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Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering
186th Encaenia Ceremony D: May 29, 2015
Dr. Esam Hussein joined UNB in 1984. During his 29-year career, he provided exemplary service to his students, his colleagues, the university, industry and his research community. He has been a friend and mentor to many.
During his tenure at UNB, Dr. Hussein established an international reputation for radiation based non-destructive testing and imaging technologies. He attracted more than $2.5 million in research grants and nearly $1 million in research contract funding.
He served the university in various capacities throughout his career, including vice-president and president of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers, Associate Dean of Engineering and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was elected as a faculty member-at-large to the UNB Board of Governors and Fredericton Senate from 2011 to 2013.
Throughout his teaching career, Dr Hussein taught over 3,000 undergraduate students, supervised the research studies of 59 post-doctoral fellows, research associates and research assistants. He trained 32 Masters and 11 PhD students. He also supervised more than 100 students working on their undergraduate senior projects in his area and beyond.
Dr. Hussein is a receiving editor of Applied Radiation and Isotopes. He has published three books, 10 book chapters, 58 peer-reviewed journal papers, 50 conference papers and several short communications such as newsletters and industrial technical reports. He also holds three patents.
He has been, and continues to, serve as a member of several national and international scientific organizations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Canadian Nuclear Association.
Dr. Hussein has won many awards including the UNB Merit Award, the Canadian Nuclear Society and Canadian Nuclear Association’s Achievement Award, and the Best Paper in medical physics by a Canadian institution in 2000. Dr. Hussein has also presented talks, lectures and seminars in various international forums, which have greatly promoted the research profile of UNB.
For his outstanding service record at UNB and his positive contribution to promoting the university’s research profile, Dr. Esam Hussein is most deserving of the honour of Professor Emeritus at the University of New Brunswick.