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2009-2010 Strategic Project Grants Competition Results

NSERC awarded $53.5 million over three years to 122 applications in the 2009 Strategic Project Grants and New Media Initiative competition. The competition attracted the highest number of applications in recent years (465 in total), yielding a success rate of 26 per cent. The average grant is $150,000 per year. Target areas related to the science and technology priorities of the federal government received increased funding (Advanced Communications and Management of Information; Healthy Environment and Ecosystems; Sustainable Energy Systems; and Competitive Manufacturing).

Among the awards are 6 collaborative projects with researchers in France as a result of the recent Memorandum of Understanding with l’Agence nationale de la recherche. These international projects competed on the same basis as the national projects within their countries. Each agency will fund the research activities of its own researchers.

The competition results by target area appear below.

New Media Initiative
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Bartram, Linda
Interactive Arts and Technology, School of (SIAT)
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Schiphorst, Thecla
  • Seif El-Nasr, Magy
Meaning from Motion for Interaction and Visualization
  • Autodesk Canada Inc
  • Radical Entertainment Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$127,560
Driessen, Peter
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Victoria
with:
  • Suleman, Afzal
  • Tzanetakis, George
Intelligent human-computer interaction in multimedia performance Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$59,100
Pasquier, Philippe
Interactive Arts and Technology, School of (SIAT)
Simon Fraser
Musical Metacreation: Software Creativity and Creative Software Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$93,950
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Biomedical Technologies
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Abolmaesumi, Purang
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Salcudean, Septimiu (Tim)
  • Fenster, Aaron
  • Rohling, Robert
  • Fichtinger, Gabor
  • Mousavi, Parvin
Real-time imaging for ultrasound-guided prostate cancer biopsy
  • Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$154,072
Aubin, Carl-Éric
Génie mécanique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Labelle, Hubert
  • Petit, Yvan
  • Sangole, Archana
  • Parent, Stefan
  • Perié-Curnier, Delphine
Optimal design of braces for the treatment of spinal deformities
  • Boston Brace International Inc
  • Lagarrigue Aquitaine SARL
  • Orthèse-Prothèse Rive-Sud Inc.

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$96,550

Bérubé-Lauzière, Yves
Génie électrique et génie informatique
Sherbrooke
with:
  • Van Lier, Johan
  • Guérin, Brigitte
  • Lecomte, Roger
  • Lepage, Martin
Whole body small animal fluorescence molecular tomography with multimodal development and cross-validation
  • QUIDD Laboratories Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$134,406
Cloutier, Guy
Radiologie, radio-oncologie et médecine nucléaire
Montréal
with:
  • Soulez, Gilles
ANR - Toward a novel powerful technique to detect in vivo human vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques: a synergic approach combining elastography and modulography methods
  • Objects Research Systems
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$199,097
Genov, Roman
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Carlen, Peter
  • Salama, Magdy
  • Mansour, Raafat
Micromachined electrodes and integrated circuits for implantable cortical brain interfaces
  • Medtrode Inc
  • National Research Council of Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$153,000
Kasap, Safa
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Saskatchewan
with:
  • Wysokinski, Tomasz
  • Chapman, Dean
  • Sidhu, Narinder
High resolution dosimetric detector for synchrotron microbeam cancer therapy
  • Dalsa Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$116,750
Mandelis, Andreas
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Toronto
with:
  • Vitkin, Alex
The photoacoustic radar: photothermoacoustic scanning tomography (PHAST) for early detection of breast cancer
  • Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$203,976
Mi, Zetian
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Guo, Hong
  • Grutter, Peter
  • Sladek, Robert
Ultrasensitive InN nanowire biosensors for real time, label free detection of polymorphic DNA sequences in living systems
  • DNA LandMarks Inc.
  • NanoAcademic Technologies Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$135,000
Radisic, Milica
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Sefton, Michael
  • Stanford, William
Engineering vascular networks by site specific differentiation of angiogenic progenitor cells
  • Rimon Therapeutics Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$121,250
Sawan, Mohamad
Génie électrique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Chaudhuri, Avijit
Intracortical multiunit implant to create vision for blinds : Integration and validation
  • TeleMedic
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$192,000
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Communications and Information - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Bengio, Yoshua
Informatique et recherche opérationnelle
Montréal
with:
  • Lapalme, Guy
  • Poulin, Pierre
Guided Learning of Representations for Web Data
  • ApSTAT Technologies Inc.
  • Idilia Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$139,609
Conati, Cristina
Computer Science
British Columbia
with:
  • Enns, James
  • Tory, Melanie
  • Carenini, Giuseppe
Advanced Tools for User-adaptive Visualization
  • Envision Sustainability Tools Inc.
  • SAP BusinessObjects

