Seven Waterloo Climate Institute researchers awarded infrastructure funding

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
by Chantal Vallis

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Congratulations to Waterloo Climate Institute Associate Directors, Monica Emelko and Francis Poulin, as well as members Kirsten Müller, Anna Klinkova, Marek Stastna, Kevin Lam and Paul Parker for being awarded infrastructure funding by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). 

In total, twenty-three University of Waterloo based infrastructure projects were awarded more than $3.8 million to tackle national and global challenges, according to an announcement from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). CFI has committed $64 million in research infrastructure funding through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) program, across 40 Canadian universities. 

“Canada is world-renowned for our state-of-the-art institutions and talented researchers," said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. "Through this Fund, our government is strengthening our leadership and competitive advantage by supporting Canadians to pursue discoveries, overcome challenges and innovate to make a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for all.”

Learn more about the institute's associate directors and members below as well as the CFI funding awarded to 23 Waterloo researchers on the Office of Research's website. 

Monica Emelko

Monica Emelko

Associate Director, Waterloo Climate Institute; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Canada Research Chair

Monica Emelko's research interests include water treatment, wildfire, water quality, pathogens, climate change, filtration, land disturbance, environmental and water resources, water and land management, nanoparticle removal during drinking water and wastewater treatment, quantitative microbial risk assessment, water protection and smart infrastructure.

Francis Poulin
Kirsten Müller
Anna Klinkova photo
Marek Stastna
Kevin Lamb

Kevin Lamb

Professor, Applied Mathematics

Kevin Lamb's focuses are nonlinear waves, internal gravity waves and surface water waves, hydrodynamic instabilities and mixing, physical oceanography and limnology, coupling of hydrodynamic and bio-geochemical processes in lakes, and computational fluid dynamics.

Paul Parker

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