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In a groundbreaking paper recently published in "Acta Materialia", researcher Erfan Azqadan presents a novel approach to material science through the application of machine learning. The paper, titled "A Niche Application of Machine Learning in Material Science: Generating Feature-Rich SEM Images", introduces an innovative method that could significantly enhance the capabilities of material scientists and engineers.

A hearty congratulations to Jonathan Tang, Alan Woo, Jessica Zhang, Ibim Tolofari, and Gurmeet Gill for successfully completing their Master of Applied Science (MASc) degrees. Their perseverance and dedication through the challenges posed by COVID-19 restrictions are truly commendable. This accomplishment marks a significant milestone in their academic journeys and sets the stage for future professional achievements.

Professor Jahed has been awarded a significant grant of $1.5 million, marking a pivotal moment in the field of remanufacturing technologies. This grant, which is part of a larger $4 million federal funding initiative, will propel research and development in sustainable manufacturing practices. Professor Jahed’s visionary approach aims to revolutionize the industry, promising both environmental and economic benefits.

A recent publication by a team of researchers, including Dulal Saha, Scott Boegel, Shazia Tanvir, Christiane Lourenço Nogueira, Marc Aucoin, William A. Anderson, and Hamid Jahed, marks a significant advancement in antimicrobial technologies. Titled "Reviving an Ancient Practice: Harnessing the Antimicrobial Power of Copper through Cold Spray Technology," this paper, published in the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, explores innovative ways to utilize copper's natural antimicrobial properties.

Prof Jahed and Dr. Roostaei have made a significant contribution to the field of material science with the publication of their new book, “Cyclic Plasticity of Metals: Modelling Fundamentals and Application.” Published by Elsevier, this comprehensive work delves deep into the modeling and application of metal plasticity, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Dr. Hamid Jahed, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, is one of three professors in Waterloo Engineering who have been awarded a total of almost $1.9 million in funding to collaborate with Canadian-based companies and government organizations on strategic research projects. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Premier Ford tours lab

During his visit to Waterloo region last Friday, Premier Doug Ford came to campus to see Professor Michael Worswick’s Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab and experience first hand one of the largest academic laboratories for such research.

Professor Jahed and Dr. Gryguc were guest editors of Metals special issue on "Fatigue and Fracture of Mg Alloys" with contributions from world-renowned researchers. 

Access published papers here: Special issue on Fatigue and Fracture of Mg Alloys

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

FATSlab research recognition

Our FATSlab years of collaboration with Multimatic Inc., CanmetMATERIALS, and Ford Motor Company-Research & Innovation Center (RIC) on design and manufacturing of an ultra-lightweight automotive suspension arm made of magnesium alloy was recognized as this year’s winner of International Magnesium Association Excellence Award in wrought alloys category.