Faculty of Engineering

News Archive

January 2014

Three projects tapped for NSERC Strategic Project Grants
Western News | January 16, 2014
Projects led by Abdallah A. Shami, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Jun J. Yang, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, are among 77 scientific teams receiving more than $43 million in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) programs. The projects are funded through the Strategic Project Grant.
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February 2014

Varma receives Pride of India, Jewel of India
Western News | Friday, February 28, 2014
Western Engineering professor Rajiv Varma has been awarded two of his country’s highest honours – the Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) and Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) awards.
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Bringing discovery to the community
Western News | February 27, 2014
Discovery Western is the kind of camp mad scientists might have gone to as children. The organization, a not-for-profit run by Western Engineering and staffed by students, strives to increase the awareness of, and cultivate interest in, engineering and technology in young people in London and surrounding communities.
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Alumnus Patrick Dion brings mental health message to Western
Western News | February 26, 2014
Patrick Dion, vice-chair Mental Health Commission of Canada and Western Engineering alumnus, will deliver a free lecture about tackling the stigma of mental health issues, as well as courageously standing up against associated discrimination on Wednesday, March 5.
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Welcome, our newest faculty member
Western Engineering News | February 26, 2014
Lauren Flynn comes to Western continuing her exploration of novel biomaterials and tissue engineering strategies that will improve health.
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Dean's message: Building momentum
Western Engineering News | February 26, 2014
After almost five years as dean, I'm proud of what Western Engineering has achieved, and, as we work together, I look forward to an extraordinary future.
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Riding the Thrill
Western Engineering News | February 26, 2014
They designed. They built. They raced. This month, Western hosted 450 students from Canada's top engineering programs at the 40th annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. Up next, the Canadian Engineering Competition in March at Western.
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How two graduates spied a business in construction defects
The Globe and Mail | February 19, 2014
They started by driving around London, Ont., in the early mornings looking for construction sites. Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Hasegawa, BESc‘13 (Civil, Structural), had a hunch the building industry was ripe for some kind of mobile innovation – they just weren’t sure what.
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Services set for Engineering student
Western News | February 19, 2014
The Western community is mourning the death of Taylor Ogram, 20, an Engineering student, who died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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Engineering 'nightmare' may be a dream for future surgeons
Western News | February 13, 2014
Ali Tavallaei lives 'an engineer's worst nightmare' every single day at Western. And he wouldn't have it any other way. The Biomedical Engineering PhD student's work at Western’s Robarts Research Institute involves designing and fabricating robots for image-guided surgery that can function within an MRI machine.
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PhD student earns out-of-this-world NASA honour
Western News | February 6, 2014
Raymond Francis, a Western PhD student studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, has developed an algorithm that allows a computer system to autonomously interpret images of the sky from Mars. Francis received the NASA Group Achievement Award for his contributions to an outstanding group accomplishment.
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March 2014