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$136,806

Habib, Ayman
Geomatics Engineering
Calgary
with:
  • El-Badry, Mamdouh
  • Lichti, Derek
Structural Health Monitoring System and Methodology for Bridges and Road Network
  • City of Calgary
  • Terrapoint USA Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$164,500
Inkpen, Diana
Information Technology and Engineering, School of
Ottawa
with:
  • Matwin, Stanislaw
Analysis and Generation of Text with Personality and Emotions
  • DISTIL Interactive Ltd
Group
2yr - Inst. 1
$87,500
Lutkenhaus, Norbert
Physics and Astronomy
Waterloo
with:
  • Sanders, Barry
  • Salvail, Louis
  • Mosca, Michele
  • Tittel, Wolfgang
ANR - Fundamental research in quantum networks and cryptography
  • General Dynamics Canada Ltd
  • Global Centre for Securing Cyberspace
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$253,000
Naik, Kshirasagar
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Waterloo
with:
  • Jain, Praveen
  • Nayak, Amiya
Wireless Networks for Data collection form Sensored Homes
  • Cistel Technology Inc.
  • Les Entreprises Norleaf Networks Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$198,570
Shannon, Lesley
Engineering Science, School of
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Fedorova, Alexandra
A configurable profiling core for multicore processors
  • Intel Corporation
  • Xilinx Inc. (CAN)
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$88,163
Shirani, Shahram
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster
with:
  • Wu, Xiaolin
  • Liang, Jie
Multiview Video Coding, Processing and Applications
  • Magnum Semiconductor Canada Inc
  • Nokia Canada
  • Sigma Designs Technology Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$146,000
Shirmohammadi, Shervin
Information Technology and Engineering, School of
Ottawa
with:
  • Georganas, Nicolas
  • El Saddik, Abdulmotaleb
Massive Gain: Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments and Games with Haptic Interaction
  • CAE Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$150,500
Vertegaal, Roel
Computing, School of
Queen's
with:
  • Akl, Selim
Interaction Techniques for Non-planar and Flexible Computing Devices Based on OLED and E-Ink Display Technologies
  • Autodesk Canada Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$170,650
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Communications and Information - B
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Bhargava, Vijay
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Hossain, Ekram
Advanced Radio Transmission and Resource Management Techniques for Cooperative Cellular Wireless Networks
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Telus Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$148,000
Boukerche, Azzedine
Information Technology and Engineering, School of
Ottawa
with:
  • El Saddik, Abdulmotaleb
SerVANET: Service Discovery Protocols for Next Generation Vehicular Ad-hoc networks
  • IBM Canada Ltd
  • PacketDNA Technologies Inc.

