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2008-2009 Strategic Project Grants Competition Results

NSERC is pleased to announce the 2008-09 competition results for the Strategic Project Grants and the New Media Initiative.

NSERC awarded $18.4 million to 129 applications in the Strategic Project Grants and New Media Initiative competition. The competition success rate was 37 percent (a total of 352 applications were received), the second highest in recent years. New funding earmarked for four of the target areas (Advanced Communications and Management of Information; Healthy Environment and Ecosystems; Sustainable Energy Systems; and Competitive Manufacturing and Value-Added Products and Processes) contributed greatly to the increased success of applicants.

The competition results appear below:

New Media Initiative
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Gorbet, Robert
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
Mechanical empathy: kinetic
architectural textile environments
  • Feature Parametrics
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$205,760
Skorobogatiy, Maksim
Génie physique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Karma chameleon: minimally invasive interactive textiles for dynamic personalities
  • CTT Group
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$113,000
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Biomedical Technologies
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
De Crescenzo, Gregory
Génie chimique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
with:
  • Jolicoeur, Mario
  • Bureau, Martin
  • Merhi, Yahye
Tissue engineered vascular grafts from nonwoven fibrous structures
  • CoroNeo, Inc.
  • National Research Council of
    Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$125,000
Elliott, Duncan
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
with:
  • Charette, Paul
  • Backhouse, Christopher
  • Gaudet, Vincent
  • Aimez, Vincent
Point-of-care diagnostic bioMEMS based on volume monolithic microelectronic wafer fabrication
  • Dalsa Semiconductor

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$209,605

Fang, Qiyin
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster University
with:
  • Hayward, Joseph
  • Patterson, Michael
  • Farrell, Thomas
  • McMillan, William
Multi-modality optical spectroscopy for non-invasive real-time tumor margin detection
  • Spectral Applied Research
  • Walsh Medical Devices Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$151,600
Hoemann, Caroline
Génie chimique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
with:
  • Hurtig, Mark
  • Rivard, GeorgesÉtienne
Restoration of joint function through subchodral delivery of therapeutics
  • Bio Syntech Canada Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$150,462
Karim, Karim
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Waterloo
High speed, low noise, direct detection X-ray imagers for medical imaging applications
  • ANRAD
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$120,140
Kavanagh, Karen
Physics
Simon Fraser University
with:
  • Scott, Jamie Kathleen
  • Brolo, Alexandre
  • Gordon, Reuven
  • Gray, Bonnie
Dynamic cell immunobiosensor for identifying antigen-specific antibodysecreting cells
  • Cangene Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$130,150
Kraatz, Heinz-Bernhard
Chemistry
University of Western Ontario
with:
  • Koropatnick, James
  • Litchfield, David
Electrochemical method for monitoring kinase activity
  • MDS Analytical Technologies
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$99,500
Martel, Sylvain
Génie informatique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
with:
  • Savard, Pierre
  • Beaudoin, Gilles
  • Soulez, Gilles
Magnetic catheter and guidewire navigation platform based on a MRI system for diagnostic or therapeutic interventions
  • Stern Magnetics
  • TachyonX
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$78,500
Peter, Yves-Alain
Génie physique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
with:
  • Dube, Louis
  • Nadeau, Jay
Label free high sensitivity detection of bacteria by phages using functionalized optical microcavities
  • BioPhage Inc.
  • MPB Communications Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$178,004
Rohling, Robert
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Salcudean, Septimiu (Tim)
  • Lowe, David
  • Nguan, Christopher
  • Abolmaesumi, Purang
Real-time image guidance for robotassisted laparoscopic surgery
  • Intuitive Surgical Inc.
  • Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$166,500
Sun, Yu
Mechanical and Industrial
Engineering
University of Toronto
High-speed electromechanical characterization of biological cells for bladder cancer diagnosis
  • Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$105,800
Vijayan, Mathilakath
Biology
University of Waterloo
with:
  • Mitra, Sushanta Kumar
  • Nieva, Patricia
Integrated bioMEMS (Biological Micro Electro Mechanical System) sensor for real-time heat shock protein 70 monitoring in whole organisms
  • Early Warning
  • Foothills Forest
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$152,370
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Communications and Information - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Dubois, Eric
Information Technology
and Engineering
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Laganière, Robert
  • Lang, Jochen
High-quality acquisition and rendering of image-based models for tele-presence in remote environments
  • 3Vista Corporation
  • Frontline Robotics Inc.
  • Industry Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$126,150
Graham, Nicholas
Computing
Queen's University
with:
  • Baecker, Ronald
  • Gutwin, Carl
Technology for rich group interaction in networked games
  • Alcatel Canada
  • Autodesk Canada Inc.
  • Coole Immersive Inc.
  • Side Effects Software
  • TinyEYE Technologies