New climate change report details threats to global security, possibilities of violent conflict
The Globe and Mail | March 30, 2014
Paul Kovacs, executive director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, is a lead author for the North American chapter of a report that for the first time includes human security in its review of how global warming will be experienced around the world.
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Xueliang (Andy) Sun upgraded to Tier I Canada Research Chair
Western News | March 28, 2014
Xueliang (Andy) Sun had his Chair upgraded to Tier I Canada Research Chair in Development of Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion. Sun is developing nanotechnologies to address challenges in use for clean energy.
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Mequanint and El Damatty named Western Faculty Scholars
Western News | March 27, 2014
Kibret Mequanint, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Ashraf El Damatty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, are among the recipients of Western University's 2014 Faculty Scholars awards.
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Professor charges toward better electric vehicle battery life
Western News | March 27, 2014
While you may see a Chevrolet Volt here, or a Nissan Leaf there, the future of the electric car has a way to go when it comes to safety, cost and, especially, performance. However, Engineering professor Andy Sun may have an answer to that final challenge.
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Western students come out winners in Capstone Design Competition in Sarnia
The Lambton Shield | March 21, 2014
Students from Western University’s Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department were at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park in Sarnia Friday, presenting their final design projects to a panel of judges from local industry.
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Engineering students to compete in annual competition
Sarnia This Week | March 20, 2014
More than 50 students from Western University's Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering will be in Sarnia tomorrow (March 21) for the ninth annual Capstone Engineering Design and Competition.
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Lab findings put patients on sound footing
Western News | March 13, 2014
Imagine being able to look inside the body in motion, and see not only the biomechanics of bones and joints, but also their interaction with the outside world. Working in Western’s Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, Jenkyn, the lab’s co-director, used a dozen cameras to capture a patient’s movement to understand conditions ranging from joint problems to sport injuries.
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Western engineering students design robotic arm to improve lives of stroke victims
London Free Press | March 13, 2014
Engineers for years have tried to build an affordable robot to helps victims of stroke recover movement and sensation — and now a team at Western think they may make it happen.
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Engineering students compete for 'best in Canada' title
Western Media Release | March 13, 2014
More than 150 of the country’s best and brightest engineering students from 27 universities compete in seven different competitions at the Canadian Engineering Competition held at Western University March 13-16.
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Advocate for women in engineering to present Lynda Shaw lecture
Western Media Release | March 11, 2014
Cristina Amon is known as a trailblazer and titan of engineering on both sides of the border. The Dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and Alumni Professor of Bioengineering in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering since 2006, Amon will deliver the 2014 Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture at Western University on Thursday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the Spencer Engineering Building, Room 3109.
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Western-led study reveals new surface chemistry in electric vehicle batteries
Western Media Relations | March 5, 2014
In a new study, published in Nature Communications, Western Engineering researcher Xueliang (Andy) Sun and his team of collaborators have shown for the first time ever that carbon coating not only affects conductivity and performance of electric car battery materials, but also alters the chemistry of the battery material's interactive surface.
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April 2014

In memoriam - Doug Shinozaki
Western Engineering News | April 28, 2014
Western Engineering is saddened by the news Mechanical and Materials Engineering Professor Emeritus Doug Shinozaki died on March 23, 2014 at the age of 68. Shinozaki retired from Western in 2011.
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Elnashai delivers Western Engineering Distinguished Lecture
Western Engineering News | April 28, 2014
Amr S. Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean, College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, delivered the Western Engineering Distinguished Lecture on April 24. Elnashai spoke about “Models and Methods for Comprehensive Assessment of Disaster Impact on Vulnerable Communities.”
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Rahman honoured for excellence in teaching
Western Engineering News | April 28, 2014
Quazi Rahman, Electrical and Computer Engineering assistant professor, was recently awarded the USC Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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El Damatty named Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Western Engineering News | April 28, 2014
Ashraf El Damatty, Civil and Environmental Engineering chair, has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). El Damatty will be presented this honour at the CSCE Annual Conference awards banquet, held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on May 30.
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Hayter Group ‘gives back’ to SunStang
Western Engineering News | April 22, 2014
Hayter Group, a plumbing, heating, geothermal and solar company based in southwestern Ontario, has donated $1,000 to SunStang to support the costs of building the car and participating in the Formula Sun Grand Prix.
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Engineering student wins Three Minute Thesis competition
Western News | April 17, 2014
Joseph Donohue, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering master's student, won the annual Three Minute Thesis competition, hosted by Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Donohue presented his thesis on the "Scale-up of a circulating fluidized-bed bioreactor to treat municipal wastewater."
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Students showcase innovation at Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair
Western Engineering News | April 7, 2014
Student innovators from throughout the London and Middlesex region gathered at Western University recently to showcase more than 180 projects exploring the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair held April 5-6.
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First-Year students showcase accessibility designs
Western Engineering News | April 3, 2014
More than 410 first-year Western Engineering students participated in the First-Year Design Showcase held April 3 at the Great Hall, Western University. The students shared their innovative design ideas based on the theme, "Reducing Barriers to Accessibility."
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May 2014

