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Ontario Tech University researcher receives funding for clean technology solutions

ERA award - Min Dong, UOIT

Communications technology may soon go green, thanks to new funding for clean technology solutions research at the University of Ontario Tech University. Dr. Min Dong, assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was recently awarded $140,000, over the next five years, through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation’s Early Researcher Awards program.

“Thank you to the Ontario government for providing me with this funding and recognizing the importance of continued research in this area,” said Dr. Dong. “Technology is in high-demand across the globe, and this research has the potential to further improve wireless technology while helping the environment at the same time.”

Dr. Dong’s award will fund the project entitled: Building Green Communications through Co-operation: Fundamental Limits and Practical Techniques. The focus of this research is to create theories and technologies for improving energy efficiency and conservation, and increase the reliability, speed and range of communications through new wireless solutions and infrastructures.

The ERA program is designed to help promising, recently-appointed Ontario researchers build their research teams of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates and technicians. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario's ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.

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