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$159,100

Hasan, Anwarul
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Waterloo
with:
  • Stinson, Douglas
  • Menezes, Alfred
  • Gong, Guang
Computer and communication platform security and content protection
  • Research in Motion Limited
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$149,979
Hu, Yaoping
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Calgary
with:
  • Lichti, Derek
A hands-free interactive system for manipulating object-oriented information within networked virtual environments
  • Computer Modelling Group
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$171,100
Karmouch, Ahmed
Information Technology and
Engineering
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Miri, Ali
Autoic service specific overlay networks
  • Nortel Networks
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$135,000
MacLean, Karon
Computer Science
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Croft, Elizabeth
  • McGrenere, Joanna
HALO: Transparent guidance of networked interactions through a hapticaffect loop
  • Nokia Oyj
  • Spark Integration Technologies Inc.
  • Thought Technology Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$150,000
Nasiopoulos, Panos
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Ward, Rabab
  • Heidrich, Wolfgang
High dynamic range video
  • Dolby Canada Corporation
  • Qualcomm Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$210,500
Nie, Jian-Yun
Informatique et recherche
opérationnelle
Université de Montréal
Exploiting query logs for user-adaptive search
  • Yahoo Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$73,000
Sabourin, Robert
Génie de la production
automatisée
École de technologie
supérieure
with:
  • Granger, Éric
Une approche évolutive pour le biomarquage rapide des documents numériques
  • BancTec (Canada) Inc.
  • Defence RandD Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$122,650
Ward, Rabab
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Wang, Jane
  • Zhao, Vicky
Information management and security in media-sharing social networks
  • BroadbandTV Corp.
  • Telus Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$150,200
Zhao, Jiying
Information Technology
and Engineering
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Wang, Zhou
Quality evaluation and enhancement of audiovisual signals based on digital watermarking
  • DC Canada Education Development Corp.
  • Industry Canada
  • Peer Vision Inc.
  • Ross Video Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$122,500
Zincir-Heywood, Nur
Computer Science
Dalhousie University
with:
  • Milios, Evangelos
Information extraction for retrieval in dynamic system administration
  • Palomino System Innovations Inc.
  • Telecom Applications Research Alliance
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$64,800
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Communications and Information - B
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Aitchison, Stewart
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
with:
  • Morandotti, Roberto
  • Azana, Jose
Static and dynamic ultrafast optical pulse shaping devices based on integrated waveguide technologies
  • QPS Photronics Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$182,000
Boumaiza, Slim
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
with:
  • Khandani, Amir Keyvan
  • Karray, Fakhreddine
  • Damen, Mohamed Oussama
Multiband multicarrier transmitters for the next generation of software defined wireless base stations
  • Nitronex Corporation
  • Nortel Networks
  • Research in Motion Limited