Engineering students place second in IDeA Student Competition
Western News | May 13, 2014
A team of five Western Engineering students have placed second in the Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Student Competition for their Phineas Sensor System - a sensor that emits a sound when swimmers who have visual impairments near the end of a pool, or runners make their way around a track. The team, which includes Joseph Santarelli, Ahmed Tanashi, Justin Lam, Shuang Song and Nicole Kucirek, also won a bonus prize for para-sport/active living submission.
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WECCA places ninth overall in Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition
What WE have to say blog | May 15, 2014
Western Engineering Concrete Canoe Association placed ninth overall at the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition held in Sherbrooke, Quebec May 9-11.
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June 2014

Margaritis inducted Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Western Engineering News | June 30, 2014
Argyrios (Gerry) Margaritis, professor of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been inducted a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The ceremony took place on June 26 in St. John’s, in conjunction with the 2014 Annual General Meeting and Symposium.
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NSERC awards help Western, Canada ‘lead in the world’
Western News | June 26, 2014
Western Engineering professor Ana Luisa Trejos is a recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant. Trejos is one of more than 130 Western researchers who will share $15 million in awards from NSERC over the next five years. Trejos is working on finding solutions to musculoskeletal disorders by designing, testing and creating wearable mechatronic braces for rehabilitation of sprains, injuries and chronic conditions such as arthritis, for which it is hard to find suitable treatment.
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Collider centre to accelerate research and development
Western News | June 23, 2014
Western’s Collider Centre for Technology Commercialization (Collider) is anticipated to be one of North America’s go-to centres for research, testing and commercialization of advanced manufacturing technology. The facility, located at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, officially opened its doors on June 23 with the help of Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario, and Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin–Middlesex–London.
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Could Angus tornado damage have been prevented?
Toronto Star | June 20, 2014
As Gregory Kopp toured tornado-ravaged homes in Angus, Ont., this week, his thoughts turned to depressingly familiar terrain. The damage could have been greatly mitigated with some simple building fixes to roofs, he says.
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Western student wins top prize at national 3-Minute Thesis competition
Western News | June 16, 2014
Western University biochemical engineering student Joseph Donohue has won the top prize at Canada’s National 3-Minute Thesis competition (3MT), a research communication competition where graduate students have three minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers.
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Research team excited about WindEEE Dome
Western Engineering News | June 13, 2014
Western University offered media a sneak peek of WindEEE (Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment) Dome, the world's first 3D wind testing chamber, on Monday, June 9. WindEEE Dome is world's first three-dimensional wind testing chamber, which allows scientists to address important scientific, economic and societal challenges related to wind, while evaluating energy potential and damage risks.
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New wind research laboratory seeks to understand effects of storms
The Globe and Mail | June 11, 2014
Horia Hangan doesn’t hesitate when you ask him why he finds wind so fascinating. His brainchild is the newly completed Wind Engineering Energy Environment Research Institute – WindEEE – a $34-million domed laboratory that sits like a giant tortoise over the rural landscape near London, Ont.
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Students take flight and blog about summer international experiences
Western Engineering News | June 11, 2014
Twenty-three Western Engineering undergraduate students are traveling the world this summer and fall as part of their engineering education at Western. Follow the students’ experiences this summer on the “What WE have to say” blog.
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Western University facility creates mini tornadoes
Global News | June 10, 2014
Canada may not be as tornado-prone as our southern neighbours, but that hasn’t stopped Canadian researchers from trying to better understand one of the most destructive forces of nature.
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Welcome to the Western University tornado factory
Metro London | June 9, 2014
They’re making something unusual at London’s Advanced Manufacturing Park, and it could change the world. They’re making miniature tornadoes – or, at least, something a lot like them. The experts behind Western University’s huge, hexagonal wind factory, the WindEEE Dome, took Metro on a tour Monday of a unique facility that’s already grabbing the attention of the scientific community worldwide.
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Annual ‘Research Bridges’ Event Today
Blackburn News | June 6, 2014
The Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park welcomed over 100 graduate students from Western University’s Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department Friday. It was part of the park’s fifth annual Research Bridges event.
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PhD candidate taking the pressure off glaucoma diagnosis
Western News | June 5, 2014
Mansur Mulk, a PhD candidate in Biomechanical Engineering, is working to improve the standard, yet fallible, techniques used to diagnose glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world’s aging population.If successful, Mansur Mulk might not only help glaucoma sufferers retain their sight, but save health-care providers big bucks as well.
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July 2014

