IDEaS Innovation Networks: List of accepted Letters of Intent for the First Call for Proposals for Advanced Materials Micro-nets

Applicants listed below have been invited to submit a Full Proposal via the IDEaS Application Portal no later than October 12th, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) EDT.
Submission titles appear in the language in which they were originally published
Research Project Title Keywords Principal Investigator(s)
Multifunctional Materials Micro-Net for Defense Applications
  1. Multifunctional materials
  2. Coating
  3. Textile
  4. Smart fabrics
  5. Kinetic protecion
  6. CNT
Alidad Amirfazli, York University

BioDefense - Nanomaterial Bioproduction and Engineering

  1. Nanocellulose
  2. Metabolic engineering
  3. Nanomaterials engineering
  4. Wound healing
  5. Ballistics protection
  6. Bioreactor
Steven Hallam, University of British Columbia
Design of anisotropic, composite advanced materials for blast and impact resistance using 3D printing and electrospinning
  1. Blast
  2. Composite
  3. Impact
  4. Gas gun
  5. Electrospinning
  6. 3D Printing
Charles Kiyanda, Concordia University
Strain-powered micro antennas for advanced electromagnetic signature management
  1. Mechanical antenna
  2. Electronic Signature management
  3. Antenna Miniturization
  4. Strain-mediated coupling
  5. Magnoelectric heterostructure
  6. Magnetolastic antenna
Derek Oliver, University of Manitoba
Advanced Physical Protection for High Energy Ballistic Threats: Personnel and Platform Protection
  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. High Performance Armour
  3. Material Characterization
  4. Modeling, Testing and Optimization
  5. Novel Materials
  6. Platform and Personnel Protection
Duane Cronin, University of Waterloo
Mihaela Vlasea, University of Waterloo
Michael Worswick, University of Waterloo
Flexible, stretchable and self-healable optoelectronic materials for detection avoidance and physical protection
  1. Nanomaterials
  2. Printed electronics
  3. Conducting polymers
  4. Metamaterials
  5. Self healing
  6. Electrochromism
Fabio Cicoira, Polytechnique de Montréal

