Peptide-Functionalized Graphene Oxide Nanocarrier for Targeting Drug Delivery and Cancer Treatment - Year two

Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. is a technological research and development company in Calgary. They chemically adsorb carbon dioxide emissions into carbon-based materials, such as graphitic nanoplates and graphene oxide, and they commercialized the technology. Recently, extending graphene-based materials into drug delivery applications is attracted their attention. However, specific targeting and intracellular trafficking are the most important requirements in a well-performed drug delivery systems. Targeting molecules have to be attached to graphene-based materials.

Development of fabrication process for AFM probes

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is one of the most widely used imaging tools by the researchers and industriesto view and characterize tiny objects. This tool uses a very tiny and sharp probe to scan or feel the surface of thespecimens and then it produces a topography image of the scanned surfaces.

Hybrid quantum-classical multiple kernel methods for machine learning

Quantum computers are well-suited to a subset of machine learning tasks known as supervised learning(SL). In SL, a model is trained on labelled data to generate correct labels for novel data thereafter. Robustclassifiers can be achieved in SL by using the “kernel trick”, which provides a more expressive metric from atransformed point of view.

Natural Language Processing for Medical Billing Code Prediction

It is extremely challenging for clinicians and health researchers to extract insights from unstructured textdata at scale. Recently, there has been a significant advancement in Natural Language Processing. Largedeep-learning models, most famous of which are the transformers, generate pre-trained embeddings andare developed to extract insights from massive amounts of text.This project develops AI models to assist the billing code assignment tasks.

Prototyping Tiny Homes for Affordable Housing in Cambridge

In response to the current housing crisis, we are studying the effectiveness of tiny homes as a solution to transitional housing for housing insecure persons in the Region of Waterloo. We have completed an earlier phase of this research which produced a Tiny House prototype and propose to continue this research through the following two streams: A. Developing governance, financing and procurement strategies for a tiny home community in Cambridge through consultation with local partners. B.

Closed loop, vapor-phase processing of nickel for porous materials for EV batteries

The proposed research project aims at technology for environmentally benign recycling of nickel. The process entails conversion of nickel found in the "black mass" from recycled Ni-based batteries into nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4, by reaction with CO at modest temperatures around 50-120°C (pressuredependent). Only nickel carbonyl is volatile under these conditions and is easily separated from other metals and residual materials found in the "black mass". Downstream, the nickel tetracarbonyl vaporsare introduced into a high-temperature zone (ca.

Rationally Engineering Porous Carbon-Based Metal Nanocomposites for Efficient and Durable CO2 Electroreduction

The intensive consumption of fossil fuels along with excessive CO2 emission worsens global environmentalproblems, which severely limits the potential of a sustainable progress of human civilization. Urgent actions arebeing taken worldwide to get the world on the right track to achieve carbon neutrality. Electrochemical CO2reduction using renewable electricity to produce value-added fuels and chemicals provides a promising solutionto both emission-control and energy-supply challenges.

Quantum networks – distributing entanglement between remote integrated photonic circuits

Quantum networks will enhance the security of communication and link quantum computers together to solvecertain problems that are not possible with present day computers. To realize practical applications with a quantumadvantage, thousands of photons must be controlled, and entanglement utilized to distribute quantum bits acrossthe network. In this project, we will develop the fundamental components to generate and distribute entanglementbetween two remote photonic chips.

Monitoring of Multiclass Organic Pollutants in Waters by Use of Thin-Film Microextraction (TFME) Coupled with Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography Time-of-flight Mass spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS)

Organic compounds in water can be potentially hazardous. We will develop a green and solvent-free method for screening the organic pollutants in different water samples. Also, we will study the changes in water during the different treatment process. This research will benefit the community and provide a protection protocol.

Automating Baseball Analytics from Cameras

The intent of the project is to explore, research and develop technologies that are able to capture the 3D motionof baseball players, in particular pitchers and hitters from smartphone cameras. The purpose is to analyze thetracked poses for analyzing the potential of players while on scouting outings.