CBU Profs awarded more than $140K in NSERC Funding

The Government of Canada recently announced the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) 2016 competition award winners for their discovery research programs and three Cape Breton University researchers were among the recipients. The programs, which include funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants, support researchers and students who are furthering our understanding of the world and how it works.

Dr. Xu Zhang was awarded $20,270.00 over 5 years for a total of $101,350.00 in the form of a grant for his work in Engineering Graphene Oxide based Nanocomposite Paints against Marine Biofouling.

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie was awarded $10,000.00 over a 2-year period for a total of $20,000.00 in the form of a Discovery Development Grant for her work on Non-Covalent Immobilization Methods for Homogeneous Organic Catalysts.

Dr. Sean Modesto was awarded $10,000.00 over a 2-year period for a total of $20,000.00 in the form of a Development Discovery Grant for his work on the Anatomy and evolution of reptiles and other tetrapods from the Permo-Carboniferous of Prince Edward Island.

“We’re thrilled that CBU’s researchers have yet again been recognised with these prestigious NSERC grants,” says Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett, Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies. “This kind of recognition truly speaks to the calibre and quality of research that’s happening right here at CBU.”

The announcement was made on June 23 as part of a $465M National announcement made by The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.