In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis. Congratulations to The Forge alumnus, NanoPhyll Inc., on receiving three NSERC grants in July totaling $125K for their COVID-19 related research. Nanophyll develops and manufactures smart nanocoating technologies that improve the physical properties of glass, metal, aluminum, concrete cementitious and ceramic materials.
They have received the following grants from NSERC in July 2020:
- ($50K) Alliance Grant titled “Development of Visible-Light Sensitive Self-disinfecting Virucidal Coating via Photodynamic Inactivation to Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19” with professor Gopal Achari of University of Calgary Engineering Faculty, and partner Performance BioFilaments Inc.
- ($50K) Alliance Grant titled “New strategies to Fabricate High-Performance Face Masks Filters Against COVID-19” with the University of Windsor Engineering Faculty, with researcher Reza Riahi and collaborator River Drive Manufacturing.
- (25K) College Innovation Engage Grant titled “Optimization of antibacterial nano-composite coating treatment for textile surfaces” in collaboration with the Cegep of Sainte-Hyacinthe and Group CTT.