Waterloo chemist awarded over $750K to partner with industry on strategic research

Monday, May 6, 2019

Pavle RadovanovicDepartment of Chemistry Prof. Pavle Radovanovic is one of six University of Waterloo researchers who are receiving a total of $3.8 million to collaborate with Canadian-based companies and government organizations on strategic research projects.

Announced last Friday 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.

Radovanovic will be receiving more than $750,000 for his project entitled, “Electroluminescent metal oxide quantum dot devices for sustainable solid state lighting technologies”.

His lab has already developed a new nanotech light bulb that could revolutionize energy-efficient lighting by creating pure white light from external energy sources that can be tuned to fall anywhere on the colour spectrum. 

Congratulations, Professor Radovanovic!