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2010-11 Strategic Project Grants Competition Results

NSERC awarded $54.9 million over three years to 122 applications in the 2010 Strategic Project Grants and New Media Initiative competition. The competition attracted a record  number of applications (547 in total), dropping the success rate to 22 percent. The average grant is $150,600 per year. The following target areas, related to the science and technology priorities of the federal government, received Inc.reased funding: Advanced Communications and Management of Information, Healthy Environment and Ecosystems, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Competitive Manufacturing.

Among the awards are six collaborative projects with researchers in France, as a result of the recent Memorandum of Understanding with l’Agence nationale de la recherche; and three projects with researchers from Taiwan, as a result of a similar agreement with their National Science Council. 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.

Advanced Communications and Management of Information
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Aamodt, Tor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Abdelrahman, Tarek
  • Moshovos, Andreas
Transactional Memory and Language Support for General Purpose Graphics Processors
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Electronic Arts Canada Inc.
  • Intel of Canada Ltd.
  • NVIDIA Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$140,500
Azana, Jose
Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (ÉMT) Varennes
INRS
with:
  • Yao, Jianping
Real-Time, self-referenced complex-field characterization of ultrahigh-speed optical telecommunication data signals
  • EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering
  • Industry Canada

3yr - Inst. 1
$139,500

Cartledge, John
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Queen's
with:
  • Chan, Wai-Yip (Geoffrey)
  • Yam, Sze Hong (Scott)
Digital signal processing for fiber-optic communications
  • Ciena Canada Inc.
  • Santur Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$144,795
Chen, Zhizhang
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dalhousie
with:
  • Beaulieu, Norman
  • Nie, Hong
Research and development of novel pulsed-based UWH radio systems
  • Cobham Tracking and Locating Ltd.
  • v.1 Labs
3yr - Inst. 1
$144,000
Debbabi, Mourad
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE)
Concordia
with:
  • Youssef, Amr
  • Fung, Benjamin
  • Wang, Lingyu
  • Zhu, Bo
Security and Privacy of User-Generated data for Personalized Cloud Computing Services
  • Ericsson Canada Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$165,700
Gingras, Denis
Institut des matériaux et systèmes intelligents (IMSI)
Sherbrooke
with:
  • Cherkaoui, Soumaya
  • Valaee, Shahrokh
ANR-CooPerCom: Cooperative Perception and Communication in vehicular technologies
  • CATAAlliance
  • Networked Vehicle Association
  • OPAL-RT Technologies Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$156,400
Hall, Trevor
Information Technology and Engineering, School of
Ottawa
with:
  • Schriemer, Henry
  • Hinzer, Karin
  • Lu, Zhenguo
Narrow line width surface corrugated quantum well and quantum dot distributed feedback lasers
  • CMC Microsystems
  • Enablence Inc.
  • Teraxion Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$181,500
Hefeeda, Mohamed
Computing Science
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Peters, Joseph
  • Shirmohammadi, Shervin
Mobile gaming and 3D video systems: next generation services for wireless networks
  • Nokia Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$144,900
Ibnkahla, Mohamed
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Queen's
with:
  • Hamouda, Walaa
  • Li, Cheng
Enabling cognition in wireless sensor networks
