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News Archive - January 2014

University researchers receive more than $2.4 million in infrastructure support

Federal funding benefits projects in energy and human and veterinary medicine

Marc Strous, a new professor of geoscience who joined the University of Calgary in September, is receiving $399,205 to establish a new research program in energy bioengineering at the university. The aim is to pioneer unexplored microbiology processes and techniques to help advance Canada’s transition to cleaner energy systems.

Strous’ project is one of 11 research endeavours at the University of Calgary receiving more than $2.4 million in new infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Five of the initiatives are energy-related and include: a new research program in energy bioengineering; innovative research on heavy crude oil, natural gas and biomass; materials for next-generation fuel cells; optimizing oil and gas recovery; and new technologies for treating heavy oils (which can also be used to design novel materials such as polymer nano-composites).

Read more on UToday

Remembering Dr Len Hills

Please read article on Arctic Institute of North America website.