Waterloo researchers awarded funds for infrastructure

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ten researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive $792,614 for infrastructure to support research.

The funds are awarded through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and will provide researchers with the foundational research infrastructure necessary to lead in their field. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the funding announcement in Sudbury today.

The following Waterloo researchers and projects are receiving funding through the JELF awards:

Applied Health Sciences

Michaela Devries-Aboud (Kinesiology): Muscle Metabolism in Health and Disease ($109,000)

Monica Maly (Kinesiology): Therapeutic Exercise to Promote Health for Older Adults with Arthritis ($100,782)

Engineering

Clifford Butcher (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Advanced Material Characterization of Next Generation Automotive Materials for Improved Crash Performance ($50,000)

Jeff Gostick (Chemical Engineering): Engineered Electrode Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage ($100,000)

John Long (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Wideband Data Links for the Zettabyte Era ($100,000)

Mihaela Vlasea (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Innovation in Additive Manufacturing via Intelligent Adaptive Processes ($110,000)

John Wen (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Optical Diagnostic System for Characterizing Energetic Nanomaterial ($50,000)

Mathematics

Maura Grossman (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science): Apparatus for High-Recall Information Retrieval ($67,832)

Edith Law (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science): CrowdCurio: Infrastructure for Research-Oriented Crowdsourcing ($55,000)

Science

Nandita Basu (Earth and Environmental Sciences and cross-appointed with Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering): Developing an Innovative P Sensor Suite for Catchment Water Quality Monitoring: Identifying Hotspots and Hotmoments ($50,000)

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