  • ElectroMagneticWorks Inc.
  • Lunaris Inc.
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
3yr - Inst. 1
$166,550
Jing, Yindi
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Shahbazpanahi, Shahram
  • Dong, Min
Future ubiquitous green mesh relay network design based on distributed beamforming
  • The CableShoppe Inc.
  • Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$147,400
Karmouch, Ahmed
Information Technology and Engineering, School of
Ottawa
with:
  • Glitho, Roch
  • Samaan, Nancy
Service Oriented Resource Management in Network Virtualization Environments
  • Ericsson Canada Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$198,000
Lacroix, Suzanne
Génie physique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Godbout, Nicolas
Optical front-end for decoding advanced modulation formats
  • EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering
  • ITF Labs
3yr - Inst. 1
$99,469
LaPierre, Raymond
Engineering Physics
McMaster
with:
  • Baugh, Jonathan
Development of Nanowire Infrared Photodetectors
  • Dalsa Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$120,000
Lemieux, Guy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Aamodt, Tor
  • Steffan, Gregory
Manycore Soft Vector Processors for Single-chip FPGA Applications
  • Altera Toronto Technology Center
  • Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$130,500
Leung, Victor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Krishnamurthy, Vikram
  • Chrostowski, Lukas
  • Michelson, David
  • Mirabbasi, Shahriar
Next Generation broadband wireless access Employing Fibre-connected massively distributed antennas
  • Huawei Technologies Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • LG Electronics Canada
  • Star Solutions
  • WiMatek Systems
3yr - Inst. 1
$229,000
Poon, Joyce
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Leon-Garcia, Alberto
  • Moshovos, Andreas
  • Enright Jerger, Natalie
Integrated photonics for energy-efficient communications in multi-core processors for exascale computing systems
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$179,700
Schober, Robert
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Bhargava, Vijay
  • Wong, VInc.ent
  • Lampe, Lutz
NSC-Intelligent interference management and mitigation in wireless communication systems
  • Bell Canada
  • Kintama Research Corporation
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Star Solutions
3yr - Inst. 1
$198,670
Yang, En-Hui
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Waterloo
with:
  • Ho, Pin-Han
A cross-layer optimization framework for coded wireless video multicast
  • Eion Inc.
  • Research in Motion Limited
3yr - Inst. 1
$182,390
Zhuang, Weihua
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Waterloo
with:
  • Mark, Jon
  • Song, Wei
Enabling Seamless Service Provisioning over cooperative heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Industry Canada
  • Research in Motion Limited
3yr - Inst. 1
$182,990
Zilic, Zeljko
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Ivanov, André
  • Nicolici, Nicola
NSC-Quality-driven integrated system design
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$104,000
Ziou, Djemel
Informatique
Sherbrooke
with:
  • Bouguila, Nizar
Profilage à partir des données hétérogènes du Web pour la cybersécurité
  • E-Profile
  • Sûreté du Québec
3yr - Inst. 1
$149,450
Biomedical Technologies
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Berezovski, Maxim
Chemistry
Ottawa
Aptamer-facilitated virus protection (AptaVIP) technology to enhance in vivo survival of oncolytic viruses
  • Jennerex Biotherapeutics
3yr - Inst. 1
$184,495
Boyd, Steven
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Calgary
Non-invasive detection and monitoring of bone strength in osteoporosis
  • Computer Modelling Group

