News archive - 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Marzieh Riahinezhad’s PhD thesis selected in the top three ‘best dissertation’ of the year at ADIPEC conference and award ceremony

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Marzieh Riahinezhad (PhD, Chemical Engineering, September 2015) received the international and extremely prestigious “Best Dissertation of the Year ADIPEC Award” in excellence in energy (November 2015). Marzieh’s PhD thesis was selected by an international scientific panel of 26 judges in the oil and gas industry as one of the top three best dissertations of 2015 in energy, worldwide.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Industry research partnership leads to new patented technology for capturing hospital anesthetic gases

Grand River Hospital (GRH) has formally activated its halogenated drug recovery (HDR) system, developed through a research initiative lead by Bill Anderson, professor of chemical engineering, and Class 1 Inc. of Cambridge. This new technology will help battle climate change as it captures waste anesthetic gases exhaled by patients undergoing surgery.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Competition on the use of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC)

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Professor Michael Tam's article Schlumberger-Celluforce-Waterloo Design Competition on the use of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) in the Iron Warrior

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Alison Scott has been awarded the 2015 J. Alan George Leadership Award

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Alison Scott (BASc ‘13, MASc ‘15, Waterloo), a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the 2015 J. Alan George Leadership Award. This entrance award is offered to female PhD students who demonstrate outstanding leadership.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Research that really sticks

Professor Alexander Penlidis and graduate student Hadi Izadi (PhD 2014), started working on PhD project with the idea to fabricate "dry adhesives" mimicking the way geckos' feet can stick to surfaces. 

Research that Really Sticks

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