CFI LEF #2: $4,520,148 for Peter Grütter’s nanoscience research

Friday, January 18th, 2013

This week, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awarded a total of $10,861,200 to three McGill University researchers under its Leading Edge Fund (LEF). The money, which will be matched by contributions from the government of Quebec, is earmarked to buy state-of-the-art equipment to work in high-tech fields. Earlier today, we shared a video of CFI LEF recipient Kalle Gehring. Now it’s time to say hello to physics professor Peter Grütter. Professor Grütter studies how things work at the nanometer level, a scale so tiny that it transcends the traditional boundaries between physics, chemistry, engineering and the life sciences. The $4,520,148 CFI LEF funding will be used to support explorations of how nanotechnology will improve energy efficiency in the fields of solar energy, information technology and biomedical technologies.
Here’s Prof. Grütter at work:

And check back with the Headway blog later this afternoon to see a video of the third McGill researcher to receive CFI LEF funding this week. (If you really can’t wait to learn the identity of Researcher #3, this press release contains big-time spoilers.)

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