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Hadi Mahabadi Receives Reed Award from PIA

March 1, 2011  By

Hadi Mahabadi, Vice President and Director of the Mississauga-based Xerox Research Centre of Canada, has been named the recipient of the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. The award is presented by the Printing Industries of America.

The Reed award recognizes an outstanding inventor, scientist, researcher, or engineer who has worked in the graphic communications industry for 10 or more years.

Mahabadi has had a long history in research for the graphic arts, joining Xerox in 1981. During his time at Xerox, he led development of many printing technologies, especially in the field of digital laser printing and novel marking materials. He also led the development of high-quality reactive extrusion-based toners and Emulsion Aggregation (EA) toners.


Mahabadi has worked with other research-related organizations in Canada, including the National Research Council, Ontario Centre of Excellence and the National Science and Engineering Council, contributing to the growth of Canada’s R&D industry.

Mahabadi will be presented with the engraved and die struck bronze medal associated with this award at the annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) conference, next week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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