Sebastian Waschmann Hogiu, McGill University
Clara Santato, Polytechnique de Montréal
Network of Nano-enabled Materials and Manufacturing for Photonic Applications
  1. Nanoscale
  2. Metamaterials
  3. Printed electronics
  4. Optical arrays
  5. Laser protection
  6. Conductivity
Felipe Chibante, University of New Brunswick
Advanced metamaterials for engineered thermal emissivity and tunable transmission for detection avoidance and telecommunication
  1. Metamaterials
  2. Thermal emission management
  3. Atmospheric telecommunication window
  4. Detection avoidance
  5. Transmission information
  6. Surface plasmons and phonon polaritons
Gianluigi Botton, McMaster University
Nabil Bassim, McMaster University
Light Flexible Armour Micro-net (LiFAM)
  1. Energy absorbing cross-linker
  2. Auxetic material
  3. Shear thickening fluid
  4. Hybrid body armour
  5. Embedded sensor
  6. Ballistic fabric
Gino DiLabio, University of British Columbia
Jeremy Wulff, University of Victoria
Abbas Milan, University of British Columbia
Advanced ceramic-based composite materials for ballistic protection via additive manufacturing and cold spraying technologies
  1. Ballistics
  2. Vehicle Armor
  3. Ceramic Composites
  4. Additive Manufacturing
  5. Cold Spraying
  6. Kinetic Threats
Gobinda Saha, University of New Brunswick
Advanced Engineered Materials for Blast Shielding and Armour
  1. Blast shields
  2. Armour
  3. High entropy alloys
  4. Nano-composites
  5. Auxetics
  6. Computational materials science
Hari Simha, University of Guelph
Adrian Gerlich, University of Waterloo
Oleg Rubel, McMaster University
Development of Advanced Materials for Lightweight Protection.
  1. Functionally Graded Materials
  2. Architectured Materials
  3. Armour design
  4. Multifunctional materials
  5. Advance Manufacturing
  6. High Damping Materials
Hatem Zurob, McMaster University Glenn Hibbard, University of Toronto
Development of Next-Generation Advanced Ballistic Steel Alloys: Improving Survivability and Reducing Structural Weight
  1. Ballistic steel
  2. Nano-materials
  3. Advanced manufacturing
  4. Dynamic failure
  5. Shear banding
  6. Materials design
James Hogan, University of Alberta
Towards Developing Multi-Functional Coating Protection Schemes for Lightweight Structural Materials
  1. Coatings
  2. Corrosion
  3. High Strength Steel
  4. All Alloys
  5. Mg Alloys
  6. Nanotechnology
Joseph Kish, McMaster University
Optimisation of the Performance of Advanced Thermoplastic Composite Systems for Platform Physical Protection Against Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFP)
  1. High strain rate tests
  2. Composite armour materials
  3. Advanced manufacturing
  4. Ballistic testing
  5. Explosively formed projectiles
  6. Modeling and simulations
Giovanni (John) Montesano, University of Waterloo
Pascal Hubert, McGill University
Development of Lightweight, Radar Absorbing, Metal Flake Reinforced Polymer Composites for Additive Manufacturing of Military Protective Systems
  1. Additive manufacturing
  2. Metal flake
  3. Thermoplastic resin
  4. Selective laser sintering
  5. Portable 3D printer
  6. Radar absorbing metamaterial
Graeme Luke, McMaster University
Comfort-Optimized Materials For Outerwear Repellency, Thermal-regulation, and Sustainability (COMFORTS)
  1. Thermal comfort
  2. Psychological comfort
  3. Liquid repellency
  4. EM shielding
  5. Textile coatings
  6. Ergonomics
Kevin Golovin, University of British Columbia
Frank Ko, University of British Columbia
Robert Gathercole, Lululemon Athletica
Development of novel, high performance composite armour materials and systems
  1. Ceramic-metal composites
  2. Additive manufacturing
  3. Thermal spraying
  4. Hybrid structures
  5. Ballistic impact
  6. Armour systems
Kevin Plucknett, Dalhousie University
Battlefield-size metamaterials: adaptive camouflage and countermeasures in the acoustic and radio-wave spectra using soldier uniforms as individual coherent emitters and entire fighting units as active metamaterials
  1. Metamaterials for acoustics, radio-waves
  2. Smart and electronic textiles
  3. Textile-based radio emitters
  4. Textile-based acoustic emitter
  5. Phased arrays in acoustics, radio-waves
  6. Measures and countermeasures
Maksim Skorobogatiy, Polytechnique de Montréal
Adaptable Wide Bandwidth Absorption using Flexible Nanomaterials for Detection Avoidance
  1. Graphene
  2. Carbon nanotubes
  3. Meta-surfaces
  4. Plasmonic nanostructures
  5. Photonic crystals
  6. Adaptable
Michael Adachi, Simon Fraser University
Alexandre Brolo, University of Victoria
Passive and Electrically Tunable Composites Based on Non-Metallic, Low-Dimensional Conductors for Active Protection and Camouflage
  1. Adaptive camoulfage
  2. Personal protection
  3. 2D materials
  4. Composites
  5. Polymers
  6. Graphene
Michael Pope, University of Waterloo
Charles Dubois, Polytechnique de  Montréal
Matériaux multifonctionnels pour les fibres du futur
  1. Polymères
  2. Nanocomposites
  3. Simulation
  4. Fonctionnalisation
  5. Furtivité
  6. Fibres
Nadi Braidy, Université de Sherbrooke
PLANet – The Protective Lightweight Apparel Network
  1. Soldier welfare
  2. Tech apparel
  3. Flexible electronics
  4. Sensors
  5. Adaptive fabric
  6. Second smart skin
Neil Branda, Simon Fraser University
Development of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Bimetallic and Composites Materials Utilized in Physical Protection Applications
  1. Aluminium
  2. Titanium
  3. Kevlar
  4. Ultrasonic welding
  5. Ceramics fibers
  6. Composites
Carl Blais, Université Laval
Development of Advanced Materials for Improved Protection Against Ballistics Impact, Wear and Corrosion Damage by Additive Manufacturing and Cold Spray Techniques
  1. Nanostructured Materials
  2. Functionally Graded Materials
  3. High Entropy Alloys
  4. Metallic Glass
  5. Additive Manufacturing
  6. Cold Spray
Olanrewaju Ojo, University of Manitoba
Oyedele Ola, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
Martin Petrak, Precision ADM
Improving the Ballistic Performance of Composite Armour Panels Through a Tailored Polymer Nanocomposite Matrix Phase
  1. Polymer Nanocomposite
  2. Composite Armour Matrix
  3. Ballistic Limits
  4. Ballistic fibers
  5. Lightweight Armour
  6. Cost-effective Armour
Oren Petel, Carleton University
Tunable Terahertz to Mid-Infrared Compact Photonic Platform on Scalable Semiconductor Technology
  1. Terahertz-to-Infrared detection
  2. Terahertz-to-Infrared emission
  3. CMOS-compatible broadband photonics
  4. Group IV semiconductor nanomaterials
  5. Biochemical sensing & thermal coating
  6. Security imaging & quantum sensing
Oussama Moutanabbir, Polytechnique de Montréal
Concealing optical filters for omnidirectional laser protection applications
  1. Color filters
  2. Laser protection systems
  3. Omnidirectional
  4. Optical Cavity
  5. Nano-structured thin film
  6. High transparency
George Eleftheriades, University of Toronto
Smart Composite Armour Micro-net
  1. Science-Based Simulations
  2. Hard and Soft Composite Armour
  3. Protection against Kinetic Threats
  4. Manufacturability and Durability
  5. Smart Armour
  6. Characterization and Ballistics Testing
Reza Vaziri, University of British Columbia
Brad Field, Pacific Research and Engineering Labs (PRE Labs) Canada Inc.
Artem Korobenko, University of Calgary
Artificially Intelligent Biomimetic Metasurfaces for Electromagnetic Camouflage
  1. Metamaterials & Metasurfaces
  2. Electromagnetic Invisibility
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. Biomimetics
  6. Nonlinear Metamaterials
Shulabh Gupta, Carleton University
MetaAbsorber & EMi Shielding
  1. EMI
  2. Metamaterial
  3. Sbsorber
  4. Transparent
  5. Shielding
  6. Nanoweb
Zhizhang (David) Chen, Dalhousie University
High Strength Nanometal Syntactic Foam Cladding Technology for Lightweight Applique Armour Panels and Components
  1. Syntactic Foams
  2. Lightweight Applique Armour
  3. Nanoengineered Materials
  4. High Impact Strength
  5. Blast Protection & Energy Absorption
  6. Behind Armour Debris Predictive
Uwe Erb, University of Toronto
Design and verification of novel materials for management of scattering signatures in GHz in THz regimes
  1. Metamaterials
  2. Cloaking
  3. Graphene
  4. Supercomputing
  5. Modeling
  6. Measurements
Vladimir Okhmatovski, University of Manitoba
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