Dr. Mehdi Sheikhzadeh Vice President, Research & Innovation 1457 London Road Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 6K4, Canada

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Dr. Mehdi Sheikhzadeh is Vice President, Research & Innovation at Lambton College. He has more than 18 years of academic, research and industrial experience. Dr. Sheikhzadeh obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Western University in London. As a researcher, his area of research includes process systems, advanced process control and real time optimization. As research executive, he has been involved in strategic partnership development, project management and research operations management.

Dr. Sheikhzadeh is the Board Member for NanoOntario, Canadian Process Control Association, Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre and Bio-industrial Process Research Centre. Mehdi’s research interests are process control and real-time optimization and CPCA provides an opportunity to connect his experience and expertise as a bridge between academic research and training and industry trends and needs.