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The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science is home to six prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRCs). While their areas of expertise differ, all of our CRCs have one thing in common: they are actively improving Canada’s depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthening the country’s international competitiveness, and helping to train the next generation of highly skilled workers through student supervision and teaching.

Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri

Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri
CRC in Software and
Semantic Computing

Dr. Bagheri equips software engineers and data scientists with cutting-edge tools and techniques. His works addresses the pressing challenge of developing data analytics software methodologies and platforms that can help us better understand the value and meaning of large amounts of data.

Dr. Sri Krishnan

Dr. Sri Krishnan
CRC in Biomedical
Signal Analysis

A Canadian leader in biomedical research, Dr. Krishnan pioneers new ways to diagnose illness, supporting less invasive and lower cost procedures. He explores physiological health signals like sound patterns, which have the potential to identify knee disorders without invasive surgery, and diagnose throat cancer through the sound of a patient’s voice.

Dr. Victor Yang

Dr. Victor Yang
CRC in Bioengineering
and Biophotonics

An engineer and medical doctor with surgical training, Dr. Yang understands how the smallest, most precise tools can bring about huge changes in disease detection and treatment. He applies telecommunication technology such as optical fibres and lasers to develop new techniques for imaging normal and cancerous tissues.

Dr. Anton de Ruiter

Dr. Anton de Ruiter
CRC in Spacecraft
Dynamics and Control

Dr. de Ruiter's research is literally out of this world. His work addresses important spacecraft dynamics and control challenges that will allow us to take the next steps in space exploration, including the development of a Deep Space Habitat in the lunar vicinity, the further exploration of asteroids and an eventual human mission to Mars.

Dr. Marcello Papini

Dr. Marcello Papini
CRC in Abrasive Jet Technology

Dr. Papini is one of Canada’s leaders in abrasive jet technology, developing microscopic nozzles capable of blasting tiny streams of abrasives for delicate etching, shaping, and carving tasks with applications in medical devices, such as delivering drugs through the skin without the risks of hypodermic needles.

 

Past CRCs

Dr. Ling Guan

Dr. Ling Guan
CRC in Multimedia
and Computer Technology
(2001-2015)

Dr. Guan helps the Canadian information technology industry maintain and increase its global competitiveness. He develops novel multimedia processing and communications techniques for applications in telemedicine, e-commerce, teleconferencing, security/surveillance, and electronic entertainment.

Dr. Guang Jun Liu

Dr. Guang Jun Liu
CRC in Control Systems and Robotics (2006-2016)

A Canadian leader in aerospace and robotics research, Dr. Liu specializes in the design of control systems that reduce costs and increase reliability of aircraft systems, and allow robots to work efficiently and safely in unstructured environments. His robots are expandable, capable of lifting heavy payloads, and able to tolerant component faults.

Dr. Krishna Kumar

Dr. Krishna Kumar
CRC in Space Systems Engineering
(2005-2015)

Dr. Kumar specializes in the systems and technologies – such as micro-electro-mechanical systems, intelligent and autonomous systems, and nano-technologies – that are necessary for miniature satellites to operate. His miniature satellites weigh less than 100 grams each.