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$140,000

Eleftheriades, George
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Hum, Sean
  • Adve, Raviraj
  • Sarris, Costas
Transmission-Line Metamaterial Antennas & Arrays for Advanced Wireless Telecommunications
  • Research in Motion Limited
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$166,000
Gong, Guang
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Waterloo
with:
  • Aagaard, Mark
Privacy protection and authentication mechanisms for radio frequency identification systems
  • Authenticrypt Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$168,235
Kirk, Andrew
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Plant, David
  • Mi, Zetian
Direct integration of microtube lasers on silicon
  • Reflex Photonics Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$136,300
Krishnamurthy, Vikram
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
Space-based and Airborne Ground Moving Target Indication Radar: Meta-level Tracking and Resource Management
  • Defence R&D Canada
  • MDA Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$67,500
Le-Ngoc, Tho
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Joos, Géza
  • Gross, Warren
  • Labeau, Fabrice
  • Nguyen, Ha
  • Vu, Mai
Distributed energy-aware information infrastructure: A path to robust and sustainable IT
  • Ericsson Canada Inc.
  • Hydro-Québec
  • OmniGlobe Networks Inc
  • PMC-Sierra Inc.
  • TRLabs
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$236,000
Mansour, Raafat
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Waterloo
ANR - Development and Qualification of Miniature MEMS Switch Matrices for Space Applications
  • CEA-Leti Minatec
  • COM DEV International Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$148,200
Qian, Li
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Sipe, John
  • Helmy, Amr
  • Lo, Hoi-Kwong
Compact entangled photon sources for practical quantum systems
  • Communications Security Establishment
  • Institut National d'Optique
  • IVG Fiber Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$169,000
Valaee, Shahrokh
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Liebeherr, Jorg
Ubiquitous Intelligent Sensing and Networking for Mobile Users
  • California PATH
  • Nexus Communications Ltd
  • TERTEC Enterprises Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$143,500
Zhang, Qi-Jun
Electronics
Carleton
with:
  • Bandler, John
Knowlegde=Based modeling and Optimization Technology Towards Multi-Discilinary Design of High-Frequency Components and Communication Subsystems
  • Celestica International Inc.
  • COM DEV International Ltd
  • Industry Canada
  • Research in Motion Limited
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$128,700
Zhuang, Weihua
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Waterloo
with:
  • Mark, Jon
  • Cai, Lin
Service Provisioning in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  • CATAAlliance
  • COM DEV International Ltd
  • Industry Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$178,210
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Energy - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Allen, Grant
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Diosady, Levente
  • Espie, George
  • Aitchison, Stewart
  • Acosta, Edgar
Microalgal biorefinery:Biofilm photo-reactor and extraction methods
  • BIOX Corporation
  • Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$115,000
Ben Mrad, Ridha
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Toronto
with:
  • Sinclair, Anthony
  • Golnaraghi, Farid
  • Zheng, Ming
Development of direct fuel injection technology based on piezoceramic actuation
  • Ford Motor Co of Canada Ltd
  • Sensor Technology Ltd
  • Westport Power Inc.