Recognizing global leadership
Western Engineering News | July 30, 2014
A leader in business and technology, Bruce Ross, BESc'85, is the recipient of the 2014 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal to be presented on Sept. 20 during Homecoming.
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New book celebrates Western Engineering’s history, traditions
Western News | July 18, 2014
To commemorate our 60th anniversary, we have published a book on the story of Western Engineering from 1954 to 1999, with memories and photos from alumni, faculty, staff and friends.
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Western Engineering Research e-Newsletter
Western Engineering | July 2014
As Western University and Western Engineering look to realize our new strategy, "Achieving Excellence on the World Stage", we focus on strengthening our research impact and infrastructure to attract and support the best faculty members and students, as well as enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
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Facing challenges with a unique perspective
Western Engineering News | July 16, 2014
As an associate for Dillon Consulting Ltd., Rachel Ferguson, BESc’11, JD’11, relies on her dual Engineering and Law degree to find a different angle to approach daily challenges.
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Margaritis named Canadian Academy of Engineering fellow
Western News | July 11, 2014
Western Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Argyrios Margaritis, along with 48 other distinguished engineers, were recently named fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The honour was announced at the academy’s 2014 Annual General Meeting and Symposium in June.
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Creating 'smart,' sustainable buildings
Western Engineering News | July 9, 2014
Miriam Capretz, Electrical and Computer Engineering associate professor, is developing software to help organizations create 'smarter' and more sustainable buildings.
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Western appoints Meister to Thompson Chair
Western News | July 8, 2014
Ivey Business School professor Darren Meister has been appointed the inaugural holder of the John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation for a five-year term, which started July 1. In this new role, Meister will work to develop case-based courses to foster students’ leadership and innovation skills through the Certificate in Engineering Leadership and Innovation and the Integrated Engineering program within Western Engineering.
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MME student projects place third in student design poster competition
Western Engineering News | July 2, 2014
Two Mechanical and Materials Engineering undergraduate design projects tied for third place in the Student Design Poster Competition at the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress 2014, held June 1-4 at the University of Toronto.
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August 2014

Three Western Engineering alumni develop Western’s new mobile app
Western Media Release | Aug. 26, 2014
Developed by London-based DivergentSoft Technolgy Group Inc.,  a firm owned by three Western Engineering graduates, the new WesternU Mobile app features up-to-date transit information, improved maps, detailed locations of all eateries on campus, and access to academic tools and information.
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Celebrating 60 years of expansion and innovation
Western Engineering News | August 2014
It is an exciting year for us as we celebrate 60 years of Western Engineering! Join us as we mark this incredible milestone.
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September 2014

Smashing poverty drives student passion
Annual Impact | September 30, 2014
Student award recipient Vanessa Deng loves smashing pumpkins, as long as it's for a good cause. Through the Western chapter of Engineers Without Borders, she helps organize an annual pumpkin drop to illustrate efforts to smash poverty. [Read more]


Student scratches out an idea for app
Western News | September 25, 2014
Tired of buying scratch lottery tickets, only to come up empty handed? Chris Lange is confident his latest app will give you the “best bang for your buck” next time you get lotto fever.
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Western student making a splash on sport's biggest stage
Western News | September 25, 2014
When Gamal Assaad doesn’t have his head buried in his Mechanical Engineering books, you’re likely to find the second-year student in the pool.
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Chan's path of success rooted at Western Engineering
Western Engineering News | September 19, 2014
A journey marked by learning, success and achievement, Karen Chan, BESc '99, will explore her path of success during the Women in Engineering Annual Brunch on Nov. 9. [Read more]


