The Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence, IC-IMPACTS, and its partners develop and implement community-based solutions to the most urgent needs of each nation: poor water quality, unsafe and unsustainable infrastructure, and poor health from water-borne and infectious diseases. Each of these three thematic areas at IC-IMPACTS is led by a notable international researcher.
Dr. Nemy Banthia is a well respected international authority on reinforced building materials. He is a Professor, Distinguished University Scholar and Senior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Professor Banthia is a graduate of IIT-Delhi with a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. He also leads IC-IMPACTS as its Scientific Director and CEO.
Dr. Banthia also serves as Theme Lead, Safe & Sustainable Infrastructure for IC-IMPACTS.
For further details, see Dr. Banthia’s bio.
Dr. Damase Khasa is a professor and director of the master’s program in Agroforestry at l’Université de Laval in Quebec. He became Associate Professor in 2007 and Full Professor in 2011. Since 2011, he has been Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and since 2005 has been Visiting Professor at the Malagasy and African Universities (Mahajanga University in Madagascar, University of Kinshasa in the DRC).
Dr. Khase also serves as Theme Lead, Integrated Water Management for IC-IMPACTS.
For further details, see Dr. Khasa’s bio.
Dr. Stewart Aitchison is a professor of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and since 2011 has held the Nortel Chair in Emerging Technology in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the same university.
He also serves as Associate Scientific Director and Theme Lead, Public Health: Disease Prevention and Treatment for IC-IMPACTS.
For further details, please see Dr. Aitchison’s bio.