3yr - Inst. 1
$173,635

Figeys, Daniel
Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Ottawa
with:
  • Veres, Teodor
  • Pezacki, John
Novel MEMS technology for biomarker screening
  • Convergent Bioscience Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$189,660
Genov, Roman
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Gulak, Glenn
  • Krull, Ulrich
  • Guenther, Axel
A low-cost, compact spectral imaging microsystem for rapid, regenerative and highly selective nucleic acid detection
  • Abbott Point of Care
  • Dalsa Corporation
  • UHN Microarray Center
3yr - Inst. 1
$167,000
Kelley, Shana
Pharmacy, Leslie Dan Faculty of
Toronto
with:
  • Sargent, Edward (Ted)
Miniaturized microelectronic devices for cost-effective point-of-care diagnostics
  • Kalgene Pharmaceuticals Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$143,500
Krylov, Sergey
Chemistry
York
Aptamer-based metastases detection (AptaMed) - a technology for personalized diagnosis of metastatic cancers and monitoring their response to therapy
  • AB Sciex LP
3yr - Inst. 1
$254,600
LoVetri, Joe
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Manitoba
with:
  • Shafai, Lotfollah
Enhanced microwave tomography for biomedical imaging
  • CancerCare Manitoba
  • IMRIS Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$82,000
Winnik, Françoise
Pharmacie, faculté de
Montréal
ANR-Biocompatible poly(amphiphiles) to fold and stabilize engineered antibody fragments for in vivo molecular imaging in cancer
  • Supratek Pharma Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$103,200
Yadid-Pecht, Orly
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Calgary
with:
  • Syed, Naweed
High and low light level image sensor with emission filter for lab-on-a-chip applications
  • Dalsa Corporation
  • Lumerical Solutions Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$157,000
Yang, Victor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ryerson
with:
  • Wilson, Brian
  • Koo, Jarley
  • Van der Kwast, Theo
Ultrasound and MRI guided interstitial optical coherence tomography
  • Sentinelle Medical Inc.
  • Tornado Medical Systems
3yr - Inst. 1
$144,950
Zemp, Roger
Engineering, Faculty of
Alberta
with:
  • Moussa, Walied
CMUTs with improved electrical safety and minimal charge effects
  • Micralyne Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$118,500
Competitive Manufacturing
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Bélanger, Daniel
Chimie
Québec à Montréal
with:
  • Rochefort, Dominic
Asymmetric electrochemical capacitor based on carbon and manganese dioxide electrodes
  • LaCima Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$156,511
Brook, Michael
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
McMaster
with:
  • Saravanamuttu, Kalaichelvi
Flexible silicone microstructured lenses
  • Custom Contact Lenses
  • Kerber Applied Research Inc.

