Matthias Militzer is one of five UBC Engineering professors to be awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant

Matthias Militzer, a professor of materials engineering, will lead an inter-university team to develop a new, interface-based approach for designing advanced next-generation high-strength steels that will enable the manufacture of lightweight cars. The project will also involve researchers from McGill and McMaster and three leading Canadian steel producers (ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Stelco, and Evraz Inc NA) and will help Canada reach its average fuel efficiency target for 2025.