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Competition results for G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding

The results of the second competition under the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding have been released. Canadian scientists will participate in four of the 10 newly funded research projects that are focussed on creating a change in the approach taken towards the sustainable use of material resources, and the contribution and impact this will have upon the wider cradle-to-cradle design and manufacturing principles.

The grants are administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and its counterparts from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US). The grants represent the second funding issued under this initiative. Italy, also part of the G8, did not participate in this round of the initiative. Each of the participating countries will fund its own researchers, with a total of $10 million issued over three years. NSERC funding totals just over $1,340,000.

The G8 funding initiative was launched in 2010 to support research on topics of global relevance that can best be tackled by a multinational approach. Researchers must work with at least three partners from three of the participating countries. The second call for proposals on “Material Efficiency – A first step towards sustainable manufacturing” was issued last year.

This link will take you to another Web site Summaries of the Funded Projects

Funded Projects
Project Title   Lead Principal Investigator Canadian Principal Investigator and University Other Principal Investigators and Country   Total
Euros € (in thousands)
NSERC
Contribution
C$
SBP – Structural Bamboo Products Gregory D. Smith University of British Columbia, Canada   L. Gibson, US
Michael H. Ramage, UK
1,166 414,874
REO Kiln – Reduced Emission Cement: Cradle to Grave Material Applications and Accounting Frank Zeman,
Royal Military College of Canada,
Canada
  P. Fennell, UK
P. Jaramillo, US
M. Nemer, France
1,080 245,514
G8MUREFU2 – Material Efficiency – A First Step Toward Sustainable Manufacturing Steven Nutt, US Pascal Hubert, McGill University, Canada

K. Potter, UK

K. Drechsler, Germany
1,100 328,223
PHYTOCAT – Catalising the Growth in Metal Recovery James H. Clark, UK John A. Meech, UBC,
Canada
Christopher W.N. Anderson, UBC, Canada
N. Bruce, UK
A.J. Hunt, UK
T. Graedel, US
E. Rylott, UK
1,133 351,854
IPSOS – Ink-jet Printed Single-Crystal Organic Photovoltaics Henning Sirringhaus,  UK   J. Anthony, US
S. Hotta,
Japan
M. Niggemann, UK
1,130  
HPPMSNG – High Performance Permanent Magnets Sustainable for Next Generation Takao Suzuki, US   G. Hadjipanayis, US
H. Kronmueller, Germany
O. Gutfleisch, Germany
K. Hono, Japan
K. Masuzawa, Japan
1,241  
G8-NNL – Nanodiamond-Based Nanospacer Lubricants Donald Brenner, US   M. Ivanov, Russia                
E. Osawa, Japan 
O. Shenderova, US
850  
SmartCoat - Multiscale Smart Coatings with Sustained Anticorrosive Action Helmuth Moehwald, Germany   K. Ariga, Japan
M. McShane, US R. Fakhrullin, Russia
D. Shchukin, Germany
1,366  
Adschiri PJ – Sustainable Manufacturing of Solution Processed Devices on Flexible Substrates Using Nanohybrid Materials Tadafumi Adschiri, Japan   C. Aymonier, France
F. Lafaye, France
T. Cardinal, France
J. Watkins, US
R. Riman, US
M. Hirao, Japan
K. Ito, Japan
1,047  
SEMS – New Low Surface Energy Materials Julian Eastoe, UK   M. Sagisaka, Japan F. Guittard, France 865  
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