3D printers in the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory are producing parts for face shields in demand by health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our lab quickly volunteered to help and we’re now part of a community group of companies and institutions that have banded together to provide free medical support and supplies,” said Ehsan Toyserkani, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor and research director of the MSAM lab.
Waterloo Engineering researchers have received feedback and offers of help from around the world since launching an open-source project last week to improve COVID-19 screening.
“My goal was to engage people worldwide to push this initiative along and I’m getting my wish,” said Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor and director of the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab.
Wong launched the COVID-Net project in conjunction with DarwinAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup in Waterloo that he co-founded.
Mary Wells will rejoin Waterloo Engineering as the Faculty's next dean.
Wells, an accomplished materials engineer, is known for her strategic leadership in building collaborative and strong relationships within a university setting and for her work in attracting, engaging and retaining women in the engineering industry.
Wells currently serves as University of Guelph’s Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, a position she has held since 2017.