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$317K for next-generation polymer nanomaterials research infrastructure

March 13, 2019
By Renée Dunk

Zhibin Ye, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Concordia’s Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received $125,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

With fund-matching by Quebec’s Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur and contributions from the university as well as industry partners, the total investment for Ye’s new equipment is $371,749.

The announcement was made on March 13 by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canadian federal Minister of Science and Sport.

The JELF program enables outstanding researchers to undertake cutting-edge work by providing them with the foundational research infrastructure required to be leaders in their field.

Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) notes that this type of infrastucture funding lays the cornerstone for the future by providing equipment that ensures the success of researchers from the very start of their careers.

"The John R. Evans Leaders Fund creates the conditions necessary for the extraordinary talents in Canada’s universities and hospitals to excel."

In his work, Professor Ye integrates polymers – substances that have a molecular structures consisting of bonded plastics or resins – with nanomaterials. His long-term research objective is to develop a novel class of high-performance polymer nanomaterials for applications in nanocomposites, energy storage and conversion, and cancer therapeutics.

Learn more about research and teaching initiatives at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

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