16 Oct 2013
For development of novel technologies and products in the Raman field.Photon Control, Burnaby, BC, Canada, a developer of precision measurement solutions, has announced that its research partner division Photon Control R&D has received an NSERCC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada) “Engage Grant” with Canada’s University of Victoria to work in collaboration with Dr. Alexandre Brolo and his team to research Raman Spectroscopy.
Chemist Brolo is a specialist in nanomaterials and is experienced in the field of Raman spectroscopy, especially in surface-enhanced Raman scattering. “Collaborating with a local company [in Canada] provides a valuable learning opportunity to the university for applying research to a practical problem, which could make a positive impact to society in the future,” he said.
NSERCC Engage Grants are designed to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge and expertise available at Canadian universities. The grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between an academic researcher and a company that previously not collaborated, by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem in the natural sciences or engineering fields.
This research project in the field of Raman spectroscopy will allow Photon Control R&D and Photon Control Inc. to build on its existing spectroscopy experience with this new application, potentially leading to development of novel technologies and products in this field.
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