Research Chairs

Salamander Foundation Chair in Environmental Engineering

Held by Dr. George Nakhla – 2000 
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

The chair holder spearheads research that will impact on air, water and soil pollution problems worldwide. Research focuses specifically on areas such as the development of better gasoline’s, clean energy alternatives, improved air filtration systems, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improved waste disposal and better storm water management systems.

Hydro One Chair in Power Systems Engineering

Held by Dr. Rajiv Varma – 2012
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, in Powder Technology and its Applications in the Chemical/Biochemical Materials and Pharmaceutical Industry

Held by Dr. Jesse Zhu – 2004 
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, in Geoenvironmental Restoration Engineering

Held by Dr. Jason Gerhard – 2007 
Department of Civiland Environmental Engineering

NSERC/FP Innovations Chair in Forest Biorefinery

Held by Dr. Charles Xu – 2011
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, in Wind Engineering

Held by Dr. Girma Bitsuamlak – 2012 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering