WHAT IF we can extract valuable minerals and do no harm to the environment?
Ingenuity Lab is a proud sponsor of the first official university chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in Canada, located at the University of Alberta.
Ingenuity Lab draws on traditional and emergent ﬁelds of science to understand how matter works on a fundamental level and engineer real-world solutions that improve people’s lives and overcome complex challenges.
We’ve succeeded with big. The scale of our technological achievements is matched by our pride in producing resources for the world. But what if we could do better? What if an enhanced understanding of matter meant that we could extract precious materials with unimagined precision?
Our global population is growing and therefore demands for energy is also growing. In fact, energy demands are expected to increase by 35 per cent by 2035.
Agriculture remains to be the dominant land use in Canada. One ongoing challenge is contamination of our soil and water caused by pesticides and ammonia compounds from fertilizers and livestock waste which enters our aquatic systems from runoff water.
As the Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems, Carlo Montemagno is developing next-generation environmental, energy and health solutions.
The soil has taught us to provide for ourselves. But what if it was our turn to teach the soil? What if next-generation technology meant the earth could filter away pesticides and recycle fertilizer at the molecular level?
Dr. Montemagno has become a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology and is responsible for creating groundbreaking innovations.
WHAT IF we can purify and reuse agricultural runoff water?
WHAT IF we could develop a way to replace lost neurological functions?
What if we had to think small before we could think big? What if we understood matter well enough that carbon dioxide itself could be transformed into something valuable?
Nanotechnology is the most diversely explored area of science. It has also been the most prominent area of scientific creativity.
This interactive application has been specially created to teach future scientists about the myriad of opportunities at the nanoscale.
What if emerging science literally took medicines to new places? What if emerging science literally took medicines to new places? What if they became cheaper to produce and easier to transport?
Every day, scientists are gaining an increased understanding of matter, including its replication and repair.
The study of interdisciplinary science presents a tremendous opportunity for students and educators to realize their dreams.
WHAT IF it reducing our carbon footprint can be more than a sweet idea?