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$108,000

Bi, Xiaotao
Chemical and Biological Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Duff, Sheldon
  • Nano, Francis
  • Varela, Diana
Cyanobacterial system for CO2 capture and co-production of high value products
  • International Composting Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$190,000
Botton, Gianluigi
Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster
Structure and chemistry of new nanomaterials for PEMFC
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • National Research Council of Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$147,900
Buriak, Jillian
Chemistry
Alberta
Development of low cost, high energy output photovoltaic systems through applied nanoscience
  • Micralyne Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$173,500
Champagne, Pascale
Civil Engineering
Queen's
with:
  • Thurgood, Christopher
  • Anderson, Bruce
  • Peppley, Brant
Development of an integrated anaerobic digestion - Solid oxide fuel cell system
  • Acumentrics Canada Ltd
  • Conestoga-Rovers and Associates Ltd
  • Utilities Kingston
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$154,530
Eikerling, Michael
Chemistry
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Beauchemin, Diane
  • Jerkiewicz, Gregory
  • Gates, Byron
  • Secanell-Gallart, Marc
Design and integration of nanostructured catalyst layers for PEM fuel cells
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • National Research Council of Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$191,380
Fedosejevs, Robert
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Tsui, Ying
Fusion energy - Fast ignition and target fabrication
  • Applied Nanotools Inc.
  • MPB Technologies Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$143,550
Hill, Josephine
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Calgary
with:
  • Grace, John
  • Mims, Charles
Understanding and Improving the Gasification of Mixed Feeds Including Woody Biomass, Wastes and Non-biomass Feedstocks
  • Nexterra Energy Corporation
  • Process Simulations Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$148,000
Jessop, Philip
Chemistry
Queen's
with:
  • Davis, Boyd
  • Peppley, Brant
Thermally-regenerative fuel cell for transportation
  • Dana Corporation
  • Westcast Industries Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$112,980
Lavoie, Philippe
Aerospace Studies, Institute for
Toronto
Plasma actuator for model-based feedback control of transition in laminar boundary layers
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$99,630
Mi, Zetian
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Shih, Ishiang
  • Guo, Hong
Full-solar-spectrum InGaN tandem solar cells on Si
  • OLA-Display Corporation
  • Silonex Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$126,000
Perepichka, Dmitrii
Chemistry
McGill
with:
  • Andrews, Mark
Fluorescent plastic waveguides for photovoltaic energy conversion
  • Plastic Knowledge Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$138,000
Scholes, Gregory
Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Yudin, Andrei
Design, synthesis, and comparison of organic macrocyclic nanoscale systems for solar cell applications
  • Sigma Aldrich Canada Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$174,474
Servati, Peyman
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Pulfrey, David
  • Wolf, Michael
  • Madden, John
  • Ko, Frank
  • Nojeh, Alireza
Transparent conductive mesh electrodes with multiscale ordering for efficient solar energy harvesting
  • EPOD Solar Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$162,650
Smith, Donald
Plant Science
McGill
with:
  • Berruti, Franco
  • Dalai, Ajay
  • Neufeld, Josh
  • Whalen, Joann
Biochar: Biofuels help themselves
  • Advanced Biorefinery Inc.
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alberta Research Council
  • Biopterre
  • Environment Canada
  • International Biochar Initiative
  • Mikro-Tek
  • Resource Transforms International Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$194,300
Smith, Kevin
Chemical and Biological Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Wolf, Michael
  • MacLachlan, Mark
Novel Catalysts for Low Temperature Methane Oxidation
  • Westport Innovations Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$127,000
Tremaine, Peter
Chemistry
Guelph
with:
  • Pye, Cory
Aqueous chemistry and phase behaviour under generation IV supercritical water reactor conditions
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$230,970
Wallace, James
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Toronto
with:
  • Qian, Li
Gas composition sensor for biogas fueled engines
  • Magna International Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$77,700
Zu, Jean
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Toronto
with:
  • Paraschivoiu, Marius
  • Ben Mrad, Ridha
Development of a novel, highly efficient variable transmission for wind power generation
  • Vicicog
  • Wind Energy Institute of Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$189,200
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Environment - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Bergeron, Yves
Sciences biologiques
Québec à Montréal
with:
  • Lorenzetti, François
  • Tremblay, Francine
  • DesRochers, Annie
  • Berninger, Frank
Incidences du climat et des perturbations sur la structure et la dynamique de recrutement des peuplements de peuplier faux-tremble au Canada
  • Norbord Industries Inc.
  • Ouranos Consortium
  • Tembec Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$154,565
Buddle, Christopher
Natural Resource Sciences
McGill
with:
  • Currie, Douglas
  • Wheeler, Terry
  • Giberson, Donna
Ecological structure of northern arthropods: Adaptation to a changing environment
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Golder Associates Ltd (CAN)
  • Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Government of Northwest Territories
  • Kugluktuk Angoniatit Association
  • Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$250,156
Chen, Jing
Geography
Toronto
Towards developing the next generation of the carbon budget model of the Canadian forest sector (CBM-CFS) by including non-disturbance factors
  • Canadian Forest Service
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$97,500
Fahrig, Lenore
Biology
Carleton
with:
  • King, Douglas
  • Mitchell, Scott
  • Lindsay, Kathryn
Landscape indicators and agri-environmental policies for biodiversity enhancement on agricultural lands
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • ELUTIS Modelling and Consulting Inc
  • Environment Canada
  • Food Alliance
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$184,039
Fryxell, John
Integrative Biology
Guelph
with:
  • Nudds, Thomas
Population viability of Ontario woodland caribou in relation to habitat-mediated movement patterns, forest harvest, and climate change
  • Forest Ecosystem Science Co-op Inc.
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$80,000
Kushner, Paul
Physics
Toronto
with:
  • Peltier, Richard
  • Duguay, Claude
  • Wells, Mathew
Simulated evolution of the Canadian cryosphere with applications to Northern Lakes
  • Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
  • Environment Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$173,500
Lafrenière, Melissa
Geography
Queen's
with:
  • Lamoureux, Scott
  • Treitz, Paul
Modelling high arctic permafrost landscape stability and water quality for changing climate and resource development
  • Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$195,325
Morin, Hubert
Sciences fondamentales
Québec à Chicoutimi
with:
  • Deslauriers, Annie
  • Krause, Cornelia
Effets de la température et d'un stress hydrique sur la xylogénèse, la dynamique d'utilisation des glucides et la qualité du bois de l'épinette noire
  • CRFBC
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et Faune
  • Ouranos Consortium
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$178,879
Patterson, Tim
Earth Sciences
Carleton
with:
  • Clark, Ian
  • Pisaric, Michael
  • Prokoph, Andreas
Paleoclimatological assessment of the central Northwest Territories: implications for the long-term viability of the Tibbett to Contwoyto winter ice road
  • Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
  • North Slave Métis Alliance
  • NWT Geoscience Office
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$211,148
Pick, Frances
Biology
Ottawa
with:
  • Blais, Jules
  • Gregory-Eaves, Irene
Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin trends: determining historical and contemporary relationships with eutrophication and climate warming
  • Alberta Environment
  • BC Ministry of Environment
  • National Capital Commission
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$121,050
Turetsky, Merritt
Integrative Biology
Guelph
with:
  • Waddington, James
The effects of drought on the vulnerability of forested peatlands to wildfire
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$130,400
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Environment - B
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded

