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Four research chairs at McMaster University receive $2.8M from NSERC

Hamilton, ON – May 13, 2004 – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) is providing over $2.8 million for four industrial research chairs at McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering.

The four industrial research chairs are:

– The NSERC/UNENE industrial research chair in nuclear safety analysis, led by chairholder Dr John Luxat, will further fundamental understanding in technical areas of nuclear safety and will develop advanced applied technology in nuclear safety analysis (NSERC award of $1,000,000 over 5 years);

– The NSERC/RIM/CITO/McMaster industrial research chair in pico-cellular wireless internet access networks, led by chairholder Dr Terry Todd, which studies and develops techniques for wireless Internet access systems by means of very small or pico-cellular networks (NSERC award of $600,000 over 5 years);

– The NSERC/Dalsa/McMaster industrial research chair in digital cinema, led by chairholder Dr Xiaolin Wu, which addresses the challenges of digital imaging so that it can be regularly used by motion picture studios as a replacement medium for traditional film technology (NSERC award of $500,000 over 5 years);

– The NSERC industrial research chair in solid oxide fuel cell systems, led by chairholder Dr Tony Petric, which conducts research on fuel cells to respond to the global demand for cleaner and more efficient uses of energy (NSERC award of $775,000 over 5 years).

“These researchers and their partners are developing innovative research and training programs that will help position Canada as a major player in international R&D,” says Janet Walden, NSERC’s vice-president, research partnerships programs.