Friday, June 14, 2019

Five professors named to Canada Research Chairs

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).

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Engineering wins gold for E7 opening and campaign close

Waterloo Engineering is the winner of a prestigious gold award from the international Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for its Engineering 7 official opening and campaign close event held last October.

The gold Circle of Excellence award was captured in CASE's  Special Events|Single-Day Events category.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Venture capital company GCI donates $1M to Waterloo

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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Professor releases her first book of poetry

A mechanical and mechatronics professor has recently published her first collection of poems in English and Persian titled Tales of Existence, A Collection of Poems.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

KIMIA laboratory part of major medical AI consortium

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.

The Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis (KIMIA) lab is headed by Hamid Tizhoosh, a systems design engineering professor and expert in medical image analysis.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Students win top awards at operational research conference

Management Sciences undergraduate and graduate students took a number of top awards at the recent Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) annual conference held in Saskatoon.

A team of management engineering students came first in the undergraduate category of the CORS Student Paper Competition.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Researchers add AI to affordable water testing system

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Professors given funding for research breakthroughs

Three professors at Waterloo Engineering were among 10 campus-wide recipients this week of federal funding for researchers believed to be on the verge of breakthroughs.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

New system uses wasted food to replace fossil fuels

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Teams from 3D printing lab top international contest

Teams from Waterloo Engineering took the top two prizes in a recent international student design competition involving the use of 3D printing technology to manage the heat created during energy generation, conversion, transfer and storage.

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