News archive - 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New powder could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have created a powder that could be used to reduce greenhouse gases at factories and power plants that burn fossil fuels.

The advanced carbon powder, developed using a novel process in the lab of chemical engineering professor Zhongwei Chen, could filter and remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from emissions with almost twice the efficiency of conventional materials. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

EngSoc honours friend of society award winner

Speaking openly about mental health in the classroom is one of the reasons David Brush was recognized as fall 2018's Waterloo Engineering Society (EngSoc) Friend of the Society award recipient.

The civil and environmental engineering lecturer was the first student-voted winner of the award since it was formally approved this past summer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cleantech startup takes $25,000 pitch contest prize

A startup company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Pope recently won $25,000 in seed funding in a pitch competition meant to encourage Canadian innovation.

Evercloak, a cleantech startup that specializes in manufacturing ultra-thin graphene and other 2D nanomaterial films, took first place in the environment and electrification development category of the Ontario Power Generation Ignite contest.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Trudeau commits $230M to SCALE AI that builds on Waterloo’s expertise

The University of Waterloo’s renowned artificial intelligence (AI) research and academic programs, including plans to train IT professionals and business executives in the field, received a significant boost today with the federal government’s commitment of $230 million to support the supply chain and logistics excellence consortium led by the SCALE AI supercluster.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Professor receives award for paper published in 2009

Mark Hancock was honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces for a paper he co-wrote almost a decade ago as a doctoral student at the University of Calgary.

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