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$147,920

Hassanein, Hossam
Computing
Queen's University
with:
  • Martin, Patrick
  • Ibnkahla, Mohamed
Enabling ubiquitous mobile services
  • Lunaris Inc.
  • Nortel Networks
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$182,600
Kaminska, Bozena
Engineering Science Simon Fraser University
with:
  • Gray, Bonnie
  • Menon, Carlo
Active transducers and self-powering for single-point flexible wireless sensors
  • Adigy Canada Inc.
  • SST Wireless Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$169,440
Kouki, Ammar
Génie électrique
École de technologie
supérieure
with:
  • Ghannouchi, Fadhel
GaN HEMT transistor modeling and application to highly efficient and linear amplifier designs
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Nortel Networks
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$187,500
Lampe, Lutz
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Dong, Xiaodai
  • Schober, Robert
Intelligent signal processing for UWB wireless communication networks
  • AMS Homecare Inc.
  • Kensington Computer Products Group
  • Omnex Control Systems Inc.
  • Wireless 2000
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$155,100
Leung, Victor
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Michelson, David
  • Yu, Fei (Richard)
  • Wang, Jane
Enabling technologies for secure and reliable wireless body area sensor networks
  • Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
  • Ascalade Communications Inc.
  • Defence RandD Canada
  • Neil Squire Foundation
  • Nokia Canada
  • ROQ Design and Consulting Inc.
  • Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$212,700
Li, Baochun
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Toronto
with:
  • Liu, Xue
Real-time power-aware network coding on multimedia smart devices
  • Bell Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$113,500
Mitran, Patrick
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Waterloo
with:
  • Mazumdar, Ravi
  • Rosenberg, Catherine
Theory and practice of opportunistic spectrum sharing
  • Atria Networks LP
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$141,300
Rusch, Leslie
Génie électrique et génie
informatique
Université Laval
with:
  • Plant, David
  • Larochelle, Sophie
Extending the reach of high bit rate UWB - from FTTH to household LAN
  • Telus Mobility
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$149,000
Sansò, Brunilde
Génie électrique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
with:
  • Girard, André
  • Frigon, Jean-François
Differentiated and adaptive robustness in wireless access networks
  • Bell Canada
  • Ministère de la Sécurité
    publique du Québec
  • Nortel Networks
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$156,000
Uysal, Murat
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Waterloo
Single-carrier and multi-carrier cooperative diversity techniques for next generation HF communication systems
  • Congruent Systems Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$40,000
Vaughan, Rodney
Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
with:
  • Cavers, James
  • Ho, Paul
  • Menon, Carlo
Deformable smart antennas
  • Sierra Wireless
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$142,086
Wong, Vincent
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Blake, Ian
  • Leung, Victor
  • Mirabbasi, Shahriar
  • Lampe, Lutz
  • Wang, Jane
RFID-based sensor networks for detecting and tracking mobile targets
  • Guard RFID Solutions Inc.
  • Kintama Research Corporation
  • SST Wireless Inc.
  • Wireless 2000
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$223,000
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Energy - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Adronov, Alex
Chemistry
McMaster University
with:
  • Kitai, Adrian
  • Botton, Gianluigi
  • LaPierre, Raymond
  • Zhitomirsky, Igor
Development of nanostructured
photovoltaic devices
  • Cleanfield Energy Corp.
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$141,850
Aroonwilas, Adisorn
Engineering
University of Regina
with:
  • Veawab, Amornvadee
New energy-saving CO2 stripping process using alcohol-vapor
  • SaskPower
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$100,000

