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Dave Risk

Dave Risk is responsible for the spinoff Forerunner Research Inc, a startup company whose invention monitors carbon dioxide and other gases in soil, and sends the information to remote computers. 

Wagdi Habashi

Wagdi Habashi has created in-flight icing simulation software that is commercially available via a spin-off, Newmerical Technologies International, of which he is president. http://newmerical.com/profile/ his research is focused on the 

Alan Evans

Alan Evans has reported that his spinoff, Biospective (a contract research organization that specializes in animal and human imaging), is a research outcome of Compute Canada. Dr. Evans has also 

Steven Hallam

Steven Hallam is the founder of the spinoff MetaMixis, a synthetic biology company that uses its software technology to expedite small molecule production. http://genomics.entrepreneurship.ubc.ca/training/entrepreneurial-education/lean-launch-pad/principal-investigator-steven-hallam-on-entrepreneurship-i-want-to-be-in-charge-of-my-own-destiny/ ith RAC support from Compute Canada, 

Nicolas Moitessier

Nicolas Moitessier created a spin-off, Molecular Forecaster Inc., a company that offers highly specialized drug design and discovery computer programs that aim to make several aspects of drug discovery faster 

Duane Cronin

Duane Cronin has filed a patent for a deformable energy-absorbing utility pole, which aims to make traffic and lighting poles safer and more stable in accidents. He is working with 

Witold Krzymien

Witold Krzymien’s research, in collaboration with TELUS, aims to make cellular networks more efficient. His work has resulted in several patents being issued. http://ece.engineering.ualberta.ca/en/FacultyStaff/FacultyAcademic/WitoldKrzymien.aspx ver the past year, some of 

Marius Paraschivoiu

Marius Paraschivoiu is a research chair on computational fluids dynamic at Concordia. His wind turbine research, supported by Compute Canada, aimed to create engineering guidelines to maximize the power obtained 

Stephen Tullis

Stephen Tullis has created new industrial designs for the blades and valves used in the creation of wind turbines. His design improvements has increased power-generation performance by approximately 50 per 

Ghislain Deslongchamps

Ghislain Deslongchamps’s research is in computer-assisted molecular design, a field that can lead to highly potent and specific drugs. His work has yielded the inventions of Reverse-Docking, a new method 

Andrew Gerber

Andrew Gerber has developed Computational Fluid Dynamics software called EXN/Aero. It has been designed for submarine hydrodynamics and environmental ocean flows, and it is being sold by Envenio Inc, a 

Michael Bowling

Michael Bowling is behind artificial intelligence software and poker game products that have played against top poker players. His research could lead to other powerful real-world impact. http://webdocs.cs.ualberta.ca/~bowling/ ames have 

André Dieter Bandrauk

André Dieter Bandrauk, recently named Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to computational and theoretical chemistry, has pioneered a new field: attosecond science. http://www.usherbrooke.ca/medias/communiques/2012/mai/communiques-detail/c/18526/ dvances in modern 

Christopher Beaumont

Christopher Beaumont has developed a numerical model called DOUAR, which addresses three-dimensional flow problems from the area of the earth’s crust to its mantle. This model, available online, enables researchers 

Robin Gras

Robin Gras has created EcoSim, a freely available simulation of a predator-prey ecosystem. It can help better understand how human behaviour can affect ecosystems by predicting possible extinctions, the invasion 

Christian Gagné

Christian Gagné aims to enable autonomic computing with the help of intelligent systems – systems that automatically learn, and whose algorithms evolve. His research has yielded two tools (SCHNAPS and 

Richard Marchand

Richard Marchand’s research has produced a tool called PTetra to simulate low-orbit satellite interactions with plasma. Plasma, which can be found around spacecraft, is the fourth possible state of matter 

Alain Rochefort

Alain Rochefort has created an in-house code that allows researchers in his group to conduct Scanning tunneling microscope (STM) imaging, which could lead to better performing electronics that take less 

Chris Gray

Chris Gray conducts research on an antimicrobial peptide, which is considered a strong candidate for future antibiotic replacement. His work has the potential to affect drug discovery in this area. 

