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U of T Engineering researchers are developing the next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles

December 14, 2017 – Researchers from MIE and ECE are working collaboratively to design the automotive battery of the future. The four-year multidisciplinary research project is bringing together Professor Olivier Trescases (ECE), a power electronics expert; Dean Cristina Amon (MIE), a thermal management expert; and Havelaar Canada, a Toronto-based electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer behind the … Read More

U of T Engineering professors appear in Downsizing film: Q&A with Professor Javad Mostaghimi

December 14, 2017 – The new Paramount Pictures film Downsizing stars Hollywood A-list actors Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz. But U of T Engineering students who look closely at the film’s trailer may notice some other familiar faces: Professors Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) and Mark Kortschot (ChemE) both appear as extras in the movie. U of T Engineering asked the two professors … Read More

MIE entrepreneur Peter Wen: CEIE will be a ‘game-changer’

December 14, 2017 – Peter Wen (Year 4 MechE) does his best problem solving when he gets in a room with other entrepreneurs. Wen launched his company, TeleHex, out of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery in 2015. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign that almost doubled its target, it was time for Wen and his co-founder Rishi Persad to start fabricating … Read More

Mayor’s NYC trade mission a ‘powerful’ showcase of Toronto’s tech boom: MIE alumna Huda Idrees

December 11, 2017 – The television show 30 Rock once joked Toronto is “just like New York but without all the stuff.” But the same can’t easily be said when comparing the two cities’ startup scenes. At least, that was what Huda Idrees (IndE 1T2 + PEY) took away from her recent visit to New York City as part … Read More

Hindustan Times: Canada varsity, IIT-Bombay to use AI to make Pune a smart city

December 6, 2017 – Artificial intelligence (AI) will be deployed as part of a collaboration involving the University of Toronto and IIT-Bombay to make Pune a truly smart city. This will be among the first of the projects to be tackled under a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation … Read More

Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre: Commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2017 – Every year on Dec. 6, people across the country remember the victims of École Polytechnique shooting and raise awareness about gender-based violence. At U of T, events are taking place across all three campuses for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, an … Read More

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