Dr. Előd Gyenge has received the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement grant and he has been an invited visiting professor at the Institute for Nanoscience Design, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Osaka University, between April 22 and May 20, 2011.
The Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) was awarded for Dr. Gyenge`s research program entitled: Direct borohydride-air fuel cells and batteries: toward non-precious metal catalysts and regenerative systems. According to the NSERC website, the ‘DAS Program provides substantial and timely resources to a small group of researchers who have a well-established research program and who show strong potential to become international leaders in their respective area of research. In particular, for the purposes of the DAS program, a superior research program is one that is highly rated in terms of originality and innovation. Applicants nominated for a DAS will include those whose research proposals suggest and explore novel or potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, and are likely to have impact by contributing to groundbreaking advances in the area’.
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