3yr - Inst. 1
$133,600

Carreau, Pierre
Génie chimique
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Riedl, Bernard
  • Huneault, Michel
  • Dubois, Charles
  • Heuzey, Marie-Claude
Development of bio-composites made with nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)
  • AS Composite Inc.
  • FPInnovations
3yr - Inst. 1
$118,000
Chen, Lawrence
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Loock, Hans-Peter
  • Gu, Xijia
All-fiber infrared lasers and components for chemical detection applications
  • Defence R&D Canada
  • IRphotonics
  • Optech
  • QPS Photronics Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$153,900
Crudden, Cathleen
Chemistry
Queen's
with:
  • Stephan, Douglas
Metal-free methods for the reduction of organic compounds
  • BASF Corporation
  • Piramal Healthcare (Canada) Limited
3yr - Inst. 1
$157,400
Gray, Bonnie
Engineering Science, School of
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Shannon, Lesley
An on-site, reconfigurable, multi-sample microfluidic-platform for rapid parallel sample-manipulation
  • Environmental Biodetection Products Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$108,200
Guay, Daniel
Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (ÉMT) Varennes
INRS with:
  • Bénard, Pierre
  • Roué, Lionel
Membranes métalliques denses pour la purification et la séparation de l'hydrogène
  • Air Liquide Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$156,965
Guthrie, Roderick
Mining and Materials Engineering McGill
Horizontal single belt casting for the competitive manufacturing of ferrous and light metal alloy sheet material
  • Hatch Associates Ltd.
  • Novelis Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$119,500
Herman, Peter
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
Toronto
with:
  • Aitchison, Stewart
  • Yang, Victor
Intelligent beam control for ultrashort laser manufacturing of photonic and biomedical microsystems
  • Elcan Optical Technologies
  • FiberTech Optica Inc.
  • Teraxion Inc.
  • Trojan Technologies Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$208,300
Leblon, Brigitte
Forestry and Environmental Management, Faculty of
New Brunswick
with:
  • Cooper, Paul
  • Balcom, Bruce
  • LaRoque, Armand
Use of sensing technologies in the wood products industry
  • FPInnovations
  • NB Innovation Foundation
3yr - Inst. 1
$187,096
Leclerc, Mario
Chimie
Laval
ANR_All-polymer solar cells
  • St-Jean Photochemicals Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$125,000
Robbie, Kevin
Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy Queen's with:
  • Ruda, Harry
  • LaPierre, Raymond
  • Bender, Timothy
  • Pearce, Joshua
Developing cost-effective manufacturing processes for nano-engineered coatings
  • Bank of Canada
  • Novelis Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$145,026
Rodrigue, Denis
Génie chimique
Laval
with:
  • Brisson, Josée
Regeneration of vulcanized rubbers
  • DeltaGomma Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$79,200
Sameoto, Daniel
Mechanical Engineering
Alberta
Sensitive synthetic dry adhesives for pick and place application in MEMS
  • Micralyne Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$66,550
Takahata, Kenichi
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Ko, Frank
  • Nojeh, Alireza
Micro/Nano manufacturing technology for carbon-nanotube-based devices
  • Aurora NanoDevices Inc.
  • Micralyne Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$155,552
Utigard, Torstein
Materials Science and Engineering
Toronto
with:
  • Barati, Mansoor
Selective sulfation roasting of Ni concentrate to minimize off-gas pollution
  • Vale Inc.o Limited
  • Xstrata Nickel
3yr - Inst. 1
$86,200
Vidal, François
Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (ÉMT) Varennes
INRS
with:
  • Morandotti, Roberto
  • Ozaki, Tsuneyuki
Chemical and structural analysis by terahertz time domain spectroscopy in the backscattering mode
  • Pharma Laser
  • VOTI Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$173,500
Walus, Konrad
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Cheung, Karen
  • Stoeber, Boris
  • Cretu, Edmond
Integrated high-throughput micro-printing platform technology
  • Aurora Biomed Inc.
  • Drug Development Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$165,000
Winnik, Mitchell
Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Nitz, Mark
Ultrasensitive multiplexed mass cytometry immunoassays based on single patch nanoparticles
  • DVS Sciences Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$128,600
Zhao, Boxin
Chemical Engineering
Waterloo
with:
  • Sullivan, Pearl
  • Zhou, Norman
Novel Conductive Adhesives as a Lead-free and Multifunctional Joining Alternative for Electronic Packaging
  • Celestica International Inc.
  • Microbonds Inc.
  • Research in Motion Limited
3yr - Inst. 1
$170,064
Healthy Environment and Ecosystems
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Backhouse, Christopher
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Belosevic, Miodrag (Mike)
  • Elliott, Duncan
  • Neumann, Norman
  • Glerum, Moira
Automated, miniaturised pathogen detection systems
  • Dalsa Semiconductor
3yr - Inst. 1
$232,000
Bassi, Amarjeet
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Western Ontario
with:
  • Ray, Ajay Kumar
New directions and challenges in large scale integrated micro-algal technologies for the Canadian farm economy
  • Stanton Farms

