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Professor Adisa Azapagic awarded an Honorary Doctorate

News article posted: June 25th, 2014

Professor Adisa Azapagic awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Professor Adisa Azapagic awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Professor Adisa Azapagic has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania, for her contribution to Sustainable Engineering. At the award ceremony held at Iasi, Professor Azapagic gave a talk entitled “Sustainable engineering – shaping our future”.

She said:

“As a Professor of engineering, I feel honoured to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University that has the oldest tradition in Romania in engineering education, spanning 200 years. My own university, the University of Manchester, has also a long tradition of engineering education that stretches back to 1824 when the Manchester Mechanics Institute was established, later evolving into the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), which eventually became an integral part of the University of Manchester.”

“I am particularly pleased to receive this award in the year when the Iasi’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection is celebrating a Centenary of its establishment. This was only 26 years after George E. Davis, regarded by many as one of the fathers of Chemical Engineering, held a word’s first course in chemical engineering in 1888 at what later became UMIST and then the University of Manchester.”

Professor Azapagic has been collaborating with the Technical University of Iasi for many years, in particular with Professor Carmen Teodosiu, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research. Professor Teodosiu said:

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Azapagic to the University as our colleague and I look forward to our continued collaboration in the years to come”.

To download the presentation that Professor Azapagic gave during the award ceremony click here.

Download the citation for the award (in Romanian) here or visit www.tuiasi.ro/evenimente/profesorul-adisa-azapagic-de-la-universitatea-manchester-doctor-honoris-causa-al-tuiai.