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NSERC Alliance grants provide support for 19 UVic-led projects

Almost $3 million funding for 17 UVic researchers over 19 projects was announced on March 13, 2024 through the NSERC Alliance Grants program.

The Alliance Grants were announced as part of the Government of Canada's investment of over $1.7 billion in research. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced support for over 7,700 researchers and research projects across Canada.

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

UVic-led projects

UVic-led projects

  1. Keivan Ahmadi
    Autonomous Identification of Machining Dynamics for Intelligent Vibration Suppression in Milling Operations
  1. Mohsen Akbari
    An injectable hydrogel for co-delivery of immunotherapy and chemotherapy drugs
  1. Alexandra Branzan Albu
    Computer Vision-Based Deep Learning Algorithms for Detecting Marine Life and Physical Phenomena from Acoustic Backscatter Time Series
  1. Heather Buckley
    OFI SF7 Designing safer marine coatings for biofouling prevention: addressing reversible and irreversible damages with new materials
  1. Ruobing Dong
    Deciphering the birth of planets using machine learning
  1. Zuomin Dong
    Development of Electric Medium-Duty Trucks (e-MDTs) through Model-Based Design and Optimization
  1. Ralph Evins
    Using component surrogate models in the integrated design process for high-performance buildings
  1. Jason Fisher
    Urban black-tailed deer ecology: Factors contributing to population dynamics, habitat use, and response to reproductive intervention
  1. Jason Fisher
    Boreal mammals' response to Canadian oil sands development: Research to investigate the effects of industrial development on Canada's boreal forest mammal community
  1. Jason Fisher
    Indigenous-led research on wildlife densities on the Whitefish Lake First Nation territory
  1. Cheng Lin
    Large-Scale Cyclic Model and Field Load Tests on Geosynthetics-Reinforced Unpaved Roads after Freeze-Thaw Cycles
  1. Sardar Malekmohammadi
    Resilient Beam-to-Column Connections in Tall Timber Building
  1. Ben Nadler
    Collisional flows of oriented granular materials
  1. Makhsud Saidaminov
    Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Oxides
  1. Afzal Suleman
    PredictiOn, Assessment and ExpeRimental Validation of AeroservoelastiC Tools and Processes in Design of Novel and Flexible AIRcraft Configurations [ORCA-AIR]
  1. Issa Traore
    Improving and Scaling Security Operations Automation and Orchestration using Predictive Machine Learning
  1. Kui Wu
    Optimal Integration of Hybrid Energy Systems for Energy Reliability
  1. Jeremy Wulff
    Creating Green Crosslinkers for Green Polymers
  1. Hong-Chuan Yang
    High-performance drone-based sonobuoy transceiver for shipboard applications