3yr - Inst. 1
$95,000

Bennett, Elena
Environment, McGill School of
McGill
with:
  • Lechowicz, Martin
  • Rhemtulla, Jeanine
  • Gonzalez, Andrew
Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and landscape connectivity
  • Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
  • ÉEM Inc.
  • MRC de la Vallée-du-Richelieu
  • Ville de Mont-Saint-Hilaire
3yr - Inst. 1
$136,555
Bock, Wojtek
Informatique et ingénierie
Québec en Outaouais
with:
  • Wang, Zhi Yuan (Wayne)
  • Dabek-Zlotorzynska, Ewa
Heavy metal ion detection using fiber optic sensors
  • Environment Canada
  • FISO Technologies Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$197,000
Cahill, James
Biological Sciences
Alberta
with:
  • Cooke, Janice
  • Simard, Suzanne
  • Erbilgin, Nadir
Pine regeneration following mountain pine beetle attack: facilitation by mycorrhizal fungi
  • AB Sustainable Resource Development
  • Alberta Plywood Ltd.
  • ANC Timber Ltd.
  • Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
  • Mikro-Tek
  • Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
  • Sundre Forest Products Inc.
  • Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$96,373
Ceri, Howard
Biological Sciences
Calgary
with:
  • Turner, Raymond
  • Yu, Tong
  • Liu, Yang
Biofilm technology for the remediation of oil sands tailing ponds
  • HydroQual Laboratories Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$188,590
Couture, Patrice
Centre Eau, Terre et Environnement (ETE)
INRS with:
  • Campbell, Peter
  • Bernatchez, Louis
  • Couillard, Catherine
ANR-Impacts de la contamination de l'habitat sur la santé de populations d'anguilles américaines et européennes en déclin
  • Péches et Océans Canada
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
3yr - Inst. 1
$169,173
Forbes, Mark
Biology
Carleton
with:
  • Bêty, Joël
  • Gilchrist, Grant
  • Love, Oliver
  • Soos, Catherine
Avian cholera in the Arctic: threat and opportunity
  • Environment Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$168,800
Johnson, Ladd
Biologie
Laval
with:
  • Hunt, Heather
Balance of power in a changing world: shifting urchin-kelp dynamics in a boreal marine ecosystem
  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
  • Péches et Océans Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$93,520
Khasa, Damase
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Laval
with:
  • Piché, Yves
  • Greer, Charles
  • Roy, Sébastien
ANR-Biological filtration to reduce trace elements in woody biomass
  • AEF Global
  • Roche Ltée, Groupe-conseil
  • SymbioTech Research Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$180,500
Kueper, Bernard
Applied Science, Faculty of
Queen's
with:
  • Sleep, Brent
  • Mumford, Kevin
Gas-enhanced in situ thermal treatment for rapid site remediation
  • Golder Associates Ltd. (CAN)
  • McMillan-McGee Corp.
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment
3yr - Inst. 1
$129,200
Lucotte, Marc
Sciences de l'environnement, Institut des
Québec à Montréal
with:
  • Juneau, Philippe
  • Labrecque, Michel
  • Lepage, Laurent
Determining the environmental benefits and socio-economical feasibility of a new type of riparian buffer
  • Agro Énergie
  • COGENOR Lanaudière
  • Ville de Boisbriand
3yr - Inst. 1
$232,655
Mavinic, Donald
Civil Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Lo, Victor
  • Rezania, Babak
Nitrogren removal from high ammonia and phosphorus streams using an ecologically friendly process: the Annamox process
  • City of Abbotsford
  • Dayton and Knight Limited
3yr - Inst. 1
$134,060
Mohn, William
Microbiology and Immunology
British Columbia
with:
  • Simard, Suzanne
  • Hallam, Steven
Carbon cycling by forest soil microbial communities in a time of climate change
  • Ministry of Forests and Range
3yr - Inst. 1
$196,680
Munkittrick, Kelly
Biology (Saint John)
New Brunswick
with:
  • Van den Heuvel, Michael
  • Courtenay, Simon
  • Servos, Mark
  • McMaster, Mark
Understanding the recovery of ecosystems from pulp and paper mill effluents
  • Environment Canada
  • MREAC
3yr - Inst. 1
$146,250
Murray, Dennis
Biology
Trent
with:
  • Roth, James
  • Bowman, Jeffrey
  • Wilson, Paul
Development of models predicting large-scale connectivity and sustainability of Canada lynx populations
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Manitoba Conservation
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
3yr - Inst. 1
$175,500
Neff, Bryan
Biology
Western Ontario
with:
  • Heath, Daniel
  • Pitcher, Trevor
  • Peres-Neto, Pedro
Conservation and the architecture of fitness of Atlantic salmon: Reintroduction into the Great Lakes
  • Metro East Anglers
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
3yr - Inst. 1
$183,800
Plettner, Erika
Chemistry
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Roitberg, Bernard
  • Huber, Dezene
Chemosensory inhibitors against agricultural and disease-transmitting insect pests
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$165,500
Tufenkji, Nathalie
Chemical Engineering
McGill
with:
  • Hendershot, William
  • Wilkinson, Kevin
  • Sunahara, Geoffrey
