Cristina Amon

Amon, Cristina

Cristina Amon | Professor, Alumni Chair in Bioengineering & Dean
ScD, FAAAS, FASEE, FASME, FCAE, FCSME, FEIC, FIEEE, FRSC, NAE, PEng

Main Appointments

  • Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4 Canada

+1 416 978-3131
dean@ecf.utoronto.ca (email)


Research Themes

Research areas

Fluid dynamics; nano scale thermal transport; energy systems; electronics cooling; hemodynamics and transport in biological systems; engineering design and education.

Laboratory: Advanced Thermal/fluid Optimization, Modelling and Simulation (ATOMS) Lab

Profile

Cristina Amon has been the Dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and Alumni Professor of Bioengineering in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering since 2006. She received her Mechanical Engineering diploma from Simón Bolívar University, and her MS and ScD degrees in 1988 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to her leadership at the University of Toronto, she was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University.

A pioneer in the development of Computational Fluid Dynamics for formulating thermal design solutions subject to multidisciplinary competing constraints, she conducts research in nanoscale thermal transport in semiconductors, energy systems and bioengineered devices.

Dean Amon serves on the BoD of MKS Instruments Inc., a leading global provider for advanced manufacturing of semiconductor devices, energy generation and electro-optical products. She is chair of the research committee of NCDEAS (National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science), past chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council, and has served on advisory boards for several institutions including Stanford, UCLA, UIUC and Waterloo.

Cristina Amon has received numerous professional and leadership awards, including the ASME Gustus Larson Memorial Award, ASEE Westinghouse Medal, ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, and the Society of Women Engineers’ Achievement Award. In 2012 she was recognized as one of Canada’s most Influential Women. She was inducted to four academies: Canadian Academy of Engineering, Spanish Royal Academy, Royal Society of Canada and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She is an elected fellow of all major professional societies in her field and has authored over 350 refereed articles in education and research literature.

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