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Hoda ElMaraghy elected international membership by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering SciencesNovember 22, 2017

Hoda ElMaraghy (M.Eng ‘72, Ph.D. ’76 Mechanical), a trailblazer for women in engineering, has been elected to international membership by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Hoda ElMaraghy (M.Eng ‘72, Ph.D. ’76 Mechanical), a trailblazer for women in engineering, has been elected to international membership by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Now a professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Windsor, ElMaraghy became the first Canadian woman to earn a doctorate in mechanical engineering in 1976. In 1994, she was the first woman to serve as dean of engineering at a Canadian university.

One of 12 new fellows elected this year, ElMaraghy will join about 300 foreign members and 1,000 Swedish members in the world’s oldest academy of engineering sciences.

Since 2008, she has served as a scientific advisor to Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence centre at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.