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Funding for infrastructure awarded to Waterloo

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nine Waterloo-led research projects will receive more than $17 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to support research.

The awards from CFI’s Innovation Fund were announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

Waterloo-led project leads

  • Kyung Soo Choi (Physics and Astronomy): Photonic Quantum Circuits - The Integration of Atomic and Solid-State Quantum Systems ($960,000)
  • Adrian Gerlich (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Next Generation Joining Technologies ($1,925,191)
  • Thomas Jennewein (Physics and Astronomy): Quantum Communications Payload Operations Centre ($338,601)
  • Richard Kelly (Geography and Environmental Management): Airborne Cryospheric SAR (CryoSAR) System ($493,158)
  • Jonathan Price (Geography and Environmental Management): Wetland Ecosystem Terrain Systems Simulator (WETSyS) ($1,083,524)
  • Ehsan Toyserkani (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Canadian Additive Manufacturing Network (Can-AMN): A Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (Total: $7,023,813 and Waterloo portion: $2,371,958)
  • Steven Waslander (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): RoboDrive: Waterloo Autonomous Driving and Driver Assistance Research Facility ($1,934,865)
  • William Wong (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Facility for Functionally Advanced Sensor Technology ($2,852,298)
  • Michael Worswick (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Transportation Lightweighting for Clean, Efficient Vehicles and Human Protection ($861,091)

Externally led projects

  • McMaster University: The CRDCN Transition to High Performance Computing: Liberating Data for Research and Policy (Total: $2,687,869). Waterloo lead: Stéphanie Lluis (Director, SWORDC). Waterloo portion: $95,773
  • Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique: Advanced Infrastructure for Dynamic Imaging and Control of Complex Systems - ALLS+ (Total: $5,439,482). Waterloo lead: Joe Sanderson (Physics and Astronomy). Waterloo portion: $285,696
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