Five researchers at Waterloo Engineering have had Canada Research Chairs for world-class scientists and scholars awarded or renewed by the federal government through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
A venture capital company is donating $1 million to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo to support research and education initiatives involving partners in the Greater China area.
GCI Ventures Ltd., which is based in Toronto and focuses on investing in technology and innovation, will provide funding over five years for international partnerships with institutes and corporations, and to hire a manager at Waterloo to oversee the activities.
A laboratory at Waterloo Engineering is part of a consortium that recently won up to $49 million in federal funding to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technologies in health care.
Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have combined new artificial intelligence (AI) software with low-cost testing tools to enable communities in the developing world to routinely monitor water quality.
The technology builds on work previously done by Sushanta Mitra, an engineering professor who heads the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, and post-doctoral fellow Naga Siva Kumar Gunda on inexpensive kits to test for potentially deadly E. coli bacteria.
Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed new technology to convert wasted food into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.
The system engineers natural fermentation to yield a chemical called carboxylate, which can be used to produce fuel and chemicals for products including drugs and plastic packaging instead of those derived from petroleum.