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Three Water Institute members receive over $1.8 million for water-related research projects

Friday, February 24, 2017

Congratulations to Water Institute members Philippe Van Cappellen, Norman Zhou and Sherry Schiff, three of the five Waterloo researchers to recently receive a combined total of $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 

The researchers and their water-related projects are:

Philippe Van Cappellen (Earth and Environmental Sciences): Reactive interfaces in agroecosystems: quantifying coupled biogeochemical dynamics across scales using a comprehensive lab-field-modeling approach.

Norman Zhou (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering): Degradation of emerging water contaminants using novel photocatalytic 3D-printed TiO2 nano-architectures: a case for algal toxins found in harmful algal blooms.

Sherry Schiff (Earth and Environmental Sciences): Natural stable isotopes of iron: a new tool to trace Fe cycling for management of risk from harmful cyanobacterial blooms in lakes and reservoirs.

The researchers will receive funding over three years through the Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects program.

Read the full University of Waterloo press release for the list of all Waterloo researchers who received funding.