Two research projects lead by Mechanical Engineering faculty members have received funding from the competitive Government of Canada New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). The projects are in the Exploration stream, which seeks to support “opportunities for Canada to build strength in high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.” Each project has received the maximum $250,000 funding over two years:
- Cannabis cultivation in Canada: Assessing the air, health, and equity impacts of a growing and uncharted industry
- Materials à la carte: Accelerating materials discovery with large scale ab-initio simulations and machine learning
These are two of nine projects led or co-led by researchers from the Faculty of Applied Science, which account for almost half of the twenty NFRF funded projects across UBC. Read about all of the Applied Science projects here.