Professor Voula Pantazopoulou
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering
Professor Jinjun Shan
Chair, Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering
Professor Jinjun Shan is Chair of the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) at Lassonde, as well as a Professor.
Dr. Jinjun Shan joined the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University as an Assistant Professor in July 2006, and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2011. Prior to his appointment in York, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) from Nov. 2003 and a Research Assistant at Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM), City University of Hong Kong, from Sept. 2002 to Sept. 2003. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. degrees all from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 1997, 1999 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Shan was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2006, Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2012 and is a Senior Member of IEEE and AIAA. He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario since 2007.
His current research interests are dynamics, control and navigation, space system engineering. He is the founding director of Spacecraft Dynamics Control and Navigation Laboratory (SDCNLab) at York University.
Professor Richard Hornsey
Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Professor Richard Hornsey is Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
Richard Hornsey is a Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, having joined York University in 2001 from the University of Waterloo as one of the first Engineering faculty members at York. He was appointed Associate Dean for Engineering in 2005 to lead the restructuring that resulted in the first accreditation of the engineering programs.
In 2011-12, Professor Hornsey was one of a small team developing the Lassonde School of Engineering and later, as Vice Dean of Lassonde, he led the Faculty’s governance and quality assurance processes, the establishment of the School’s co-op option, and initiated significant curricular enhancements. He was also a member of the core project team that designed the new home of Engineering on campus, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. In 2017–18, Professor Hornsey served as Interim Dean of Lassonde.
Professor Hornsey earned his MA, MSc and DPhil degrees in Engineering Science from Oxford University in England and is a licensed Professional Engineer. His research interests include engineering history and electronic sensor systems. In 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and was named a University Professor at York.
Professor Alidad Amirfazli
Chair (Interim), Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Alidad Amirfazli is the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.