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UNB research chair appointed to the Order of Canada

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Jan 3, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB

Dr. Derek Lister, professor emeritus and Research Chair in Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is one of the 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The honours were announced on Dec. 27, 2019, by Governor General Julie Payette.

Established in 1967 as one of Canada’s highest civilian accreditations, the Order of Canada honours outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes individuals from various sectors whose service shapes our society and whose innovations ignite our imaginations.

Order of CanadaDr. Lister is being honoured for his contributions to nuclear energy research and improvements to occupational safety.

With a reputation as one of the world leaders in corrosion and water chemistry of nuclear systems, Dr. Lister was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) housed at UNB Fredericton and attracting generous research funding from well-established international companies in support of UNB nuclear research.

This funding was crucial in re-establishing the nuclear engineering curriculum within UNB’s faculty of engineering and provided the opportunity for UNB and CNER to participate in the development of advanced nuclear technology.

Not only did he establish a research laboratory for the high-temperature corrosion of nuclear reactor materials, he founded the UNB Nuclear Group with research interests ranging from the chemistry and corrosion of power system coolants to the fouling of heat exchanger circuits and the processing of used nuclear fuel.

Dr. Lister’s exemplary record has led to appointments on prestigious national and international committees advising government and industry, including the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Advisory Panel. Dr. Lister continues to serve on CNER’s Advisory Board.

Media contact: Paisley Sibbald

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Photo 2: Governor General of Canada