In Memoriam – Dr. Frank Wheeler

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Adjunct Lecturer, Dr. Frank Wheeler, passed away on September 6, 2019. Wheeler received his M.Sc. (honors) in metallurgical engineering from the University of Mining and Metallurgy, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, in 1962, and his doctorate in 1992. In 1970, he joined Hatch, where he began as a senior process engineer and moved through positions of increasing responsibility … Read More

International Pearson Scholars on their first month at U of T Engineering

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Santiago Gomez Montenegro (Year 1 MSE) is among five Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship recipients who arrived in Toronto this summer from countries across the globe. The Pearson scholarship, named after Canada’s 14th prime minister, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and U of T graduate Lester Bowles Pearson, recognizes exceptional academic achievement, creativity, leadership potential and … Read More

Weiwei Li (MSE 1T6, MASc 1T8) co-developed an app that will help researchers find study participants faster

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University of Toronto alumni Catherine Chan and Weiwei Li have developed a digital solution to reduce the time and money it takes for researchers to find suitable participants for their research studies. At the same time, they’ve also created an innovative way to encourage stronger public participation. Chan experienced the difficulties of participant recruitment and … Read More

U of T researchers’ shape-shifting technology paves way for new generation of ‘soft’ robots

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Prof. Hani Naguib (MSE/MIE) has been featured in the UofT News about his innovative work developing “soft” robots and wearable devices with smart materials that physically respond to electrothermal changes in the environment. Naguib and his group specialize in smart materials. They have created a miniature robot that can crawl with in chworm-like motion. The … Read More