Dr. Martha Salcudean was Professor Emerita and served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC from 1985 to 1993. She passed away on 17 July 2019.
Dr. Salcudean is an inspiration to women in engineering. Professor Emerita and former head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, she was the first woman in Canada to hold such a post. An expert in computational fluid dynamics, she was actively involved in the transfer of technology aimed at improving industrial processes. A fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Canada, she offered sage counsel to scientific and professional organizations, including the Science Council of British Columbia and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, among others.