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2017 Research Grants Competition - Results by Institution

Western Ontario
Applicant Name Program Title EG Term Awarded Amount
Abdolvand, Hamidreza
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RGPIN Deformation of Engineering Materials Across length and time Scales (DEMAS) 1511 5 $24,000.00
Adamiak, Kazimierz
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Corona, Dielectric Barrier and Sliding Discharges in the Flow Control and Environmental Protection: From Fundamental Studies to Optimization of Practical Devices 1510 5 $37,000.00
Ansari, Daniel
Department
Psychology - Psychology
RGPIN Number symbols in the brain and mind 1502 5 $58,000.00
Badrkhani Ajaei, Firouz
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Protecting the Future Electric Power Systems 1510 5 $24,000.00
Baines, Kim
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN From Low to High Coordinate Group 14 Compounds: Exploratory Chemistry 1504 5 $60,000.00
Barron, John
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Recovery of 3D Information from 3D Range Data and from 2D/3D Optical Flow and 3D Scene/Range Flow 1507 5 $20,000.00
Bernards, Mark
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Suberin: Biosynthesis, Form and Function 1502 5 $32,000.00
Bitsuamlak, Girma
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
RTI Drones for enabling computational environmental flow dynamics studies 1609 1 $140,756.00
Boffa, Michael
Department
Biochemistry - Biochemistry
RGPIN Structure, function, and regulation of Thrombin-Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor (TAFI) 1501 5 $26,000.00
Borradaile, Nica
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology - Physiology and Pharmacology
RGPIN Elongation factor 1A1 and the regulation of protein synthesis and cytoskeleton dynamics during lipid-induced stress 1501 5 $26,000.00
Boykov, Yuri
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Combinatorial Optimization for Computer Vision and Biomedical Image Analysis 1507 5 $84,800.00
Branfireun, Brian
Department
Biology
RTI An autonomous underwater vehicle for characterizing remote lakes 1603 1 $150,000.00
Briens, Cedric
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
RGPIN Development of Reactors for Thermal and Catalytic Cracking 1511 5 $33,000.00
Butler, Blake
Department
Psychology - Psychology
RGPIN Structural and Functional Measures of Auditory Cortical Development 1502 5 $26,000.00
Capretz, Luiz
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Enhancing Software Engineering Recommender Systems with Software Analytics 1507 1 $20,000.00
Capretz, Miriam
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Cross-Domain Data Analytics 1507 1 $20,000.00
Cepinskas, Gediminas
Department
Medical Biophysics - Medical Biophysics
RGPIN Mimicking Vascular Endothelial Cell In Vivo Environment in Cell Culture 1501 5 $26,000.00
Corrigan, John
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN Advanced Metal-Main Group Nanocluster Chemistry 1504 5 $45,000.00
Cottam, Michael
Department
Physics and Astronomy - Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Magnetic and electronic excitations in low-dimensional and nanostructured materials 1505 5 $30,000.00
Cui, Yuhai
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Functional Interplay of Chromatin Remodellers and Histone Modifiers in Plants 1501 5 $40,000.00
Dagnew, Martha
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Innovative technologies & processes enabling energy neutral wastewater treatment 1509 5 $22,000.00
Dagnino, Lina
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology - Physiology and Pharmacology
RGPIN Signaling during melanocyte development 1501 1 $28,000.00
Damjanovski, Sashko
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN MT1-MMP regulation of matrix degradation and cell movement. 1501 1 $26,000.00
DeGroot, Christopher
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RGPIN Computational methods for analysis and optimization of solar thermal energy collection and storage technologies 1512 5 $21,000.00
Denham, Graham
Department
Mathematics - Mathematics
RGPIN Arrangements of Hyperplanes and Combinatorial Constructions in Topology 1508 5 $24,000.00
