Dr. Ajay Dalai (PhD) has been granted the title “Distinguished Professor” by USask, recognizing that his research has significantly enhanced his field of knowledge.
Those who hold the title are nationally and internationally recognized for their impact and leadership and their sustained distinction in research.
Dr. Dalai, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is a Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing.
Safa Kasap and Roy Billinton, both of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, also hold the title. See the full list of past recipients.
Recipients of the Distinguished Professor title must be nominated for the honour. The program is overseen by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations, in conjunction with the Office of the Associate Vice-President Research. A maximum of 30 professorships may exist at any one time. Distinguished Professors Emeriti are not included in this quota.