Friday, July 17, 2020

MME Alumni-led ApplyBoard closes $100MM funding round during pandemic

Applyboard Building a Better Future

Congratulations Martin Basiri (MASc ’13) and the whole ApplyBoard team!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Professor Sushanta Mitra's research team developing an anti-viral coating against COVID-19

Sushantra Mitra in the lab.

New research aims to create a surface coating that will kill COVID-19 on contact

New research is underway to develop a coating that will kill the COVID-19 virus immediately upon contact with any surface. The antiviral coating could be applied to all personal protective equipment and high-touch surfaces, greatly reducing the risk of community transmission of the virus.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Professor Shahrzad Esmaeili retires

Shahrzad Esmaeili retires

Shahrzad Esmaeili, a highly regarded member of the Materials Group, retired on July 1st after many years of invaluable service to our department – Congratulations Shahrzad! Well deserved!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Professor is out to build a better, safer football helmet

Duane profile pic

A researcher in MME at Waterloo Engineering is part of a team that has been awarded US $412,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to develop a better, safer helmet.

Duane Cronin, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will contribute sophisticated impact testing and advanced computer modelling to optimize helmet performance and reduce the risk of head injuries.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

MME Professor awarded inaugural class of CEEA Fellows

Profile pic of Gordon Stubley

The Canadian Engineering Education Association awarded Gordon Stubley in the inaugural class of CEEA Fellows.  The designation of Fellow honours individuals who have demonstrated noteworthy service to engineering education, engineering leadership, or engineering design education through their work with CEEA-ACEG.  Congratulations Gordon from all of us in MME!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

MME Researcher wins backing to develop COVID detector

Carolyn Ren - Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering has won $265,000 in federal backing to develop a palm-sized device capable of detecting COVID-19 infection within 30 minutes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

MME Prof, Mihaela Vlasea, sole Canadian winner of the 2020 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Awards

Mihaela Vlasea in MSAM Lab

Mihaela Vlasea’s, high achievements were recognized by SME.org. The awards are centered on research and management efforts around manufacturing processes, environmental sustainability, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, biomedical manufacturing, metalworking fluids, civil and environmental engineering, and advanced materials.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

#MMEProud: Recent graduate Mariko Shimoda is a superstar!

Mariko Shimoda and Engineering Friends

It’s hard to imagine how Mariko Shimoda had time to become an engineer with all of her community involvement. The Mechanical Engineering graduate (BASC ’20) clearly excels and can juggle a lot and do it well - she was hired full-time by her co-op placement.

Over the past five years, Shimoda participated in the following volunteer roles:

Friday, June 19, 2020

MME Congratulates Class of 2020

Congratulations Message from Professors

This is the first virtual convocation in our history. Today, we in MME want to celebrate you.

Until we can come together for a proper Convocation Ceremony in person, please have a look at what our Faculty and Staff have put together, especially for you.

Congratulations to the MME graduating class of 2020!  We are Waterloo Warriors!  #UWaterlooGrad


Friday, June 12, 2020

Mechatronics Student, Ayush Wadehra, creates award-winning 3D printed replica of Van Gogh masterpiece

Ayush Wadehra displaying 3D printed, The Starry Night

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Clearly, Ayush Wadehra, who is going into fourth year as a Mechatronics student, took his love of Van Gogh and courage to technologically create an award-winning 3D printed version of The Starry Night – 131 years after the original was painted by Van Gogh, while living in isolation, in an asylum, in June 1889.

This 3D version has moving parts.

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