News archive - September 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Engineering alumnus aims to develop artificial kidney

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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Funding awarded for global research collaborations

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering are involved in seven projects receiving more than $175,000 in funding under a program to encourage international collaborations.

Their projects are among 10 campus-wide announced in the latest round of International Research Partnership Grants funded by the University of Waterloo and global partner institutions.

The engineering researchers are:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Campus celebration of life for young alum to be held October 5

A memorial service will be held at the University of Waterloo on October 5 to remember Phil Everson who graduated from management engineering in 2017.

Everson, 26, died suddenly at the Ottawa Army Run on September 22.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Teaching excellence recognized by the Faculty

Each year, the Faculty of Engineering, with the assistance of the Sandford Fleming Foundation, honours faculty members for their outstanding commitment to excellence in engineering education.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

New chair is educating urban engineers of the future

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.”

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