Women in Forestry
WPAC research director wins the 2020 Glen Downing Award
By Ellen Cools
The Canadian Society for Bioengineering/La Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie (CSBE-SCGAB) council has awarded Fahimeh Yazdan Panah, the research and technical development director for the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), the 2020 Glen Downing Award.
Panah received the award for her contributions to engineering for bioenergy and biological systems through her research and leadership activities. The CSBE-SCGAB council noted that in addition to her academic and professional qualifications, she has demonstrated the business acumen, technical expertise and skills necessary to succeed in all of her endeavours.
She will be recognized at the CSBE-SCGAB council’s virtual annual general meeting on July 21 and during the rescheduled CSBE/CIGR conference next May in Quebec City.