James Craig, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Waterloo Engineering, has been named a Canada Research Chair and awarded $500,000 in research funding over five years.
Craig and his research team are involved in the development and application of new modelling approaches to deal with problems in both groundwater and surface water systems.
They aim to make those tools and techniques accessible and useful to consultants, educators and regulators.
Craig’s new chair in Hydrologic Modelling and Analysis was one of six new or renewed chairs across the University recently announced by the federal government. Funding totalled $5.7 million.
Other research areas covered by the chairs include insurance risk processes, bioinformatics, quantum molecular dynamics, number theory, and philosophy and cognitive science.