Faculty of Science Research Chairs
Curiosity-driven and applied research are at the forefront of the Faculty’s activities. Several faculty members hold research and endowned chairs, strengthening McMaster’s reputation as one of Canada’s top research universities and building knowledge for our communities.
Canada Research Chairs
The Faculty currently holds 17 Canada Research Chairs, the Government of Canada's funded research professorships. They are given to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Our Chairs span the spectrum of research from applications in mathematical analysis to aquatic studies in environment and health.
|Paul Ayers||Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry|
|Patrick Bennett||Canada Research Chair in Vision Science|
|John D Brennan||Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry|
|Alemu Gonsamo||Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystems|
|Megumi Harada||Canada Research Chair in Equivariant Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry|
|Jennifer Heisz||Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging|
|Gita Ljubicic||Canada Research Chair in Community-Engaged Research for Northern Sustainability|
|Vladimir Ljubicic||Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Plasticity in Health and Disease|
|Paul McNicholas||Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics|
|José Moran-Mirabal||Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanostructured Materials|
|Carmel Mothersill||Canada Research Chair in Radiobiology|
|Aimee Nelson||Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Control|
|Stuart Phillips||Canada Research Chair in Human Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging|
|Graham Scott||Canada Research Chair in Comparative and Environmental Physiology|
|James Michael Waddington||Canada Research Chair in Ecohydrology|
|Christine D. Wilson||Canada Research Chair in Extragalactic Star Formation|
|Gabriel (Naiqi) Xiao||Canada Research Chair in Perceptual Development|
Canada 150 Research Chair
The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program, created in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, is aimed at enhancing Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence.
|Jonathan Pruitt||Canada 150 Research Chair in Biological Dystopias|
Funded and Endowed Research Chairs
The Faculty also hosts a number of funded and endowed research chairs.
|Ian Hambleton||Mathematics & Statistics||Dr. F. Ronald and Helen E. Britton Professor of Mathematics|
|Bruce Gaulin||Physics & Astronomy||Brockhouse Chair in the Physics of Materials|
|Janok Bhattacharya||Earth, Environment & Society*||Susan Cunningham Research Chair in Geology|
|Karen Kidd||Biology and Geography & Earth Sciences||Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health|
|Allison Williams||Earth, Environment & Society*||CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health|
*Note: The School of Geography & Earth Sciences changed its name to the School of Earth, Environment & Society in July 2020.
Faculty of Science Research Chairs
In 2018, the Faculty created the first Faculty of Science Research Chairs to recognize colleagues for their outstanding achievements.
|Michael Brook (2019)||Chemistry & Chemical Biology||Science Research Chair in Sustainable Silicone Polymers|
|Kari Dalnoki-Veress (2019)||Physics & Astronomy||Science Research Chair in Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics|
|Allison Williams (2019)||Earth, Environment & Society*||Science Research Chair in Career Friendly Workplaces|
|Martin Gibala (2020)||Kinesiology||Science Research Chair in Integrative Exercise Physiology|
|Gillian Goward (2020)||Chemistry & Chemical Biology||Science Research Chair in Magnetic Resonance in Materials for Energy Storage|
|Louis Schmidt (2020)||Psychology, Neuoscience & Behaviour||Science Research Chair in Early Determinants of Mental Health|
|Altaf Arain (2021)||Earth, Environment & Society*||Science Research Chair in Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change|
|David Earn (2021)||Mathematics & Statistics||Science Research Chair in Mathematical Epidemiology|
|Marie Elliot (2021)||Biology||Science Research Chair in Microbial Development and Natural Product Control|