UFV researcher awarded $100k grant for research

Noham Weinberg runs UFV’s Molecular Modeling Lab, where he and students use computers to carry out simulated experiments.

Noham Weinberg

Noham Weinberg

A University of the Fraser Valley chemist has received a federal research grant for his high-tech exploration of the hidden processes that shape our world.

Noham Weinberg will get $100,000 over five years for work on theoretical studies of chemical systems and reactions at high pressure.

Weinberg runs UFV’s Molecular Modeling Lab, where he and students use computers to carry out simulated experiments, which are then evaluated using sophisticated software.

Weinberg, who was the recipient of UFV’s 2013 Research Excellence Award, earned the grant through a competition for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Discovery Grants Program.

That program funds research in a range of science disciplines and aims to build research capacity in Canada.

“This project, like so many others at UFV, takes our faculty and their students into the frontiers of their discipline. What better way to teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to make a difference in the lives we serve,” said UFV president Mark Evered in a news release.