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Congratulations to Professor Zoya Leonenko from the department of physics and astronomy for her appointment as University Research Chair!
The University of Waterloo recognizes the exceptional achievement and pre-eminence of faculty members and professors in their particular field of knowledge with the designation 'University Research Chair'. Faculty members with this title receive either an annual stipend of $10,000 or a teaching reduction of one course per year, in order to pursue their research goals.
Zoya joins Science faculty members Nandita Basu, Jeff Chen, Andrew Doxy, Juewen Liu, Qing-Bin Lu, Colleen Maxwell, Brian McNamara, Josh Neufeld, Carol Ptacek, and Heidi Swanson as current University Research Chairs.
Zoya Leonenko leads a nanoscale biophysics research group which uses advanced scanning probe microscopy methods to study biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions, interactions of nanoparticles with lipid membrane and monolayers, and to develop novel application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology and biosensing.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.