Thursday, January 14, 2021

Alumni education company Prodigy secures $159M investment

An online-based education company co-founded by two Waterloo Mechatronics Engineering alumni announced this week that they have secured a 150 million dollar investment from US private-equity giant TPG Growth. 

Prodigy Education is one of the fastest growing e-learning services in North American with upwards of 90 million monthly users. It was launched initially by Rohan Mahimker and Alex Peters, two mechatronics engineering students here at Waterloo.

Friday, January 8, 2021

MME department mourns the passing of second-year mechatronics student

It is of great sadness to announce the passing of Aidan Walker, a second-year mechatronics engineering student who passed away on January 2, 2021 due to a brain aneurysm. 

Aidan was an outgoing 19 year-old young man with a bright future. He was a competitive swimmer where he competed at the national level. He was also a top student graduating highschool with the highest honours.

He passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital surrounded by family.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

University of Waterloo to partner with National Research Council to boost 3D printing development

The University of Waterloo and the National Research Council (NRC) are combining efforts to accelerate 3D printing processes using metals. One key focus of this collaboration will be the development of experimental metal alloy powders to be used in the printing process. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Meet the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Chair 2021: Mike Collins


Long-time faculty member Mike Collins became the new chair of mechanical and mechatronics engineering (MME) at the beginning of January.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

MME mourns the loss of a beloved dean and faculty member

Pearl Sullivan, Waterloo's former dean of engineering and the first woman to hold the position, died on November 28 after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Mechatronics student and entrepreneur Sam Dugan enters the Dragon's Den

Sam Dugan in the Den

Sam Dugan started his technology company to reduce injuries at ski resorts and on Thursday night, Sam will realize a childhood dream when he appears in an episode of the CBC show Dragons’ Den to explain his product, SmartPatrol, and pitch the resident moguls for investments.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alan Plumtree remembered

Alan Plumtree, a co-designer of a pump that provides clean drinking water to developing countries, died on November 5.

Plumtree, a Waterloo mechanical engineering professor, and Alfred Rudin, a Waterloo chemistry professor, created the hand-operated pump in the late 1970s after being approached by the International Development Research Centre.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Ehsan Toyserkani, Mihaela Vlasea, and Yimin Wu awarded federal funding

Ehsan Toyserkani and Mihaela Vlasea of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Lab, were awarded just over $2.6 million.  Yimin Wu, received just over $160,000 for research on solar fuels for carbon-neutral transportation. Waterloo Engineering News

Monday, November 2, 2020

Prof Michael Worswick recognized as an automotive and steel industries leader

Michael Worswick

Michael Worswick, engineering professor in Mechanical Mechatronics Engineering at University of Waterloo, was recognized as one of thirty-six individuals receiving the Award of Excellence

Friday, October 30, 2020

Two MME Profs win the WIN Research Leaders Award

Two MME Profs win the WIN Research Leaders Award

Carolyn Ren and Yimin A Wu, both engineering professors in Mechanical Mechatronics Engineering at University of Waterloo, and are two of 16 recipients recognized for achievements for outstanding contributions to the nanotechnology field.

The award is given by the field from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology for the criteria:

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