Raymond D. Findlay
received the McNaughton Medal at the the CCECE
in Vancouver, BC, on April 23, 2007 in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the analysis and design of electrical machines, particularly to the theory and measurement of shaft currents in induction motors, and for leadership inthe profession".
Raymond David Findlay (FIEEE) is a professional engineer (Ontario) and vice-president of JDRF Electromag Research, Inc., a company whose principal mandate is research and development.
Dr. Findlay is an emeritus professor at McMaster University, where he taught electrical machines at both the graduate and undergraduate level for 24 years and before that for 14 years at the University of New Brunswick.
During one of those years he was an NRC Senior Industrial Research Fellow at General Electric Company in Peterborough.
During his career at McMaster, Dr. Findlay has been Assistant Dean, Professional Affairs, and Director of Engineering and Management.
Ray was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, (UK); at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Sydney, Australia; and the Katholieke Universiteit, Belgium.
Ray's technical interests include low frequency electromagnetic fields and losses in electrical power devices in which he
has 60 refereed journal publications, 140 refereed conference publications, 8 chapters in technical books, and 4 patents in the area of induction motor characteristics and underground transmission.
He has been an invited distinguished lecturer on electric machines or electrical conductors in Europe, North and South America, and in Asia.
has supervised 10 Ph.D. students, and 27 Master's degree students.
In addition, Ray
has a strong interest in the history of engineering and engineering education in Canada, in which he
has published 10 papers and 3 book chapters.
has held numerous positions within IEEE
from the Section, Chapter and Society levels to VP Regional Activities (1996-7) and President (2002).
Ray is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of EIC.
has been awarded the ASEE-Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, IEEE Regional Activities Innovation Award, EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal, IEEE Millennium Medal, IEEE Canada W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award, and the Toronto Section Centennial Medal.
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