Congratulations to Laurent Gerin for winning the Outstanding Young Professional Award – Gold Prize (first place) at INALCO (International Aluminum Conference) 2019, which was held in Tokyo, Japan this last week. Laurent’s presentation was selected first out of 34 presentations by young professionals (under age 35) at the conference, which featured ~190 delegates from around the world. The topic of Laurent’s presentation was “Static and Fatigue Testing of Partial Penetration and Flare Bevel Groove Welds in Aluminum Structures”.
The University of Waterloo Steel Bridge Team was happy to receive and test its new Rebel EMP 215IC multi-process welding unit from ESAB earlier this month. This donation will significantly enhance the capabilities of the team to fabricate their bridge for the 2021 Canadian completion, to take place on London, ON early next year. This welding unit will allow the team to carry out their bridge fabrication using any one of a variety of welding processes, including stick, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW.
Featured Story in the October 2019 issue of WEAL Magazine on REBECCA SAARI, who came to Waterloo as a civil and environmental engineering professor in 2015, uses sophisticated computer modelling to study the benefits of government air-pollution and climate policies in terms of human health. Her work on fi ne particulate matter, an airborne villain that is one of the leading environmental risk factors for premature death in the world, quantifies the economic impact of lower healthcare costs, higher productivity and other factors to help make the case for change.
Civil and Environmental Wellness Week is taking place the week of November 4th to 8th 2019. Please have a look at all the fun and exciting events taking place around the department for you to participate in. Please click into the article to see the full calendar of events.
Today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and that number is only increasing. Tomorrow’s urban centres will face rapid population growth and increasingly complex challenges. The Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering was created to prepare students for the difficult issues that our future cities will face. The newly-appointed Chair, Nadine Ibrahim, took the position in January 2019. Through unique coursework and extracurriculars, she’s introducing new educational attitudes that will help students learn from a network of faculty, industry professionals and global experts.
The Center for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) Presents the High Performance Asphalt Materials Symposium on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 8:00am to 3:30pm in the aculty Hall, Engineering 7 building room E7-7363. Please click here to see the poster for more information.
Congratulations to Professor Chris Bachmann!!! The Faculty of Engineering, with the assistance of the Sandford Fleming Foundation, has selected Chris for this award recognizing his continued excellence in undergraduate teaching.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Waterloo welcomes visiting scholar Prof. Bertram Kuehn, from Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, in Giessen, Germany. He will be working at the University of Waterloo this coming fall with Scott Walbridge on a collaborative project investigating several issues surrounding the problem of design against brittle fracture in steel bridges.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Mental Wellness Week runs from July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019. All CEE Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students are welcome. So grab a friend and head on out to one or all of these special events.