Mequanint honoured for bridging chemical engineering and medicine
Western Engineering News | September 19, 2014 
Kibret Mequanint was honoured for his work applying chemical engineering principles to medicine. Mequanint, professor and acting chair of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2014 Bikila Awards' Professional Excellence Award.
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Dibakar Mondal named Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient
Western News | September 11, 2014
Dibakar Mondal is among seven Western graduate students named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, each receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years. Mondal is preparing novel materials capable of bone regeneration and replacement by using bioactive polymer and calcium phosphate minerals.
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New chair to redefine university's role in entrepreneurship
Western News | September 4, 2014
Ivey Business School professor Darren Meister is the inaugural holder of the John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation. He plans to combine his business and engineering expertise to help forge new opportunities for Western students, faculty and industry partners.
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October 2014

El Naggar elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Western Engineering News | October 22, 2014
Hesham El Naggar, associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Fellows are practitioners, educators, mentors, and leaders with distinguished careers that have contributed significantly to the civil engineering profession.
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Western Engineering's women lead the way
Western Engineering News | October 17, 2014
With six female leaders of extracurricular clubs, groups and teams across the faculty, Western Engineering's young women are blazing a trail of leadership, and actively breaking down the stereotype of engineering being just for men.
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Kopp named associate dean, graduate and postdoctoral studies
Western Engineering News | October 10, 2014
Western Engineering has a new associate dean on its team. Greg Kopp has been named associate dean, graduate and postdoctoral studies, effective Jan. 1, 2015 for a five-year term.
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Vandelaar among seven presented Western Award of Excellence for ‘the important difference they make’
Western News | October 2, 2014
Chris Vandelaar, University Machine Services research and undergraduate project manager, is named among the seven recipients of the Western Award of Excellence, the university's highest level of recognition for staff members who make outstanding contributions to our campus community.
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November 2014

Book released by Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction describes how London is "adapt to extreme rainfall"
London Free Press | November 28, 2014
A pilot project in London that stopped basement flooding on a Sherwood Forest street for a fraction of the typical sewer-work costs is getting national recognition. London has been named one of Canada’s top 20 municipalities to “adapt to extreme rainfall,” in a book released by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. 
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Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc’83, MESc’91, named among Canada's Most Powerful Women
Western News | November 27, 2014
Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc’83, MESc’91, chief operating officer of Morrison Hershfield, was named to Canada's Most Powerful Women list in the Corporate Directors category. She was joined by Western University's provost and vice-president (academic), Janice Deakin, in the Public Sector category and six other Western alumnae.
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WindEEE tour highlights Prime Minister’s whirlwind trip to London
Western News | November 27, 2014
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose Western’s Collider Centre for Technology Commercialization in the Advanced Manufacturing Park Monday afternoon as a backdrop for a $5.8 billion announcement of new infrastructure spending across the country, including projects here in London. After the announcement, the Prime Minister also took the opportunity to tour the WindEEE Research Institute.
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UNENE workshop helps match research with nuclear industry's needs
Western Engineering News | November 27, 2014
More than 20 academic researchers, graduate students and representatives of the Canadian nuclear industry met in Toronto for the 10th annual University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) Nuclear Instrumentation and Control Workshop in October, to discuss the latest developments in instrumentation and control systems in the nuclear energy sector.
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Engineering adds new dimension with 3D printers
Western News | November 27, 2014
If you dream it, you can build it. This is not just a mantra; it has become a reality for Mechanical and Materials Engineering students thanks to a new 3D printing lab. [Read more]


Xu turning forestry and agricultural 'waste' into useable products
Western Engineering News | November 26, 2014
Charles Xu is looking to turn corporate sustainability goals into reality by assisting companies seeking new ways to produce and use environmentally friendly products. [Read more]


