Prof. Cathy Crudden and her team receives $24M to develop metal coatings

Dr. Cathy Crudden (left), with co-applicant Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie and co-PI Chantelle Capicciotti

A team of researchers at Queen’s, led by Dr. Cathy Crudden in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded an inaugural grant in the New Frontiers in Research Fund: Transformation Stream worth $24 million. Announced by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Industry, the 6-year project is intended to help solve large-scale, real-world problems. The team will study novel organometallic coatings to impede the corrosion of metals, which would have a huge impact on the lifespan of metals in products from building infrastructure to integrated circuits on microchips.

Dr. Crudden and co-applicant Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie (Chemistry) have used NFK in their research. They are joined by friends of NFK Dr. Chantelle Capicciotti (Chemistry/Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) and Dr. Alastair McLean (Physics), and all their group members and collaborators, in putting the grant to good use.

Read more about the announcement in the Queen’s Gazette.