recognized for their engineering accomplishments and for their professional integrity. To be considered for fellowship, an engineer's contributions "must surpass what would normally be considered a successful career in the field of the candidate," who are nominated by present fellows of the CAE.
Chen’s research team employs three-dimensional bioprinting technologies and the world-class imaging of Canada’s only synchrotron at the Canadian Light Source facility on campus to research the bioengineering of artificial tissue/organ structures, using a scaffold template to promote regeneration.