Four PhD physics students from the University of Saskatchewan "Beamteam" research group have won federal government scholarships valued at about $250,000, the university announced Friday.
John McLeod, Robert Green, Teak Boyko and Adrian Hunt will each receive $63,000 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), allowing them to continue their research and attend conferences where they can present their results and learn about new developments in their field.
The four are part of a research team that specializes in studying the electronic structure of new and advanced materials using synchrotron light.
NSERC scholarships for 32 other postgraduate students at the U of S were also announced Friday in Montreal. A federal quota system allowed the university to put a total of 45 applicants into a national competition for the funding.
The 36 NSERC scholarships awarded to master's and PhD students at U of S this year are worth a total of $1.08 million.