News archive - May 2019

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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Top robotics researcher tackles the tough questions

Technical challenges and ethical issues are both on the agenda as Waterloo Engineering researcher Kerstin Dautenhahn continues her work on social and intelligent robots.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Student honoured by City of Waterloo for giving back

Michelle Liu carefully plans each hour of each day three weeks in advance to figure out where she needs to be and when.

Between volunteering up to 40 hours a month in several different roles on and off campus and keeping on top of her graduate studies, she constantly checks her changing calendar.

“I call it 80 productive hours a week, divided between volunteering and my studies,” Liu says with a laugh.

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