Winners of the 2012 Waterloo Engineering awards were celebrated at the annual Faculty of Engineering dinner held October 4.
Sanjeev Bedi of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, Mark Pritzker of chemical engineering, and Mark Smucker of management sciences received the Faculty's Teaching Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding teaching and commitment to the enrichment of Waterloo Engineering education.
Two engineering students will be honoured with the university's Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Designation at fall convocation on October 20. One of three of the designations for a master's student will be awarded to Mohammad Rostami of electrical and computer engineering. Thomasz Glawdel of mechanical and mechatronics engineering will receive one of the three designations for a PhD student.
Sergey Bogdanov, a Waterloo mechanical engineering doctoral candidate, won the best poster presentation at the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX held September 16-21 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference was attended by almost 200 experts from 58 countries. Bogdanov's work will be published in the form of a full-length paper in the International Journal of Fatigue Journal.
Waterloo Engineering teams received three of nine awards presented at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery 2011 competition held recently in Toronto. Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering students Yaser Shanjani and Mihaela Vlasea, both PhD students supervised by Dr. E. Toyserkani, won second prize in the student oral presentation competition.
The WAVELab Robotics team supervised Dr. S. Waslander won the grand award at the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition at UBC. The team ranked first overall in the design, drag race, and circuit competitions.