University of Alberta

About University of Alberta

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president.

The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. More than 39,000 students from across Canada and 150 other countries participate in nearly 400 programs in 18 faculties.

Reviewers: 392

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Reviews: 4,866

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Merit: 15,437

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Openness: 6.8%

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Journal Editors at University of Alberta

Reviewers from University of Alberta

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    Tatsuya Kin

    Dr Tatsuya Kin earned his MD degree at the Nara Medical University, Japan in 1988. After he completed a general surgery residency, he received PhD in experimental surgery with a focus on islet cell transplantation. In 1998 he joined clinical islet transplantation team at the University of Alberta, Canada. Since then, he has been actively involved in over 2,000 human islet isolations and 600 islet transplantations at the University of Alberta.

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    Michael Gänzle

    Dr. Gänzle has established a research program relating to ecology, metabolism, and physiology of bacteria in food. This knowledge is employed to improve the control of bacteria in animal production, food production and storage. His laboratory has a unique ability to link fundamental aspects of bacterial genomics, physiology and metabolism to feed and food applications. The research program encompasses aspects related to animal production, food safety and food fermentations and thus provides solutions “from farm to fork to function”. The depth and breadth of the research program allows harnessing of synergies as solutions to the control of fermentation organisms and control of pathogens are often comparable. Key contributions relate to the ecology of cereal fermentations, the characterization of enzymes and bacterial metabolites that influence the quality of fermented foods or the efficacy of probiotic bacteria, non-thermal preservation methods, particularly high hydrostatic pressure, and the improved understanding of the persistence of pathogenic microorganisms in food. International collaboration with experts in process engineering, analytical chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, and animal science strongly contribute to the success of the research

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    Rashid Mirzavand

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Intelligent Wireless Technology Lab. National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta

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    Karthik Shankar

    Karthik Shankar received his B. Tech. degree in 2000 from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India, where he was awarded the prestigious Governors Gold Medal for all-round excellence from his graduating class of engineers. He received his M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University where he made seminal contributions to the growth, characterization and device applications of titania nanotube and nanowire arrays. He joined the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. In 2010, he received the PetroCanada Young Innovator Award. He is the author of over 100 refereed publications that have collectively been cited over 14,000 times. He is the Track Co-Chair for symposia related to Materials Processing at the ASME IMECE Conference since 2015 and at the IEEE Sensors conference since 2016. The Shankar group's research is in the fundamental science and of solution processed metal oxide nanomaterials and their applications in antifouling coatings, sensing devices, photovoltaics and photocatalysis.