Comeau, Yves
Génies Civil, géologique et des mines
École Polytechnique
with:

  • Brisson, Jacques

Traitement de boues piscicoles sur lit à macrophyte et filtres réactifs - BOUES-LiMi

  • ArcelorMittal Montreal Inc.
  • Association des Aquaculteurs du Québec
  • Dével. durable, de l'Env. et des Parcs
  • Excell Materials
  • IPSFAD Inc.
  • Jacques Whitford Stantec Limited
  • Min de l'agri, pêcheries & de l'aliment
  • Pisciculture des Alléghanys Inc.
  • Pisciculture Gilbert
  • SORDAC
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$162,733

Mi, Zetian
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:

  • Chen, Zhi

A novel nanophotonic based nanoparticle detection system for managing nanotechnology wastes

  • Environment Canada

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$106,500

Molot, Lewis
Environmental Studies
York
with:

  • Muir, Derek
  • Schindler, David
  • Schiff, Sherry
  • Watson, Susan

Effects of experimental sulfate additions on nutrient cycling, cyanobacterial abundance and mercury methylation I Lake 227, experimental lakes area

  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$269,552

Quinton, William
Geography and Environmental Studies
Wilfrid Laurier
with:

  • Schincariol, Robert
  • Hayashi, Masaki

Understanding and prediction of permafrost melt impacts on northern water resources

  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Liidlii Kue First Nation
  • NSCC - Annapolis
  • NWT Environment and Natural Resources
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$172,930

Rowe, Kerry
Civil Engineering
Queen's
with:

  • Brachman, Richard
  • O'Carroll, Denis

Barrier systems engineering for environmental protection from emerging contaminants of concern

  • AECOM
  • AMEC Earth & Environmental
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • CTT Group
  • Golder Associates Ltd (CAN)
  • Knight Piésold Ltd
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment
  • Solmax International Inc
  • Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$198,030

Schiff, Sherry
Earth Sciences
Waterloo
with:

  • Taylor, William
  • Aravena, Ramon
  • Neufeld, Josh

Linking cycles of O2, P and N in impacted rivers: Ecosystem response to changes in wastewater treatment plant effluent

  • City of Brantford
  • Grand River Conservation Authority
  • The Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$184,246

Selvaganapathy, Ponnambalam
Mechanical Engineering
McMaster
With:

  • Deen, Jamal
  • Schellhorn, Herbert
Portable real-time water monitoring system Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$163,500

