Both won the awards in the "Technology, Industry, and Environment" category: Dr. Athienitis in the "established" subsection, and Dr. Wüthrich in the "emerging." Dr. Athienitis is part of the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Wüthrich is part of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
The University has presented these awards in order to recognize their exceptional contributions, both within their respective fields and to the Concordia community as a whole. Through their continued success with substantial and sustained funding, their impressive records of publication and their dedication to graduate student supervision, they have emerged as our very best leaders and ambassadors. These awards are an acknowledgment of their accomplishments and an expression of thanks.
The University Research Awards were first created in 1998, to recognize and promote excellence in research and creative activity at Concordia University. Each awardee will receive a $5,000 research grant and the privilege of holding the title of "Concordia University Research Fellow" for one year.