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IDEaS Component 1a Awarded!

Something like nine months ago, the DND posted their  upcoming  challenges for the next round of the IDEaS funding competition. One quizzically named challenge was, “Breaking the ice – ground solutions for removing frozen contaminants from aircraft“, which sparked the interest of Dr. Zarifi’s MEAS Lab and the OPERA Lab. We decided that detecting ice […]

IDEaS Component 1b officially awarded!

Our collaborative project with Dr. Zarifi and PRE Labs Inc. has been officially awarded an IDEaS Competitive Projects Component 1b for Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Hazard Detection and Planning. We are developing the next generation of personal protective ensembles that can simultaneously protect and detect wearers from hazardous solids, liquids, and gases. More information […]

Paper paper

Paper paper

Dr. Zhao‘s work on non-fluorinated omniphobic paper is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. We (humans) are getting one step closer to eliminating the need for perfluoro-carbons in our daily lives. Great work Xiaoxiao and Arif! Non-fluorinated Omniphobic Paper with Ultra-low Contact Angle Hysteresis

Kamran becomes a PhD candidate!

Kamran successfully passed his candidacy and proposal defence with flying colours. Congratulations Kamran!