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CFPMN 1 - Letters of Intent

List of accepted Letters of Intent (LoIs) for the First Call for Proposals for Advanced Materials Micro-nets

Lead Applicants listed below have been invited to submit a Full Proposal via the IDEaS Application Portal no later than October 12th, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) EDT.
In cases where subject areas of LoIs overlap, applicants may wish to consider consolidation of micro-nets to reduce the number of Full Proposals to be submitted. For more information on the consolidation of proposals, please consult the Application Guide: 5.1.1. Consolidation of Proposals.
Research Project Title  Keywords Lead Applicant and Principle Investigator(s) University, institution or organization
Multifunctional Materials Micro-Net for Defense Applications 1. Multifunctional Materials
2. Coating
3. textile
4. smart fabrics
5. kinetic protection
6. CNT
Lead Applicant: Alidad Amirfazli York University
BioDefense - Nanomaterial Bioproduction and Engineering 1. Nanocellulose
2. Metabolic engineering
3. Nanomaterials engineering
4. Wound healing
5. Ballistics protection
6. Bioreactor
Lead Applicant: Steven Hallam University of British Columbia
Design of anisotropic, composite advanced materials for blast and impact resistance using 3D printing and electrospinning 1. blast
2. composite
3. impact
4. gas gun
5. electrospinning
6. 3D printing
Lead Applicant: Charles Kiyanda Concordia University
Strain-powered micro antennas for advanced electromagnetic signature management 1. mechanical antenna
2. electronic signature management
3. antenna miniaturization
4. strain-mediated coupling
5. magnetoelectric heterostructure
6. magnetoelastic antenna
Lead Applicant: Derek Oliver University of Manitoba
Advanced Physical Protection for High Energy Ballistic Threats: Personnel and Platform Protection 1. Advanced Manufacturing
2. High Performance Armour
3. Material Characterization
4. Modeling, Testing and Optimization
5. Novel Materials
6. Platform and Personnel Protection
Lead Applicant: Duane Cronin

Principal Investigator #2: Mihaela Vlasea

Principal Investigator #3: Michael Worswick
University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo
Flexible, stretchable and self-healable optoelectronic materials for detection avoidance and physical protection 1. Nanomaterials
2. Printed electronics
3. Conducting polymers
4. Metamaterials
5. Self healing
6. Electrochromism
Lead Applicant: Fabio Cicoira

Principal Investigator #2: Sebastian Wachsmann Hogiu

Principal Investigator #3: Clara Santato
Polytechnique Montréal

McGill University

Polytechnique Montréal
Network of Nano-enabled Materials and Manufacturing for Photonic Applications 1. nanoscale
2. metamaterials
3. printed electronics
4. optical arrays
5. laser protection
6. conductivity
Lead Applicant: Felipe Chibante University of New Brunswick
Advanced metamaterials for engineered thermal emissivity and tunable transmission for detection avoidance  and telecommunication 1. metamaterials
2. thermal emission management
3. atmospheric telecommunication window
4. detection avoidance
5. transmission information
6. surface plasmons and phonon polaritons
Lead Applicant: Gianluigi Botton

Principal Investigator #2: Nabil Bassim
McMaster University

McMaster University
Light Flexible Armour Micro-net (LiFAM) 1. Energy absorbing cross-linker
2. Auxetic material
3. Shear thickening fluid
4. Hybrid body armour
5. Embedded sensor
6. Ballistic fabric
Lead Applicant: Gino DiLabio

Principal Investigator #2: Jeremy Wulff

Principal Investigator #3: Abbas Milani 
University of British Columbia

University of Victoria

University of British Columbia
Advanced ceramic-based composite materials for ballistic protection via additive manufacturing and cold spraying technologies 1. Ballistics
2. Vehicle Armor
3. Ceramic Composites
4. Additive Manufacturing
5. Cold Spraying
6. Kinetic Threats
Lead Applicant: Gobinda Saha University of New Brunswick
Advanced Engineered Materials for Blast Shielding and Armour  1. Blast shields
2. Armour
3. High entropy alloys
4. Nano-composites
5. Auxetics
6. Computational materials science
Lead Applicant: Hari Simha

