Waterloo researchers awarded New Frontiers in Research funding

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Six University of Waterloo researchers were awarded funding through the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund.

The funding was part of a national announcement of $45-million by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health.

Waterloo recipients of funding through the 2021 Exploration competition are:

Giovanni Cascante

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Optimized use of mechanical waves in a novel vibratory drainage stimulation device (VDSD), from lungs to water filter applications ($250,000)

Paolo Dominelli

Professor, Kinesiology and Health Sciences

A Next Generation Fire Safety Companion: Grounded in Science, Embracing Population Diversity ($245,866)

Elizabeth English

Professor, School of Architecture

Water is Our Friend: Flood-Resilient and Climate-Adaptive Amphibious Housing for Indigenous Populations in Canada ($250,000)

Holger Kleinke

Professor, Chemistry

Hybrid-powered Portable Solid-State Lighting ($250,000)

Will Percival

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Being confident in the discovery of new physics from cosmological observations ($250,000)

Special Call for 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context

Warren Dodd

Professor, School of Public Health Sciences

Integrating Participatory Approaches in Randomized Controlled Trials: Exploring an Innovative Design for Complex Global Health and Development Interventions ($237,970)