Aerospace systems engineer Afzal Suleman is one of three new Canada Research Chairs at UVic.

Dr. Afzal Suleman

Afzal Suleman is one of University of Victoria’s three newest Canada Research Chairs. Dr. Suleman is a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Computational and Experimental Mechanics. Dr. Suleman is using advanced computational tools to develop state-of-the-art sustainable designs for the next generation of aerospace transportation systems. He is an international leader in the fields of smart structures and aeronautical design, and director of UVic’s Centre for Aerospace Research, which works closely with industry and academic partners on the design of unmanned air vehicles for uses such as precision agriculture, wildlife conservation and oceans monitoring. Tier 1 chairs go to researchers considered world leaders in their fields. As part of the appointment, the university receives $200,000 annually for the seven-year term.