  • Whalen, Joann
Toxicity, transformations and transport of engineered nanoparticles in soils: New approaches to detect and characterize environmental risks
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Vive Nano Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$158,026
Von Aderkas, Patrick
Biology
Victoria
with:
  • Perlman, Steven
  • Ehlting, Juergen
ANR-Megastigmus and conifers: the biology of invasion
  • Vernon Seed Orchard Company
  • Western Forest Products Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$142,386
Wilson, Paul
Biology
Trent
with:
  • Manseau, Micheline
Development of genetic based functional connectivity models for boreal caribou herds and ecotypes
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
3yr - Inst. 1
$174,250
Ziegler, Susan
Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Watershed-scale biogeochemical indicators of soil organic matter (SOM) transformations to understand temperature responses of boreal forest SOM dynamics
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
3yr - Inst. 1
$131,115
Zourob, Mohammed
Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (ÉMT) Varennes
INRS
with:
  • Chaker, Mohamed
  • DeRosa, Maria
Development of integrated array biosensing platform for microcystins detection
  • GDG Environnement Ltée
3yr - Inst. 1
$173,000
New Media Initiative
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Smyth, Tamara
Computing Science
Simon Fraser
Interaction of acoustic and virtual musical instruments using synthesis models and their inversions 3yr - Inst. 1
$75,550
Wilcox, Laurie
Psychology - (Arts)
York
Depth in motion
  • Cinespace Film Studios
3yr - Inst. 1
$130,563
Quality Foods and Novel Bioproducts
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Bernatchez, Louis
Biologie
Laval with:
  • Audet, Céline
Pour une gestion éclairée de l'exploitation de l'anguille : déterminismes biologiques et environnementaux de l'utilisation des habitats côtiers et d'eau douce
  • Péches et Océans Canada
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
  • Réseau Aquaculture Québec
3yr - Inst. 1
$144,750
Blier, Pierre
Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Québec à Rimouski with:
  • Chouinard, Yvan
  • Vandenberg, Grant
  • Dufresne, France
  • Le François, Nathalie
Élaboration de lignées d'ombles chevalier (S. alpinus), d'ombles de fontaine (S. fontinalis) et d'hybrides riches en oméga-3
  • Aquaculture Gaspésie Inc.
  • Réseau Aquaculture Québec
3yr - Inst. 1
$140,022
Gaenzle, Michael
Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
Alberta
with:
  • Zijlstra, Ruurd
Functional glycans from lactic acid bacteria
  • BioNeutra Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$150,500
Herbinger, Christophe
Biology
Dalhousie
with:
  • Smith, Bruce
Robust handling of heterogeneous data and probabilistic pedigrees in aquaculture selective breeding programs
  • Genetic Computation Ltd.
  • IRZC
3yr - Inst. 1
$102,500
Mahadevan, Radhakrishnan
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Yakunin, Alexander
Rational design of microbial strains for novel biochemical products
  • DNP Canada Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$148,000
Master, Emma
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Saville, Bradley
  • Campbell, Malcolm
  • MacLean, Heather
Reagent development and assessment for biomass conversion
  • Canadian Forest Service
3yr - Inst. 1
$163,500
Mattsson, Jim
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser
with:
  • Bohlmann, Joerg
Enabling selection for heartwood rot resistance and durability of Western red cedar lumber, a key resource for the value-added forest industry in Canada
  • FPInnovations
  • Ministry of Forests and Range
  • Western Forest Products Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$171,050
Nambara, Eiji
Cell and Systems Biology
Toronto
with:
  • Rothstein, Steven
  • Guttman, David
Enhancing crop biomass production: tuning hormone balance through systems biology
  • Syngenta Crop Protection (Canada) Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$153,000
Scanlon, Martin
Food Science
Manitoba
with:
  • Page, John
  • Hatcher, David
Understanding the fundamental mechanical properties that control texture in the commercial production of Asian noodles using Canadian wheat
  • Canadian International Grains Institute
  • The Canadian Wheat Board
3yr - Inst. 1
$201,519
Szymanski, Christine
Biological Sciences
Alberta
with:
  • Klassen, John
  • Deyholos, Michael
Novel crops expressing bacteriophage tailspike proteins for reduction of foodborne pathogens at source
  • Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$189,696
Zahradka, Peter
Physiology
Manitoba
with:
  • Taylor, Carla
  • Aliani, Michel
Isolation and characterization of a pulse crop-derived bioactive that improves arterial stiffness
  • Best Cooking Pulses, Inc.
  • Canadian International Grains Institute
  • Food Development Centre
  • Pulse Canada Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$130,757
Safety and Security
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded

