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.

Program evaluation for JUMP Math: An empirical assessment of a resource for math education - Year two

Canadian math scores are in decline. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of numerical proficiency for outcomes such as health, employability and financial stability. Therefore, the effectiveness of a child’s math education is key to future success. It is of utmost importance, then, to identify effective math education programs. The proposed project will evaluate JUMP Math – a not-for-profit math curriculum – in a selection of schools within the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB).

Investigating the influence of metallic impurities on the properties of Cu coatings intended for used nuclear fuel containers

Canada’s use of nuclear power has led to an inventory of used fuel, which requires a strategy for safe, permanent containment. The current long-term disposal plan uses both natural and engineered barriers in a deep geological repository. A key engineered barrier in this concept is the used fuel container (UFC), made of copper-coated carbon steel. The Cu coating will be applied by two additive manufacturing techniques, electrodeposition (ED) and cold spray (CS) deposition.

Characterizing Total Knee Replacement Biomechanics using a Novel Muscle-Driven Joint Motion Simulator

Pre-clinical testing of total knee replacement implants traditionally requires separate experiments to characterize the biomechanical and durability performance of new designs, using separate and distinctly different testing apparatuses. This research aims to enhance pre-clinical through the development of a single test apparatus capable of performing sophisticated biomechanical and durability testing of knee implants.

Fundamental Review of the Trading Book. A Factor Analysis

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is a set of regulations by the Basel committee, which is expected to be implemented by banks by 2022. The regulation targets market risk management in banking industry. According to FRTB, banks need to post extra capital against non-modellable risk factors, which could account for 30% of total market risk capital requirement. Reducing the weight of non-modellable risk factors can greatly reduce the required capital and thus increase banks’ profitability.