Thursday, June 25, 2020

Prof’s work on disinfecting PPE advances to testing

Work by a Waterloo Engineering professor on the use of ultraviolet light to help disinfect and reuse personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is advancing to testing.

Bill Anderson, a professor of chemical engineering, began working online with researchers in New Zealand to develop a proposed two-stage system to kill, or deactivate, the virus on used PPE.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Researcher wins backing to develop COVID detector

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering has won $265,000 in federal backing to develop a palm-sized device capable of detecting COVID-19 infection within 30 minutes.

Carolyn Ren, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will lead the one-year project by a team that includes professors Emmanuel Ho of the School of Pharmacy at Waterloo and Keith Fowke of the University of Manitoba.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Waterloo lecturer featured in UN video lecture series

A lecturer at Waterloo Engineering is featured in an international video lecture series created by a United Nations organization dedicated to building inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities.

Nadine Ibrahim, who holds the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering at Waterloo, kicks off the sixth season of Global Urban Lectures presented by UN-Habitat as the first of 10 lecturers.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Ralph Haas's pioneering work created better road systems

Ralph Haas, professor emeritus and a former chair of civil and environmental engineering, died last week at the age of 87.

His ground-breaking concepts and technologies resulted in better-performing road networks and recognition as 'the father of pavement asset management' throughout the engineering world. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

New graduate found time for a lot more than studying

From experience holding elected student office to volunteer roles in the community, Mariko Shimoda leaves with a lot more than an undergraduate degree as she officially graduates from Waterloo Engineering this week.

The mechanical engineering student found time during her academic career to rack up an impressive list of extracurricular accomplishments and land a full-time job at her last co-op employer.

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