Hani Naguib

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NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM)

2017/18-2019/20 • $3,058,750 • PI,CO
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been identified across sectors as the next generation technology that will fundamentally change manufacturing. AM is on the cusp of being widely adopted to replace many conventional manufacturing processes and enable the development of...

4D Smart Materials: A Hierarchical Manufacturing Platform

2018/19-2019/20 • $128,000 • PI
Smart materials, also known as stimuli responsive materials, are drawing significant research attention due to their improved reliability, performance, flexibility and miniaturization compared to their traditional counterparts. Electroactive polymers (EAPs) and thermoactive polymers (TAPs) are...

Development of a New Class of Sustainable Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for Clean Oil and Gas Transport

2019/20 • $100,000 • PI
In order to increase their share in a competitive global market, Shawcor is interested in expanding the specifications of their reinforced thermoplastic pipes (RTPs) to higher service ratings, namely temperature and pressure. In this research program, it is expected to develop new and...

Developing sustainable nanoparticles for reinforcement of next generation green materials and composites

2019/20 • $75,000 • PI
Chitin nano-whiskers (CNWs) are a widely available and high performance nano-material extracted commonly from the waste products of the fishing industry. The structure and properties of CNWs are similar to nano-cellulose, which has already been demonstrated to posses significant potential for...

Development and Characterization of High Thermally Conductive Polymeric Composites

2019/20 • $25,000 • PI
As electronics becoming smaller and more power full, enhanced heat dissipation is becoming more essential for heat management materials. Also, with increasing number of electronic wastes, use of sustainable plastics is receiving more attention. So, this suggests the need for development of the...

Development of novel technology for connections in high pressure flexible polymer piping systems

2016/17-2017/18 • $200,000 • PI,CO
In order to increase market share in a competitive global environment, Flexpipe Systems, a division of ShawCor Ltd., recently launched a new product called FlexFlow Linepipe, which is a larger diameter fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite linepipe that will be made available in 6" and 8"...

Smart Conductive Bio-based Polymeric Composites and Their Foams

2013/14-2017/18 • $145,000 • PI
Materials and composites for thermal and electrical management are increasingly important for electronic packaging because the excessive heat generated in electronic components limits the reliability, performance, and miniaturization of these electronics. In the applications which require higher...

A Novel Additive Manufacturing Platform for Smart and Multi-Functional Materials

2017/18 • $138,000 • PI,CO
This equipment proposal is intended to support the research program Additive Manufacturing for Multi-Functional Composites within the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM). The equipment requested in this grant application is a customized experimental research-level additive...

Development of High Performance, High Bio Based Content Thermoset Elastomeric Compliant Materials Technology

2017/18 • $25,000 • PI
PU foams are essential components of an immense range of products. One of the main advantages of using PU foams is the ease of processing/forming the foamed products and large tailor-ability of foam properties through adjustment of micro-configurations. One of the main components of PU foams is...

3D Stero Micro-Imaging Measurement System (3D Micro DIC) for in-situ characterization of advanced composites and new emerging smart materials

2016/17 • $138,500 • PI,CO
We are making a case for a 3D Stereo Microscope imaging system (VIC-3D Micro) from Correlated Solutions, Inc. to accurately measure, in-situ, displacements and strains of microscopic composite specimens which is unattainable with any other available equipment. The proposed equipment is the only...

Development and characterization of novel polymer composite coating for oil pipeline leakage detection

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
Shawcor Ltd and the University of Toronto are collaborating to develop a novel oil leakage sensing layer that can be embeddedwithin the future oil pipeline systems. With this additional functional layer, it is possible to warn possible leakages beforecatastrophic failure occurs. Oil leakages can...

Smart and Functional Materials

2010/11-2015/16 • $500,000 • PI
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Advanced platform to characterize the mechanical and structural properties of natural and engineered soft biomaterials

2015/16 • $149,911 • PI,CO
<p>Our interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists at the University of Toronto is creating novel strategies to create living tissues to replace diseased or damaged tissues. Many of our target tissues serve mechanical or structural functions in the body, including heart valves, blood...

Multiscale characterization platform for piezoelectric materials

2015/16 • $132,500 • PI,CO
<p>Advanced piezoelectric materials, which take advantage of enhancements in piezoelectric properties, are in high demand for a wide range of technologies such as energy harvesters; MEMS based actuators; and smart self-sensing materials. Their potential has been limited by a lack of detailed...

Development of TPU foaming technology for incorporation in EHC's escalator handrails

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Handrails are essential components of an escalator that allow the users a means of support and grip while moving. This is important for the safety of the users, especially those who have weakness or trouble balancing. One of the main components of handrails is the inner carcass, which gives...

Development and characterization of unique polymer dielectric coating for medical devices

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, is a condition of which the patients heart cannot function properly; the heart can be either beating too fast, too slow, or in any other irregular patterns. Most of the time, arrhythmia occurs without any symptoms, but in serious conditions, may lead...

Automobile of the 21st Century/L'automobile du XXIe siècle

2012/13-2014/15 • $13,487,000 • PI,CO
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NSERC network for innovative plastic materials and manufacturing processes (NIPMMP)

2010/11-2014/15 • $4,587,900 • PI,CO
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NSERC CREATE Academic Rehabilitation Engineering (CARE) Training Program

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,173,000 • PI,CO
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3D Printing and Biofabrication Instrument

2014/15 • $150,000 • PI,CO
We propose the purchase of a unique 3D Bioprinting Instrument that will enable the twelve investigators associated with this proposal as well as other researchers from the University of Toronto and its associated teaching hospitals, from York University and from Ryerson University to routinely...


2014/15 • $135,036 • PI,CO
We are making the case for a universal 3D visualization system for new advanced materials development. The equipment requested in this grant application is a multifunctional digital microscope (Keyence VHX-2000 digital microscope) with 3D profile measurement capabilities to be used in...

Development of human tissue-mimicking polymer gels for multimodal medical imaging phantoms

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
The proposed research will develop polymer-based materials to create a standardized, life-sized liver phantom that is compatible to various medical imaging modalities. the long-term objective of this proposed research is to develop a human tissue-mimicking phantom that can accurately calibrate...

Development of bead foaming technology for polyester nanocomposites

2011/12-2013/14 • $330,000 • PI,CO
Plastics (in the order of $33 billion in Canada in 2009), are largely used for three major product lines: automotive, construction, and packaging components. Foam extrusion and injection molding are the two predominant continuous processes in the plastic foam industry. The process of foam...

Development and characterization of unique submersible polymeric LED lights

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
LED lighting systems are normally fabricated with Polycarbonate lenses rather than glass. PC is temperature resistant, impact resistant and is highly transparent to visible light with superior light transmission than many kinds of glass. The long term objective is to develop a unique impervious...

Development of superelastic flame retardant thermoplastic elastomers for Sp1ke Ergomorphic Technology

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
Vigurus Technologies has invented an energy absorbing and transmitting material (named Sp1ke) comprising aframework of interconnected units. Its underlying science is biomimetically designed from the observation ofvarious life forms (e.g., field of grass & animal pelts) in nature. By optimizing...

Design and fabrication of nanocellular biopolymers using 3D nano-patterning

2010/11-2012/13 • $69,000 • PI
The overall aim of this research program is to advance the fundamental understanding of the nanocellular biopolymer design, which is a key parameter in the development of new fabrication techniques and process technologies for these novel materials. For decades, extensive effort has been put...

Investigation on Interfacial Interactions in Polymer Blends and Composites by Complimentary ATR-FTIR-AFM Imaging System

2012/13 • $26,187 • PI,CO
The grant application entitled, "Investigation on Interfacial Interactions in Polymer Blends and Composites by Complimentary ATR-FTIR-AFM Imaging System" is requesting fund to obtain an attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) imaging system - ALPHA FT-IR Spectrometer....

New insights into polymer blends, foams, and composites by AFM imaging

2010/11 • $140,671 • PI,CO
This grant application is requesting fund to obtain an atomic force microscope (AFM). The goal of this program is to bridge material sciences to technological development through the mapping of phase morphology of heterogeneous material systems and surface topology of various fabricated parts to...

Development of innovative multi-functional and recyclable thermoplastic foams

2010/11 • $105,000 • PI,CO
The objective of the proposed research is to develop innovative multifunctional products for acoustics, vibrations and thermal applications in a cost-effective way with recyclable thermoplastic porous/open-celled foams. The overall approach includes: (a) theoretical modeling and designing of...

Sustainable foaming technology: Development of environmental-friendly blowing agents

2010/11 • $80,000 • PI,CO
Plastics are the most commonly utilized materials in the world. In recent years, extensive research on advancec polymer composites has allowed automotive industry to produce low cost, strong, but lightweight automotive parts. However, the price of crude oil, which is the main source of most...

Smart and Functional Polymers

2010/11 • $75,000 • PI
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Manufacturing and characterization of novel thermally conductive polymer composites for electronic packaging applications

2010/11 • $70,714 • PI,CO
Thermally conducting, but electrically insulating, polymer composites are increasingly important for electronic packaging because the heat dissipation ability limits the reliability, performance, and miniaturization of electronics. In the applications which require higher thermal conductivity,...