Diop, Mamadou
Department
Medical Biophysics - Medical Biophysics
RGPIN Single-pixel diffuse optical tomography scanner for dynamic functional imaging 1505 5 $21,000.00
Fanchini, Giovanni
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RTI Integrated probe station for electrical conductivity measurements from cryogenic temperatures to room temperature 1605 1 $148,968.00
Feng, Qingping
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology - Physiology and Pharmacology
RGPIN Cell polarity and embryonic heart development 1502 5 $28,000.00
Fenster, Aaron
Department
Medical Biophysics - Medical Biophysics
RGPIN Generation of Temperature Maps of Heated Materials using 3D Ultrasound Imaging 1505 5 $62,500.00
Flynn, Lauren
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
RGPIN Engineering matrix-derived microcarriers as tissue-specific cell culture and delivery platforms 1511 5 $37,000.00
Gill, Sean
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology - Physiology and Pharmacology
RGPIN Exploring extracellular matrix remodelling during lung branching morphogenesis 1501 1 $26,000.00
Goodale, Melvyn
Department
Psychology - Psychology
RGPIN The Visual Control of Grasping 1502 5 $125,000.00
Hangan, Horia
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Unsteady Flows with applications to Wind Resilience and Sustainability 1512 5 $55,000.00
Hannoufa, Abdelali
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Discovery research towards improving alfalfa traits 1501 1 $34,000.00
Heath, Matthew
Department
Kinesiology, School of - Kinesiology, School of
RGPIN The cognitive and sensory control of goal-directed movement 1502 5 $48,000.00
Hobson, Keith
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Tracing origins and nutrient allocations in migrating birds and insects using compound-specific isotope techniques 1503 5 $40,000.00
Hrymak, Andrew
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
RGPIN Multiphase flows of particles in thin film systems 1511 5 $28,000.00
Hudson, Robert
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN Chemical Synthesis and Applications of Oligonucleotide Analogues 1504 5 $45,000.00
Huner, Norman
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Life at the edge: photosynthetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in extreme environments 1502 5 $58,000.00
Jared, Debra
Department
Psychology - Psychology
RGPIN Language and Conceptual Processing in Bilinguals 1502 5 $28,000.00
Johnsrude, Ingrid
Department
Psychology - Psychology
RGPIN How voice familiarity facilitates intelligibility of degraded and masked speech 1502 5 $69,000.00
Junop, Murray
Department
Biochemistry
RTI Operations and Maintenance Support for a Regional Protein Characterization Facility 1700 1 $144,600.00
Jurgensen, Helmut
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Codes, Automata, Formal Languages 1507 5 $20,000.00
Kari, Lila
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Foundational aspects of bioinformation and biocomputation 1507 5 $42,000.00
Karttunen, Mikko
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN Computational chemistry as a tool to understanding molecular level processes and designing ‘bio-inspired’ materials 1504 5 $90,000.00
Kerr, Michael
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN The Development of Enabling Syntheic Methodologies and Application to the Synthesis of Natural Products 1504 5 $74,000.00
Keyghobadi, Nusha
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Combined and synergistic effects of landscape structure and population size fluctuation on genetic variation 1503 5 $28,000.00
Khayat, Roger
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RGPIN Superhydrophobicity, drag reduction and microfluidic flow 1512 5 $31,000.00
Klassen, Robert
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RGPIN Effect of surfaces, internal and external, on the strength and ductility of metals 1511 5 $24,000.00
Kontogiannis, Konstantinos
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Continuous Software Engineering for Cyber-Physical Systems 1507 1 $20,000.00
Lacefield, James
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Ultrasound Signal Processing for Quantitative Microvascular Imaging 1510 5 $28,000.00
Lagugnι-Labarthet, Franηois
