Projects led by three professors at Waterloo Engineering were awarded a total of almost $750,000 in funding this week through a federal program designed to encourage high-risk, high-reward interdisciplinary research.
Giovanni Cascante, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, won $250,000 in backing for a project described as: optimized use of mechanical waves in a novel vibratory drainage stimulation device, from lungs to water filter applications.
Elizabeth English, a professor at the Waterloo School of Architecture, will use $250,000 in funding to continue the development of flood-resilient and climate-adaptive amphibious housing for Indigenous communities in Canada.
Beth Weckman, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and Paolo Dominelli, a professor of kinesiology and health sciences, were awarded almost $246,000 for a project called A Next Generation Fire Safety Companion: Grounded in Science, Embracing Population Diversity.
In all, the federal government announced more than $45 million for research projects across the country through the New Frontiers in Research Fund.
“In a time when relying on scientific evidence has never been more important, our government recognizes the need to invest in Canadian scientists,” Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of health, said in a media release.
Go to Waterloo researchers awarded New Frontiers in Research funding for a story on all six campus-wide projects awarded funding at the University of Waterloo.