Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mechanical graduate students win their way to Italy


Congratulations to Devon Hartlen, Hossein Pishyar, Raphael Boulis and Bruna Do Nascimento Figueredo for their noteworthy achievement.

The Italian Technology Awards program is a competition that invites applications from graduate students attending international universities (outside of Italy) who are conducting research on an array of topics relevant to innovations and challenges facing various manufacturing sectors in their countries or globally. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Carolyn Hansson awarded Howe Memorial Lecture Award

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The 2019 AIST Howe Memorial Lecture Award went to Carolyn Hansson in May, following her delivery of the Lecture at AISTech.  She was awarded the Howe Memorial Lecture “for exceptional research and technology transfer related to the integrity of infrastructure for society. Her holistic approach to investigating the corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete has broadened the understanding of this critical aspect of construction.

Monday, November 11, 2019

4A Mechatronics students attend Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit


Rohan Agarwal and Mustafa Shahbaz were selected out of thousands around the world to attend the Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit.  They were nominated and selected for their achievements at the University of Waterloo, and for their internship experience gained with the assistance of Waterloo's Co-op Department.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Yimin Wu creates "artificial leaf" that turns carbon into fuel

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Yimin Wu, whose paper achieved cover article status, 'Facet-dependent active sites of a single Cu2O particle photocatalyst for CO2 reduction to methanol', and has been published in Nature Energy this week.  The new technology was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Thanks to all of the student and faculty volunteers at MME’s Fall Open House


We’d like to acknowledge and thank the student and faculty volunteers who contributed their time and energy this past Saturday.  
The team was busy all day giving tours, presentations, and speaking with an estimated 900-1,000 people looking for information on our department programs.  Thanks to the student team leads John Hanna (ME) and Kanvar Rakhraj (MTE), and faculty volunteers (James Tung, Cliff Butcher, Allyson Giannikouris, Baris Fidan, Kamyar Ghavam). 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

OMAC Presents $5,000 Grant to University of Waterloo Mechatronics Lab

cheque presentation

OMAC, the organization for machine automation and control, presented William Melek and Soo Jeon with the cheque at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. 

The Grant will support ongoing research in mechatronic automation in manufacturing.

Friday, September 20, 2019

ME Capstone Teams win Ontario Brain Institute ONtrepreneurs awards

Joshuo Lobo of Stabilo Medical and Michael Philips of Vena Medical win the ONtrepreneurs awards

The ONtrepreneurs program supports start-ups to commercialize brain-related technologies and improve brain health.

Joshua Lobo: Stabilo Medical is developing a smart vest that allows stroke patients to exercise safely and properly in the absence of a therapist, drastically improving the rate and level of stroke recovery.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Two ME capstone teams take home $50k each at the 25th Velocity Fund Pitch competition

Winning teams

At the first Toronto hosted Velocity Fund Pitch Competition on September 19th 2019, Watfly and Stacktronic win big for their early-stage startups.   Ten finalists were a part of the competition. 

Stacktronic: developing a scalable, flexible, and truly modular battery platform for electric vehicles. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

MASc and PhD Candidates from MME overall winners for their innovative design at the SME’s 2019 Digital Manufacturing Challenge

Award presentation

Lisa Brock and Gitanjali Shanbhag were the overall winners for their innovative design at the SME’s 2019 Digital Manufacturing Challenge.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fourth year ME student, Kevin Qiu, presents at ASME conference


Fourth year ME student, Kevin Qiu, presents at ASME conference

Qiu’s presentation centred around the work he had accomplished at one of his co-op placements, involving gear design. By using a mathematical model, Qiu and his colleagues discovered a method to optimize the design of gear geometries and make them more durable.  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) was held in Anaheim, California.

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