April 5, 2019

Strategic Research Projects – Funding Decisions

We are pleased to announce our Strategic Research Project Program funding decisions for February 2019 and earlier.

We have funded 29 projects to date with a total amount equaling $20.2 million.

Learn more about the projects, leads and institutions we’ve supported below.

Strategic Research Projects – Funding Decisions

Projects to Date:Funded Amount:
29$20.2 million

Strategic Research Projects – Emerging Technologies Call (February 2019)

Funded Project:Lead:Institution:
PRIME: Pharmacogenomics for the Prevention of Adverse Drug Reactions in Mental HealthKatherine AitchisonUniversity of Alberta
Connecting diamond photonics to high quality qubits and fiber optic networksPaul BarclayUniversity of Calgary
Data-enabled and Al Empowered Reservoir Modelling and SimulationZhangxing (John) ChenUniversity of Calgary
Accelerate Deployment of Quantum Technologies for AlbertaJohn DavisUniversity of Alberta
A wavelength interrogation instrument for fiber-sensor-based pipeline leak detectionRay DeCorbyUniversity of Alberta
Genetically-Encoded Technology for Mapping of the Human GlycomeRatmir DerdaUniversity of Alberta
High-Value Plant Metabolite Production in Synthetic BiosystemsPeter FacchiniUniversity of Calgary
Integrated Urban Mobility through Emerging Transportation TechnologiesLina KattanUniversity of Calgary
Development of a novel nano-engineered device for clinical islet transplantationGreg KorbuttUniversity of Alberta
Microwave Quantum MemoriesLindsay LeblancUniversity of Alberta
Automated Decision-Support and Communication Tool for Acute Stroke (STAT-Stroke)Bijoy MenonUniversity of Calgary
Intelligent Integrated Sensors and AntennasPedram MousaviUniversity of Alberta
Towards Targeting Persistent Hepatitis B Virus InfectionTrushar PatelUniversity of Lethbridge
Combating the canola clubroot disease through a combined approach using traditional breeding and ‘omics’ toolsHabibur RahmanUniversity of Alberta
Graphene Manufacturing by Electrochemical ExfoliationEdward RobertsUniversity of Calgary
Smart Nanocomposite Membranes: Harnessing Clean Water and Clean Energy from Alberta’s Oil SandsMohtada SadrzadehUniversity of Alberta
Advanced Materials for Precision Health in DialysisLarry UnsworthUniversity of Alberta
Responsive Nanomaterials and Nano-hybrids for Emerging Technologies – An ATUMS InitiativeJonathan VeinotUniversity of Alberta
Additive nanoscale manufacturing of next-generation energy efficient lightingGregory WelchUniversity of Calgary
Deploying a single-molecule experimental/computational platform for drug discovery in neurodegenerative diseaseMichael WoodsideUniversity of Alberta

Strategic Research Projects Initiative (February 2017)

Funded Project:Lead:Institution:
Energy Storage and CO2 Conversion to Fuels Using Novel NanomaterialsViola BirssUniversity of Calgary
The Development of a Web-based UAV Data Processing Engine for Mapping, Monitoring, and Emergency Response ApplicationsNaser El-SheimyUniversity of Calgary
Kiosk: A Self-Service Cloud Computing PlatformMajid GhaderiUniversity of Calgary
 Rational Design of Multifunctional Devices for Molecular ElectronicsRichard McCreeryUniversity of Alberta
Synergistic development of solid sorbents and processes for CO2 separationsGeorge ShimizuUniversity of Calgary
Nanostructured Complex Fluids for Enhanced Oil Recovery ApplicationsMilana TrifkovicUniversity of Calgary
Identification of novel drugs that target metabolic pathways in parasitic roundworms of cattleJames WasmuthUniversity of Calgary
 Nano-Enabled Electronic and Ultra-Sharp Tip TechnologyRobert WolkowUniversity of Alberta
Development of new pain therapeuticsGerald ZamponiUniversity of Calgary