Birss, Viola
Chemistry
University of Calgary
with:
  • Kwok, Daniel
Design and optimization of mesoporous carbon based cathode layers for PEM fuel cells
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$168,400
Charpentier, Paul
Chemical and
Biochemical Engineering
University of Western Ontario
with:
  • Semenikhin, Oleg
Next generation solar thermal materials
  • ARC Solar Inc.
  • EnerWorks Inc.
  • Line-X-Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$107,000
Diosady, Levente
Chemical Engineering and
Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
with:
  • Boocock, David
  • Acosta, Edgar
Integrated process for the production of food and biofuel from mustard seed
  • BIOX Corporation
  • Hermann Laue Spice Company Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$132,225
Feng, James
Chemical and Biological
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Liu, Zhong-Sheng
    (Simon)
A new microstructure-based paradigm for designing the gas diffusion media of proton exchange membrane fuel cells
  • Palcan Energy Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$101,500
Ghaly, Abdel
Process Engineering and
Applied Science
Dalhousie University
with:
  • Budge, Suzanne
  • Brooks, Marianne
    Su-Ling
Integrated biorefinery strategy for production of biodiesel and multitude of valuable products from animal rendering and fish processing wastes
  • Annapolis Digby Economic
    Development Agency
  • Biogas Energy Inc.
  • Eco Innovations Engineering Ltd.
  • Sea Crest Fisheries Ltd.
  • S.F. Rendering Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$122,768
Hausner, Martina
Chemistry and Biology
Ryerson University
with:
  • Sparling, Richard
  • Levin, David
  • Neufeld, Josh
  • Wolfaardt, Gideon
Development of designer microbial consortia for bioconversion of cellulose to energy and value-added products
  • GreenField Ethanol
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment
  • Region of Peel
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$146,200
Hill, Gordon
Chemical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
with:
  • Evitts, Richard
  • McCaffrey, William
Integrated biofuel system - Bioethanol, biodiesel and microbial fuel cell
  • North West Bio-Energy Ltd.
Group
2 yr. - Inst. 1
$146,000
Kaliaguine, Serge
Génie chimque
Université Laval
Nanoperovskites as oxygen carriers for chemical looping combustion
  • NANOX Inc.
  • SiliCycle Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$89,500
Kozinski, Janusz
Chemical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
with:
  • Butler, Ian
  • Dalai, Ajay
  • Hawari, Jalal
SUNFUEL: Conversion of waste biomass to biofuels
  • CANMET
  • Evergreen Biofuels Inc.
  • KMW Systems Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$177,480
Lalman, Jerald
Civil and Environmental
Engineering
University of Windsor
with:
  • Biswas, Nihar
  • Heath, Daniel
Converting low value biomass into hydrogen
  • CH2M HILL Canada Limited
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$199,155
Musilek, Petr
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
with:
  • Lozowski, Edward
  • Koval, Don
  • Doucet, Joseph
Advanced dynamic thermal rating system using numerical weather prediction
  • British Columbia Transmission Corp.
  • CEATI International Inc.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$161,400
Nadarajah, Siva
Mechanical Engineering
McGill University
with:
  • Martins, Joaquim
  • Crawford, Curran
Multidisciplinary optimization framework for the design of the next-generation quiet wind turbine rotors
  • AAER Inc.
  • Profile Composites Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$131,000
Passmore, Jack
Chemistry
University of New Brunswick
with:
  • Grein, Friedrich
  • McGrady, Gerard Sean
The development of new solid sorbents for CO2, SO2 and other gaseous pollutants
  • Atlantic Hydrogen Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$169,000
Rajapakse, Nimalsiri
Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Troczynski, Tom
  • Seethaler, Rudolf
  • Gadala, Mohamed
Performance assessment and durability of piezoelectric actuators for hydrogen fuel injectors
  • Westport Power Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$154,850
Rosei, Federico
Centre Énergie, Matériaux
et Télécommunications
INRS, Varennes
with:
  • Ma, Dongling
Design and realization of new catalysts for the synthesis of methanol
  • Enerkem Technologies Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$154,000
Shih, Ishiang
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
McGill University
with:
  • Mi, Zetian
Novel III-V and I-III-VI based solar cells with enhanced energy conversion efficiency
  • ICP Solar Technologies Inc.
  • Spectra-Nova Technologies Inc.
  • The Fox Group Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$125,000
Skene, William
Chimie
Universié de Montréal
with:
  • Santato, Clara
New self-assembled polyazomethines for photovoltaic devices
  • Nanometrix Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$131,000
Stephan, Douglas
Chemistry
University of Toronto
with:
  • Loeb, Stephen
Frustrated Lewis pairs in hydrogen storage materials: A new paradigm
  • Angstrom Power Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$150,000
Tavares, Ana
Centre Énergie, Matériaux
et Télécommunications
INRS, Varennes
with:
  • Guay, Daniel
Hybrid membranes for formic acid fuel cells
  • Tekion (Canada) Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$97,400
Tremblay, André
Chemical and Biological
Engineering
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Dubé, Marc
Production of high quality biodiesel from waste feedstocks
  • BDR Technologies Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$76,000
Withers, Stephen
Chemistry
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Warren, Richard
  • Foster, Leonard
Development of tools for facile monitoring of biomass-converting enzymes
  • Iogen Corporation Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$128,600
Zhao, Yue
Chimie
Université de Sherbrooke
Using polymers to enhance photosensitized reduction of water to hydrogen
  • Opsun Technologies Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$74,000
