Program 83

AIRDATE:03/25/03

PROMO: Dr. David Selby pioneers techniques to age oil with help from Alberta Ingenuity Fund

NINT researcher Dr. Jed Harrison looks for the interface between micro and nano scale technologies

PhD candidate Justine Taylor researches proteomics in the nanoscale

Nicole McMullan promotes Peace country inventors through the new Innovation Network

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TITLE: Dr. David Selby, Post Doctoral Fellow, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta and Alberta Ingenuity Fund Researcher
SUBJECT: #83 Aging Oil
SYNOPSIS: U of A post doctoral fellow Dr. David Selby is researching an area that no one has looked at before, and that's how to age bitumen. He's developing new dating techniques based on radio isotopes with the help of funding from Alberta Ingenuity.

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TITLE: Dr. Jed Harrison, Professor of Chemistry, University of Alberta, and Researcher, National Institute for Nanotechnology
SUBJECT: #83 New NINT Researcher Works on Interface between Micro and Nano Scales
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Jed Harrison is one of the first six researchers cross-appointed to the new National Institute for Nanotechnology. He helped lead the way in developing microfuidics. And now he is trying to develop what he calls the "fingers" that will allow technology at the micro-scale to interface with new technology at the nano-scale.

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TITLE: Justine Taylor, PhD Candidate in Chemistry, U of A and Recipient of First NRC Nanotechnology Prize
SUBJECT: #83 New Wave of Nanotechnology Researchers
SYNOPSIS: Justine Taylor is a PhD candidate working in Dr.Jed Harrison's microfluidics group in the department of chemistry at the University of Alberta. She is the winner of the new National Research Council's Nanotechnology Prize.

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TITLE: Nicole McMullan
SUBJECT: #83 Innovation Network for Northern Inventors
SYNOPSIS: Would you believe Alberta's Peace country is a hotbed of invention? No wonder people in the north have set up a new Innovation Network to help their resident tinkers get their inventions to market. Nicole McMullan of Grande Prairie is the Network's project manager.

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