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Materials Discovery and Molecular Design

October 2, 2018
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July 9, 2018

Using polymers to develop new materials such as films, membranes, and hollow nanotubes: this research will lead to the development of new cost- and energy-efficient materials with wide-ranging applications that include friction reduction in engines and oil- and water-repellent surfaces.

July 9, 2018

Using rheometers to study the motion and alignment of long-chain molecules that produce sticky, gooey, elastic liquids, like melted plastics: this research will help support Canada’s plastics industry by shedding light on the intricate inner workings and motions of complex fluids, such as polymer molecules.

July 9, 2018

Developing new tools to make it easier to rapidly assemble complex natural products: this research will address challenges for affordable health care by developing new tools that could lead to the creation of new drugs and new treatments for serious diseases.

July 9, 2018

Understanding how proteins work and how to modify them by protein engineering: this research will lead to better sub-zero storage of cells, tissues, organs and foods as well as new drugs to decrease ischemic injury, and may also identify methods to prevent bacterial infections.

July 9, 2018

Developing new theories and methods to allow us to study the motion of molecules and chemical reactions: this research may lead to new life-saving drugs, better energy-storage devices, and new solutions to global warming, while also training researchers in advanced computational science techniques.

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