Simpson, Andre
Physical & Environmental Sciences (Scarborough College)
Toronto
with:

  • Simpson, Myrna

The development of comprehensive multiphase NMR spectroscopy to understand environmental contamination at the molecular level

  • Bruker BioSpin Ltd
  • Environment Canada
Group
3 yr. - Inst. 1
$148,500

Yost, Christopher
Biology
Regina
with:

  • Jamieson, Robbie

Indicators of fecal pollution in agricultural ecosystems: Persistence and identification of appropriate pathogen indicators

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Nova Scotia Environment and Labour
  • Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$126,250
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Food and Bioproducts
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Anastassiades, Tassos
Biochemistry
Queen's
with:
  • Szewczuk, Myron
  • Brockhausen, Inka
N-acylated hexosamines as nutraceuticals : from shellfish to algae to mammalian bone and joint health
  • Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
  • CanCog Technologies Inc.
  • Kingfisher International Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$122,094
Bernatchez, Louis
Biologie
Laval
Pour une gestion durable du saumon atlantique: identification d'unités de gestion et impacts de l'exploitation par la pêche
  • Pêches et Océans Canada
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et Faune
  • Réseau Aquaculture Québec

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$93,500

Boulding, Elizabeth
Integrative Biology
Guelph
with:
  • Schaeffer, Lawrence
  • Schulte, Patricia
Genomic selection and association mapping of Atlantic salmon populations
  • Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$188,946
Charles, Trevor
Biology
Waterloo
with:
  • Rose, David
  • Neufeld, Josh
  • Moreno-Hagelsieb, Gabriel
Targeted environmental genomics for biocatalyst discovery
  • Iogen Corporation Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$331,891
Davidson, William
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Robinson, Andrew
Integrating genomic technologies into an Atlantic salmon broodstock development program
  • Mainstream Canada
  • Tri-Gen Fish Improvement Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$195,920
Dickinson, Timothy
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Toronto
with:
  • Shipley, Paul
  • Proctor, Spencer
  • Stefanovic, Sasa
Hawthorn as a new Canadian agroforestry crop for functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • West Kootenay Herb Growers Cooperative
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$179,620
Duffy, Michael
Biology (Fredericton)
New Brunswick
with:
  • Bols, Niels
  • Lee, Lucila
  • Benfey, Tillmann
Proactive development of translational tools to prevent widespread epizootics due to a parasitic pathogen in Atlantic cod
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$147,492
Litvak, Matthew
Biology (Saint John)
New Brunswick
with:
  • Power, Michael
  • Blair, Susan
Historical and current uses of sturgeon: an elemental analytic approach
  • Supreme Sturgeon and Caviar Ltd.
  • Target Marine Hatcheries
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$166,381

Lapointe, Gisèle
Sciences des aliments de nutrition
Laval with:

  • Roy, Denis

Molecular diagnostics for the prediction and improvement of mixed culture performance in cheese production

  • Agropur coopérative
Group
3 yr Instalment 1
$148,329
Magarvey, Nathan
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
McMaster
Mining marine microbial mats for bioactive secondary metabolites
  • Advanced Chemistry Development Inc.
  • Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$125,206
Shelp, Barry
Plant Agriculture (Guelph)
Guelph
with:
  • Bozzo, Gale
Impact of 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere on physiological disorders in stored apples: GABA and polyamine metabolism
  • Rohm & Hass Canada Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$157,634
Speers, Alexander
Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie
with:
  • Rossnagel, Brian
  • Edney, Michael
Improved fermentability of Canadian malt
  • Brewing and Malting Barley Research Inst
  • Canada Malting Co. Limited
  • SAFRR
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$86,563
Villemur, Richard
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
INRS
with:
  • Pawliszyn, Janusz
  • Comeau, Yves
  • Vandenberg, Grant
Strategies to prevent off-flavours in fish raised in closed-circuit aquaculture system
  • Canadian Aquaculture Systems Inc.
  • IPSFAD Inc.
  • Réseau Aquaculture Québec
  • SORDAC
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$156,800
Zielinski, Barbara
Biological Sciences
Windsor
with:
  • Loeb, Stephen
  • Corkum, Lynda
  • Higgs, Dennis
  • Tierney, Keith
A multi-sensory approach to targeted management strategies for the round goby (neogobius melanostomus)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$177,700
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Manufacturing - A
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Barthelat, François
Mechanical Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Frost, David
  • Bergthorson, Jeffrey
  • Higgins, Andrew
Design and net-shape manufacturing of hybrid composites for ballistic protection
  • Allen Vanguard Technologies Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$132,000
Huang, Biao
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Shook, David
  • Forbes, Fraser
Optimization of manufacturing process automation in the presence of time-varying operating conditions
  • Sherritt International Corporation
  • Suncor Energy Inc.

