Sponsored by The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

The Lectureship Award is presented to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has made an outstanding contribution to chemical engineering, demonstrating exceptional promise, while working in Canada. Eligible candidates must have held their first professional appointment in Canada as an independent researcher in academia, government, or industry for seven years or less at the time of nomination submission.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners


The 2023 winner of the Lectureship Award is:

Sohrab Zendehboudi, MCIC
Memorial University

Dr. Sohrab Zendehboudi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Process Engineering at Memorial University, Canada, as well as a research collaborator/visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, USA. His research interests include Energy & Environment, Transport Phenomena, and Process Systems Engineering. Sohrab has authored > 250 ISI papers, 3 books, and 3 book chapters in various publication media; he has an h-index of 50 and total citations of 7533. He has established a Research Lab at MUN that has attracted > $8.0 million in research funds. Sohrab has been a research leader and built effective research teams including faculty colleagues at MUN and collaborators at other institutions/companies, and was the recipient of 2020 Dean’s Award for Research Excellence and 2019 Terra Nova Young Innovator’s Award for outstanding research contributions and leadership. He has obtained several other awards and recognitions (e.g., on the World’s top 2% scientists list by Stanford University in 2021 & 2022), received early tenure and promotion, and presented many keynote lectures. Sohrab is currently an associate editor for several journals including Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Energies, and Journal of Porous Media. He serves on several administrative committees, with focus on teaching, hiring, and professional development. Sohrab holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo.


Past Winners


Benoit H. Lessard, MCIC

University of Ottawa
Society: CSChE

Nashaat N. Nassar, MCIC

University of Calgary
Society: CSChE

Gisele Azimi, MCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CSChE

Arun Ramachandran

University of Toronto
Society: CSChE

Thomas A. Adams II

McMaster University
Society: CSChE

Alison McGuigan

University of Toronto
Society: CSChE

Hongbo Zeng

University of Alberta
Society: CSChE