Ontario government awards $3.4 million to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Twenty-nine University of Waterloo researchers, including four science recipients, will receive $3.4 million from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. 

Award recipients with MPP MIke Harris.

Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, and Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge announced 29 Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards in February.

ORF-RI advances research programs by supporting infrastructure needs such as equipment and modern facilities. The announcement is part of a larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

Recipients from Science include three faculty members from the Department of Chemistry:

  • Thorsten Dieckmann (Chemistry): High resolution NMR facility for structure elucidation ($352,810)    
  • Anna Klinkova (Chemistry): Nanocatalyst characterization and performance studies platform ($130,000)    
  • Janusz Pawliszyn (Chemistry): Triple quadrupole mass spectrometer ($100,000)
  • Emmanuel Ho (School of Pharmacy): Advanced microbicide research and analysis facility (AMRAF) ($123,378)
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