Awards and Visiting Appointments

Shah has held visiting appointments at Oxford University and Balliol College as a SERC fellow, Kumamoto University (Japan) as a Senior Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the University of Newcastle, Australia, IIT-Madras India, and the National University of Singapore. Currently he holds a visiting appointment with the Digital Monozukuri (manufacturing) Education and Research Centre at Hiroshima University in Japan.

Shah has been the recipient of many awards, including:

  • Albright & Wilson Americas Award of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) in recognition of distinguished contributions to chemical engineering in 1989
  • Killam Professor in 2003
  • D.G. Fisher Award of the CSChE for significant contributions in the field of systems and control
  • ASTECH “Innovations Prize in Oil Sands Research” in 2011
  • 2014 IEEE Transition to Practice award of the Control Systems Society and
  • RS Jane award of the CSChE in 2017.

Shah is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) and holds an honorary doctorate from Kumamoto University, Japan. He has supervised more than 80 graduate students and published more than 200 referred journal papers (Google Scholar Profile). He has co-authored three books, the first titled, 'Performance Assessment of Control Loops: Theory and Applications', a second titled 'Diagnosis of Process Nonlinearities and Valve Stiction: Data Driven Approaches' and a more recent monograph on “Capturing connectivity and causality in complex industrial processes”. Shah has delivered many invited plenary and keynote lectures at conferences and universities world wide.

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