Remembering Dr. William (Bill) C. Winegard

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The U of T Engineering community is mourning the loss of distinguished alumnus Dr. William C. Winegard (MSE BASc 4T9, MIE MASc 5T0, MSE PhD 5T2). Winegard passed away January 31, 2019 at the age of 94. His was a life characterized by exemplary service to Canada, both locally and on the national political stage, … Read More

Connecting Legal Education with Science & Engineering!

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Prof. Doug Perovic was invited as expert speaker at the first Expert Witness Colloquium at UofT. The colloquium was hosted by the U of T Law Forensic Science Group on February 8, 2019. During the event, students were immersed in the roles of various expert witnesses in litigation. Speakers included experts from three key areas … Read More

MIC – Speed interviews

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The Materials Industry Club (MIC) celebrated its biggest event of the year – Speed Interviews – on January 21, 2019. During this event, MSE students had the opportunity to interact and practice interview skills with alumni, professors and industry experts. One-on-one mock interviews were conducted (approx. 5-10 minutes each) with time for constructive feedback on … Read More

Advanced materials for sustainability: meet MSE newest Professor Jane Howe

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Professor Jane Howe uses her expertise in electron microscopy to study materials that could advance renewable energy, such as those used to make lithium-ion batteries. Before joining U of T Engineering as an Associate Professor this month, Howe spent nearly 20 years in industry, working on advanced materials and imaging methods, including at the U.S. … Read More

U of T Engineering Students Design Storage Solution for Small Spaces

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Trying to find more storage space in a small condo is a challenge faced by millions of urban dwellers worldwide. Now, a group of U of T Engineering students has devised a practical solution — their product, the hoopoloop, lets residents use the round structural columns found in many condos to mount and store objects … Read More

Toronto-Tokyo Partnership Advances Research in Ceramic Wetting Properties

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Jason Tam (MSE 1T2+PEY, MSE PhD candidate) gained much more than a trip to Japan when he elected to participate in the annual UT2 Graduate Students Workshop: he gained invaluable international research experience and a published paper. His findings on the wetting properties of rare earth oxide ceramics recently appeared in the Journal of Materials … Read More

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