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Patricia Bath
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Warren Salmon
Jude Igwemezie
Charles Drew
William Peyton Hubbard
Elijah McCoy
Dr. Jude Igwemezie

Dr. Jude Igwemezie was born in Nigeria. He is the Founder & President of ARRT - a railway consulting engineering and research company.

Dr. Igwemezie is an expert in structural mechanics, stress and failure analysis, design, testing and assessment of railway structures, and derailment investigations.

Dr. Igwemezie is also the Founder & President of The UniP Tie Co. Inc. UniP Tie Company Inc. (UniP) is a privately owned corporation that manufactures and supplies railway steel ties.

He is the inventor of the The UniP steel tie. This unique steel tie design won the Gold Medal in the 1996 Canadian Design Engineering Awards.

Dr. Igwemezie is the Founder & President of NorfastInc - a company that manufactures functional, practical and cost effective rail-to-tie fastening systems.

Dr. Igwemezie is the inventor of the patented Norfast Tie Plate and Clip Assembly products.


  • PhD Engineering, McGill University
  • Principal Researcher, CIGGT Queens University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens University