Carleton University has received approximately $8.5 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), in the form of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants and Northern Research Supplement Grants (NRS).
“The researchers at Carleton continue to conduct diverse cutting-edge research as they continue to establish themselves as leaders in their respective fields,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International). “NSERC’s generous funding enables Carleton researchers to pursue work that will have a significant impact on Canadian society and beyond.”
Matthew Johnson, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a DAS to study air pollution emissions in the upstream oil and gas sector. The DAS program provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of superior research programs.
“I’m honoured to be winning a Discovery Accelerator Supplement for a second time and excited for the research opportunities it will unlock,” said Johnson. “The impact of this type of flexible, unencumbered support on a research program cannot be overstated. With DAS funding my team has had the freedom to seize new research opportunities as they emerge, leverage new results in real-time, and work at the speed of innovation. My team is extremely grateful for this vital NSERC support for discovery and innovation.”
In addition, two Carleton researchers received NRS Grants from NSERC:
- Elyn Humphries, Geography and Environmental Studies, Changing Land-Atmosphere Interactions in Arctic Tundra; and,
- Murray Richardson, Geography and Environmental Studies, Water, Carbon and Mercury Cycling in Arctic Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems.
The NRS program was established to help support and promote Canadian university-based northern research and training. The main purpose of the NRS program is to recognize the added costs unique to conducting research in the Canadian North.
NSERC also provided Discovery Grants to 41 researchers at Carleton, including:
- Kristin Connor, Health Sciences, The Early Life Environment and the Growth-Immune Conflict. Does the Gut-Brain Axis Play a Role?;
- Farah Hosseinian, Department of Chemistry, Structure-Function Relationship of Edible Plant Phenolics and their Impacts on Micronutrient Release;
- Shawn Kenny, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Resilient Northern Civil Infrastructure: Geohazard Effects within a Changing Climate;
- Daniel Panario, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Mappings and Sequences over Finite Fields; and,
- Alex Wong, Department of Biology, Population Size and the Limits of Natural Selection.
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