Thursday, February 23, 2017

Community Congrats! February 23, 2017

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a Meritorious Service Cross, NSERC grant recipients, an inaugural Indigenous Leader Award, and more! So, congrats to the following:

• Ray Decorby, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – awarded $534,000 through NSERC toward his research on an integrated platform for quantum networks 

• Alexander Dyck, Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received the Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Essay Prize

• Shokrollah Elahi, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – awarded the Canadian Society for Immunology 2017 New Investigator Travel Award 

• Lindsey Felix, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship 

• Sina Ghaemi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – awarded $417,000 through NSERC toward his research in increasing the endurance of autonomous underwater vehicles using polymeric coating technology for Arctic seabed exploration and monitoring 

• Thomas Greidanus, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – earned a Meritorious Service Cross from the Governor General of Canada for the life-changing care he provides as part of Operation Esperanza 

• Robert Hayes, Professor and Associate Chair of Research, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – awarded $434,000 through NSERC toward his research in the development of advanced particulate filters for automotive applications 

• Michael Hendry, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – awarded the 2017 Canadian Geotechnical Society Colloquium

• Alika Lafontaine, Clinical Professor and Medical Lead for the Aboriginal Health Program, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – awarded the Public Policy Forum's Emerging Indigenous Leader Award 

• Qingxia Liu, Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – awarded $445,800 through NSERC toward his research in nano-reactive oily bubbles for enhancing fine particle flotation by agglomeration 

• Derek Martin, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – received the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton's Stan Thomson Award

• Rejish Thomas, Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – won the Coordinators of Postgraduate Psychiatry Education (COPE) Best Paper award 

• Hein Min Tun, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received an AIHS Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 

• Roger Zemp, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – awarded $751,667 from NSERC for his research in fast MEMS focusing systems 

• Emilie Zentner, Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences – placed first  in both the poster competition at the recent Canadian Agriculture Economists Society conference, and in an ad-hoc Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada policy brief competition 

If you know of a U of A colleague who has recently won an award or any other honours and you would like to see their achievement celebrated in the next edition of Community Congrats! please send their info to blog@ualberta.ca. Community Congrats! is usually published on Wednesdays.

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