Professors Elizabeth Edwards, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan and Emma Master are the inaugural recipients of the Faculty’s Research Leader Award, for a faculty member (or team of faculty members) who has made significant contributions to enhancing the research profile of the Faculty.
They are being recognized for their leadership in the creation of BioZone, a unique multidisciplinary centre conducting leading-edge research at the intersection of biology and engineering. The original impetus for Biozone was a series of successful major funding applications by this team, including two CFI/ORF projects and the first environmental engineering project to be funded by Genome Canada.
With Elizabeth serving as Director and Radhakrishnan and Emma serving as Associate Directors, BioZone now unites nine research groups (including approximately 80 students) working towards a common goal: to use innovative biotechnology to address some of our most urgent societal needs in energy, environment and health.
“The accomplishments of these exceptional colleagues demonstrate the originality and impact of the research conducted in our Faculty”, said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. “I congratulate them for this well-deserved recognition and for their many achievements.”