March 28, 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada Research Chairs Secretariat
Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced support for 102 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 33 post-secondary institutions across the country, including 15 Chairs in Alberta. This $88,800,000 investment in one of Canada's most prestigious research programs is attracting innovative and talented minds to Canada.
Dr. Carlo Montemagno, Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems at the University of Alberta, joined Minister Holder for today's announcement. Dr. Montemagno's world-leading research program explores the engineering of materials that combine living and non-living elements into new artificial materials and structures that perform lifelike functions. Whether used to clean contaminated water, develop new vaccine systems or create high-value products from industrial waste streams, Dr. Montemagno's research will have an impact in the informatics, chemical refining, transportation, energy and health care sectors.
As a new chairholder, he will advance collaborations between researchers across several disciplines, including biochemistry, computer science and mechanical engineering, while training the next generation of researchers.
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