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$105,320

Major, Arkady
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Manitoba
High power THz emitters for non-destructive testing, chemical analysis and imaging
  • T-Ray Science Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$70,800
Sadeghzadeh Milani, Abbas
Okanagan - School of Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Vaziri, Reza
Quality enhancement of roll formed woven fabric webs used in deck slabs
  • AS Composite Inc.
  • National Research Council of Canada
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$153,500
Sinclair, Chadwick
Materials Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Weck, Arnaud
ANR_Graded hybrid composite steel sheet for packaging applications
  • ArcelorMittal
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$66,450
Sundararaj, Uttandaraman
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Calgary
Novel multi-functional polymer nancomposites: hybrid nanomaterials based on high aspect-ratio metal nanowires mixed with other nanofillers.
  • DuPont Canada Inc.
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$126,400
Turenne, Sylvain
Génie mécanique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Masut, Remo
Nanostructured materials for thermoelectric applications
  • 5N Plus Inc.
  • MTL Technologies Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$88,948
Walus, Konrad
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Madden, John
  • Stoeber, Boris
  • Cretu, Edmond
Inkjet fabrication processes for large area nanostructured strain sensors
  • Weir-Jones Engineering Consusltants Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$147,500
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Manufacturing - B
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Brook, Michael
Chemistry
McMaster
Metal-free, in-mold cure and polymer welding of silicone elastomers
  • Silcotech North America Inc.
  • Siltech Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$114,740
Drouin, Dominique
Génie électrique et génie informatique
Sherbrooke
with:
  • Chaker, Mohamed
  • Beauvais, Jacques
  • Charlebois, Serge
ANR Single electron device integration on CMOS technology (Joint research project with Agence National de Recherche, France)
  • IBM Canada Ltd
  • STMicroelectronics (France) Inc.

