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

Jun Nogami honoured with prestigious award from The University of Tokyo

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Professor Jun Nogami (MSE) has been elected as a Fellow of the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo. Nogami, who is chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, received this prestigious designation during the 2018 UT2 Graduate Students Workshop. The annual Workshop, hosted in Japan and Toronto in alternate years, brought … Read More

Heffernans expand fellowships with additional $3-million gift

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Gerald Heffernan (MMS 4T3) and his wife Geraldine have a long history of helping outstanding Canadian business graduates and engineers transform discoveries into commercial products with economic and societal impact.  A new $3-million gift to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering builds on their passion for entrepreneurship. This latest gift expands post-graduate fellowships and … Read More

U of T Engineering students win international competition with sustainable yacht design

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A team from U of T Engineering’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) has won an international clean energy design competition. Their design for a sustainable recreational boating system, dubbed Motion+, took first place at the global 2017-2018 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, an annual competition organized by the Hydrogen Education Foundation in Washington, D.C. … Read More

MSE Students Featured in “Grads to Watch 2018”

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At Spring Convocation on June 19, 2018, more than 1,400 U of T Engineering students will mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ Alumni, where they will continue to address … Read More

Mining your phone: Recovering rare earth elements from e-waste

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A retired smartphone languishing in a drawer may seem nearly worthless, but from a material point of view, it’s a gold mine. Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) and her team are developing new methods for recovering strategic materials — including rare earth elements — from disused electronics and other forms of waste. “Strategic materials are those which … Read More

Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team debut latest vehicle at ASME competition

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Arbiter, a streamlined trike with monocoque carbon fiber construction and full suspension, placed second in design and innovation at the 2018 ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge in April. Held at Penn State University, the Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT), consisting of multi-disciplinary U of T engineering students, raced against 47 other groups of competitors from … Read More