Two engineering researchers awarded CFI funding

Friday, April 15, 2016

Waterloo Engineering faculty members Lan Wei and Aiping Yu were two of four researchers campus-wide who received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund April 15.

Wei, an electrical and computer engineering professor, was awarded $125,000 for her research into a versatile multi-physics device and circuit characterization and testing platform.

Yu, a chemical engineering professor, received $50,000 for her research that involves the development of advanced nanostructured graphene materials for clean energy storage.

The John R. Evans Leaders Fund is designed to help universities attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world by giving them state-of-the-art research tools.