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Recipients of the 2012 Strategic Project Grant and Strategic Network Grant Competitions

Recipients of the 2012 Strategic Project Grant Competition
Institution Name
Carleton University Steven Cooke
Improving effectiveness of fish habitat restoration actions in Great Lakes coastal embayments: an integrated study of annual fish spatial ecology and limnology in Toronto Harbour
Dalhousie University Daniel Ruzzante
Harvesting consequences on genetic diversity and meta-population effective size in a spatially stratified system, the Kogaluk river drainage in northern Labrador
École Polytechnique de Montréal Raman Kashyap
Quantum dot optical super radiance, broadband amplifiers, lasers and laser cooling: QUDOS

Maksim Skorobogatiy
A dynamically reconfigurable THz-TDS imaging system for industrial measurement applications

Ke Wu
Ambient electromagnetic energy harvesting and wireless power delivery technologies
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Mohamed Chaker
Millimeter-wave electro-optical waveguide modulators based on calcium-barium-niobate thin-film

Michel Fournier
ANR - Interaction between pollution and climate changes: development of improved monitoring strategy

Daniel Guay
Développement de nouveaux senseurs pour la détection de l’ammoniac

Dongling Ma
Rationally nanostructuring solution-processable organic photovoltaic devices for efficiently harvesting near infrared photons: from materials to electrode design

Tsuneyuki Ozaki
Air-plasma-based THz technologies pumped by intense mid-infrared lasers: advancing innovations in manufacturing

Lionel Roué
Synthèse et mise en forme d’alliages nanostructurés utilisés comme anodes inertes pour la production d’aluminium

Mohammed Zourob
Development of low-cost, rapid and highly sensitive DNA-based biosensor for routine monitoring of emerging organic compounds in water

Mohammed Zourob
Development of bar-coded, highly sensitive, label-free high throughput screening platform for endocrine disrupting compounds

Mohammed Zourob
Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip with wireless communication capability for on-site mosquito-borne pathogen detection
Lakehead University Han Chen
Biomass harvests in boreal forests: minimizing environmental impacts and maximizing benefits
McGill University Vamsy Chodavarapu
Networked Fish: Integrated Acoustic Sensory Telemetry (AST) Tags for Water Monitoring

Subhasis Ghoshal
Environmental risks of engineered nanoparticles in municipal wastewater treatment plants: Toxicity, persistence and impacts on effluent quality

Jozsef Kövecses
Mechanical intelligence in haptic interfacing with digital worlds

Zetian Mi
3-Dimensionally Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits on Si for Terahertz-Speed Chip-Level optical

Zetian Mi
Chemical transformation and storage of carbon dioxide via solar-powered artificial photosynthesis on semiconducting nanowire arrays

Mihriban Pekguleryuz
Development of novel magnesium alloys with impoved biocorrosion and mechanical behavior for cardiovascular implants

David Plant
Optical waveform generation: A powerful enabler for optical fiber communications

Ishiang Shih
High power nanowire green lasers monolithically grown on silicon: Bridging the green gap

Viviane V. Yargeau
Conventional and advanced wastewater treatment: Providing secure sources of drinking water by removing contaminants of emerging concern
McMaster University David Emslie
High-temperature rare earth polymerization catalysts

Steve Hranilovic
Turn on the lights—visible light communications for indoor and vehicular networks

Ray LaPierre
Development of a nanostructured high efficiency two-junction solar cell

Thomas Maibaum
Rigorous automated implementation of dependable distributed real-time systems (RAIDR)
Queen’s University Catherine Crudden
Eliminating hazardous chemicals in key processes in the pharmaceutical sector

Michael Cunningham
Advanced polymer colloids from ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) in water

Hossam Hassanein
Engaging vehicles in ubiquitous service networks
Ryerson University Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi
Intelligent robotic system for automated shot peening and peen forming

Marcello Papini
Modelling of abrasive water jet and slurry jet micro-machining
Simon Fraser University Alexandra Fedorova
GreenPhones: Energy-smart software for ubiquitous mobility

Edward Park
Wireless inertial sensor network for ubiquitous human motion capture
Université de Montréal Kevin Wilkinson
Bioavailability, toxicity, mobility and modeling of data poor metals (BIOMET)
Université du Québec Wojtek Bock
Photonic sensing systems bases on a Lab-on-a-Fiber concept for specific cyanobacteria detection in water

Dominique Gravel
Quantifying and mapping the impacts of climate change on the productivity of Eastern Canadian forests
Université Laval Louis Bernatchez
Enjeux génomiques, écologiques et socio-économiques des ensemencements et de l’exploitation du touladi par la pêche

Mario Leclerc
New polymerization method for highly efficient materials in organic electronics

