U of T Engineering recognizes four longstanding industry partners at fourth annual Partners’ Reception

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More than 150 industry and community leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered Nov. 13, 2019 at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the U of T Engineering Partners’ Reception.   Now in its fourth year, the event celebrated the Faculty’s longstanding ties with over 400 industry partners across its six multidisciplinary innovation clusters. In the past year alone, the Faculty launched new strategic partnerships … Read More

Prof. Hani Naguib among the four UofT presenters pitching ideas for Ontario’s growth at annual economic summit

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Prof. Hani Naguib (MIE/MSE), Director of the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, will be one of four presenters pitching ideas at the Ontario Economic Summit. The annual event is organized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and brings together industry representatives, experts and government officials to talk about the province’s economy. The theme for this … Read More

Alumnus, Shawn Xiaohua Qu (MSE PhD 9T5), received the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction Award

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Alumnus, Shawn Xiaohua Qu (MSE PhD 9T5), received the Hall of Distinction Award on Nov. 7 at the annual Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards. The awards ceremony, held at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, celebrated alumni for their outstanding contributions to the Skule™ community as well as their remarkable career achievements. He … Read More

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

Human Powered Vehicle Design Team sets world record at international speed-bike competition

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This month, Friday the 13th was a lucky day for U of T Engineering’s Human Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT), as they broke the world record for tandem biking at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC). WHPSC is a global competition that takes place annually in Battle Mountain, Nev., and challenges cyclists to break … Read More

Prof. Benjamin Hatton awarded with the Percy Edward Hart professorship in Materials Science and Engineering

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Professor Ben Hatton. (Photo: Mark Neil Balson) Congratulations to Prof. Benjamin Hatton on being named Percy Edward Hart Professor in Materials Science and Engineering! Created in 2016 by a landmark bequest from the estate of alumnus Erwin Edward Hart (CivE 4T0), the Percy Edward Hart and Erwin Edward Hart professorships are awarded to faculty members … Read More

MSE PhD student Charlie Katrycz & his team named National Winners of the James Dyson Award

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  Congratulations to MSE PhD student Charlie Katrycz & his team who were named National Winners of the James Dyson Award for their creation of the worlds thinnest wearable hot water bottle UNDU for menstrual pain relief ! Read the article from the UofT Engineering News featuring this project