Principal Investigator #2: Adrian Gerlich

Principal Investigator #3: Oleg Rubel
University of Guelph

University of Waterloo

McMaster University
Development of Advanced Materials for Lightweight Protection. 1. Functionally Graded Materials
2. Architectured Materials
3. Armour design
4. Multifunctional materials
5. Advance Manufacturing
6. High Damping Materials
Lead Applicant: Hatem Zurob

Principal Investigator #2: Glenn Hibbard
McMaster University

University of Toronto
Development of Next-Generation Advanced Ballistic Steel Alloys: Improving Survivability and Reducing Structural Weight  1. ballistic steel
2. nano-materials
3. advanced manufacturing
4. dynamic failure
5. shear banding
6. materials design
Lead Applicant: James Hogan University of Alberta
Towards Developing Multi-Functional Coating Protection Schemes for Lightweight Structural Materials 1. Coatings
2. Corrosion
3. High Strength Steel
4. Al Alloys
5. Mg Alloys
6. Nanotechnology
Lead Applicant: Joseph Kish McMaster University
Optimisation of the Performance of Advanced Thermoplastic Composite Systems for Platform Physical Protection Against Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFP) 1. High strain rate tests
2. Composite armour materials
3. Advanced manufacturing
4. Ballistic testing
5. Explosively formed projectiles
6. Modeling and simulations
Lead Applicant: Giovanni (John) Montesano

Principal Investigator #2: Pascal Hubert
University of Waterloo

McGill University
Development of Lightweight, Radar Absorbing, Metal Flake Reinforced Polymer Composites for Additive Manufacturing of Military Protective Systems 1. Additive manufacturing
2. metal flake
3. thermoplastic resin
4. selective laser sintering
5. portable 3D printer
6. radar absorbing metamaterial
Lead Applicant: Graeme Luke McMaster University
Comfort-Optimized Materials For Outerwear Repellency, Thermal-regulation, and Sustainability (COMFORTS) 1. thermal comfort
2. psychological comfort
3. liquid repellency
4. EM shielding
5. textile coatings
6. ergonomics
Lead Applicant: Kevin Golovin

Principal Investigator #2: Frank Ko

Principal Investigator #3: Robert Gathercole
University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Lululemon Athletica
Development of novel, high performance composite armour materials and systems 1. Ceramic-metal composites
2. Additive manufacturing
3. Thermal spraying
4. Hybrid structures
5. Ballistic impact
6. Armour systems
Lead Applicant: Kevin Plucknett Dalhousie University
Battlefield-size metamaterials: adaptive camouflage and countermeasures in the acoustic and radio-wave spectra using soldier uniforms as individual coherent emitters and entire fighting units as active metamaterials. 1. metamaterials for acoustics, radio-waves
2. smart and electronic textiles
3. textile-based radio emitters
4. textile-based acoustic emitter
5. phased arrays in acoustics, radio-waves
6. measures and countermeasures
Lead Applicant: Maksim Skorobogatiy Polytechnique Montréal
Adaptable Wide Bandwidth Absorption using Flexible Nanomaterials for Detection Avoidance 1. graphene
2. carbon nanotubes
3. meta-surfaces
4. plasmonic nanostructures
5. photonic crystals
6. adaptable
Lead Applicant: Michael Adachi

Principal Investigator #2: Alexandre Brolo
Simon Fraser University

University of Victoria
Passive and Electrically Tunable Composites Based on Non-Metallic, Low-Dimensional Conductors for Active Protection and Camouflage 1. Adaptive camoulfage
2. Personal protection
3. 2D materials
4. Composites
5. Polymers
6. Graphene
Lead Applicant: Michael Pope

