MISSISSAUGA, ON., March 10, 2011, -- Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, vice president of Xerox Corporation’s (NYSE: XRX) Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), has been awarded the Printing Industries of America’s Robert F. Reed Technology Medal, created to recognize outstanding engineers and scientists in the graphic communications industry.
The award was established in 1974 in memory of Robert F. Reed, a distinguished contributor to the field of printing. Candidates for the prize must have an outstanding record of technical and scientific accomplishments that have aided in the growth and development of the graphic communications industry.
Since joining Xerox in 1981 with a Ph.D. in polymer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Mahabadi has generated over 70 patents in materials science. He became vice president of XRCC in 2004. Under his leadership, the centre has achieved substantial advancements in Emulsion Aggregation toner, solid ink, and many other printing technologies. This year, the XRCC reached 1500 patents.
Mahabadi is a recent recipient of Xerox’s highest individual honor: The President’s Award, in addition to such external honours as Print Action Magazine’s Most Influential Canadian in Graphic  Communications, and one of Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010. 
He  was recognized at the Annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Conference, which took place this week in Pittsburgh, Pa.