Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Professor Christopher Yip was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering beginning July 2019. Professor Yip served as Associate Vice-President in the University’s International Partnerships Office and previously served as Director of the Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME).
Professor Yip is a leading scholar in the field of single-molecule biophysics and a faculty member with the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, the Department of Biochemistry and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is also Vice Chair of the CIHR Institute of Genetics Advisory Board and has served on grant panels at NSERC, CIHR, and NIH. He was the first recipient of the Molecular Imaging’s Outstanding Young Biological Scanning Probe Microscopy Investigator of the Year award, and since that time has been honoured with a Premier’s Research Excellence Award (1999), Faculty Teaching Award (2000), and the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award for Sustained Contribution to Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2008). He was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (2014), and held a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Molecular Imaging (2000-2010).
Dean Yip received his BASc in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
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