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UOIT researchers awarded CFI funding for materials characterization

Research project leader Dr. Matthew Kaye, assistant professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.
Research project leader Dr. Matthew Kaye, assistant professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), through the Leaders Opportunity Fund, has awarded UOIT $49,672 towards the acquisition of an X-Ray Diffractometer to support research led by Dr. Matthew Kaye, assistant professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Dr. Liliana Trevani, assistant professor and Dr. Brad Easton, associate professor, of the Faculty of Science.

The CFI award will enable Drs. Kaye, Trevani and Easton to conduct research into materials characterization in fundamental materials and to develop advanced materials for new energy delivery systems.

“This award supports UOIT’s advanced research in material science and contributes significantly to Canada’s and Ontario’s competitiveness and to the training of the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said Dr. Michael Owen, vice-president, Research, Innovation and International. “The award recognizes the high-quality, leading-edge research of our faculty members, The CFI’s support of Dr. Kaye’s collaborative work with his partners in the Faculty of Science is reflective of UOIT’s commitment to multidisciplinary research efforts.”

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