Department
Chemistry
RTI Electron-beam Deposition System for Nanofabrication Processes 1604 1 $150,000.00
Li, Shawn Shun-Cheng
Department
Biochemistry - Biochemistry
RGPIN Systematic characterization of the enzyme-substrate network in protein Lysine methylation 1501 5 $34,000.00
Linnen, Robert
Department
Earth Sciences - Earth Sciences
RGPIN Geochemistry of Critical and Precious Metal Deposits 1506 5 $27,000.00
Litchfield, David
Department
Biochemistry
RTI Robotic Instrumentation to Establish Workflows for Systematic Cell-Based Analyses. 1601 1 $150,000.00
MacDougall-Shackleton, Elizabeth
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Ecoimmunology and behavioural ecology of migratory songbirds 1503 5 $28,000.00
MacDougall-Shackleton, Scott
Department
Psychology
RTI Operations and Maintenance Support - Advanced Facility for Avian Research 1700 1 $140,562.00
Macfie, Sheila
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Ecophysiology of environmental contaminants in plants 1502 5 $28,000.00
Mamon, Rogemar
Department
Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
RGPIN Hidden Markov models for decision analytics 1508 5 $37,000.00
Martin, Ruth
Department
Health Sciences, Faculty of - Health Sciences, Faculty of
RGPIN Functional Organization and Connectivity of the Human Insula for Swallowing 1502 5 $25,000.00
Martinez-Trujillo, Julio
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology - Physiology and Pharmacology
RGPIN A canonical microcircuitry for visuomotor transformations in the primate brain 1502 5 $58,000.00
McLeod, Angus Ian
Department
Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
RGPIN Time Series Models: Sparsity, Mis-specification and Forecasting 1508 5 $24,000.00
Minac, Jan
Department
Mathematics - Mathematics
RGPIN Absolute Galois groups and Massey products 1508 5 $30,000.00
Najafi, Mohammad Reza
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Improved Characterization of Hydroclimatic Extremes through the Development of a Comprehensive Nonstationary Modelling Framework 1509 5 $22,000.00
Nakhla, George
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
RGPIN Energy Optimization at Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants 1509 5 $51,000.00
Naoum-Sawaya, Joe
Department
Richard Ivey School of Business - Richard Ivey School of Business
RGPIN Optimizing Future Mobility Systems 1509 5 $26,000.00
Neff, Bryan
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN The Capacity of Populations to Respond to Climate Change 1503 5 $33,000.00
Neff, Bryan
Department
Biology
RTI Field equipment to support research and conservation of fishes in Canada’s inland waters 1603 1 $135,449.00
Odegaard, Fredrik
Department
Richard Ivey School of Business - Richard Ivey School of Business
RGPIN Customer Choice Modeling with Group Dynamics and Ancillary Pricing 1509 5 $28,000.00
Parraga, Grace
Department
Medical Biophysics
RTI 129Xe MRI radiofrequency coil for in vivo measurements of airways and alveoli to generate novel lung biomechanical models 1605 1 $150,000.00
Peng, Tianqing
Department
Pathology - Pathology
RGPIN Molecular basis of junctophilin-2 regulation of ryanodine receptor-2 in cardiomyocytes 1501 5 $34,000.00
Raji Kermani, Mehrdad
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Human-Like Dexterous Manipulation using Compliant Actuations 1510 1 $24,000.00
Ray, Madhumita
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
RGPIN Advanced Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment 1509 5 $28,000.00
Riley, David
Department
Mathematics - Mathematics
RGPIN Combinatorial algebra: identities, actions and gradings 1508 5 $14,000.00
Rizkalla, Amin
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
RGPIN Hybrid Biomaterials for Orthopedic and Craniofacial Applications 1511 5 $24,000.00
Samarabandu, Jagath
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Active Intrusion Prediction and Response for Computing Devices on the Internet 1510 5 $24,000.00
Schild-Poulter, Caroline
Department
Biochemistry
RTI An x-ray irradiator cabinet for live cell irradiation 1601 1 $101,751.00
Scholl, Timothy
Department
Medical Biophysics - Medical Biophysics
RGPIN Development of Novel Molecular Imaging Agents and Methods for Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1505 5 $25,000.00
