Jian Zhao, a Ph.D. candidate from Dr. Xianguo Li’s research group in the department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, has successfully moved on to the second round of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) video contest called Science, Action! Students from around the country submitted a short video showcasing research in the natural sciences or engineering fields.
SAE International has announced that Waterloo Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Professor Michael J. Worswick has been elected as a 2016-17 SAE Fellow. He was one of 22 fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the recent SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit.
A new method for measuring extremely tiny objects could lead to cheaper, more accurate sensors for use in fields including medical research and gas detection.
Research at the University of Waterloo found that nanoscale devices using electromagnetism would be sensitive enough to determine the mass of viruses a hundred billion times lighter than a strand of human hair.
Engineers from the University of Waterloo applied neutron beams in the developing a promising new magnesium alloy. In addition to being cost-effective, the material’s alloying elements ensure increased ductility and strength—paving the way for lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles.