Professor Krishna Mahadevan has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Systems Engineering. This news was made public after a historic announcement by the federal CRC program which includes $195 million for 259 new and renewed Chairs attracting global talent and increasing diversity in Canada research.
Established in 2000, the federal CRC program invests in recruiting and retaining top minds in Canada. It supports research in engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. U of T’s total allotment of research chairs in the CRC program – 5 newly awarded to faculty in U of T Engineering this year – is the largest in the country.
“The Canada Research Chair program opens up opportunities for innovation and industry collaboration, making it possible for our researchers to improve the lives of Canadians, and beyond, in areas such as sustainability and data privacy,” says Ramin Farnood, Vice-Dean, Research at U of T Engineering. “I congratulate our new and renewed CRCs.”