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$13M surface engineering and science centre opens


Edmonton, AB – The University of Alberta has opened a $13-million integrated research facility for surface characterization and modification. The new facility is called the Alberta Centre for Surface Engineering and Science.

The new centre has comprehensive lab capability and highly sophisticated equipment to examine surface samples, and is expected to allow researchers to make advances in resource extraction, petrochemicals, microelectronics, medical implants, pharmaceutical, and emerging micro- and nanotechnologies.

"The ACSES is an impressive example of the type of partnerships that are essential to ensure Canada’s success in the knowledge-based economy", says Dr Eliot Phillipson, president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). "This new facility will enable researchers to perform their cutting-edge work right here in Alberta."