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Environment - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Arseneault, Dominique
Biologie, chimie et
géographie
Université du Québec
à Rimouski
with:
  • Munson, Alison
  • Doyon, Frédérik
  • Fortin, Marie-Josée
Cibles d'aménagement durable de la forêt feuillue à partir des archives de l'arpentage primitif
  • Conférence régionale des élus de l'Outaouais
  • CRÉ Lanaudière
  • CRNTL
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$167,660
Audet, Céline
Sciences de la mer de
Rimouski
Université du Québec à
Rimouski
with:
  • Gilbert, Denis
  • Lambert, Yvan
  • Chabot, Denis
  • Tremblay, Rejean
Conséquences de faibles teneurs en oxygène sur différentes espèces d'importance pour les pêches commerciales dans l'estuaire et le golfe du
St-Laurent
  • Pêches et Océans Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$91,000
Barbeau, Myriam
Biology
University of New Brunswick
with:
  • Forbes, Mark
  • Hamilton, Diana
  • Watmough, James
  • Addison, Jason
  • Haralampides, Katy
  • Wang, Lin
Modeling the environmental interactions involving a key species in the Bay of Fundy ecosystem in relation to local and global change scenarios
  • Environment Canada
  • Government of New Brunswick
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$168,069
Black, Andrew
Land and Food Systems
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Burton, Philip
  • Fredeen, Arthur
  • Coops, Nicholas
  • Christen, Andreas
Impact of the mountain pine beetle outbreak on the carbon and water balances of lodgepole pine stands in the BC interior
  • Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • FPInnovations
  • Ministry of Forests and Range
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$198,340
Blais, Jules
Biology
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Smol, John
  • Pisaric, Michael
Enhanced contaminant transport to lake ecosystems by thawing permafrost
  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$142,125
Chan, Kai Ming
Resources, Environment
and Sustainability
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Shurin, Jonathan
  • Pakhomov, Evgeny
  • Harley, Christopher
Coastal ecosystem services amongst trophic cascades
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • WCVI Aquatic Management Board
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$281,000
Frost, Paul
Biology
Trent University
with:
  • Buttle, James
  • Pick, Frances
  • Xenopoulos, Marguerite
Assessing the biogeochemical sensitivity of aquatic ecosystems to patterns of urbanized land use
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Peterborough
  • National Water Research Institute
  • Town of Richmond Hill
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$210,500
Helbing, Caren
Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Victoria
with:
  • Lesperance, Mary
  • Ng, Raymond
  • Cullen, Jay
  • Borchers, Christoph
Nanosilver effects on amphibian wildlife using novel molecular assays
  • Environment Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$249,880
Hodson, Peter
Biology
Queen's University
with:
  • Bols, Niels
  • Brown, Robert Stephen
Identification and bioavailability of toxic components in heavy oil
  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$151,000
Krell, Peter
Molecular and Cellular
Biology
University of Guelph
with:
  • Arif, Basil
  • Doucet, Daniel
Novel viral insecticides for forest protection in the age of climate change
  • BioForest Technologies Inc.
  • Sylvar Technologies Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$198,500
Lavoie, Claude
Centre de recherche en
aménagement et
développement
Université Laval
with:
  • Gauthier, Gilles
  • Belzile, François
  • De Blois, Sylvie
  • Brisson, Jacques
  • Dumont, Pierre
Le roseau commun dans les marais d'eau douce : impacts sur la biodiversité et stratégies de gestion
  • Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Gloco Inc.
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
  • Ministère des Transports du Québec
  • Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$199,400
MacLatchy, Deborah
Biology
Wilfrid Laurier University
with:
  • Wood, Christopher
  • Servos, Mark
  • Munkittrick, Kelly
  • Currie, Suzanne
Improving regulatory assessments of endocrine disrupting contaminants in Canadian marine environments
  • City of Saint John
  • Environment Canada
  • J.D. Irving Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$180,130
Munson, Alison
Sciences du bois et de la
forêt
Université Laval
with:
  • Wasylishen, Roderick
  • Bradley, Robert
  • Gauthier, Sylvie
  • Paré, David
  • Quideau, Sylvie
  • Cumming, Steven
Measuring and modelling carbon storage in Quebec boreal black spruce ecosystems under varying fire regimes
  • AbitibiBowater Inc.
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$138,100
Nol, Erica
Biology
Trent University
with:
  • Buttle, James
  • Watmough, Shaun
Linking hydrological processes to biotic indicators in a large regional forest
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$99,800
Sundby, Bjorn
Sciences de la mer
Université du Québec
à Rimouski
with:
  • Mucci, Alfonso
  • Gratton, Yves
  • De Vernal, Anne
  • Gélinas, Yves
  • Starr, Michel
  • Gilbert, Denis
  • Gobeil, Charles
  • Archambault, Philippe
Forcasting the response of a coastal ecosystem to persistent forcing: Hypoxia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$136,200
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Environment - B
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Bols, Niels
Biology
University of Waterloo
with:
  • Tang, Xiaowu (Shirley)
Using ciliates to understand the environmental fate and impact of carbon nanotubes
  • Environment Canada
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$108,500
Clark, Ian
Earth Sciences
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Schiff, Sherry
  • Fortin, Danielle
  • Aravena, Ramon
  • Robertson, William
Anammox - anaerobic oxidation of ammonium contamination in groundwater
  • Aqua Terre Solutions Inc.
  • Cold Springs Farm Ltd.
  • Environment Canada