Amyotte, Paul
Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie
with:

  • Khan, Faisal

An inherently safer approach to dust explosion risk reduction

  • Fauske & Associates, LLC
  • Martec Limited
  • Professional Loss Control
3yr - Inst. 1
$173,833

Duchaine, Caroline
Biochimie, microbiologie et bio-informatique Laval with:

  • Li, Dongqing

Development of viral aerosol surveillance system based on virus specific marker

  • Defence R&D Canada

3yr - Inst. 1
$186,940

Fisher, Brian
Interactive Arts and Technology, School of (SIAT)
Simon Fraser
with:

  • Borwein, Peter
  • Dill, John
  • Irani, Pourang
  • Blair, Mark

Visual analytics for emergency management

  • EmerGeo Solutions Inc.
  • MDA Ltd.
  • Oculus Information Inc.
  • SMART Technologies ULC
  • SMT Research Ltd.
  • Solace Systems Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$151,825

Forbes, Shari
Science, Faculty of
Ontario Institute of Technology

On-site detection of accelerant signatures at suspected arson scenes

  • MCSCS
  • Ontario ProvInc.ial Police
3yr - Inst. 1
$95,750

Hoult, Neil
Applied Science, Faculty of
Queen's
with:

  • Collins, Michael
  • Green, Mark
  • Bao, Xiaoyi
  • Bentz, Evan
  • Take, William

Protecting Canada's concrete bridges

  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Transport Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$197,670

Lynch, Alan
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:

  • Musilek, Petr
  • Jagersand, Martin

Inspection system for electrical transmission lines using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

  • British Columbia Transmission Corp.
  • Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Quanser Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$200,180

McClure, Ghyslaine
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill
with:

  • Nollet, Marie-José
  • Proulx, Jean
  • Ventura, Carlos
Post-earthquake functionality of schools and hospitals in Eastern Canada
  • Agence de la Santé et des services sociaux de Montréal
  • Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
  • Rampart Partitions Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$105,500

Nikolova, Natalia
Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster
with:

  • Bandler, John
  • Bakr, Mohamed

Concealed weapon detection with microwave radar

  • Acceleware Corp.
  • A.U.G. Signals Ltd.
  • Defence R&D Canada
  • Industry Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$82,668

Pedrycz, Witold
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberta
with:

  • Reformat, Marek
  • Checkley, Sylvia

Unified decision-support surveillance and risk assessment architecture for livestock production systems, public and animal health and rural communities

  • AQL Management Consulting Inc.
  • Government of Alberta
3yr - Inst. 1
$183,000
Robert, Benoît
Mathématiques et génie industriel
École Polytechnique
with:
  • Lemyre, Louise
L'ingénierie de la capacité de résilience organisationnelle
  • Ministère de la Sécurité Publique du Québec
3yr - Inst. 1
$111,600
Ventura, Carlos
Civil Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Finn, Liam
  • Taiebat, Mahdi
Soil-structure interaction in performance-based design of bridges
  • Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd.
  • Ausenco Sandwell
  • Golder Associates Ltd. (CAN)
  • Ministry of Transportation
3yr - Inst. 1
$199,325
Sustainable Energy Systems
Name
Department
Institution
Co-applicants
Project Title
Industry Partners
Term
$ awarded
Bhattacharya, Kankar
Electrical and Computer Engineering Waterloo
with:
  • Rosenberg, Catherine
  • Nathwani, Jatin
  • Canizares, Claudio
  • Keshav, Srinivasan
Operation, communications and information management for smart electricity grids
  • ABB Corporate Research
  • Hydro One Inc.
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$200,798
Bichler, Lukas
Okanagan - Engineering, School of
British Columbia
with:
  • Yannacopoulos, Spiro
Mechanical behaviour of zirconia-based ceramics for use in CANDU supercritical water nuclear reactors
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
  • CANMET
  • National Research Council Canada

