Waterloo Engineering alumnus Morteza Ahmadi is working to develop an artificial kidney at his startup company, Qidni Labs.
The long-term goal of the company, which operates out of the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, is a small device that can be implanted in the body, sparing kidney dialysis patients from being hooked up to machines for hours at a time, several times a week.
Nadine Ibrahim, the first Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, is preparing students at Waterloo Engineering to be the municipal leaders of tomorrow by learning from a network of faculty, industry professionals and global experts through unique coursework and extracurriculars.
“My vision is to make Waterloo a hub where urban experts come together,” said Ibrahim, a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Our future cities need urban engineers who collaborate with others in the face of ground-breaking, complex challenges.”