Hatch wins research Innovation Award
November 22, 2010
Hatch, McGill University and the other members of the McGill Metals Processing Centre (MMPC) have captured the 2010 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Award for Innovation.
The MMPC group won the prestigious Leo Derikx Award for their innovative contributions to global advances in the processing of liquid and solid metals.
The other members of the MMPC are Novelis, Heraeus Electro-Nite, Sumitomo Metals Industries, and Rio Tinto subsidiaries, QIT-Fer et Titane and Alcan.
These awards, announced in October 2010, recognize university-industry research and development collaborations that lead to new products.
The 2010 Awards recognized collaborations that resulted in the development of lightweight materials for automobiles, refinement and commercialization of new reinforcement materials for concrete structures, efficient wastewater treatment applications, and applied technologies that enhance the processing of liquid and solid metals.
Award-winning researchers receive a $200,000 research grant, and each industry partner has an opportunity to hire an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow for two years. NSERC supports the industrial portion of the Fellow's salary.
The Awards highlight partnerships that bring together the best researchers from Canadian universities and the leading innovators from the private sector, resulting in the transfer of tangible research results to those who can turn them into economic and social benefits for Canadians.
NSERC is a federal agency that supports 28,000 university students and postdoctoral Fellows in their advanced studies.