News archive - December 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Researcher pursuing his ‘artificial leaf’ breakthrough

More than a year after publishing a paper that attracted worldwide attention, a Waterloo Engineering researcher is working towards commercialization of technology to tackle climate change.

Yimin Wu, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, was inspired by nature to create an “artificial leaf” that converts harmful carbon dioxide into an alternative fuel.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Professors awarded new Canada Research Chairs

Waterloo Engineering faculty members will advance their work through inaugural Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs.  

Catherine Burns, a systems design engineering professor, is the new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Human Factors in Healthcare Systems. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Professor named fellow of Canadian engineering society

A faculty member of Waterloo’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department has been named a 2021 fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the country’s longest-standing engineering society.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Waterloo wetlands research appears today in Nature

A new study by Waterloo Engineering researchers found that targeting wetland restoration in heavily farmed areas would dramatically reduce the amount of nitrogen polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas.

The researchers, who collaborated with a University of Waterloo alumnus who is now a professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), examined detailed data on wetland locations and nitrogen loads from fertilizer on farm fields throughout the United States.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Engineering students among fall Concept $5K winners

Students at Waterloo Engineering had another strong showing at the recent Fall 2020 Concept $5K pitch competition.

Two of four teams that earned $5,000 prizes at the virtual event, which is staged three times a year, featured engineering members.

Ayush Bhargava, a first-year management engineering student, and Raymond Wu, a first-year biomedical engineering student, are members of ChangeRoom.

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