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Western engineering professor and nuclear materials expert weighs in on Zaporizhzhia siege
Western News | March 5, 2022

Professor Hamid Abdolvand, whose research focuses on the deformation and failure mechanisms of nuclear materials, provides his perspective on the Russian attack on Zaporizhzhia.

Students place 3rd at international precision engineering competition
Western Engineering News | November 11, 2021

A team of Western Engineering students recently took part in the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE) Student Challenge competition, a professional society that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in design, manufacturing, and metrology.

Key to safer hockey helmets: Mitigating for angle and 'torque' of impact
Western News | November 10, 2021

A Western Engineering team, led by Canada Research Chair Haojie Mao, ran a simulated human brain through a battery of tests and found the latest in helmet technology could be improved to withstand blows coming indirectly.

Water detectives: Scientists test wastewater for signs of virus
Western News | August 17, 2021

A new international collaboration, that includes assistant professor Chris DeGroot, investigates how wastewater can be used to detect signs of an emerging virus in a population.

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