Roger Melko

Roger Melko hopes to inform the design of new materials and information systems using Quantum Many Body Physics. His research has led to the development of numerous pieces of software 

Paul Charbonneau

Paul Charbonneau seeks to model the sun’s cycle of magnetic activity, which will lead to a better understanding of the impacts of such activity on the environment and the communications 

Michel Côté

Michel Côté’s research has the long-term goal of creating a revolutionary superconductor (a conductor with no resistance, which would have the ability to persist with no power source) that can 

Dennis Salahub

Dennis Salahub aims to model complex systems in multiple disciplines (chemistry, physics, biology and material sciences) with the goal of using those models within complex environments to better understand how 

Mikko Karttunen

Mikko Karttunen studies small-scale interactions of biomolecules. The results of this research will enable the discovery of future drugs and therapeutic targets for many diseases. Karttunen’s research has led to 

Sergei Noskov

Sergei Noskov studies the transport across cellular membranes of ion and solute binding — a process that is not currently well understood and for which successful modelling could lead to 

Clinton Groth

Clinton Groth has developed in-house software that solves fluid dynamics and combustion problems, with the goal of better understanding combustion and leading to more fuel-efficient and green engines. http://arrow.utias.utoronto.ca/~groth/ he 

Peter Tieleman

Peter Tieleman conducts research in biological membranes, a field that could inform the design of drugs. He has developed a new analysis software for membrane simulations, which he has made 

Holger Hoos

Holger Hoos has developed free-to-use, state-of-the-art software that includes ParaILS: a method for parameter tuning that has been used in dozens of academic and industrial applications. http://www.cs.ubc.ca/labs/beta/Projects/ParamILS/index.html he results of 

Seyed Moghadas

Seyed Moghadas’ research develops evidence-based decision models for protecting vulnerable Canadian populations from emerging infectious diseases. So far, it has yielded modelling software and a smartphone game system. http://abm-lab.yorku.ca/index.html his 

David Pink

David Pink is a senior research professor in Physics at St. Francis Xavier University. He started his career 40 years ago, modelling biological membranes, which he quickly determined required computer 

Michael Bowles

Michael Bowles is partnering with POS Biosciences to develop simulations that demonstrate and optimize the use of nano (very small) devices for the separation of particles based on size. These 

Michael Eikerling

Michael Eikerling is collaborating with several fuel-cell (AFCC, Ballard) and automotive (Ford, Nissan) companies to create more efficient fuel cells. http://www.sfu.ca/chemistry/people/profiles/meikerli.html esearch in my “Theoretical Chemical Physics and Electrochemical Materials 

Richard Karsten

Richard Karsten is hoping to support the establishment of a tidal-energy industry. He is conducting numerical simulations to estimate the power that could be extracted from certain sites in the 

Scott Hopkins

Scott Hopkins’ research team is collaborating with AB SCIEX to apply a search methodology for accurately calculating nanocluster properties, which could lead to the development of new materials. https://uwaterloo.ca/hopkins-lab/people-profiles/scott-hopkins ur 

Eric Laurendeau

Eric Laurendeau’s research is focused on the development of algorithms to study aircraft stability and control, in collaboration with Bombardier, which is doing the validation on the project. http://www.polymtl.ca/carrefour/en/article.php?no=4109 his 

Tom Woo

Tom Woo develops new advanced materials for capturing CO2. Woo has created algorithms to virtually construct and simulate the carbon capture process in hypothetical materials, enabling him to focus on 

Luc Mongeau

Luc Mongeau’s research focuses on simulations to reduce noise emissions from aircraft engines. He has worked with several companies, including Héroux-Devtek. He also works on biosimulations for wound healing. http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/chairholders-titulaires/profile-eng.aspx?profileID=2298 

David Zingg

David Zingg’s research informs aircraft design by making it more fuel efficient. He is working with Bombardier, through a Green Aviation R&D Network (GARDN) initiative to make this a reality. 

Andriy Kovalenko

Andriy Kovalenko’s research group puts the application of nanotechnology to problems of high industrial importance for Canada. His work includes collaborations with Imperial Oil in the hopes of developing improved 

Luc Beaulieu

Luc Beaulieu works in medical physics, researching algorithms for the effective distribution of doses in radiotherapy (commonly used to treat cancer). He has worked with the radiotherapy company Elekta to 

Jeffrey Bergthorson

Jeffrey Bergthorson has a collaboration with Rolls Royce Canada and Pratt & Whitney to develop advanced design tools for low-emission combustors (for power-generation and aviation). http://afl.mcgill.ca/cv/Bergthorson_JM_CV_website.pdf ur research on the fundamental 

Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio, the NSERC-Ubisoft research chair, has developed an algorithm that has been applied in various aspects of video games: match-making, compression and generation of animations and modeling expressions on 

Chandra Veer Singh

Chandra Veer Singh focuses on the computational design of materials for sustainable energy solutions. He has worked with Pratt & Whitney Canada on the computational modelling of strengths in aerospace 

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