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/TBRRI 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. Cheryl Lousley, Lakehead University Research Chair in Environmental Humanities (2019-2021)
  • Dr. Wilson Wang, Lakehead University Research Chair in Intelligent Systems (2019-2021)

Past Lakehead University Research Chairs

 

Research Chair in Northern Studies

 

NOHFC Industrial Research Chair

  • Dr. Pedram Fatehi, Industrial Research Chair in Green Chemicals and Processes, Department of Chemistry

 

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

 

Chairs in Finnish Studies (Current and Past)

  • Dr. Aappo Kähönen (2020-21), Department of Social Science History Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.
  • Dr. Jaana Laine (2019), Department of Political and Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

 

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs

  • 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