“I am very humbled to be a part of such a distinguished group of professionals,” said Kresta, who stepped into her role at the U of S on January 1, 2018. “Engineering is such an exciting profession, and it provides opportunities to young people to excel and make a change in the world. To be recognized for my contributions by this preeminent national organization is truly an honour.”
The CAE is the national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to Fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.
Kresta, one of 59 new fellows announced on June 18, is an accomplished researcher in the area of turbulent mixing, who has worked in sectors ranging from drinking water to cosmetics and from hydrometallurgy to oilsands extraction. She is perhaps even more regarded for her teaching excellence, having received the Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education—the highest engineering education award in Canada—in 2014.
Read more about the CAE fellows here.