Members of the Faculty of Engineering have received new grants worth almost $700,000 as part of the latest funding announcement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Dr. Kefu Liu from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering has been awarded a five-year $190,000 NSERC Discovery Grant for his research project, Further Studies on Broadband Vibration Suppression and Energy Harvesting Using Nonlinear Techniques.
Another NSERC Discovery Grant, for $210,000, has been awarded to Dr. Mohammad Uddin, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for his research on Power Conversion, Fault Protection, and Power Management Schemes for Wind Energy Conversion Systems.
Dr. Abdelhamid Tayebi, also from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is receiving a one-year Research Tools and Instruments Grant for $121,708 to establish a state-of-the-art research facility for the design and performance evaluation of advanced autonomous navigation systems.
In addition, adjunct professor Dr. Kang Kang, from Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Institute, is receiving a five-year Discovery Grant along with a Discovery Launch Supplement for a total of $172,500.