Researchers win backing for water, battery projects

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering are co-leaders of projects announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week as the recipients of more than $5.6 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government.

Monica Emelko, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor, head up two of 102 research projects nationwide awarded more than $518 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

“Canada's researchers and scientists are some of the brightest and most skilled in the world," Trudeau said in a media release. "Today’s investments will ensure that they have what they need to help us build a Canada that is healthier, cleaner, and more competitive.”

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