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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three grad students honoured with exceptional teaching

For the second year in a row three of the four graduate students to win the  university's exceptional teaching award are from Waterloo Engineering. Arash Shahi of civil and environmental engineering, Andrea Murphy, of the School of Architecture, and Hamed Shateri of mechanical and mechatronics engineering will receive the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student at spring convocation in June.  The other winner is Keith Delaney of earth and environmental sciences. [DB article]

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Maud Gorbet wins WoW Award

Systems design engineering professor Maud Gorbet has been honoured for her work in the community by the Women of Waterloo Region (WoW) in the Science and Technology category.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Faculty members join team to help bring bioproducts to market

Chemical engineering professors Leonardo Simon and Raymond Legge are part of a new cross-university team of scientists formed to help Canadian companies bring their innovative bioproducts to market faster. The Ontario Biomaterials A-Team, led by Guelph-based Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, is made up of 10 members with complementary skills from seven Ontario universities. Known as the A-Team, its mandate is to bring together the skilled people, sophisticated equipment, speed of service and confidentiality companies require to fine-rune and test new products before they're brought to market.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Two engineering CRCs awarded research funding

The latest round of funding for Canada Research Chairs awarded $7.5 to six CRCs campus-wide, including $1.4 million each to two in engineering. The new funding puts Waterloo in the top five research universities across the country. Carl Haas, a civil and environmental engineering professor and the CRC in Construction and Management of Sustainable Infrastructure, will use his funding for research his team is undertaking on finding the most sustainable ways to make and manage everything from roads and sewers to suspension bridges through technology including 3D scanning of things like road su

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Professor's photovoltaic-based research appears in Solar Novus Today

Solar Novus Today features the work of electrical and computer engineering professor Omar Ramahi who received a $25,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for researching the harvest of non-visible light and is collaborating with chemists from Next Alternative Inc. on the project. “Over significant parts of the earth, the sun shines for a fraction of the day.

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