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Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Eight University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC). The announcement made by the Government of Canada is part of national funding for CRCs worth $158 million.

An additional $8.3 million awarded to researchers across the country from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure will be associated with the new Chair awards through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund, which includes funding for one Waterloo researcher.

The recipients are:

Arts

Abigail ScholerAbigail Scholer (Psychology) – SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal: Motivated Social Cognition ($500,000 over five years)

 

Engineering

Zhongwei ChenZhongwei Chen (Chemical Engineering) – NSERC New Tier 1: Advanced Materials for Clean Energy ($1.4 million over seven years)

 

Ehsan ToyserkaniEhsan Toyserkani (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) – NSERC New Tier 1: Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing ($1.4 million over seven years)

 

Norman ZhouNorman Zhou (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) – NSERC New Tier 1: Advanced Materials Joining and Processing ($1.4 million over seven years)

 

Environment

Brian DoucetBrian Doucet (School of Planning) – SSHRC New Tier 2: Urban Change and Social Inclusion ($500,000 over five years)

 

Science

Roger MelkoRoger Melko (Physics and Astronomy) – NSERC Tier 2 Renewal: Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics ($500,000 over five years)

 

Kevin ReschKevin Resch (Physics and Astronomy) – NSERC Tier 2 Renewal: Optical Quantum Technologies ($500,000 over five years)

 

Mark ServosMark Servos (Biology) – NSERC Tier 1 Renewal: Water Quality Protection ($1.4 million over seven years) and John R. Evans Leaders Fund: Enhanced Assessment of Multiple Stressors ($149,000)

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