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Six Queen's professors named Canada Research Chairs

 
2012-10-12

Six Queen’s professors have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. Tier 1 Chairs are recognized by their peers as world leaders in their respective fields, while Tier 2 Chairs are recognized as emerging leaders in their research areas.

Developed in 2000, each year the CRC program invests up to $300 million to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Queen’s will receive $200,000 per year over seven years for each Tier 1 Chair and $100,000 per year over five years for each Tier 2 Chair. Queen’s new CRCs are:

Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Bioresources Engineering. Her areas of research include integrating lower environmental impact technologies and green chemistry to establish a future supply of green and sustainable bio-based energy, fuel material and chemical products.

Mark Rosenberg (Geography) has been named the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Development Studies. Collaborating with colleagues from within Canada, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geographic Science, Natural Resources Research at Beijing University, and the Chinese Centre for Disease Control, Rosenberg is examining the effects of social deprivation in the elderly population.

Ying Zou (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Software Evolution. Her research focuses on providing techniques and tools to support the evolution of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications including finance, e-commerce and health care.

Warren Mabee (Geography/School of Policy Studies) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation. He evaluates new renewable energy technologies in terms of their economic, social and environmental performance. This research will also provide science-based policy advice and support for integration.

Morten Nielsen (Economics) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Time Series Econometrics. His research develops new and improved statistical methods for analyzing time-series data. Such methods are widely used in applied macro-economics, financial economics,
and many other fields.

Andrew Evans (Chemistry) has been named the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry. His research studies the use of natural products in developing new drugs.

 “We’re fortunate  here at Queen’s to support some of the world’s most skilled and promising researchers,” says Steven Liss (Vice-Principal (Research)). “The Canada Research Chairs program continues to advance Canada as one of the world’s top countries for research excellence and innovation. Queen’s is proud to play a strong role in this strategic growth.”

Learn more about the CRC here.

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