Faculty of Engineering

2012-2013

Civil and Enviornmental Engineering Guest Lecture

Presented by: Panos Tsourlos, Associate Professor, Department of Geophysics, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Thursday, June 20, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, room 3109

The Electrical Resistivity Tomography technique inNear-surface applications 
Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) is probably the most widely used geophysical technique for near-surface investigations. This talk will give an overview of the technique and will provide information regarding the recent advancements in ERT measuring strategies, instrumentation, data processing and interpretation. The main topic of the talk will be the presentation of several case studies, carried out by the Applied Geophysics Laboratory (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) showing the application of ERT technique in the context of near-surface problems ranging from geotechnical and environmental to archaeological and hydrogeological applications. In all presented case studies either the measuring mode and the measuring environment or the processing schemes used depart from what someone could characterize as typical. Emphasis is given in describing the novelty involved in each case study and to demonstrate some of the lessons learnt from these applications. 

Civil and Enviornmental Engineering Guest Lecture

Presented by: Myint Win Bo, Senior Vice President / Senior Principal (Geo-Services), DST Consulting Engineers Inc

Thursday, June 20, 2013
2:30 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, room 2202

Myint Win Bo will present a guest lecture titled "Mega Offshore Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement Project in Singapore."

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Distinguished Lecture

Presented by: Roland Clift, Emeritus Professor, Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey and Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, room 1200

The Role of Industrial Ecology in Environmental Policy and Company Strategy
Industrial ecology is a new grouping of academic approaches which sheds light on the use, accumulation and wastage of resources in the economy. Life Cycle Assessment and Material Flow Accounting are two of the basic tools of industrial ecology. These tools and approaches increasingly provide the underpinning for environmental legislation and regulation in the European Union and for the environmental strategy of companies supplying consumer products. Some examples will be discussed including labelling to inform supply chain management and consumer purchasing and sustainable consumption programs.

2013 Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series

Presented by: Kim Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen's University
Thursday, March 14, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
SEB 3109

Visit the Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series website for more information.

Western Engineering Distinguished Lecture

Presented by: Gilles Patry, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Thursday, November 1, 2012
12:30 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, room 3109

Driving Innovation in Canada
Patry is the fourth President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Following a long and distinguished career as a consultant, a researcher, and a university administrator, Dr. Patry brings to the CFI a wealth of experience from both the private and academic sector. At this lecture, Dr. Patry will present, “Driving Innovation in Canada.” For more information, please contact lesley.mounteer@uwo.ca 

2012 Darcy Lecture - hosted by Civil and Environmental Engineering

Friday, September 14, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, Rm. 1200

S. Majid Hassanizadeh, Professor of Hydrogeology, Utrecht University, Senior Advisor, Deltares Research Institute presented a talk titled "Transport of Viruses in Partially Saturated Soil and Groundwater."

Chemical Engineering Distinguished Lecture

Presented by: Ignacio E. Grossmann, R. R. Dean University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Thursday, October 4, 2012
12:30 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, Rm. 1200

Optimal Synthesis and Planning of Sustainable Chemical Processes
Sustainability has recently emerged as a key issue in process systems engineering. This talk will present an optimization framework that effectively accounts for energy and water integration, and illustrate its application to the optimization of corn-based ethanol and ligno-cellulosic bio-ethanol plants. The speaker will also address the environmentally conscious design and planning of hydrogen supply chains for vehicle use using a multi-objective optimization approach coupled with the Eco-indicator 99 to assess the effect on human health.

ICLR Distinguished Lecture Series: Lessons in Disasters

Presented by: Norio Okada, 2012 TD Walter Bean Visiting Professor in the Environment
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1200

Coping with Earthquakes, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdowns
On March 2011, Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake, triggering huge tsunami waves and nuclear meltdowns. The impact can still be felt across the globe, and will be for years to come. At this distinguished lecture, Norio Okada will recall lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, presenting his Vitae Systems methodology for handling future events in a proactive, adaptive and integrative fashion. [Read more]