Distinguished Professors of the Faculty of Science
The University confers the title of Distinguished Professor on a limited number of academic staff members who have earned an outstanding reputation in teaching and research or creative scholarship. Only three titles can be conferred in each year. Candidates are selected by a committee of external scholars, and recipients are chosen by three external referees.  This page includes current and former Faculty of Science Distinguished Professors.

 

Michael Butler
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (King's College)
Year of Award: 2008

Internationally recognized as a pioneer of research and development in the area of animal cell technology for the production of biopharmaceuticals. More>>

John Hilton Page
B.Sc. (Hons), D.Phil. (Oxford)
Year of Award: 2008

Internationally recognized for his research on wave physics in strongly scattering media and the development of new ultrasonic scattering techniques for probing complex materials.  More>>

Chandra Kanta Gupta
B.Sc. (Hons), D.Phil. (Oxford)
Year of Award: 2003

Acknowledged as one of the world leaders in the study of automorphisms in varieties of groups and algebras.

Willem T.H. Van Oers
Ph.D., Killam Fellow, APS Fellow
Year of Award: 1999

Played a leading role in developing the department's program in experimental nuclear and subatomic physics

Narain Datt Gupta
M.A., LL.B., Ph.D., Killam Fellow, F.R.S.C.
Year of Award: 1997

Inernationally acclaimed for his many group theory contributions, including a solution of the historic dimension subgroup problem

Frank Christopher Hawthorne
B.Sc.(Spec.), A.R.S.M., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., F.G.A.C., F.M.S.A., Killam Fellow
Year of Award: 1997
(In 2002, Geological Sciences became part of the newly created Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources)
Recognized for his work in predicting mineral stability due to chemical bonding at the atomic level

John Geoffrey Eales
B.A.(Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Year of Award: 1989

Recognized as an international authority in comparative endocrinology in fish

George Andrew Gratzer
B.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Year of Award: 1985
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Acknowledged as one of the world leaders in research into universal algebra and lattice theory

Allan Henry Morrish
B.Sc.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., F.Inst.P.
Year of Award: 1984

Recognized for his work in fine particle magnetism and its significance to the recording industry

Ralph Gordon Stanton
B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.S.S., F.I.M.A., Killam Laureate
Year of Award: 1984

Recognized for his many publications in the mathematical, computer science and statistical disciplines

Robert Bury Ferguson
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Year of Award: 1983

One of Canada's leading mineralogists specializing in the feldspars

Theodore Peter Schaefer
B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Phil., F.C.I.C., F.R.S.C.
Year of Award: 1982

Acknowledged as one of the leading scientists in the application of NMR spectroscopy to chemical problems

Nathan Saul Mendelsohn
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Year of Award: 1981

Internationally recognized for his contributions to combinatorial mathematics and finite geometries