Researchers Take On Grand Challenges

ChemE researchers are bringing their expertise to two recently announced Grand Challenges Canada grants that address urgent health issues in the developing world.

Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (Director, Centre for Global Engineering) and collaborators in Bangladesh will harness the power of the sun to provide clean drinking water using a technique called Enhanced Solar Disinfection (eSODIS). 

PhD student Scott Genin is part of a multidisciplinary project called “Mother’s Milk” that will provide mothers working in garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a way to express, pasteurize and store breast milk while at work, thereby combatting infant malnutrition.

Read more and watch videos of the projects.