New tool will help coastal cities minimize effects of changing climate
Western Engineering News | November 26, 2014
As the damaging effects of climate change threaten urban infrastructure, economies and human health across the globe, Slobodan Simonovic is aiming to help municipalities adapt to rapidly changing conditions. [Read more]


Protecting renewable energy sources from electrical distribution faults
Western Engineering News | November 26, 2014
Mohammad Dadash Zadeh is investigating how to protect Ontario's renewable energy infrastructure, such as solar panels and wind turbines, from faults, which affect power generation and distribution. [Read more]


'Groundbreaking' research improves box culvert designs
Western Engineering News | November 26, 2014
Osama Abuhajar has received accolades for his research into improving the design guidelines of box culverts. [Read more]


Climate study offers insight into 'skin' of buildings
Western Engineering News | November 26, 2014
Buildings can be more environmentally friendly and able to withstand harsh climate elements, and Girma Bitsuamlak is working to see both characteristics set in stone. [Read more]


Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits WindEEE Dome
Western Engineering News | November 25, 2014
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose Western's Advanced Manufacturing Park Monday afternoon (Nov. 24) as a backdrop for a $5.8-billion announcement of new infrastructure spending across the country, including projects here in London. [View the gallery]


Western Engineering Water Research Video
Western Engineering News | November 15, 2014
Through partnering with industry, researchers at Western Engineering work with students to create real-world solutions for the management and treatment of water supplies, and the remediation of wastewater. [Watch the video]


Bassi elected CSChE president
Western Engineering News | November 10, 2014
Amarjeet Bassi has been elected president of The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, the organization that represents chemical engineering students and those who work in industry, academia and government from coast to coast. [Read more]


Striving for lifelong mobility
Western Media Relations | November 7, 2014
Western Engineering professor Jim Johnson is among the researchers of Western's new Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health. [Read more]


At Western, it's written in the wind
The Globe and Mail | November 7, 2014
Western University has been named among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2015. Read about the research being conducted by Western Engineering professor Horia Hangan, director of WindEEE Research Institute, on page 52. [Read more]


Professor looks to zero in radiation treatment
Western News | November 6, 2014
Engineering professor Kibret Mequanint, whose research focuses on the design and development of materials for biomedical applications, is working to improve something he’s developed – a hydrogel dosimeter for radiation therapy, which is a material that can measure the dose of radiation delivered to a cancer tumour.
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December 2014

Lego robots to square off Saturday
The London Free Press | December 5, 2014
Everything will be awesome Saturday when young Londoners gather at Western University to compete with their Lego-built robots in a test of skills that could carry them far beyond the Forest City's borders. [Read more] [Canoe.ca]


Go ENG Girl provides a 'gateway' to engineering
Western Engineering News | December 4, 2014
Katherine Down, BESc’12 (Chemical), knew she liked Lego and math, but she didn’t know that these building and problem-solving skills could lead to a career as an engineer until she attended Go ENG Girl a decade ago and saw other like-minded females in these roles. [Read more]


Western to host FIRST Lego League robotics tournament on Dec. 6
Western Media Relations | December 4, 2014
Western University will host London's engineers, scientists, and innovators of the future as local students ages 9-14 work together to design and build LEGO robots in the 2014 FIRST LEGO League London Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6. [Read more]


Western Engineering students honoured at Scholar Athlete Luncheon
Western Engineering News | December 4, 2014
As Western Engineering's top students hone their skills in the lab, many also take their talents to the track, pool, rink or court on varsity sports teams. [Read more]


Mechanical and Materials Engineering Mechatronic System Design Robotics Competition
Western Engineering News | December 3, 2014
Fourth-year Mechanical Engineering students enrolled in the Mechatronic System Design course participated in a competition on Dec. 2, which required teams to design, construct and demonstrate fully-functional, semi-autonomous exploratory robots.
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