The Globe & Mail: Ultra-thin, flexible OLEDs illuminate a new era of lighting

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This year, OTI Lumionics, a Toronto-based startup, showed it could embed wafer-thin OLED lights in the cover of a magazine. Soon, it could be a feature of any surface or bendable screen By Peter Nowak – Special to The Globe & Mail The next big step in technology could very well be a flexible one … Read More

Eta Prime breaks personal speed record in 2018

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The Human Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT) set new milestones at the annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge in September. Valina Sintal (MIE MEng 1T8) became the fastest female rider for HPVDT racing at top speeds of 91.33 km/h on the team’s second bike, Bluenose. Calvin Moes (MSE PhD Candidate) rode his bike Eta Prime … Read More

MSE Student Strengthens Corporate Skills Through PEY Co-op Placement in Belgium

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Previous research experience, including a stint in South Africa, under her belt MSE student Mahta Massoud (1T8 + PEY Co-op) wanted to stretch her abilities. A year later, Massoud successfully completed an international corporate-based PEY Co-op position with Agfa Belgium. MSE’s Kendra Hunter spoke with Massoud about the experience. 1) Why did you want to … Read More

U of T Engineering community experiences new Myhal Centre at interactive open house

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Nine floors filled with interactive exhibits made for a fully immersive experience for more than 500 members of the U of T Engineering community at the Myhal Centre Open House, held on Sept. 13. The experiential event enabled faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to engage with the state-of-the-art facilities, learning spaces, institutes and centres … Read More

Strengthening the science and engineering of materials: Meet Professor Yu Zou

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Landing at U of T Engineering by way of Beijing, Montreal, Zurich and Boston, Professor Yu Zou (MSE) brings international experience, and a passion for creating stronger and lighter 3D-printed metallic materials. Applicable to every industry, Zou’s core focus is improving materials developed for aerospace and healthcare needs. MSE’s Kendra Hunter sat down with Zou … Read More

On Point: A Look at Toronto’s Infrastructure and the Risks of Collapse

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After the bridge collapse in Italy, Toronto should take a look at its own infrastructure. University of Toronto Engineering Professor Doug D. Perovic joins guest host Arlene Bynon to talk about the risks of structures collapsing in our city. Listen to the full On Point interview.  

What caused the Genoa bridge collapse: Doug Perovic speaks to media

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Professor Doug Perovic speaks to CTV News Network on the Genoa bridge collapse and factors that contributed to the catastrophic failure. Watch the complete interview.

The Weather Network: “This bridge should not have failed”- Doug Perovic speaks on Genoa bridge disaster

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Watch Video: Italy disaster sparks Canadian infrastructure concerns By Leeanna McLean, Digital Reporter for The Weather Network A 50-metre high section of the bridge, including a tower that anchored several stays, crashed down with as many as 35 vehicles driving on it in torrential rain. Huge slabs of reinforced concrete plunged onto two warehouses, train tracks and … Read More

Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria from growing on food processing equipment

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Many foods produced on an industrial scale include raw ingredients mixed together in enormous stainless steel machines that can be difficult to clean. With repeated use, equipment surfaces get minute scratches and grooves, providing bacteria and biofilms the perfect place to hide. While surface scratches may appear small to the naked eye, they are like … Read More

The National: ‘Inexcusable’ mistakes-Radiohead still wants answers 6 years after fatal stage collapse

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Ministry of Labour report suggests multiple engineering and construction errors; Professor Doug Perovic, who was part of a team of engineers who originally investigated the collapse comments By Katie Nicholson, CBC News Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is calling the mistakes outlined in a report into the fatal 2012 Toronto stage collapse that killed the band’s drum … Read More