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Faculty of Science announces recipients of 2017 NSERC Discovery Grants


Every year, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grants Canada’s leading researchers the funding to pursue their most promising and innovative ideas. The award represent a strong peers’ endorsement and a recognition of the researcher’s continued achievements and contributions to the progress of their discipline.


A full list of the 2017 NSERC Discovery Grants Ryerson awardees can be found here.


The Faculty of Science is delighted to announce this year’s recipients of  the NSERC Discovery Grants.  We were particularly gratified to note that, in the Faculty of Science, we continuously achieve a success rate on a par with the national average.


While these success rates demonstrate our research excellence, we are committed to supporting all our researchers in order to achieve more success in the future.  Please contact the SRIO for assistance with applications to this year's NSERC DG competition and for any other grant related advice. 


Congratulations to the following researchers on their NSERC DGs:


Department of Chemistry and Biology

Imogen Coe: Cell Biology of Nucleoside Transporters


Department of Computer Science

Alexander Ferworn: Unmanned terrestrial inspection of bridge infrastructure using image processing techniques

Isaac Woungang: Design, Analysis, and Optimization of an End-to-End Cloud-Centric System for Internet of Things over HetNet


Department of Mathematics

Jean-Paul Pascal: Mathematical modelling of thin liquid films with variable fluid properties

Pawel Pralat: Modelling and Mining Complex Networks

Katrin Rohlf: Particle-based methods for flow applications and biochemical networks


Department of Physics

Alexandre Douplik: A time, spatial and phase domain gated multispectral imaging for diagnostics and therapy monitoring

James Gräfe: Utilizing the characteristic atomic and nuclear signatures of rare earth metals for detection and quantification

Michael Kolios: Fundamental studies in the temporal changes of light and sound scattering and absorption to generate new forms of biological and biomaterial contrast

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