Posted April 27, 2009

Queen’s competes for new Research Chair in Nuclear Materials

Kingston - Queen’s has won a place in the first phase of a nationwide competition in a new federal research program.

The university’s proposal to nominate a Chair in Nuclear Materials is one of 40 proposals now competing for 20 Canada Excellence Research Chairs, who will be granted up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Queen’s to recruit one of the world’s leading researchers in this very important field for Canada,” says Dr. Kerry Rowe, Vice-Principal (Research). “Investment in nuclear power is rising worldwide, because of the need to keep reactors running and provide green power to the growing population. We will be aggressively seeking an international expert, who could come to Queen’s and work with our outstanding existing researchers to make Queen’s and Canada an international leader in this exciting area.”

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs program supports the development of innovative ideas and cutting-edge research discoveries at Canadian universities in environmental sciences and technologies, natural resources and energy, health and related life sciences and technologies and information and communication technologies. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website.

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