Other Research Chairs

Lakehead University is proud to have a formidable team of experts leading ground-breaking discoveries and developments. Our Canada, Lakehead, and Ontario Research Chairs, Research Chair in Northern Studies, Lakehead/TBRHRI Research Chairs and SHARCNET/BRI/TBRRI Molecular Simulation Research Chair are among those spearheading prominent research initiatives.

Lakehead University Research Chairs

Lakehead University Research Chairs (LURCs) recognize high quality research, scholarly and creative achievement by providing a two-year research grant to support an individual’s program of research. The Lakehead University Research Chairs program is a key element in retaining outstanding research talent at our institution. LURCs are recruited every two years through a competitive process.

Current Lakehead University Research Chairs

Dr. Lana Ray, Lakehead University Indigenous Research Chair in Decolonial Futures, Department of Indigenous Learning (2021-2026)Photo of Dr. Lana Ray
Dr. Connie Russell, Lakehead University Research Chair in Environmental Education, Faculty of Education (2021-2023)Head Shot of Dr. Connie Russell
Dr. Salama Ikki, Department of Electrical Engineering (2021-2023)Head Shot of Dr. Salama Ikki, LURC in Research Chair in Wireless Communications
Dr. Cheryl Lousley, Lakehead University Research Chair in Environmental Humanities (2019-2023)Head Shot of Dr. Lakehead University Research Chair in Environmental Humanities

 

Past Lakehead University Research Chairs

Science and Environmental Studies Faculty-Based Research Chairs

Dr. Vijay Mago, Department of Computer Science:  SES Faculty-Based Research Chair in Natural Language Processing (2022 -2024) Dr. Vijay Mago, Department of Computer Science:  SES Faculty-Based Research Chair in Natural Language Processing
Dr. Amanda Diochon, Department of Geology, SES Faculty-Based Research Chair in Biogeochemical Cycling of C in Northern Soils (2022 - 2025) Photo of Dr. Amanda Diochon, SES Chair

Lakehead University/Ontario Research Chair in Injury & Disability Prevention

Dr. Vicki Kristman, Lakehead University  - Ontario Research Chair in Injury & Disability Prevention, Department of Health Sciences, Director & Senior Scientist, EPID@Work Research InstitutePhoto of D. Vicki Kristman - LU - Ontario Research Chair in Injury & Disability Prevention

 

NOHFC Industrial Research Chairs

  • Dr. Pedram Fatehi, Industrial Research Chair in Green Chemicals and Processes, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Peter Hollings,  Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Exploration, Department of Geology

 

Lakehead University/Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Research (TBRHRI) Chairs

Over the last number of years, Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute have established a joint research chair program that will appoint outstanding researchers who will further promote innovative research at both institutions.  The first joint chair was appointed in 2011.

  • Dr. Mitchell S. Albert, Lakehead University - TBRHRI Chair in Molecular Imaging and Advanced Diagnostics, Department of Chemistry, TBRHRI
  • Dr. Michael Campbell, Lakehead University - TBRHRI  Research Chair in Radiochemistry for Molecular Imaging and Advanced Diagnostics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, TBRHRI
  • Dr. Jinqiang Hou, Lakehead University - TBRHRI Radiochemistry Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, TBRHRI
  • Dr.Zubair Fadlullah, Lakehead University - TBRHRI Chair in Smart Health Technology, Department of Computer Science, TBRHRI

Former Lakehead University TBRHRI Research Chairs

  • Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe, Lakehead University-TBRHRI Chair in Probe Development and Biomarker Exploration, Department of Biology, TBRHRI

 

Chairs in Finnish Studies

  • Dr. Oula Seitsonen (2022-23), Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland.
  • Dr. Aappo Kähönen (2020-21), Department of Social Science History Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Dr. Jaana Laine (2019), Department of Political and Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of    Helsinki, Finland.

 

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs

  • Dr. Mohan Tanniru, (Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona), Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions (2022).
  • Dr. Nancy Langston (Distinguished Professor of Environmental History, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University), Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions (2020).

 

Former Ontario Research Chairs

  • Dr. Robert Dekker, Former Scientific Director, and Senior Ontario Research Chair in Biorefining Technologies
  • Dr. Wensheng Qin, Former Junior Ontario Research Chair in Biorefining Technologies

 

Former SHARCNET/BRI/TBRRI Molecular Simulation Research Chair

  • Dr. Wely B. Floriano, Department of Chemistry, Biorefining Research Initiative, and Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute