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2021 research grants competition - results by peer review committee

Civil, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Applicant name Institution Program Title Term Amount awarded
Adulyasak, Yossiri
Department
Gestion des opérations et de logistique
HEC Montréal RGPIN Supply Chain Analytics under Disruptive Uncertainty 5 $31,000.00
Aleman, Dionne
Department
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto RGPIN A mathematically-driven framework for pandemic planning and management 5 $52,000.00
Ardestanijaafari, Amir
Department
Head Office
The University of British Columbia RGPIN Adjustable Robust Optimization and its Applications 5 $31,000.00
Arlos, Maricor
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN In-situ fate of wastewater-derived micropollutants - impacts of future climatic scenarios 5 $36,000.00
Atefi-Monfared, Kamelia
Department
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University RGPIN Theoretical and Experimental Solutions for Dynamic-Hydraulic-Mechanical Processes in Geoenvironmental Engineering 5 $26,000.00
Aultman-Hall, Lisa
Department
Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo RGPIN Modeling Long-distance Intercity Passenger Travel in the Global Multi-modal System 5 $36,000.00
Baki, Mohammed
Department
Business, Odette School of
University of Windsor RGPIN Modeling and Solution Algorithms for Process and Operations Planning with Applications in Manufacturing and Related Sectors 5 $26,000.00
Beck, Sara
Department
Civil Engineering
The University of British Columbia RGPIN Pathogen Reduction in Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies 5 $41,000.00
Bédard, Emilie
Department
Génies Civil, géologique et des mines
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Occurrence et contrôle des bactéries opportunistes et bioaérosols issus des systèmes de traitement des eaux usées 5 $31,000.00
Bhowmick, Anjan
Department
Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Concordia RGPIN Low-damage novel steel plate shear walls for improved seismic performance 5 $26,000.00
Blanchet, Pierre
Department
foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Faculté de
Université Laval RGPIN Caractérisation et modélisation de matériaux de construction biosourcés dans le bâtiment 5 $43,000.00
Boulanger-Martel, Vincent
Department
Institut de recherche en mines et en environnement (IRME)
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue RGPIN Thermo-hydrogeological behaviour of mine waste storage facilities in continuous permafrost regions 5 $26,000.00
CHAALLAL, OMAR
Department
Génie de la construction
École de technologie supérieure RGPIN Composites en polymères renforcés de fibres (PRF) pour augmentation de la résilience des structures en BA existantes : Développement de méthodes novatrices et de modèles 5 $62,000.00
Chui, Ying
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN High performance timber connections with steel perforated plate as structural fuse 5 $31,000.00
Claveau-Mallet, Dominique
Department
Génies Civil, géologique et des mines
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Revisiter les critères de conception des éléments épurateurs pour la pérennité des eaux souterraines 5 $31,000.00
Cohen, Maxime
Department
Management, Desautels Faculty of
McGill University RGPIN Retail Innovation Lab: Blending Data Science with Cutting-Edge Technology 5 $36,000.00
Côté, Jean-François
Department
Opérations et systèmes de décision
Université Laval RGPIN Planification des transports dans un environnement dynamique et stochastique 5 $43,000.00
Daraio, Joseph
Department
Civil Engineering
Memorial University of Newfoundland RGPIN Standardized Storm Water Infrastructure Design and Planning Protocols for Capacity Limited Communities and Climate Change Uncertainty 5 $26,000.00
Das, Sreekanta
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Windsor RGPIN Structural Assessment and Rehabilitation of Energy Pipes with Wrinkle-Corrosion Defect 5 $36,000.00
Derome, Dominique
Department
Génie civil
Université de Sherbrooke RGPIN Hygrothermal and durability performance of building envelopes in the face of climate change 5 $31,000.00
Desai, Shital
Department
School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design
York University RGPIN Prompting Systems for older adults with dementia/MCI 5 $28,120.00
Dimitrakopoulos, Roussos
Department
Mining & Materials Engineering.
McGill University RGPIN Towards an integrated, self-learning stochastic mining complex framework and new digital technologies for the sustainable development of mineral resources 5 $88,000.00
Djeumou Fomeni, Franklin
Department
Management et technologie
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Developing novel and efficient binary quadratic optimization methodologies 5 $26,000.00
Dubrawski, Kristian
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Victoria RGPIN Nature-based METLands for water challenges in rural and Indigenous communities in Canada 5 $26,000.00
Dumais, Simon
Department
Civil Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada RGPIN Mechanical design of transportation embankments built on thawed permafrost 5 $26,000.00
El-Dakhakhni, Wael
Department
Civil Engineering
McMaster University RGPIN City Digital Twin Hybrid Simulation for Systemic Risk Assessment and Resilience Quantification: Application to Future Flood Projections in Canada 5 $73,000.00
EL-HACHA, Raafat
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Calgary RGPIN Smart Structures using Shape Memory Alloy and Carbon Nanofibers Ultra-High Performance Concrete 5 $43,000.00
Farner, Jeffrey
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN Investigating colloidal interactions to improve knowledge of transformations, transport, and impacts of micro- and nanoplastics in environmental freshwaters 5 $31,000.00
Fiorillo, Graziano
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Manitoba RGPIN Multi-hazard probabilistic risk assessment of bridge networks in cold regions 5 $26,000.00
Fiset, Mathieu
Department
Sciences appliquées
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi RGPIN Sécurité structurale et renforcement des structures en béton armé soumises à un effort de cisaillement 5 $26,000.00
GHADIMI, SAEED
Department
Management Sciences
University of Waterloo RGPIN Structured Stochastic Nonconvex Optimization 5 $26,000.00
Ghobrial, Tadros
Department
Génie civil et génie des eaux
Université Laval RGPIN Towards Developing a Physically Based Ice Jam Flood Early Warning System 5 $31,000.00
Ghoshal, Subhasis
Department
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University RGPIN Next-generation sulfidated zerovalent iron nanoparticles for groundwater remediation: degradation of emerging and legacy halogenated pollutants and interactions with bacteria 5 $68,500.00
Goldstein, Benjamin
Department
Bioresource Engineering
McGill University RGPIN Sustainable Cities on an Interconnected Planet 5 $36,000.00
Gora, Stephanie
Department
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University RGPIN Expanding the water safety toolbox for small and decentralized drinking water systems using risk analysis, photocatalytic technologies, and pilot scale equipment 5 $26,000.00
Görges, Matthias
Department
Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
The University of British Columbia RGPIN A bi-directional data sharing platform for researchers and citizen science 5 $36,000.00
Gracie, Robert
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo RGPIN Computing Energy Advancement: Computational Engineering for Geomechanics and Fracture 5 $36,000.00
Grise, Emily
Department
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta RGPIN Green light for the future of battery electric buses? Examining the performance of battery electric buses from the operator's and customer's perspective 5 $26,000.00
Gruson, Matthieu
Department
Head Office
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Mathematical models and algorithms to support the evolution of operational practices 5 $26,000.00
Guitouni, Adel
Department
Business, Faculty of
University of Victoria RGPIN Investigation of responsible decision-making for sustainable value management in distributed co-production networks 5 $26,000.00
Hamza, Rania
Department
Civil Engineering
Toronto Metropolitan University RGPIN Wastewater Biorefinery: Treatment and Resource Mining 5 $26,000.00
Hoult, Neil
Department
Civil Engineering
Queen's University RGPIN Reimagined Environmentally-friendly Design (RE-Design) of Reinforced Concrete Infrastructure 5 $31,000.00
Hrynyk, Trevor
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo RGPIN Crack-Informed Structural Modelling and Assessment of Existing Concrete Infrastructure 5 $26,000.00
Hu, Ming
Department
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto RGPIN On-Demand Resource Sharing Management 5 $52,000.00
Huang, Kai
Department
Business, DeGroote School of
McMaster University RGPIN Data-driven Spare Parts Inventory Management 5 $43,000.00
Huang, Wendy
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Calgary RGPIN Development of cold-climate bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment systems 5 $26,000.00
Jakubiec, John
Department
Architecture, Landscape and Design, John H. Daniels Faculty of
University of Toronto RGPIN Simulation methods and data collection for assessing non-image forming light levels and quantifiable impacts on building occupants 5 $26,000.00
Kaur, Guneet
Department
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University RGPIN Mining and minding food waste through carboxylate value-added platform 5 $26,000.00
Khakzad, Nima
Department
Occupational & Public Health, School of
Toronto Metropolitan University RGPIN Toward safer chemical plants via optimal fire protection and firefighting 5 $31,000.00
Khern-am-nuai, Warut
Department
Management, Desautels Faculty of
McGill University RGPIN Helping Retail Industry Navigate the Post-Pandemic World with Artificial Intelligence 5 $31,000.00
Kim, Amy
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN Adaptive, Multimodal Planning of Long-Distance Transportation Systems 5 $62,000.00
Kuzgunkaya, Onur
Department
Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Concordia RGPIN Supply Chain Interdiction and Recovery Planning Under Uncertainty 5 $31,000.00
Kwon, Oh-Sung
Department
Civil & Mineral Engineering, Dept of
University of Toronto RGPIN Cyber-physical model of civil infrastructure system subjected to extreme loads 5 $62,000.00
Lee, Chi-Guhn
Department
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto RGPIN Reinforcement learning approach to the optimal stopping problem 5 $36,000.00
Lefebvre, Mario
Department
Mathématiques et génie industriel
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Commande optimale stochastique avec applications en épidémiologie et en fiabilité 5 $26,000.00
Lefsrud, Mark
Department
Bioresource Engineering
McGill University RGPIN Engineering and Development of a LED narrow wavelength system for plant growth 5 $36,000.00
Legrain, Antoine
Department
Mathématiques et génie industriel
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Online stochastic optimization for dynamic operations management systems 5 $26,000.00
Lei, Yanzhe
Department
Business, School of
Queen's University RGPIN Real-time Dynamic Optimization for Omnichannel Retailers 5 $31,000.00
Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich
Department
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan RGPIN Ice-jam flood forecasting 5 $38,400.00
Liu, Yang
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN Mechanistic understanding of simultaneous energy and phosphorous recovery in a single anaerobic reactor: Path to resource-recovery based wastewater treatment 5 $36,000.00
Loeb, Stephanie
Department
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University RGPIN Engineering Light for the Control of Viral Pathogens in the Natural and Built Environment 5 $31,000.00
Magdouli, Sara
Department
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University RGPIN Sustainable and Lean Technologies for Critical Elements Recovery from Oil sands tailing streams 5 $26,000.00
Mahdi, Tewfik
Department
Génies Civil, géologique et des mines
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Nouvelle méthodologie prenant en compte les hydrogrammes probabilistes de rupture de barrages par temps sec pour déterminer les vraies zones à risque tenant compte du recul des berges et de l'érosion fluviale. 5 $26,000.00
Maref, Wahid
Department
Génie de la construction
École de technologie supérieure RGPIN Strategies For Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings 5 $26,000.00
Mohamadpour Tosarkani, Babak
Department
Okanagan
The University of British Columbia RGPIN Design and optimization of sustainable closed-loop supply chain networks under uncertainty 5 $26,000.00
Mohamedelhassan, Eltayeb
Department
Civil Engineering
Lakehead University RGPIN Electrokinetic-assisted phytoremediation of polluted sites 5 $26,000.00
Morin, Michael
Department
Opérations et systèmes de décision
Université Laval RGPIN Improving Optimization-Based Scheduling and Path Planning Decision Support: An Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Approach With Applications to Surveillance and Search 5 $26,000.00
Mulligan, Catherine
Department
Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Concordia RGPIN Green remediation and recovery of contaminants using biosurfactants 5 $52,000.00
Mumford, Kevin
Department
Civil Engineering
Queen's University RGPIN Contaminant transport and remediation in dynamic gas-and-groundwater systems 5 $36,000.00
Nehdi, Moncef
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Western Ontario RGPIN Revolutionizing Canada's Aging Civil Infrastructure Assessment and Renewal: An Integrated, Multi-Scale, Remote Sensing, Data-Driven Approach 5 $52,000.00
Niet, Taco
Department
Applied Sciences, Faculty of
Simon Fraser University RGPIN Deploying sustainable energy technologies to enhance global development and human well being 5 $26,000.00
Noel, Martin
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa RGPIN Rethinking the Industrial Ecosystem for Concrete Structures: Innovative Applications for Advanced Composites in Construction 5 $31,000.00
Nourinejad, Mehdi
Department
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University RGPIN Design and Control of Transportation Networks in the Presence of Autonomous Vehicles 5 $36,000.00
O'Keefe, Kyle
Department
Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary RGPIN Intelligent Geomatics Systems for Reliable Positioning in Smart Cities 5 $36,000.00
Paat, Joseph
Department
Sauder School of Business
The University of British Columbia RGPIN Dimension reduction techniques for mixed integer programs 5 $36,000.00
Paliwal, Jitendra
Department
Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba RGPIN Optical techniques for quality monitoring and preservation of cereal grains 5 $36,000.00
Park, Peter
Department
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University RGPIN Safe and Resilient Logistics and Mobility Interventions for Supply Chain Workers in the New Normal Era 5 $36,000.00
Payne, Sarah Jane
Department
Civil Engineering
Queen's University RGPIN Elucidating drinking water quality deterioration in premise plumbing 5 $26,000.00
Ponnambalam, Kumaraswamy
Department
Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo RGPIN Development of computational tools for designing water and energy nexus: Novel applications of multidisciplinary optimization and machine intelligence 5 $36,000.00
Prévost, Michèle
Department
Génies Civil, géologique et des mines
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Improved design and operations of building water systems to reduce health risks caused by water & energy conservation and extended shutdowns 5 $52,000.00
Punnen, Abraham
Department
Mathematics
Simon Fraser University RGPIN Algorithms for hard quadratic combinatorial optimization problems and linkages with quantum bridge analytics 5 $36,000.00
Quilty, John
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo RGPIN Leveraging Big Data to develop an expert system for the optimal operation of smart water networks 5 $26,000.00
Rastpour, Amir
Department
Business and Information Technology, Faculty of
University of Ontario Institute of Technology RGPIN Service Operations Management in the Mental Health Care Sector 5 $26,000.00
Rezazadeh Azar, Ehsan
Department
Civil Engineering
Lakehead University RGPIN Automated data collection and machine learning methods for civil infrastructure condition assessment in sparsely inhabited regions of Canada 5 $26,000.00
Roche, Stéphane
Department
Centre de recherche en géomatique
Université Laval RGPIN Conception d'une plateforme d'intelligence urbaine pour des villes intelligentes plus inclusives et résilientes 5 $31,000.00
Sadeghian, Pedram
Department
Civil and Resource Engineering
Dalhousie RGPIN Advances in Analysis and Design of Slender Concrete Columns Reinforced with Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites 5 $31,000.00
Sadiq, Rehan
Department
Okanagan
The University of British Columbia RGPIN `Digital Water' Paving a Way towards Resilient Urban Water Systems 5 $52,000.00
Salem, Osama
Department
Civil Engineering
Lakehead University RGPIN Fire Performance of Timber-Concrete Composite (TCC) Systems in Mass Timber Buildings 5 $26,000.00
Sanchez, Leandro
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa RGPIN Advanced Techniques to Design, Assess and Manage Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure 5 $31,000.00
Santoro, Domenico
Department
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
The University of Western Ontario RGPIN Advanced Wastewater Treatment Strategies for Potable Reuse in Health-Resilient Cities 5 $26,000.00
Sartaj, Majid
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa RGPIN Enhancing Renewable Energy (biogas/bio-hydrogen) Production from Organic Wastes - Towards a more Sustainable and Climate-neutral Approach 5 $26,000.00
Sasmito, Agus
Department
Mining & Materials Engineering.
McGill University RGPIN Development of multiphysics mathematical models for sustainable minerals and energy extraction 5 $52,000.00
Selvadurai, Antony
Department
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University RGPIN Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processes in Evolving Multi-Phasic Geomaterials, Interfaces and Geoenvironmental Endeavours 5 $52,000.00
She, Yuntong
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN Prediction of Dynamic Ice Processes in Complex River Systems 5 $43,000.00
Shi, Chunming
Department
Business and Economics, School of
Wilfrid Laurier University RGPIN Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience Using Strategic Inventories and Partial Vertical Integration 5 $36,000.00
Sun, Shangpeng
Department
Bioresource Engineering
McGill University RGPIN Development of new means for advanced analysis of crop plant shoot architectonics and other phenotype attributes 5 $26,000.00
Svecova, Dagmar
Department
Civil Engineering
University of Manitoba RGPIN The use of UHPC in accelerated bridge construction 5 $26,000.00
Tam, Edwin
Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Windsor RGPIN Enabling the Circular Economy through Enhanced Recovery and Design 5 $26,000.00
Tighe, Susan
Department
Civil Engineering
McMaster University RGPIN High-Performance Materials and Management Systems to Support Resilient Pavement infrastructure 5 $62,000.00
Toyasaki, Fuminori
Department
Administrative Studies, School of
York University RGPIN Data Analysis of R&D Partnerships to Design a Decision-Making Support System for Use in Alliance Formation 5 $31,000.00
Tremblay, Robert
Department
Génies Civil, géologique et des mines
École Polytechnique de Montréal RGPIN Innovative Steel Braced Frame Systems for Tall Buildings in Seismic Active Regions 5 $52,000.00
Tu, Qingshi
Department
Wood Science
The University of British Columbia RGPIN Quantifying synergy and tradeoff between resource efficiency and climate change: Filling the fundamental knowledge gap in systems analysis and uncertainty treatment 5 $26,000.00
Vanrolleghem, Peter
Department
Génie civil et génie des eaux
Université Laval RGPIN Towards digital twin based control of water resource recovery facilities - Methods supporting the use of adaptive hybrid digital twins 5 $73,000.00
Verma, Manish
Department
Business, DeGroote School of
McMaster University RGPIN Strategic and tactical issues in the transportation of freight, hazardous materials and relief-items 5 $43,000.00
Weiss, Adam
Department
Engineering and Design, Faculty of
Carleton University RGPIN Modelling the Impact of New Mobility Trends and Technologies on Travel Behaviour and Demand 5 $26,000.00
Yang, Cancan
Department
Civil Engineering
McMaster University RGPIN Next Generation Earthquake-resilient Precast Concrete Bridges in a Changing Climate 5 $26,000.00
Yang, T.Y.
Department
Civil Engineering
The University of British Columbia RGPIN Smart infrastructures and technologies for sustainable development of resilient megacities 5 $36,000.00
Zaccour, Georges
Department
Sciences de la décision
HEC Montréal RGPIN Dynamic Games: Theory, Algorithms and Applications 5 $52,000.00
Zargoush, Manaf
Department
Business, DeGroote School of
McMaster University RGPIN Trajectory Analytics for Data-Driven Predictions and Sequential Decision-Making Under Sequence Uncertainty 5 $29,705.00
Zeeb, Barbara
Department
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada RGPIN Developing plant-based strategies for the sustainable remediation of salinized soils 5 $52,000.00
Zhang, Yun
Department
Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
New Brunswick RGPIN Development of a Universal Tri-level and Tri-sensor Fusion Solution to Retrieve High Resolution Hyperspectral Images for all Platforms 5 $43,000.00
Zheng, Wenbo
Department
Science and Management, College of
University of Northern British Columbia RGPIN Improving characterization and modelling of the rock-proppant interaction in hydraulic fractures for deep-earth geo-resource extraction 5 $26,000.00
Zuo, Mingjian
Department
Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta RGPIN Intelligent Reliability Assurance Using Dynamics Modeling and Machine Learning 5 $73,000.00