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$159,550

Gerhard, Jason
Civil and Environmental
Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
with:
  • O'Carroll, Denis
In situ STAR (Self-sustaining treatment for active remediation)
  • Geosyntec Consultants International Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$122,800
Ghoshal, Subhasis
Civil Engineering and
Applied Mechanics
McGill University
with:
  • Edwards, Elizabeth
  • Wilkinson, Kevin
  • Tufenkji, Nathalie
  • Moores, Audrey
Surface-modified iron nanoparticles for remediation: multiscale investigations of transport, reactivity and aggregation
  • Golder Associates Ltd. (CAN)
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$157,224
Jamieson, Heather
Geological Sciences and
Geological Engineering
Queen's University
with:
  • Rowe, Kerry
  • Fortin, Danielle
  • Parsons, Michael
  • Wallschläger, Dirk
Optimal remediation of arseniccontaminated mine sites to protect human and ecosystem health
  • AMEC Earth and Environmental
  • Nova Scotia Environment and Labour
  • SRK Consulting Engineers and Scientists
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$158,355
O'Carroll, Denis
Civil and Environmental
Engineering
University of Western Ontario
with:
  • Sleep, Brent
  • Acosta, Edgar
  • Herrera, Jose
Development of naetals for source zone remediation
  • Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
  • Geomatrix Consultants and Engineers Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$139,310
Selvadurai, Antony Patrick
Civil Engineering and
Applied Mechanics
McGill University
Damage-induced permeability evolution in sedimentary and crystalline rock with applications to nuclear waste management
  • Nuclear Waste Management
    Organization
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$134,494
Sherwood Lollar, Barbara
Geology
University of Toronto
with:
  • Sleep, Brent
  • Edwards, Elizabeth
Investigation of CSIA as an innovative quantitative tool for performance assessment of groundwater remediation at contaminated sites
  • Environ Canada
  • Geosyntec Consultants International Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$155,200
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Food and Bioproducts
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Benfey, Tillmann
Biology
University of New Brunswick
with:
  • Martin-Robichaud,
    Deborah
Sex control in cod
  • Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$41,420
Chen, Jie
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Alberta
with:
  • Xing, James
Developing low-intensity pulsed ultrasound device for microorganism growth
  • Alberta Research Council
  • Apotex Fermentation Inc.

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$148,500

Danzmann, Roy
Integrative Biology
University of Guelph
with:
  • Ferguson, Moira
  • Devlin, Robert
The application of geic approaches to rainbow trout aquaculture
  • Lyndon Fish Hatcheries Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$168,780
Diosady, Levente
Chemical Engineering
and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
with:
  • Rao, Venketeshwer
  • Cheng, Yu-Ling
  • Acosta, Edgar
Integrated platform for delivery of nutraceuticals and micronutrients
  • Gelda Scientific and Industrial Development Corp.
  • Hermann Laue Spice Company Inc.
  • Micronutrient Initiative
  • Partenaris Inc.
  • Weetabix of Canada Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$76,225
Fournier, Michel
INRS-Institut Armand-
Frappier
INRS
with:
  • Pellerin, Jocelyne
  • Davidson, Jeffrey
  • Lemarchand, Karine
  • Tremblay, Rejean
  • Siah, Ahmed
Influence du stade de développement sur l'immunocompétence et la sensibilité aux infections chez les mollusques bivalves
  • Centre inter-institutionnel de recherche en écotoxicologie
  • Environment Canada
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec
  • Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance
  • SODIM
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$188,230
Fussmann, Gregor
Biology
McGill University
with:
  • Archambault, Philippe
  • Lovejoy, Connie
  • Tremblay, Rejean
Integrating across scales in marine aquaculture: the role of trophic dynamics and nutrient recycling for mussel production
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture, des
    Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du
    Québec
  • Moules de culture des Iles Inc.
  • Réseau Aquaculture Québec
  • SODIM
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$149,177
Harel, Josée
Pathologie et microbiologie
Université de Montréal
with:
  • Daigle, France
  • Mourez, Michael
Development of diagnostic and preventive strategies to reduce Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) food contamination risks
  • Health Canada
  • Institut national de santé publique du Québec
  • Maxivet Inc.
  • Prevtec Microbia Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$159,325
Hincke, Maxwell
Cellular and Molecular
Medicine
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Mine, Yoshinori
Potential antimicrobial proteins for human health - value added products from the eggshell
  • Burnbrae Farms Ltd.
  • Inovatech Egg Products
  • ISA North America
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$99,927
Kovalchuk, Igor
Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge
with:
  • Ziemienowicz, Alicja
Improvement of transformation techniques for triticale
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$172,400
Kubow, Stan
Dietetics and Human Nutrition
McGill University
with:
  • Raghavan, Vijaya
  • Donnelly, Danielle Julie
  • Agellon, Luis
Optimization of potato nutraceutical extracts for prevention and treatment of diabetes and other disorders
  • Government of New Brunswick
  • McCain Foods Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$148,535
Michaud, Dominique
Phytologie
Université Laval
with:
  • Charest, Pierre
Companion protease inhibitors for the protection of clinically-useful recombinant proteins in plants
  • Medicago Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$135,377
Moineau, Sylvain
Biochimie et Microbiologie
Université Laval
with:
  • Masson, Jean
  • Zimmerly, Steven
Control of emerging Lactococcus lactis phages for the production of superior quality cheeses
  • Agropur coopérative
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$132,431
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Manufacturing
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Atalla, Noureddine
Génie mécanique
Université de Sherbrooke
with:
  • Park, Chul
  • Naguib, Hani
Development of innovative multi-functional and recyclable thermoplastic foams
  • Woodbridge Foam Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$105,000
Avramidis, Stavros
Wood Science
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Breuil, Colette
Assessment and optimization of radio frequency heating technology as treatment to protect Canadian green log and timber exports by killing microbes and other pests
  • FPInnovations

