Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system

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Dr. Pierre Haenecour (left) of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona and Professor Jane Howe (MSE,ChemE, at right), analyze images of stardust particles with Hitachi’s SU9000 low-voltage STEM/SEM electron microscope. (Photo courtesy of Maria Schuchardt, University of Arizona)           The study of a tiny grain of stardust … Read More

How to take the ‘petro’ out of the petrochemicals industry

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Fossil fuels are the backbone of the global petrochemicals industry, which provides the world’s growing population with fuels, plastics, clothing, fertilizers and more. A new research paper, published today in Science, charts a course for how an alternative technology — renewable electrosynthesis —  could usher in a more sustainable chemical industry, and ultimately enable us … Read More

Latest news about the inquest into the Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto

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Seven years have passed since the stage collapse that killed Radiohead’s drums technician, Scott Johnson,  before a concert at Downsview Park. After the courts failed to find anyone responsible for the tragedy,  an inquest has began to find out what went wrong and what can be done to prevent future stage collapses. Key inquest exhibits … Read More

Human Powered Vehicle Design Team Competes at the ASME HPVC North Competition

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Left to right: Calvin Moes (MSE PhD candidate), Luke Patterson (Mech 1T9+PEY), Team Captain Bill Kong (Math & Physics 1T9), Josh Madero (Mech 2T0) and Rena Nakajima (Track One 2T2).               The University of Toronto human powered vehicle design team (HPVDT) cleaned up at the ASME Human Powered Vehicle … Read More

Multidisciplinary student teams unveiled their design solutions to industry challenges.

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MSE fourth-year students were part of the teams that unveiled their design solutions to industry challenges at this year’s Multidisciplinary Design Projects (MCP) Showcase on April 4, 2019. Since the launch of Multidisciplinary Design Projects in 2013, more than 550 students have benefited from the experiential and collaborative learning that the immersive design course fosters, … Read More