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Recipients of the 2013 Strategic Project Grant and Strategic Network Grant Competitions

Recipients of the 2013 Strategic Project Grant Competition
Institution Name
Term Award
Carleton University Qi-Jun Zhang
Cognition-Driven Modeling and Optimization Technology for Multi-Disciplinary Design of High-Frequency Components and Communication Subsystems
3 $416,100
Dalhousie University Paul Bentzen
Genomics approaches to the management of mixed stock fisheries in Canada: Developing tools for promoting fishery stability and the protection of biodiversity
3 $593,809
École Polytechnique de Montréal Raman Kashyap
GRAPPAS: Glass preforms rolled and Planarised for Photonics Applications in sandwich structures form
3 $373,250
Ke Wu
Millimeter-wave Identifications, Sensing and Tracking (MIST) for Low-Profile Integrated Services of Security and Logistics
3 $634,503
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Jose Azana
A New Paradigm for Broadband Radio-Frequency Signal Processing
3 $537,000
Satinder Kaur Brar
New Biochar-enzyme impregnated micro and nano systems (BEMS/BENS) for efficient degradation of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) in wastewater and drinking water
3 $512,750
Ahmed Tayeb Denidni
Millimeter-wave reconfigurable antennas based on active frequency selective surface structures for wireless communication systems
3 $403,500
François Légaré
Novel laser technologies for the amplification and the frequency conversion of octave spanning laser sources
3 $522,668
Tsuneyuki Ozaki
Harnessing carbon plasma for extreme photonics and advanced materials
3 $462,000
Federico Rosei
Development of germanium fiber Bragg gratings and Er-doped fiber amplifiers for operation in harsh environments
3 $585,000
François Vidal
Hyperpolarization of helium-3 through metastable exchange optical pumping at high pressure
3 $508,636
McGill University Richard Chromik
Composite coatings manufactured by cold spray
3 $460,717
Chandra Madramootoo
Managing agricultural systems to protect Canada's freshwater
3 $469,647
Chandra Madramootoo
Application of variable rate irrigation technology for water efficiency and conservation
3 $244,300
McMaster University Muhammad Altaf Arain
Quantifying the response of Canadian forests to climate change, extreme weather events and management activities
3 $535,457
Todd Hoare
Accelerated development of smart biomaterials for stem cell therapy and production
3 $310,000
Igor Zhitomirsky
Advanced flame retardant materials and fabrication methods
3 $208,500
University of Ottawa Azzedine Boukerche
DISTRACT: cooperative distributed target in multi-tier heterogeneous wireless sensor networks (WSN)
3 $463,000
Shervin Shirmohammadi
Hi-Fit: High fidelity telepresence over best effort networks
3 $362,250
Queen's University Pascale Champagne
Bio-oil Recovery and CO2 Recycling by Waste Stream Enhanced Microalgal Growth and Low Energy CO2-Related Extraction
3 $592,170
Brian Cumming
Assessment of the importance of nitrogen deposition and climate on aquatic production in Boreal lakes downwind of the Athabasca oil sands region
3 $334,740
Michael Cunningham
Stimuli Responsive Crystalline Nanocellulose (CNC) and Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC)
3 $353,160
Ana Maria da Silva
Contamination of river beds by oil spills and impact on fish habitat
3 $469,046
Praveen Jain
New power converters for energy storage systems
3 $351,000
Philip Jessop
CO2-Triggered Switchable Surfaces
3 $378,240
Ian Moore
Water: Management and assessment of infrastructure (WaterMAIN) to prevent leakage and collapse of water pipes and sewers
3 $570,950
John Smol
Predicting dissolved oxygen concentrations in Lake Trout lakes: Developing new tools for a multiple-stressor world
3 $365,200
Simon Fraser University Farid Golnaraghi
A New MEMS gyroscope design based on nonlinear coupling and internal resonance
3 $374,100
Daniel Leznoff
Development of Vapochromic Coordination Polymer Materials as Sensors for Electrical Transformer Diagnostics
3 $335,850
Trent University Marguerite Xenopoulos
Linking regime shifts to carbon dynamics in Lake Erie
3 $574,000
Université de Montréal Yoshua Bengio
Adiabatic quantum computing for deep learning with boltzmann machines
3 $583,566
Yoshua Bengio
Large-Scale Deep Learning for Content-Based Recommendation Systems
3 $575,739
Jean-François Masson
Analyse environnementale avec un instrument Raman portable au site d'échantillonnage : Mesure des matériaux énergétiques dans les eaux souterraines
3 $510,000
Université du Québec à Rimouski Gesche Winkler
Production and consumption of krill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: Toward an ecosystem-based stock assessment
3 $449,800
Université Laval Louis Bernatchez
Enjeux biologiques et socio-économiques des ensemencements pour supporter la pêche de l'omble de fontaine; vers une exploitation durable
3 $518,656
Denis Rodrigue
Développement de membranes polymères pour la séparation de biogaz
3 $415,956
René Therrien
Groundwater resources evolution in degrading permafrost environments: Sustainable water availability and management in the northern community of Umiujaq, Nunavik, Canada
3 $530,166
