Dr. Mehdi Sheikhzadeh is Vice President, Research & Innovation at Lambton College. He has more than 18 yeas 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.