Trent Alumnus Dr. Suresh Narine Awarded $2.25 Million as a Senior NSERC Industrial Research Chair

One of the world’s foremost authorities and leading scientist in the groundbreaking field of biomaterials, Trent University professor Dr. Suresh Narine was recently awarded a multi-million dollar Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRC), for a third consecutive term.

Professor Narine, a Trent alumnus, professor inPhysics & Astronomy and Chemistry, and the director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research (TCBR), received over $500,000 in new NSERC funding, which when combined with new matching funding from industrial partners, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Northwater Capital and the Grain Farmers of Ontario, will see a $2.25 million funding infusion for his biomaterials research program over the next five years.

“I’m honoured to be a three-term NSERC Industrial Research Chair and extremely appreciative of NSERC and our industrial partners who continue to support our research. This latest funding will help to maintain Trent’s biomaterials research program among the top one per cent of centres in the world focused on biomaterials research,” said Prof. Narine. “This additional funding will allow us to continue to create new highly qualified personnel for Canada in this crucial area of study and will allow us to begin to realize the transformative commercial potential of our work, which has a triple bottom line impact – profitability, environmental good, and public good.”

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