Faculty members receive Strategic Partnership Grants
Two faculty members from Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Michael Brook and Gillian Goward, have been awarded Strategic Partnership Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Michael Brook and his academic and industry partners received $549,500 to develop rapidly curing silicone inks that can be printed directly from current 4-colour inkjet printers. The inks have applications in existing devices, ranging from contact lenses to computer keyboard springs. Gillian Goward and her academic and industry partners were awarded $567,780 to better understand the chemical processes in lithium ion battery under real-world driving conditions. The work has direct application to increasing the reliability of electric vehicles.