Obtaining 2 grants from NSERC

Discovery-driven research program

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada will award two grants to two researchers from UQAM and NanoQAM as part of the discovery-oriented research program. The investments of more than $500 million over five years announced as part of this program are part of a series of announcements made on August 29 by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and of Official Languages ​​Randy Boissonnault, on behalf of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne and the Minister of Health Mark Holland.

Funded research focuses on finding solutions to pressing and current issues, such as climate change, protection against disease and green energy sources. Prof. Mathieu Frenette obtained a five-year discovery grant (Visible Light to Make, Break and Study Molecules: Mechanistic Investigations, Photochemical Protein Tagging, Pressure Sensors, Raman Microscopy and Laser-Induced Infrared Emission), and Prof. Mohamed Siaj was entitled to a research tools and instruments grant, in the amount of $145,000, in order to have access to the highly specialized tools that he demonstrated an urgent need to carry out his work and train the next generation. (Replace an obsolete Zetasizer for nanoparticle, colloid and protein size & charge measurements).

Source : Actualités UQAM