Toronto, ON – The Ontario Research Fund is providing nearly $7.6 million in funding to support basic and applied research projects across the province.
A total of 46 projects at 13 institutions have received funding. Following is a list of the projects that received funding, arranged by institutions in alphabetical order. Details include leader researcher, project and funding amount.
– Dr Elizabeth Greene. Advancing knowledge of ancient trade and technology. $34,867
– Dr Vincenzo De Luca. Facility for Small Molecule Analysis and Quantification. $85,972.
– Dr David Asner. Discovering the origins of the universe. $115,000.
– Dr Alex Ellery. Developing smart robots. $177,427.
– Dr Jeffrey Manthorpe. Using sulphur to construct organic molecules for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. $120,000.
– Dr Kevin Graham. Discovering the role of neutrinos in the evolution of the universe. $120,000.
– Dr Jeffery Dawson. Studying insect flight. $116,785.
– Dr Alex Lawson. Helping children get the best math education possible. $42,499.
– Dr James Watterson, Dr Nelson Belzile. Developing ways to improve detection of trace chemicals in decomposed remains. $66,733.
– Dr Pedro Jugo. Developing new ways to predict the location of mineral deposits. $49,295.
– Dr Bruce Gaulin. Developing new materials with new properties. $363,038.
– Dr Ian Moore, Dr Richard Brachman. Making our infrastructure safer. $236,809.
– Dr Mark Boulay. Searching for the origins of the universe. $401,391.
– Dr Mark Daymond, Dr Keith Pilkey. Developing materials with new properties. $374,804.
– Dr Ugo Piomelli. Furthering our understanding of turbulence. $125,000.
– Dr Tucker Carrington. Uncovering the secrets of molecular particles. $75,000.
– Dr Timothy McKenna. Creating the next generation of plastics and synthetic materials. $250,000.
The University of Western Ontario:
– Dr Jose Herrera. Discovering new nanomaterials to benefit Ontario’s advanced materials industry. $167,146.
– Dr Gail Atkinson. Improving our ability to predict earthquakes. $186,372.
– Dr Xuelaing Sun. Using nanotechnology to develop better fuel cells. $299,499.
– Dr Franois Lagugn-Labarthet. A step forward in realizing the full potential of nano-objects. $262,301.
– Dr Barry Saville. Developing DNA tools to identify and track bioterrorism sources. $139,557.
University of Guelph:
– Dr De-Tong Jiang. Developing new technologies with applications for electronics. $148,350.
– Dr Trevor DeVries. Discovering more about animal behaviour to help Ontario’s dairy and equine industries. $248,367.
– Dr Myrna Dawson. Researching effectiveness of criminal violence resources. $101,443.
University of Ottawa:
– Dr Karin Hinzer. Using nanotechnology to harness and use light in new ways. $119,999.
– Dr Murat Saatcioglu. Developing ways to protect critical infrastructure. $196,000.
– Dr David L Bryce. Advancing knowledge through the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei. $250,000.
– Dr David Bickel. Advancing the science of bioinformatics to accelerate development of new drugs. $23,088.
– Dr Muralee Murugesu. Exploiting the properties of magnets to develop new materials. $225,000.
– Dr Lucie Lamarche. Improving the way human rights research is conducted. $94,376.
University of Toronto:
– Dr Mark Taylor. Developing new chemical tools to solve problems of critical importance. $330,000.
– Dr Geoffrey Ozin. Developing the next generation of information technology components. $40,000.
– Dr Joseph Thywissen. Creating a new type of microscope to image ultra-cold atoms. $140,000.
– Dr Doug Stephan. Developing new materials and process technologies. $400,000.
– Dr Jack Quarter. A database to help organizations calculate the value of volunteer contributions. $100,000.
– Dr Benjamin Levin. Testing educational success through new research. $198,000.
– Dr Timothy Barfoot. Creating independent robots. $200,872.
– Dr Karen Mundy. Developing education cooperation/collaboration across borders. $60,108.
– Dr Steven Short. Discovering how viruses affect the foundation of the aquatic food chain. $142,184.
University of Waterloo:
– Dr Thorsten Hesjedal. Developing next-generation devices with fascinating properties. $100,000.
– Dr Janusz Pawliszyn. Advancing on-site systems analysis. $270,230.
– Dr Karim Karim. Developing clearer X-ray images with lower X-ray doses. $100,000.
– Dr Pavle Radovanovic. Creating better high-density data storage. $205,000.
Wilfrid Laurier University:
– Dr Joanne Lee. Helping improve the way children learn math. $42,818.
– Dr Kenneth Maly. Designing organic materials for new applications. $43,055.