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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nanotech powers an 'impossible' silicon breakthrough

Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

“Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, a Waterloo Engineering professor who proposed the concept several years ago.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

FIRST founder and Ghana college president to receive honorary degrees

Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, will be recognized with an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree and address the first of three Waterloo Engineering Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 16.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Professors win backing for ‘transformative research’

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded more than $7 million in provincial funding to support their work.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Solar energy work wins researcher provincial backing

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has won approval for $900,000 in funding through a provincial program to help Ontario meet its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kevin Musselman, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, is one of 22 recipients of financial backing from the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), which invests proceeds from the province’s carbon market.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Three chairs awarded $1.4 million each for research

Three researchers at Waterloo Engineering were recently named Canada Research Chairs (CRC) under a federal program designed to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.

Monday, May 7, 2018

WATonomous wins awards in autonomous car contest

University of Waterloo students drove away from the first part of a competition to develop a self-driving car with four awards and a fourth place overall finish.

Competing in the three-year AutoDrive Challenge held April 30 to May 5 in Arizona, the WATonomous student team won first in the Social Responsibility Presentation, second in both the Concept Design Report and Mapping Challenge events and third in Technical Reports contest. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Students compete at autonomous car event in Arizona

Members of a University of Waterloo student design team are in Arizona this week as they compete in the first leg of a three-year contest to develop a self-driving car.

WATonomous, which has more than 150 members, is up against teams from seven other North American universities in the AutoDrive Challenge staged by the Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers International and General Motors.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Researcher honoured at Rideau Hall for wireless work

Waterloo Engineering professor Slim Boumaiza will be honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa tonight for his research on wireless communications networks with two industry partners.

Boumaiza, an electrical and computer engineering professor who heads the Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG), is one of 20 scientists and engineers to be recognized at a ceremony attended by Governor General Julie Payette and other dignitaries.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Student team wins U.S. contest for green home design

A student team with strong representation from Waterloo Engineering took a top prize at a recent international competition involving the design of energy efficient homes and schools.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Doctoral student earns a place in national 3MT finals

A doctoral student at Waterloo Engineering is moving on to the national finals after finishing fifth at the recent Three Minute Thesis  (3MT) championships for Ontario.

Gregory Lui, who is doing a PhD in chemical engineering, competed at York University in Toronto in a field of 20 graduate students representing universities across the province.

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