Two applied science professors among new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program aims to attract and retain diverse world-class researchers, and to reinforce academic research and training excellence in Canadian post-secondary institutions. This week, computing science professor Matthew Amy is appointed as CRC in Quantum Computing and mechatronics professor Erik Kjeang’s Tier 2 CRC in Fuel Cell Science and Technology is renewed.
Matthew Amy, Tier 2 CRC in Quantum Computing
Amy’s research aims to better understand and unlock the potential of quantum computation through the development of formal models and methods of reasoning about quantum programs. Read more about his research here.
Erik Kjeang, renewed Tier 2 CRC in Fuel Cell Science and Technology
Kjeang’s research is focused on enhancing the longevity of devices used for electrochemical energy systems. A leader in the area of fuel cell technology and hydrogen energy systems, Kjeang’s research advancements will have an impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the cost of the technology and accelerate the technology’s commercialization in Canada. It will also help move research in the use of clean fuels, such as hydrogen, into the zero-emission transportation sector.