Bright ideas: researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders at U of T conference exploring future of light

May 19, 2017 – Most associate insomnia with the dark. But Amol Rao (IndE MEng 1T7) says we should pay more attention to our lights. Rao cites a growing body of research that shows nighttime exposure to blue wavelength light – the type that illuminates our smartphones, tablets and laptops – messes with the body’s internal clock, … Read More

Professor Markus Bussmann appointed Chair of MIE

May 19, 2017 – Professor Markus Bussmann has been appointed Chair of the Department of Mechanical &  Industrial Engineering (MIE) for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2017. Professor Bussmann joined MIE in 2002, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and to full Professor in 2015.  He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical … Read More

U of T’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle team wins largest student drone competition in Canada

May 15, 2017 – The University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team recently came in first place at the Unmanned Systems Canada Student Competition, the largest student UAV/drone competition in Canada. The annual competition promotes and develops Canadian expertise, innovation and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. … Read More

Nine MIE students receive 2017 Cressy Awards

April 27, 2017 – Nine MIE students were among 28 from U of T Engineering to receive the 2017 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on Tuesday, April 25. This marks the highest number of recipients from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering since the program’s creation in 1994. Each year, the … Read More

Two MIE engineers honoured by Engineers Canada

April 21, 2017 – Engineers Canada has recognized MIE professor Amy Bilton and MIE alumnus Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9). The national awards celebrate engineers who have made distinguished contributions to Canada. Professor Bilton received the Young Engineer Achievement Award, recognizing an engineer under 36 years of age for outstanding contributions. Maulucci garnered the Meritorious Service Award … Read More

MIE grad Reza Nosrati is channeling new approaches to assisted reproduction

April 19, 2017 – For infertile couples, the expense, duration and low success rates of assisted reproduction can make the process a physical and emotional ordeal. Reza Nosrati (MechE PhD 1T6), a postdoctoral researcher at Queen’s University aims to change that. Using microfluidics and advanced microscopy, he and his colleagues are developing simple but functional technologies … Read More

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