John MacKay
A naturally-occurring resistance gene against the spruce bud worm: genomic characterization and applications in Canadian tree breeding and pest management

Younès Messaddeq
Multifunctional fibers for broadband mobile technologies

Réal Vallée
Development of innovative fiber lasers for biomedical, industrial and defense and security applications
Université de Sherbrooke Noureddine Atalla
Adaptive metaComposites: modeling, prototyping, manufacturing and reliability for vibroacoustics

Jean-Sebastien Plante
A low cost / high power density gas turbine concept based on rotary ramjets
University of Alberta Robert Fedosejevs
Fusion energy—advanced ignition techniques and target fabrication

Andreas Hamann
Growth and survival of lodgepole pine genotypes under extreme climate events: risk assessment and climate change adaptation strategies

Robert Hayes
Engineering bimetallic catalysts for energy and environmental applications
The University of British Columbia Xiaotao Bi
Drying and torrefaction of biomass in fluidized beds with energy recovery and self-heat recuperation

Mu Chiao
Development of a microlens module with image stabilization for mobile Applications

Susan Grayston
The potential of retention trees to mitigate post-harvest soil carbon loss through reduction of root and soil organic matter decomposition mediated by the fungal community

Scott Hinch
Climate warming, pathogen expression, and capture locale: recent and emerging challenges for managing Pacific salmon fisheries

Guy Lemieux
Compute-Oriented FPGA device architectures and tools

Daan Maijer
Through-process modelling: Casting for marine energy systems

Jose Marti
Smart adaptive distribution systems for the new smart grid

Ulrich Mayer
Development of methods to investigate soil vapor intrusion risks for methane and BTEX compounds at ethanol-blended biofuel spill sites

Ali Mesbah
Systemic software analysis and maintenance techniques for Web 2.0 applications

Matthias Militzer
Laser ultrasonics as an innovative sensor for microstructure control

Shahriar Mirabbasi
Single-Chip 60-GHz Wireless-Photonic Integrated Circuit

Laurel Schafer
Accessing enhanced mechanical properties and processability with branched and cross-linked biodegradable polymers
University of Guelph Peter Tremaine
ANR: Demixing Amines for CO2 Capture: Thermodynamic and Spectroscopic Approach
University of Manitoba Ekram Hossain
Resource management in multi-tier cellular wireless networks enhanced with peer-to-peer communications
University of Ottawa Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
U-Biofeedback: A Ubiquitous Biofeedback System for Continuous and Long-Term Wellbeing

Trevor Hall
RF communications in the e-city (RF-Cité)
University of Regina Raphael Idem
Novel energy efficient, amine-based catalyst-aided method for capture of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel-based industrial exhaust gas streams
University of Saskatchewan Kerry Ann Mazurek
Multi-cell water detention pond for improved storm water quality

Christy Morrissey
Distribution and impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on agricultural wetlands and water birds of Prairie Canada
University of Toronto Elizabeth Edwards
Expanding the ability to anaerobically digest pulp and paper mill waste

Marie-Josée Fortin
Optimizing future networks of marine protected areas in response to global change by combining genetic connectivity and biophysical models

Omer Gulder
Environmental performance, sustainability and durability improvements in fuel-flexible combustors for stationary and motive engines

Nazir Kherani
Efficient light harvesting using nanoparticle-based selectively transparent and conducting photonic crystal and index-graded antireflective films

Ulrich Krull
Implementing microfluidics-based manufacturing of model theranostic nanoparticles

Jorg Liebeherr
Enabling heterogeneous self-organizing machine-to-machine networks

Andreas Mandelis
Non-destructive imaging of manufacturing flaws in industrial automotive powder metallurgy green and sintered parts using a novel IR thermal-wave technology
University of Waterloo Raouf Boutaba
pWeb: A distributed Web hosting infrastructure

C. Perry Chou
Economical production of biobutanol through genetic engineering of Clostridium acetobutylicum for effective dissimilation of cheap feedstock

Norman Zhou
Removal of drinking water contaminants with innovative TiO2 nanowire membranes

Weihua Zhuang
Energy and spectrum efficient wireless communication networks
The University of Western Ontario Paul Charpentier
Multi-layer solar harvesting nanofilms by roll-to-roll fabrication

Clare Robinson
Quantification of groundwater contribution to fecal and nutrient pollution at beaches of the Great Lakes
York University Nick Cercone
Enhanced identification and visualization of relevant social media content and free form text: Relationships, affect, information influence and diversity
Recipients of the 2012 Strategic Network Grant Competition
Institution Name
McGill University Gregory Dudek
NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN)
University of Toronto D.A. Jackson
NSERC Strategic Network – Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services
People Discovery Innovation