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$199,700

Gates, Derek
Chemistry
British Columbia
with:
  • Dake, Gregory
  • Schafer, Laurel
Green pharmaceutical manufacturing processes: new functional phosphorus-materials as catalyst-supports and metal-scavengers
  • Merck Frosst Canada Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$188,000
Krull, Ulrich
Chemical and Physical Sciences
Toronto
with:
  • Li, Dongqing
Quantum dot biosensors; microfluidics-based manufacturing of a diagnostic tool
  • GL Chemtec International Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$157,000
Leclerc, Mario
Chimie
Laval
with:
  • Côté, Michel
Printable low-cost transistors based on poly (2,7-carbazole) derivatives
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • St-Jean Photochemicals Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$62,000
Mantovani, Diego
Génie des mines, métallurgie et matériaux
Laval
with:
  • Laroche, Gaétan
  • Rosei, Federico
Development and validation of a multi-step plasma-based process for antibacterial coatings for hospitals
  • Plasmionique Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$173,510
Nychka, John
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Semagina, Natalia
Arranged catalysts for srtuctured hydrotreating reactors
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd
Group
2yr - Inst. 1
$60,070
Ragogna, Paul
Chemistry
Western Ontario
with:
  • Gillies, Elizabeth
Superhydrophobic coatings based on phosphonium ionic liquids: new paradigms in water barrier technology
  • Cytec Canada Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$121,500
Roué, Lionel
Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (ÉMT) Varennes
INRS
ANR Développement de batteries li-ion à electrode négative de silicium
  • Bathium Canada Inc
  • FPInnovations
  • Metafoam Technologies Inc.
  • VAC AERO International Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$199,548
Schafer, Laurel
Chemistry
British Columbia
Chiral amidate complexes for the diastereoselective and enantioselective synthesis of chiral amines and N-Heterocycles
  • Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$161,500
Shao, Yixin
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill
with:
  • Guthrie, Roderick
  • Boyd, Andrew
Manufacturing of green concrete blocks using carbonation process
  • Can. Concrete Masonry Producers Assoc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$148,120
Stuart, Paul
Génie chimique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Samson, Réjean
Method for economic and environmental evaluation of sustainable forest biorefinery strategies
  • Domtar Inc.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Norampac Cabano
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$128,200
Tiedje, Thomas
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Victoria
with:
  • Mooney, Patricia
Wide spectrum semiconductor light source from GaAs-bismide alloys.
  • Zecotek Photonics Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$139,976
Urquhart, Stephen
Chemistry
Saskatchewan
with:
  • Hitchcock, Adam
  • Mascher, Peter
  • Rosei, Federico
Strain microscopy for process and product optimization of opto-electronic materials
  • Group IV Semiconductor Inc
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$199,700
Strategic Projects Selection Panel - Safety and Security
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Program
Term
$ awarded
Chen, Tongwen
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Shah, Sirish Lalji
Development of an advanced technology for alarm analysis and design
  • Imperial Oil Ltd
  • Matrikon Inc.
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$148,600
Dudek, Gregory
Computer Science, School of
McGill
with:
  • Jenkin, Michael
AquaNet
  • Frontline Robotics Inc
  • Gillespie Munro Inc
  • MDA Ltd
  • Viion Systems Inc

Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$251,750

Ghorbani, Ali-akbar
Computer Science, Faculty of
New Brunswick
with:
  • Traore, Issa
  • Marsh, Stephen
A multifaceted approach to botnet detection, mitigation and visualization
  • Q1 Labs Inc
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$131,000
Kopp, Gregory
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Western Ontario
with:
  • Hong, Hanping
Full-scale testing and assessment of wood-frame roof failures in severe wind storms
  • Environment Canada
  • Inst for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$188,510
Larivière, Dominic
Chimie
Laval
with:
  • Kleitz, Freddy
Functionalized materials for radiological/nuclear event detection
  • Hydro-Québec
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$105,000
Laurin, Jean-Jacques
Génie électrique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Zawadzki, Isztar
  • Savaria, Yvon
  • Fabry, Frédéric
  • Boone, Francois
Exploring simplifications to electronically steerable antennas for meteorological radars
  • ICX Radar Systems
  • MDA Corporation
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$185,700
Paranjape, Raman
Engineering, Faculty of
Regina
with:
  • Benedicenti, Luigi
  • Mehrandezh, Mehran
  • Sarshar, Nima
Flexible autonomy in low altitude UAVs
  • Array Systems Computing Inc.
  • Canadian Police Research Ctr
  • Regina Police Service
  • TransGas Limited
  • TRLabs
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$122,500
Payeur, Pierre
Engineering, Faculty of
Ottawa
with:
  • Laganière, Robert
Automated robotic screening of dangerous substances on vehicles and containers with multi-modal sensor guidance
  • Scintrex Trace Corp
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$124,000
Pedrycz, Witold
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Reformat, Marek
Architectures of hybrid face recognition for systems of national safety
  • Global Biometrics Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$104,800
Ruda, Harry
Materials Science and Engineering
Toronto
High efficiency nanowire-based UV light emitters for radiation protection and water remediation
  • Bubble Technology Industries Inc.
  • Defence R&D Canada
  • Real Tech Inc
  • Trojan Technologies Inc.
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$164,200
Sadiq, Rehan
Okanagan - School of Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Rodriguez, Manuel
  • Hoorfar, Mina
  • Najjaran, Homayoun
Online monitoring of distribution systems - Investigating water quality failure events
  • Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Okanagan Basin Water Board
  • Ville de Québec
Group
3yr - Inst. 1
$84,000
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