Ten University of Waterloo researchers, whose research is deemed on the verge of a breakthrough, will receive supplemental funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
The recipients of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) are among more than 100 researchers at Waterloo who are receiving funding through Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments grants, and Postgraduate and Postdoctoral fellowships.
The researchers selected by NSERC to receive a $120,000 DAS are:
- Professor Avery Broderick (Physics and Astronomy): Resolving black holes: Black hole astrophysics in the era of the event horizon telescope
- Professor Anton Burkov (Physics and Astronomy): Topological metals
- Professor James Danckert (Psychology): Behavioural, psychophysical, genetic and neuroimaging investigations of boredom
- Professor Kyle Daun (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Laser-based diagnostics for aerosolized nanoparticles
- Professor David Hawthorn (Physics and Astronomy): Probing intertwined order in quantum materials
- Professor Brian Ingalls (Applied Mathematics): Model-based design for synthetic (micro) biology
- Professor Matthew Kennedy (Pure Mathematics): Operator algebras associated to groups and noncommutative convexity
- Professor Luis Ricardez Sandoval (Chemical Engineering): Optimal design, scheduling and control of chemical processes and emerging energy systems for sustainable and flexible operations under uncertainty
- Professor Daniel Vogel (Cheriton School of Computer Science): Human-computer interaction in spatial augmented reality
- Professor Ruodu Wang (Statistics and Actuarial Science): Model uncertainty and robustness in risk management