Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur
President University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur is the President at the University of Waterloo. Prior to this role he was appointed Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University in September 2009. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at UW. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of thermo-fluids and energy conversion systems.
Before coming to Waterloo, Dr. Hamdullahpur served as the Provost and Vice President Academic (2006-2009) and, as the Vice President Research and International (2000-2006) at Carleton University in Ottawa. He was the Associate Principal, Graduate Studies and Research at DalTech, Dalhousie University from 1997-2000.
In these various positions, his mandate was to provide leadership in developing new academic and research initiatives, and integrating research, graduate studies, technology-knowledge transfer and international programs and expertise, and to liaise with government, business, granting councils, other universities and organizations on research and academic matters.
Dr. Hamdullahpur has been an active researcher and supervisor. His research areas include energy conversion, thermo-fluids and bio-mass gasification and combustion. He has published over 130 scientific and technical articles and supervised over 40 graduate students.
Dr. Hamdullahpur received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Halifax, Canada.