Dr. K.W. Michael Siu appointed as the new Vice President, Research
WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Dr. Alan Wildeman, President and Vice-Chancellor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. K.W. Michael Siu as Vice President, Research at the University of Windsor, effective December 1, 2012.
"Michael's research accomplishments have been outstanding, and his experience in administration and development of collaborations will provide great strength to UWindsor," said Dr. Wildeman. "He will be an excellent advocate for the research and creative activity occurring across our campus. I want to thank the members of the Search Committee for all their hard work, and for identifying Michael for this important position."
Dr. Siu's academic career spans more than 30 years and he will leave his current position as Distinguished Research Professor and NSERC/AB SCIEX Senior Industrial Research Chair in Analytical Mass Spectrometry at York University where he is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry. His research interests span from fundamentals of mass spectrometry and ion chemistry, to next-generation mass spectrometry equipment, and to applications in proteomics and cancer biomarker discovery and verification. In 2011, Dr. Siu completed two three-year terms as Associate Vice President Research at York University.
One of Dr. Siu's primary goals will be to connect UWindsor's research activities with the regional community. "Fruits of academic research are too valuable to be kept just within the confines of university. I look forward to working with Windsor colleagues in shaping and promoting the research enterprise at the university, and working with the external community to translate and share Windsor's social innovation, artistic creativity and science and engineering advancement for the betterment of society."
Dr. Siu's has received a number of accolades, including the F.P. Lossing Award from the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (2005), Maxxam Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2006), New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology from Skills for Change (2007), Distinguished Research Professorship from York University (2007), Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (2009), and Chinese Canadian Legend Award (2012).
SOURCE: University of Windsor
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