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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

First-year students receive major award

Evangeline Dryburgh and Shahed Saleh

Two incoming first year Mechatronics students each win $100,000 scholarships. 

Evangeline Dryburgh and Shahed Saleh are entering their first term this fall in our Mechatronics program.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Researchers awarded $1.9M for strategic projects

Hamid Jahed

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. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Tales of Existence, poetry by Professor Shahrzad Esmaeili

Tales of Existence

Professor Shahrzad Esmaeili, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, has recently published her first collection of poems in English and Persian, “Tales of Existence, A Collection of Poems”.

Monday, March 18, 2019

MME Professor David Johnson on CBC's Quirks and Quarks

The host of CBC radio's Quirks and Quarks turned to a Waterloo Engineering professor with a question about wind turbines on the program’s March 16 show.

Bob MacDonald asked David Johnson, a Waterloo mechanical engineering professor and founder of the University's Wind Energy Research Group, to respond to the following question submitted by a listener in North Gower, Ottawa.

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