News archive - September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Best poster award for PhD student

Sergey Bogdanov, a Waterloo mechanical engineering doctoral candidate, won the best poster presentation at the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX held September 16-21 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference was attended by almost 200 experts from 58 countries. Bogdanov's work will be published in the form of a full-length paper in the International Journal of Fatigue Journal.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Management Sciences professor wins best paper award

Mark Smucker of management sciences and Charlie Clarke of computer science have been honoured with the best paper award by the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval at its annual conference, considered to be the premier one in the field of information retrieval. The University of Waterloo professors' winning paper is entitled "Time-Based Calibration of Effectiveness Measures."

Monday, September 17, 2012

Biotechnology week recognizes Canada as a global leader

Canada's ninth annual National Biotechnology Week, from September 14 to 21, celebrates national biotechnology excellence. Canada's bio-economy is estimated to be worth more than $87 billion and involves a wide variety of sectors including pharmaceutical manufacturing, health, and medicine, agriculture and food bioprocessing, and organic chemical manufacturing.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Collaborative effort captures 3M Nano paper award

A paper written by engineers from Waterloo and South China University of Technology recently won the Best Student Paper Award at the 3M-NANO international conference held in Xi’an China.

Monday, September 10, 2012

High school student's research featured in Premier's blog

As students return to school, Waterloo Collegiate Institute's Janelle Tam was featured in the September 4 edition of Premier Dalton McGuinty's blog. Janelle is the daughter of Dr. Michael Tam, a faculty member in Waterloo's Department of Chemical Engineering and a member of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.

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