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$126,600

Borra, Ermanno
Physique, génie
physique et optique
Université Laval
with:
  • Campbell, Melanie
  • Ritcey, Anna
Magnetically deformable mirrors for competitive manufacturing and biomedical imaging
  • Elcan Optical Technologies
  • ImmerVision
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$198,907
Brochu, Mathieu
Mining, Metals and
Materials Engineering
McGill University
with:
  • Drew, Robin
  • Gauvin, Raynald
  • Blais, Carl
  • Larouche, Daniel
Optimization of the manufacturing sequence in Al-Li alloy systems used in the aerospace industry
  • Alcoa Canada ltée
  • REGAL Regroupement Aluminium
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$156,000
Crudden, Catherine
Chemistry
Queen's University
with:
  • Lemieux, Robert
  • Oleschuk, Richard
Novel chiral materials for chromatographic applications
  • Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.
  • SiliCycle Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$197,100
Cunningham, Michael
Chemical Engineering
Queen's University
with:
  • Jessop, Philip
Stimuli-responsive polymer colloids: Switchable surfactants for polymers and coatings
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$126,640
Daneault, Claude
Centre de recherche en pâtes et papiers
Université du Québec
à Trois-Rivières
with:
  • Kokta, Bohuslav
  • Chabot, Bruno
Développement de nanocelluloses assistée par la cavitation acoustique
  • Kruger Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$119,000
Guthrie, Roderick
Mining, Metals and
Materials Engineering
McGill University
Process development of soft magnetic lamellar composites
  • Imfine Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$119,500
Hatzikiriakos, Savvas
Chemical and Biological
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Lau, Anthony
  • Schafer, Laurel
  • Mehrkhodavandi, Parisa
Controlled-microstructure biopolymers: from synthesis to processing and final disintegration through composting
  • City of Vancouver
  • FPInnovations
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$142,711
Hibbard, Glenn
Materials Science and
Engineering
University of Toronto
Grain boundary engineered periodic cellular superalloys: low density, high temperature stable hybrid materials
  • Integran Technologies Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$57,555
Hirose, Akira
Physics and Engineering
Physics
University of Saskatchewan
with:
  • Xiao, Chijin
Development of adherent diamond coatings on transition-metal substrates
  • Plasmionique Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$122,000
Ivey, Douglas
Chemical and Materials
Engineering
University of Alberta
with:
  • Liu, Qi
Metallization and three dimensional packaging for MEMS applications
  • Micralyne Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$116,000
Militzer, Matthias
Materials Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Provatas, Nikolas
  • Sinclair, Chadwick
  • Zurob, Hatem
  • Rottler, Joerg
  • Hoyt, Jeffrey
Bridging the gap - a new generation process model for steels by modelling across different length scales
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.
  • ESSAR Steel Algoma Inc.
  • Evraz Inc. NA
  • General Motors of Canada Ltd.
  • IPSCO Inc.
  • US Steel Canada Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$167,000
Olson, James
Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Martinez, Mark
Energy reduction in processing pulp suspensions
  • Advanced Fiber Technologies Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$97,000
Papini, Marcello
Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering
Ryerson University
with:
  • Spelt, Jan
Abrasive jet micromachining of novel features in polymers and glass
  • Angstrom Power Inc.
  • Micralyne Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$80,531
Park, Chul
Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto
with:
  • Naguib, Hani
  • Rizvi, Ghaus
Sustainable foaming technology: Development of environmental-friendly blowing agents
  • Linde Canada Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$80,000
Schafer, Laurel
Chemistry
University of British Columbia
Application of new catalytic technologies in the synthesis of substituted piperazines. New approaches for the synthesis of calcium channel blockers for pain treatment.
  • Neuromed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$50,000
Skene, William
Chimie
Université de Montréal
with:
  • Lubell, William
Novel pi-conjugated materials for emitting devices
  • Nanometrix Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$110,300
Watkins, Simon
Physics
Simon Fraser University
with:
  • Kavanagh, Karen
  • Mooney, Patricia
New techniques for large scale growth of ZnO on sapphire substrates
  • Honeywell Electronic Materials
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$142,933
Winnik, Mitchell
Chemistry
University of Toronto
with:
  • Scholes, Gregory
  • Guenther, Axel
The design and processing of organized hybrid nanostructures
  • Bayer Technology Services GmbH
  • Evident Technologies
  • Luzchem Research Inc.
  • Praesidium IDGLOBAL Corp.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$215,100
Ye, Zhibin
Engineering
Laurentian University
with:
  • Subramanian, Ramesh
  • Kontopoulou, Marianna
Advanced polyolefin nanocomposite materials by surface-initiated living olefin polymerization technology
  • Canadian General Tower Ltd.
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
  • ShawCor Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$100,300

