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A master's student at Waterloo Engineering won a best paper award at a recent international conference on biomedical optics.

Saad Abbasi works in the PhotoMedicine Labs at Waterloo and is supervised by Parsin Haji Reza, a professor of systems design engineering.

His work on a method to visualize microscopic tissue structure without contact or staining prior to examination was recognized as the best student paper at the 2020 Optical Society of America Biophotonics Congress.

A professor at Waterloo Engineering is a member of a multidisciplinary team working to develop a DNA-based vaccine for COVID-19.

Marc Aucoin, a professor of chemical engineering, is working on the complex project with Roderick Slavcev and Emmanuel Ho, both professors at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo.

The vaccine would be delivered using a nasal spray and serve as a therapeutic as well as stimulating the body to build immunity to COVID-19.

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has teamed up with researchers in New Zealand on a proposed system to disinfect all kinds of personal protective equipment (PPE) so it can be reused in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-step process developed by Bill Anderson and three collaborators involves storage of used PPE for at least four days, followed by treatment with either ultraviolet light, dry heat or chemicals.

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed powerful new technology to quickly and accurately diagnose all kinds of cancer.

The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to tap collected human wisdom by searching a database of confirmed cases of cancer for similar digital images of tissue samples in suspected cases.

Harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software are used in a new system developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers to enable routine, inexpensive screening for breast cancer.

The technology promises benefits including earlier detection of tumors, no radiation exposure and enormous health-care savings.

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists.

The system can now identify 75 per cent of cases - compared to less than 50 per cent for medical experts using chest x-rays - and researchers are working to boost that rate to more than 90 per cent.

A new kind of imaging technology invented at Waterloo Engineering could tell cancer doctors exactly where to cut during surgery to remove tumors.

That would eliminate secondary surgeries to get malignant tissue that was missed the first time, which happens in about 10 per cent of all cancer cases that involve tumors.

An electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Waterloo has been awarded $1.65 million under a federal program designed to train Canada's researchers of tomorrow.

Alfred Yu, who is cross-appointed to applied mathematics, will receive funding over six years through the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nathan Duarte was honoured today as Waterloo Engineering’s top co-op student, as well as one of the country’s 2018 Co-op Students of the Year as selected by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada.

The third-year biomedical engineering student helped develop a novel bio-ink that can be used to decrease the amount of time it takes to 3D-print kidney tissues while he was on a co-op term at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.