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7 new 'leading edge' Concordia University Research Chairs

These academics are creating and mobilizing knowledge at the forefront of their disciplines
August 10, 2016
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By Tom Peacock

From biology to art education, Concordia's new research chairs are defining the next generation. From biology to art education, Concordia's new research chairs are defining the next generation.


The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies has proudly announced the new Concordia University Research Chairs for 2016.

Selected from across three faculties, the seven new chair holders are expected to make significant contributions to Concordia’s research in areas of strategic importance.

“They exemplify some of the leading-edge work happening at our university,” says Graham Carr, interim provost and vice-president of Research and Graduate Studies. “Their efforts will sharpen Concordia’s knowledge and research capacity while strengthening our teaching and training of highly qualified personnel.”

Here are the new chair holders, and the research questions that will guide their work.

 

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Jin Suk Lee — Biology

Concordia University Research Chair in Plant Science and Biotechnology (New Scholar)

“How do small peptide ligands enforce proper plant growth and development?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.


Dajana-Vuckovic

Dajana Vuckovic — Chemistry and Biochemistry

Concordia University Research Chair in Clinical Metabolomics, Biomarkers and Preventative Health (New Scholar)

“How can mass spectrometry help improve the systematic measurement of metabolites?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.


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Jean-Philippe Warren — Sociology and Anthropology

Concordia University Research Chair for the Study of Quebec (Tier 1)

“What are the principal changes that have affected Quebec society over the past 100 years?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.


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Emad Shihab — Computer Science and Software Engineering

Concordia University Research Chair in Analytics for Quality Mobile Software (New Scholar)

“Can we use software analytics to improve the quality of software systems, particularly mobile software?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.


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Hoi Dick Ng — Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Concordia University Research Chair in Applied Combustion and Fuels (Tier 2)

“How can we develop cleaner fuels and more efficient combustion systems?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.


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Abdel R. Sebak — Electrical and Computer Engineering

Concordia University Research Chair in Millimeter-wave Antennas and Systems (Tier 1)

“Can we create new high data rate transmission sensors for use in portable wireless applications?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.


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Kathleen Vaughan — Art Education

Concordia University Research Chair in Socially Engaged Art and Public Pedagogies (Tier 2)

“How can socially engaged art make a difference in the world?”

Find out more on Explore Concordia.

 

Learn how research at Concordia is defining the next generation.

 



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