VIDEO: Daugulis wins OPEA

Posted on December 04, 2015

Queen's engineering professor honoured for body of work

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Professor Andrew Daugulis

Queen’s Chemical Engineering Professor Andrew Daugulis has been awarded the Engineering Medal for Research and Development by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

“It’s a great honour because I was nominated by peers: other engineers in the discipline,” says Dr. Daugulis. “The fact that it’s not just a science research and development award, but an engineering research and development award is particularly gratifying.”

The award honours Daugulis for his more than 30 years of work in biochemical engineering. His research has led to technology platforms allowing microbiological systems to be operated in toxic environments, leading to the development of sustainable biological processes to replace long-used chemical ones. His work has contributed, for example, to the development of renewable biofuels, neutraceuticals and bioremediation applications.

According to PEO, the Engineering Medal “recognizes professional engineers who have improved our quality of life through the ingenious application of their engineering skills.”