Researchers receive funding boost
Five Queen’s researchers are each receiving $120,000 over three years through the federal Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program to quicken the pace of the professors’ progress and maximize the impact of their work.
"This recognition of the excellence of six of our researchers in a very tough competition for Discovery Accelerator awards will assist them in making a great advance in their research over the next three years," says Kerry Rowe, Vice-Principal (Research). "On behalf of Queen's, I congratulate them."
The Queen’s recipients are:
• Cathleen Crudden (Chemistry): Organic synthesis and materials chemistry via catalytic organoborane chemistry
• Michael Cunningham (Chemical Engineering): Design and synthesis of functional polymer colloids
• Mark Diederichs (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering): Improved mechanical models and engineering management strategies for the excavation damage zone in sedimentary rocks around underground nuclear waste repositories
• William Take (Civil Engineering): Effects of climate and climate change on the soil slopes of our natural and built environment
• Shahram Yousefi (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Rateless codes for advanced architectures
The awards are allocated to researchers who have received funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) annual Discovery Grants competition.