McCain Foundation gift to create postdoctoral fellowship program at UNB

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a new postdoctoral fellowship program focused on innovation following a $1.25 million gift from The McCain Foundation.

In a news release, the university says the two- to three-year fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year, awarded annually, and are designed to attract top early-career researchers.

Dr. Edward Cyr, who arrived from the University of Waterloo in May, is the inaugural recipient.

Building his research program at UNB's new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, he is investigating the role that artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing play in the evolution of printed materials such as advanced stainless steels and aluminum alloys.

UNB says he expects that the results will have applications in the marine industry, as well as the automotive, construction, and aircraft industries.