Six researchers at the University of Waterloo are receiving more than $3.8 million to collaborate with Canadian-based companies and government organizations on strategic research projects.
Announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, and supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the funding for Strategic Partnership Grants helps bring expertise from academia and industry together to collaborate on research that will lead to innovation and commercialization.
The researchers who will receive funding through Strategic Partnership Grants are:
Professor Brian Dixon (Biology): Genetic and probiotic improvement of immunity in triploid Chinook salmon ($556,0000)
Professor Guang Gong (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Security and privacy for hybrid centralized and blockchain computing in the internet of things ($557,150)
Professor Hamid Jahed (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Cost-effective lightweight complex-shaped structural components made of magnesium: A hybrid manufacturing paradigm ($747,000)
Professor Yuning Li (Chemical Engineering): Polymers for lightweight and environmentally stable flexible solar cells ($582,000)
Professor Pavle Radovanovic (Chemistry): Electroluminescent metal oxide quantum dot devices for sustainable solid state lighting technologies ($772,280)
Professor Philippe Van Cappellen (Earth and Environmental Sciences): Assessing risks of eutrophication by urban stormwater runoff under climate change ($676,569)