University of Alberta Jie Han
Optimized design verification methodology of variation-tolerant Nanoscale systems
3 $300,000
Ellen Macdonald
Tools for managing forest productivity and biodiversity in relation to ecosystem function in boreal mixed wood forests
3 $764,300
Pedram Mousavi
3D Printing of Adaptable Wireless Systems
3 $479,958
John Vederas
Probiotic bacteria and their bacteriocins to replace antibiotics in salmon aquaculture
3 $580,500
The University of British Columbia Juri Jatskevich
Advanced integrated AC-DC systems for energy efficient buildings and communities in Canada
3 $651,000
Victor Leung
Cognitive platform for ubiquitous cloud-based gaming
3 $495,000
Mark Martinez
Novel application of viscoplastic fluids in industry: Creating opportunity for the pulp and paper sector
3 $267,200
Panos Nasiopoulos
Elevating entertainment, education, and social networking experience through convergence of immersive video technologies (ELEVATE)
3 $451,500
Tony Pitcher
Understanding the ecosystem role of Pacific herring in coupled social-ecological systems : Advancing forage fish science
3 $682,335
Peyman Servati
Flexible, efficient solar-battery nano-textile
3 $514,000
Peyman Servati
Bio-inspired soft epidermal and wearable nanofiber electronics for wireless health monitoring
3 $516,000
Kevin Smith
Development of catalysts and adsorbents derived from petroleum coke and applied to oil sands upgrading
3 $390,000
Steven Wilton
Raising the Abstraction of Analysis, Debug and Optimization of High-Level Synthesis-Generated Hardware
3 $298,300
University of Calgary Zongpeng Li
Reliable and robust enterprise-public cloud computing
3 $423,000
Nader Mahinpey
The application of novel solid materials in an integrated gasification and calcium looping technology: CO2 capture and energy production
3 $583,082
University of Guelph Beverley Hale
Metal mixtures - Is 'concentration addition' the correct model for terrestrial ecological risk assessment?
3 $653,812
University of Saskatchewan Helen Baulch
Understanding lake metabolism and algal blooms: New tools for the management of potable water sources
3 $618,614
Chijin Xiao
Control of plasma instabilities and flow velocity in the STOR-M tokamak by RMP and CT injection
3 $346,581
University of Toronto Peter Herman
Controlling femtosecond laser processing: smart fibers, catheters, and lab-on-fiber concepts
3 $627,275
Eugenia Kumacheva
Microfluidic studies of carbon dioxide-mediated extraction and phase separation in switchable solvents
3 $427,500
Baochun Li
A cloud-assisted crowdsourcing machine-to-machine networking platform for vehicular applications
3 $448,500
Ben Liang
Cloud in the air: A heterogeneous data communication framework for mobile cloud computing
3 $469,300
Edward (Ted) Sargent
Solar-driven removal of organic contaminants from water
3 $435,600
David Sinton
Nanoparticle-CO2 foams: New methods for carbon storage and oil recovery via pore-scale microfluidics
3 $403,500
Brent Sleep
Optimizing performance of integrated green roof photovoltaic systems
3 $352,574
Douglas Stephan
Asymmetric Borenium Cations in Catalysis
3 $449,400
University of Victoria Caren Helbing
Linking behavioural effects of thyroid active chemicals with molecular biomarkers and their application towards the evaluation of sewage treatment technologies
3 $671,121
Matthew Moffitt
Manufacturing Block Copolymer-Based Drug Delivery Vehicles in Microfluidics
3 $454,500
University of Waterloo Robert Gracie
Hydraulic fracturing: Geomechanics of naturally fractured shale and risk assessment
3 $568,932
Juewen Liu
NSC - Design and screening of DNA-functionalized hydrogels for contaminants in water
3 $553,600
Sherry Schiff
Canada's nitrogen legacy: Combining modeling and isotope approaches for drinking water quality and aquatic ecosystem health of rivers
3 $726,564
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
Advanced Information and Communication System for Smart Grid
3 $530,100
Zhou Wang
Advanced 3D video technologies: Quality assessment, display, keying and communications
3 $594,000
Tze-Wei Yeow
A cleanroom-free approach towards a robust CMUT-based High Resolution 3D NDT system
3 $381,500
The University of Western Ontario Oleg Semenikhin
Advanced fibers and textiles for energy conversion and storage (window coverings)
3 $393,000
Abdallah Shami
Energy-efficient resource provisioning for network-based cloud computing environments
3 $409,140
Jun Yang
Developing robust, high-resolution, high-performance and low-cost printing technologies for making flexible and stretchable electronics and devices
3 $400,800
University of Windsor Daniel Heath
Development of high performance Chinook salmon stocks for commercial aquaculture: Genetic hybridization to maximize culture efficiency and minimize environmental impact
3 $526,600
Recipients of the 2013 Strategic Network Grant Competition
Institution Name
Term Award
University of Alberta Janice Cooke
The NSERC TRIA Network: Turning Risk into Action for the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic
5 $2,977,148
The University of British Columbia Madjid Mohseni
RES'EAU Waternet: An NSERC Strategic Network on Small, Rural and First Nations Water Systems
5 $4,791,250