3yr - Inst. 1
$147,435

Bi, Xiaotao
Chemical and Biological Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Grace, John
  • Lim, Clement
Autothermal biomass steam gasification in dual fludized bed gasifiers for high quality syngas production
  • Highbury Biofuel Technologies Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$196,000
Dalai, Ajay
Chemical Engineering
Saskatchewan
with:
  • Kaliaguine, Serge
  • Thomson, Murray
  • Kozinski, Janusz
Development of catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation and transesterification of nonedible vegetable oils, estimation of combustion properties and life cycle analysis on these processes
  • Laval
  • Saskatchewan Canola Development Comm.
  • Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission
3yr - Inst. 1
$143,800
Demopoulos, George
Mining and Materials Engineering McGill
with:
  • Gauvin, Raynald
Engineering nanostructured titania thin film electrodes for highly efficient solar energy conversion and storage systems
  • CIS Scientific Canada Inc.
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Nanometrix Inc.
  • Targray Technology International Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$154,100
Djilali, Nedjib
Mechanical Engineering
Victoria
with:
  • Wild, Peter
  • Mérida, Walter
In-situ fibre-optic diagnostic toll for PEM fuel cell stacks
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$91,800
Eskicioglu, Cigdem
Okanagan - Engineering, School of
British Columbia
with:
  • Lo, Victor
  • Johnson, Thomas
  • Sadeghzadeh Milani, Abbas
Assessment of biosolids-to-energy options for the Okanagan Valley: a multi-criteria decision-making approach
  • British Columbia Ministry of Environment
  • City of Kelowna
  • Paradigm Environmental Technologies Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$176,040
Evans, Greg
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Toronto
with:
  • Wallace, James
Investigation of how emission control technologies mitigate health impacts from diesel fuel combustion
  • Engine Control Systlems Limited
  • Environment Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$126,141
Hayes, Robert
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Wanke, Sieghard
  • Epling, William
Advanced natural gas engine catalytic converter for methane and GHG reduction
  • Umicore
  • Westport Innovations Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$119,365
Hill, Paul
Oceanography
Dalhousie
with:
  • Hay, Alexander
  • Ross, Tetjana
Sediment-laden ice in the minas basin: formation, melt rate and acoustic detection
  • Nova Scotia Power Corp.
3yr - Inst. 1
$121,594
Hirose, Akira
Physics and Engineering Physics
Saskatchewan
with:
  • Xiao, Chijin
Development of compact torus injector
  • Plasmionique Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$144,865
Holdcroft, Steven
Chemistry
Simon Fraser
NSC-Non-perfluorinated solid polymer electrolytes for fuel cell catalyst layers
  • Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation
  • National Research Council Canada
3yr - Inst. 1
$90,500
Jatskevich, Juri
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Marti, Jose
  • Leung, Victor
  • Wong, VInc.ent
  • Michelson, David
  • Schober, Robert
  • Lampe, Lutz
Enabling solutions for the future Canadian smart grid
  • BC Hydro
  • British Columbia Transmission Corp.
  • Corinex Communications Corp.
  • GE Multilin
  • Powertech Labs Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$247,700
Luo, Jingli
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Alberta
with:
  • Chuang, Karl
Fuel cell for co-production of electricity and CO from Syngas
  • Asani Technologies Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$124,900
Madden, John
Electrical and Computer Engineering
British Columbia
with:
  • Beatty, John Thomas
Photosynthetic protein-based solar cells
  • EPOD Solar Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$138,650
Nazar, Linda
Chemistry
Waterloo
with:
  • Prouzet, Eric
Transformational nanoscale technologies for high capacity energy storage
  • Hydro-Québec
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$157,000
Petric, Anthony
Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster
Interconnect coatings for solid oxide fuel cells
  • Gates Canada Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$103,600
Sinton, David
Mechanical Engineering
Victoria
with:
  • Martin, VInc.ent
Evanescent light-based photobioreactors for sustainable CO2 to biofuel conversion in the Canadian climate
  • Canadian Bioenergy Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$135,500
Stephan, Douglas
Chemistry
Toronto
Chemistry of greenhouse gases: capture and use of CO2 and N2O by frustrated Lewis pairs
  • Lanxess Deutschland GbMH
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
3yr - Inst. 1
$145,000
Sun, Xueliang
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Western Ontario
with:
  • Sham, Tsun-Kong
  • Botton, Gianluigi
Development of novel graphene-based nanostructure as electrocatalyst support for low cost and high durability PEM fuel cells
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$132,000
Szpunar, Jerzy
Mechanical Engineering
Saskatchewan
with:
  • Kozinski, Janusz
Novel methods in investigation of hydrogen embrittlement in fuel cladding in candu and supercritical water reactors
  • CAMECO Corp.
3yr - Inst. 1
$137,290
Wuest, James
Chimie
Montréal
with:
  • Rochefort, Alain
  • Silva, Carlos
Optimizing molecular organization in thin-film solar cells
  • Solaris Chem Inc.
  • Wired Sun Inc.
3yr - Inst. 1
$209,703
Zhitomirsky, Igor
Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster
Advanced supercapacitor modules for energy storage
  • Tavrima Canada Ltd.
3yr - Inst. 1
$66,500
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