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Under the leadership of Dr. Ehsan Toyserkani, a professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada's largest metal additive manufacturing facility has opened in Kitchener. This 15,000 square foot, $25 million facility, equipped with advanced technology, aims to be a research hub for metal studies. It includes the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) lab, where University of Waterloo students can engage with cutting-edge 3D printing technologies. Dr. Toyserkani believes this facility will boost local technological innovation and address global supply chain challenges, emphasizing its position as one of the top five global leaders in academic metal additive manufacturing.

On behalf of all members of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Katayoon Taherkhani for receiving the “2023 ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Young Professional Award”, in recognition of "her continuous and outstanding contributions to research pertaining and in support of additive manufacturing". The award was given during #iCAM2023 in Washington, DC, USA.

Special thanks to ASTM International and ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence for recognizing Katayoon's exceptional work and organizing an incredible iCAM 2023 conference that brought together over 1100 distinguished attendees.

One of the Schulich Leaders in Waterloo Community.

Evie Bouganim, a first-year mechatronics engineering student. For as long as she could remember, Evie loved solving problems, learning new things, and spending most of her free time on the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, where she held several leadership positions. That’s why it’s no surprise that she’s found a great match with the mechatronics engineering program.   

Evie says she’s most looking forward to “being in a program that’s tailored to content I love and being surrounded by like-minded peers.”  

She has aspirations to lead the design and development of robotics and automation systems with specific application to the biotechnology industry when she graduates.  

The choice to attend Waterloo was a no-brainer for Evie after feeling “welcomed” with every EngChat match and club fair she attended on campus, but it is the university’s “prestigious engineering, co-op programs and faculty that made the decision easy,” she says.

Three professors at Waterloo Engineering were awarded close to $1 million in federal funding today through a program supporting small modular reactors (SMRs) research using nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment. 

The funding is part of $15 million in support announced for projects across the country through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Small Modular Reactors Research Grant. Four projects are set to receive a total of $1.3 million campus-wide.

The Capstone Design initiative embarks on a thrilling journey that propels student teams to stretch beyond their accustomed boundaries by leveraging the accumulated knowledge and honed skills from academic study and co-operative work terms. It's an exhilarating exploration where theoretical concepts meet practical applications, dynamically emphasizing the pivotal tenets of teamwork, project management, research, and development. Now let's show how we have captured the student experience, along with the involvement of alumni and industry partners.

Dr. Jeremy Wang's (PhD '23, mechanical and mechatronics engineering) ground-breaking mission to prove that planes no longer require humans in the cockpit recently earned him a prestigious national award.  

On March 18th and 25th, MME's 4th-year Capstone Design Symposium events were held in-person and showcased our latest and greatest in terms of talent and innovation. This year, there were over 100+ senior teams showcasing their projects and competing for a selection of awards from best product design, web design, prototype, innovation, presentation quality, among others. Below are the results of this year's award winners. 

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone that participated in the event!

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Pitching to win

In a dazzling display of innovation at this year's Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design, senior engineering teams from the Faculty of Engineering brought forth groundbreaking projects to compete for substantial funding to fuel their entrepreneurial dreams. Out of the ten formidable teams, two remarkable groups from the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME) stream notably clinched victory.

Six Waterloo Engineering undergraduate students placed among the top three at this year’s Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC), held last month in Engineering 7 at the University of Waterloo.

Teams won first place in the Innovative Design category and third in the Re-Engineering challenge.

First place in the Innovative Design category was awarded to fourth-year mechanical engineering students Ben Beazley, Collin Bolt, Jake Chateauneuf and Alexsa Laddaran.

The University of Waterloo’s all-weather, self-driving bus, the WATonoBus, has hit the road with official go-ahead from Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation.

Students, staff, faculty and visitors can enjoy the ride with a complimentary WATonobus shuttle service operating every Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.