Waterloo chemist partners with MESA+ thanks to $75K in seed funding

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Anna Klinkova for winning a WIN–MESA+ Seed Funding Award for $75,000.

The funding goes to support an international joint research project with faculty members from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, Netherlands. Klinkova, also a member of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), will be collaborating with Jeff Wood from MESA+; their project is entitled, “Integrated Solution for Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide Recycling to Fertilizers and Fuels.”

In addition to Klinkova, WIN members Hamed Majedi (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Kevin Musselman (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) were also awarded seed funding.

The award, announced last October during the WIN–MESA+ Discovery Workshop, “New Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities to Combat Urgent Global Challenges to Health, ICT and Energy,” was hosted by MESA+ to support joint projects aligning with one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). The awards are matched at €50,000 each for the MESA+ counterpart.

Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology delegation visiting MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in the Netherlands.The Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology delegation visiting MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in the Netherlands last October.

At the end of the one-year funding period, all teams are to apply for large, international funding schemes such at the New Frontiers in Research Fund 2020 Horizon Global Platform and other calls sponsored by Horizon Europe program. Each awardee will also present their research findings as part of the International Symposium on Frontiers of Nanoscience & Nanotechnolgy and at the Annual WIN Board of Directors Meeting in June 2021.

Congratulations, Professor Klinkova!

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