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Howe Memorial Lecture
Monday, 6 May • 8–9 a.m.
The Howe Memorial Lecture was established in 1923 to honor Henry Marion Howe, who helped turn steelmaking from an art into a science with his gift of observation and dedication. The 2019 Howe Memorial Lecturer is Carolyn Hansson University of Waterloo Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments. Her lecture is titled What Have We Learnt Since 1934?
2019 Howe Memorial Lecturer
University of Waterloo Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments
Carolyn Hansson is a professor in both the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments at the University of Waterloo. She received her B.Sc., A.R.S.M, D.I.C. and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Imperial College, London University. She has lived and worked in the U.K., the U.S., Denmark and Canada and has been employed in private sector research (Martin Marietta Research Laboratories and AT&T Bell Laboratories, now Lucent Technologies), a not-for-profit consulting company (the Danish Corrosion Centre) and in academia (Columbia University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Queen’s University and the University of Waterloo).
Over the last 30 years, her major research focus has been the durability of infrastructure materials, particularly the chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcing bar and those properties of the concrete and the reinforcing alloys that affect this process.
Hansson has served on a number of professional boards and committees She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K. She is a member of the Order of Canada; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; the Canadian Academy of Engineering; the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences; The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society; the U.K. Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; and the American Concrete Institute, and is the recipient of a number of professional awards.