Principal Investigator #2: Charles Dubois
University of Waterloo

Polytechnique Montréal
Matériaux multifonctionnels pour les fibres du futur 1. Polymères
2. Nanocomposites
3. Simulation
4. Fonctionnalisation
5. Furtivité
6. Fibres
Lead Applicant: Nadi Braidy Université de Sherbrooke
PLANet – The Protective Lightweight Apparel Network 1. soldier welfare
2. tech apparel
3. flexible electronics
4. sensors
5. adaptive fabric
6. second smart skin
Lead Applicant: Neil Branda Simon Fraser University
Development of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Bimetallic and Composites Materials Utilized in Physical Protection Applications 1. Aluminium
2. Titanium
3. Kevlar
4. ultrasonic welding
5. ceramics fibers
6. composites
Lead Applicant: Carl Blais Université Laval 
Development of Advanced Materials for Improved Protection Against Ballistics Impact, Wear and Corrosion Damage by Additive Manufacturing and Cold Spray Techniques  1. Nanostructured Materials
2. Functionally Graded Materials
3. High Entropy Alloys
4. Metallic Glass
5. Additive Manufacturing
6. Cold Spray
Lead Applicant: Olanrewaju Ojo

Principal Investigator #2: Oyedele Ola

Principal Investigator #3: Martin Petrak
University of Manitoba

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology

Precision ADM
Improving the Ballistic Performance of Composite Armour Panels Through a Tailored Polymer Nanocomposite Matrix Phase  1. Polymer Nanocomposite
2. Composite Armour Matrix
3. Ballistic Limits
4. Ballistic fibers
5. Lightweight Armour
6. Cost-effective Armour
Lead Applicant: Oren Petel Carleton University
Tunable Terahertz to Mid-Infrared Compact Photonic Platform on Scalable Semiconductor Technology 1. Terahertz-to-Infrared detection
2. Terahertz-to-Infrared emission
3. CMOS-compatible broadband photonics
4. Group IV semiconductor nanomaterials
5. Biochemical sensing & thermal coating
6. Security imaging & quantum sensing
Lead Applicant: Oussama Moutanabbir Polytechnique Montréal
Concealing optical filters for omnidirectional laser protection applications 1. Color filters
2. Laser protection systems
3. Omnidirectional
4. Optical Cavity
5. Nano-structured thin film
6. High transparency
Lead Applicant: George Eleftheriades University of Toronto
Smart Composite Armour Micro-net 1. Science-Based Simulations
2. Hard and Soft Composite Armour
3. Protection against Kinetic Threats
4. Manufacturability and Durability
5. Smart Armour
6. Characterization and Ballistics Testing
Lead Applicant: Reza Vaziri

Principal Investigator #2: Brad Field

Principal Investigator #3: Artem Korobenko
University of British Columbia

Pacific Research and Engineering Labs (PRE Labs) Canada Inc.

University of Calgary
Artificially Intelligent Biomimetic Metasurfaces for Electromagnetic Camouflage 1. Metamaterials & Metasurfaces
2. Electromagnetic Invisibility
3. Artificial Intelligence
4. Biomimetics
6. Nonlinear Metamaterials
Lead Applicant: Shulabh Gupta Carleton University
MetaAbsorber & EMi Shielding 1. EMI
2. metamaterial
3. absorber
4. transparent
5. shielding
6. nanoweb
Lead Applicant: Zhizhang (David) Chen Dalhousie University
High Strength Nanometal Syntactic Foam Cladding Technology for Lightweight Applique Armour Panels and Components 1. Syntactic Foams
2. Lightweight Applique Armour
3. Nanoengineered Materials
4. High Impact Strength
5. Blast Protection & Energy Absorption
6. Behind Armour Debris Predictive Model
Lead Applicant: Uwe Erb University of Toronto
Design and verification of novel materials for management of scattering signatures in GHz in THz regimes 1. Metamaterials
2. Cloaking
3. Graphene
4. Supercomputing
5. Modeling
6. Measurements
Lead Applicant: Vladimir Okhmatovski University of Manitoba