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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. Seth Dworkin

Dr. Seth Dworkin
CRC in High Performance Computing and Sustainable Energy

Dr. Dworkin's work focuses on improving emissions profiles for aircraft engines, as well as geothermal heating and cooling systems. Using computer models, Dworkin’s work looks at ways to enhance performance of these systems and to develop models that are adaptable to industry use.

Dr. Dae Kun Hwang

Dr. Dae Kun Hwang
CRC in Microarchitecture for Advanced Polymeric Materials

In his work, Dae Kun Hwang is creating “novel polymer-based platforms” using microparticles with 3D shapes, membranes with 3D pores and surfaces with wrinkled 3D microstructures. His research aims to create solutions with biomedical applications, such as less invasive microneedles for therapeutic drug delivery and low-cost detection of circulating tumor cells, as well as a better understanding of cellular responses to 3D environments.

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. Seth Dworkin

Bilal Farooq
CRC in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services

Bilal Farooq’s research explores the possibilities of connected and autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services. Using advanced sensor networks in combination with big data, he is building prediction models that can inform public policy and make the most efficient use of the transportation systems of today and tomorrow.

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. 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.

Dr. Marcello Papini

Dr. Marcello Papini
CRC in Abrasive Jet Technology (2007-2017)

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.

 

Dr. Sri Krishnan

Dr. Sri Krishnan
CRC in Biomedical Signal Analysis (2007-2017)

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. 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. 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.