SNOLAB is an underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics. Situated two km below the surface in the Vale Creighton Mine located near Sudbury Ontario Canada, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment.
By Jeff Labine, tbnewswatch.com 2010-02-20 at 16:44 Professor Dimiter Alexandrov explains some of the benefits to Lakehead University's new research lab at the Intercity Shopping Centre on Saturday.
Lakehead University announced the development of a new research lab focused on creating greener technology.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, the University and Meaglow Ltd developed the idea to create a semi-conductor research lab for the University. Officials made the announcement at Intercity Shopping Centre on Saturday.
Dimiter Alexandrov, Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University, said the lab would give opportunities to develop greener technologies including more energy efficient light bulbs.
"This technology provides a unique opportunity for a very wide spectrum of application in the field of electronics," Professor Alexandrov said. "It is unique because it is the first time in the world the technology is being developed here in Thunder Bay."
Professor Alexandrov said the new lab would give students the opportunity to complete a Masters degree, a PhD and find employment without having to leave the city. The school also plans to have internship opportunities with Meaglow.
NOHFC (Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation) provided more than $520,000 for the development of the lab. Michael Gravelle, Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, said the research lab would provide 14 well-paying jobs over the next three years.
"These are very high end jobs," Gravelle said. "The kinds of jobs in the future are going to require the best education you can get. A well-educated workforce is going to be a well-employed workforce. To compete globally we are going to have to be the best educated."
Gravelle said the decision to start a semi-conductive research lab in Thunder Bay was to capitalize on the growing economic interest in greener technology.
The economy of Thunder Bay traditionally focused on natural resources such as pulp and paper. However, the city is transforming into a post-secondary education workforce, he said.
The Council of the Association of Bulgarian Engineers in Canada is proud of Prof. Dr. Dimiter Alexandrov, as a scientist, a man of honorable strong character and a University Professor of Bulgarian origin.
The Council congratulates him on his inspiring achievements, setting a stellar example for the rest of us to follow in the pursuit of our dreams and goals.
We are thankful for his encouragements he constantly gives to our Bulgarian Colleagues so that they continue pursuing their education and professional growth towards R&D fields in the engineering profession.
Professor Dimiter Alexandrov has a pioneering spirit for cutting edge in an Innovation and he enthusiastically applies his discoveries within the Green Technology Field.
And Canada’s richness of opportunity, equality of treatment, freedom and rewarding of achievements gives us a Home where we can pursue our work and achieve our goals in our chosen respective fields at the highest level of performance.