 

Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Safety and Security
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Aghdam, Amir
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
Concordia University
Distributed control design for multi-agent systems and cooperative robots
  • Motion Metrics International Corp.
  • National Research Council of Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$88,500
Bao, Xiaoyi
Physics
University of Ottawa
with:
  • Bock, Wojtek
  • Albert, Jacques
Distributed sensors for early warning of disastrous events and intrusion monitoring
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • Hydro-Québec
  • LxSix Photonics
  • TISEC Inc.

Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$206,000

Elezzabi, Abdulhakem
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
University of Alberta
with:
  • Cadien, Kenneth
  • Vaidyanathan, Mani
  • Van, Vien
  • Zhao, Vicky
Development of real-time ultrasensitive terahertz eyes for security and surveillance applications
  • Bubble Technology Industries Inc.
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • Micralyne Inc.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$224,450
Haghighat, Fariborz
Building, Civil and
Environmental Engineering
Concordia University
with:
  • Ghaly, Wahid
  • Amyot, Marc
  • Ariya, Parisa
  • Kozinski, Janusz
Air purification and sterilization - Towards design of immune and sustainable buildings
  • Alert BandC Corporation
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  • UV Light Sciences Group Ltd.
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$149,300
Leung, Kam Tong
Chemistry
University of Waterloo
with:
  • Honek, John
  • Tang, Xiaowu (Shirley)
Multiplexed field-effect transistor nanobiosensors: Bioanotechnology for environmental monitoring of airborne pathogens and for homeland security
  • Early Warning
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$188,352
Ramirez-Serrano, Alejandro
Mechanical and
Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary
with:
  • Martinuzzi, Robert
  • Magierowski, Sebastian
Highly maneuverable and scalable unmanned aerial vehicle for safety and security applications within obstructed environments
  • Canadian Centre for UVS
  • Gress Aerospace Inc.
  • TRLabs
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$129,500
Tannant, Dwayne
Engineering
University of British Columbia
with:
  • Stead, Douglas
  • Eberhardt, Erik
Incorporating geological structures in hazard assessment of rock slopes
  • Elk Valley Coal Corporation
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$56,500
Ulieru, Mihaela
Computer Science
University of New Brunswick
with:
  • Okros, Alan
  • Lemyre, Louise
Enabling the Self-Organizing Security (SOS) Network
  • Defence RandD Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$183,500