An electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Waterloo has been awarded $1.65 million under a federal program designed to train Canada's researchers of tomorrow.
Alfred Yu, who is cross-appointed to applied mathematics, will receive funding over six years through the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
The money - part of $29.6 million awarded to 18 research teams across the country - is earmarked to train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in ultrasound technology with a view to making breakthroughs in the field, which has untapped potential applications in imaging and therapeutics.
The project is called Next-Generation Innovations in Ultrasonics (N-Genius).
"CREATE supports outstanding mentoring and sklls training opportunities for students, complementing their science and engineering research training," said Danika Goosney, vice president of research grants and scholarships at NSERC. "The result is a cohort of early career scientists and engineers with a greater potential to become tomorrow's dynamic leaders."
Yu, who works in the area of biomedical engineering, is a research scientist at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and a thematic co-lead at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.