Sedig, Kamran
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Scaffold-based visual analytics tools for complex activities 1507 5 $20,000.00
Seguin, Cheryle
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology
RTI Biomechanical testing suite for micro-scale characterization of tissues and novel biomaterials 1601 1 $146,325.00
Shami, Abdallah
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Towards Building Quality-Driven Next-Generation Mobile Networks with Carrier-Grade Virtualized Platforms 1510 5 $58,000.00
Shaw, Gary
Department
Biochemistry - Biochemistry
RGPIN Mechanisms of E2 Conjugating Enzymes 1501 5 $50,000.00
Shoesmith, David
Department
Surface Science Western
RTI Operations and Maintenance Support: Surface Science Western, Western Nanofabrication and Tandetron Accelerator Facilities 1700 1 $150,000.00
Simpson, Peter
Department
Physics and Astronomy - Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Defect engineering of quantum devices 1505 5 $21,000.00
Sinclair, Brent
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Biology of Arthropods at low temperatures 1502 5 $58,000.00
St. Lawrence, Keith
Department
Medical Biophysics
RTI Combining optical neuromonitoring with a respiratory gas system to assess neurovascular function 1602 1 $137,347.00
Stanford, David
Department
Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
RGPIN Accumulating Priority Queues & Markov Models for Health Care Wait Times & Health Recovery Modelling 1509 5 $28,000.00
Stevenson, Ryan
Department
Psychology - Psychology
RGPIN Development and Neuroplasticity of Multisensory Integration 1502 5 $30,000.00
Straatman, Anthony
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RGPIN Modelling of Complex Thermofluids Systems with Application to Energy Capture, Recovery and Transfer 1512 5 $37,000.00
Tian, Lining
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Study the mechanisms of histone deacetylase HD2s in response to drought stress in plants 1501 5 $30,000.00
Urquhart, Bradley
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology
RTI Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) for Mass Spectrometry Based Imaging 1601 1 $150,000.00
Valluri, Sree Ram
Department
Physics and Astronomy - Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN The Mathematical Physics of Gravitational Waves and the Polylogarithm and Lambert W Functions 1505 5 $21,000.00
Veksler, Olga
Department
Computer Science - Computer Science
RGPIN Discrete Optimization Methods for Computer Vision 1507 5 $50,000.00
Wang, Rennian
Department
Physiology and Pharmacology - Physiology and Pharmacology
RGPIN ί1-integrin is a crucial regulator of the exocytotic machinery in pancreatic beta-cells, affecting insulin secretion and integrin trafficking. 1501 5 $34,000.00
Welsh, Donald
Department
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
RGPIN NADPH oxidase signaling, blood pressure sensing and the development of myogenic tone 1502 5 $32,000.00
Willmore, Katherine
Department
Anatomy and Cell Biology - Anatomy and Cell Biology
RGPIN Phenotypic and Biomechanical Effects of Altered Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in the Mouse Skull 1501 5 $39,000.00
Workentin, Mark
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN Physical Organic Chemistry of Materials 1504 5 $74,000.00
Yang, Jun
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RTI A 3D lithography System for Metamaterials, Energy Materials and Biomaterials Engineering and Applications 1609 1 $149,475.00
Yeung, Ken
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN Imaging Mass Spectrometry of Biological Tissues 1504 5 $28,000.00
Zanette, Liana
Department
Biology
RTI Automated Behavioural Response (ABR) systems for conducting the first ever global experimental assessment of the threat poaching poses to tropical biodiversity 1603 1 $93,135.00
Zaric, Gregory
Department
Richard Ivey School of Business - Richard Ivey School of Business
RGPIN Novel Contractual Arrangements in the Pharmaceutical Industry 1509 5 $41,000.00
Zhang, Chao
Department
Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Mechanical and Materials Engineering
RGPIN Numerical Studies of Two-phase Flows and Heat Transfer 1512 5 $31,000.00