A Review of Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Centre Frameworks for the Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre in the City of London, Canada

The Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre in partnership with Western University and CityStudio London provide an internship opportunity for a Western University graduate student to research, what the tensions and debates are when establishing an early learning and child care framework from an Indigenous perspective.

Development of Nickel-Rich and Lithium-Rich Layered Cathode Materials for High-Performance All-Solid-State Pouch Cells

This project will aim at developing all-solid-state pouch cells (ASSPCs) based on atomic layer deposition (ALD) derived cathode surface modification, ultrathin solid-state electrolyte sheets (USESs) and flexible electrodes preparation.

Development and Optimization of a Multiple Slice Cardiac Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI Method for Monitoring Perfusion within Infarcted Tissue

Each year approximately two out of every 1,000 Canadians experiences a heart attack. These patients are at increased risk for heart failure, a serious condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart inflammation that lasts too long following a heart attack may increase the risk of heart failure. The development of an imaging method to monitor this inflammation will help scientists develop and apply therapies. Dr.

Improving the collection performance and reducing the complexity of cyclone systems using a rotary classifier in a dynamic cyclone particle separator

Global pollution emissions contribute to climate change and are damaging to health. In many industrial applications that produce particulate matter, devices such as cyclones are used to separate and capture the particles from the exhaust gas. However, these do not capture the very small, but hazardous, particles and so expensive and energy-intensive secondary systems have to be added to the process. The industrial partner is developing a novel dynamic cyclone separator that has rotating vanes which improve the particle separation efficiency and allow capture of the fine particles.

Integration of Hybrid Distributed Resources in Three Different Systems With and Without Global Adjustment

The use of hybrid distributed energy resources (HDERs) has grown rapidly during the last decade as a way to reduce the stress placed on the utility grid by society’s ever-expanding power consumption. They consist of fossil fuel generators, battery energy storage systems, and renewable energy systems and can be designed to interact with the grid in various system architectures to supply end-user loads. It is important to size and integrate HDERs appropriately so that they can meet load demands, while still being cost-effective.

Engineering the marine microalga Phaeodactylum tricornutum for production of diagnostic and therapeutic proteins

The current COVID-19 pandemic has burdened the healthcare system and disrupted economies worldwide. One method of combating this pandemic is through serological testing, which can determine who has been exposed to the virus and developed an immune response. This is particularly important for front-line healthcare workers as the test would identify individuals who are potentially immune to reinfection and can return to work. These tests can also identify individuals who are immune to the virus due to vaccination.

Catalyst development and characterization for microwave reactors

Hydrogen is a clean energy and its demand continues to rise rapidly in recent years. While hydrogen can be produced at low cost at large scale, the significant cost and complexity of distribution significantly increases its cost when used in smaller quantities in the emerging fuel cell electric vehicle market. Microwave technology is an alternative technology to produce hydrogen on-site, on-demand, which is right for cost effective small-scale minimal emissions. This proposed project is to develop a robust catalyst for microwave-assisted hydrogen production.

Development of an advanced Control Strategy for chemical dosing in sewers

The process of chemical dosing in sewers for mitigating the effects of odor nuisance and corrosion needs a lot of improvement in terms of on-line control of the variable amount of buffered iron salt that needs to be applied for different operating conditions and different sewage flowrates. In order to achieve this goal, this project aims at developing a lab-scale sewer simulator which operates in a similar manner to sewage water networks.

Production of FDCA directly from glucose/fructose in a continuous-flow two-stage reactor system and study of reaction kinetics

2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as one of the most promising green chemicals, has found a variety of commercial applications, particularly in the synthesis of polyesters, polyamides, and plasticizers as well as adhesives and coatings. FDCA is commonly produced from pure 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) by selective oxidation.

High-Energy-Density Solid-State Li Metal Battery enabled by High-Performance Composite Electrolyte and Protected Li Metal Anode

This project will aim to develop safe and high-energy-density solid-state Li metal batteries (SSLMBs) by constructing a stable Li/solid electrolyte (SE) interface and using high performance composite SEs based on sulfides and halides. The project includes three main directions: (1) design and synthesis of highly conductive and electrochemically stable composite electrolytes; (2) stabilizing the interface between the Li anode and halide or sulfide electrolytes; (3) design and assembly of high-performance solid-state Li metal batteries.