Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year ($5M per year at the University) to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Currently, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' Canada Research Chairs are:

 

Aicheng Chen 

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry and Nanoscience

 

 

 

 

 

John Dutcher 

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Soft Matter and Biological Physics

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Svensson

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Rare Isotope Physics

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Preuss 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Chemistry of Molecular Materials 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Taylor

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning

 

 

 

 

NSERC Industrial Research Chairs

The objective of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chairs (IRC) program is to assist universities in pursuing new directions, or in building on existing strengths to achieve the critical mass required for a major research endeavour in science and engineering of interest to industry.

Currently, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' NSERC Industrial Research Chairs are:

 

Beth Parker

Groundwater Contamination in Fractured Media
Boeing, Syngenta

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Tremaine 

High-Temperature Aqueous Chemistry 
University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Electric Power Research Institute

 

 

 

University Research Chairs

University Research Chairs (now called Research Leadership Chairs) recognize research excellence of mid- to late-career-stage faculty who have proven records of distinguished and sustained scholarly work. Research Leadership Chairs are prominent researchers who have received significant recognition on both a national and international level.

Currently, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' University Research Chairs are:

 

David W. Kribs

University Research Chair in Quantum Information

 

 

 

 

 

Ed McBean 

Research Leadership Chair in Water Supply Security

 

 

 

 

Endowed Research Chairs

The below-listed research chair positions were made possible thanks to generous donations from charitable organizations and/or private industry.

Currently, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' Endowed Research Chairs are:

 

Kevin Keener 

Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering
The Barrett Family Foundation