Research touts lower-cost, longer-life battery
Western News | August 17, 2020
New materials engineering research led by professor Andy Sun could translate into significant real-world benefits like longer battery life for cell phones.
Feds fund innovative Western research
Western News | August 14, 2020
Professor Hamid Abdolvand is among those at Western who will share almost $3.6 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Engineering researchers receive COVID-related grants
Western News | July 24, 2020
Professor Eric Savory receives funding for partnership research project that will help understand and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Floryan inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering
Western Engineering News | June 15, 2020
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Professor Jerzy Floryan was among the 52 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Tutunea-Fatan honoured for Excellence in Teaching
Western Engineering News | May 11, 2020
Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) professor Remus Tutunea-Fatan is this year’s recipient of the R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching.
‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet not far enough
Western News | April 14, 2020
A recent study led by Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Eric Savory says two meters might not be far enough away if someone lets an uncovered cough loose in your direction.
Future-focused network to boost industry
Western News | February 19, 2020
WIN 4.0 (Western’s Industry Network) is utilizing the latest industry revolution – cyber-physical systems – to give businesses the ability to anticipate what will happen in their facilities and address problems even before they happen.
Researchers recognized for high citations
Western News | November 21, 2019
Professor Andy Sun and Lab Manager Ruying Li have been lauded for their multiple highly cited research papers by the Web of Science Group.
Research extends life of rechargeable batteries
Western News | November 18, 2019
Western-led research may ‘charge up’ consumers by addressing their frequent complaint that rechargeable batteries gradually hold less charge over time.
Mechanical and Materials Engineering assistant professor Ryan Willing has been awarded the Peter C. Maurice Research Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering.
Engineering in a Global Context
Western Engineering News | June 5, 2019
Western Engineering’s technical elective course, “Engineering in a Global Context” (MME 4490), provides students with an interest in manufacturing the opportunity to internationalize their student experience and, in turn, gain global awareness
Western News | May 22, 2019
Sun recognized as a faculty member with an outstanding international reputation for his contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.
Professor Jun Yang
Western Engineering News | April 29, 2019
Letters of support for Yang’s nomination from colleagues and students touted Yang for his passion, creativity and significant work in the field
Western Engineering News | April 29, 2019
Blom received a co-nomination from MME professor and department chair Dr. Tony Straatman and CBE professor and department chair Dr. Ajay Ray, who both praised Blom for her professionalism, dedication, compassion
Western News | April 11, 2019
Dr. Sun welcomed to campus members of the China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co. Ltd (CABRI), to celebrate the opening of GLABAT Solid-State Battery Inc., located in the Western Research Park
Western News | January 31, 2019
Dr. Willing, in collaboration with an international research team, has developed a novel technique that harnesses friction from an individual’s own movements to charge smart knee implants.
Western Engineering News | November 13, 2018
Engineering students compete in Louisville, KY and finish 2nd overall.
Two Western Engineering graduates are among the three Western graduates who have received this year's Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals for their outstanding scholastic achievements.
Grant to CREATE new opportunities for students
Western Engineering News | July 26, 2018
Led by Dr. Jeff Wood, a composite materials and technologies team will CREATE more opportunities for the next generation of engineers thanks to $1.65-million grant from NSERC.
Introducing Dr. Jeff Wood as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Western Engineering News | July 9, 2018
Effective July 1, 2018, Dr. Jeff Wood assumed the role of Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Engineering for a five-year term.
Andy Sun receives $4 million grant toward solid-state battery research
Western News | May 22, 2018
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Professor Andy Sun recently received a $4 million grant from the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) for his work in developing solid-state batteries used for electric vehicles.
Engineering student bats in
Western News | April 12, 2018
Third-year Mechanical Engineering student Mitchell Godkin is hoping to hit a homerun with his latest entrepreneurial
Western News | March 8, 2018
Ground-breaking work by Western Engineering researchers may soon help golfers with arthritis get a better grip on playing with less pain and more control.
Mechanical Engineering alumnus is Olympic Gold Medalist
Western News | February 18, 2018
Alex Kopacz, BESc’13, and teammate Justin Kripps captured gold for Canada’s third-ever Olympic medal in men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh.
Students win top prizes at
Western Engineering News | February 8, 2018
Western Engineering undergraduate students won first place at the 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in the Senior Design and Programming categories.
‘Science, Action!’ contest puts research in motion
Western News | February 6, 2018
Engineering a solution for brain trauma
Western News | February 1, 2018
Western Engineering’s Haojie Mao is working to understand traumatic brain injury and improve brain health with better protection, diagnostics
Alex Kopacz, BESc'13, will represent Team Canada in Bobsleigh at Pyeongchang
Western News | February 1, 2018
In five years, Alex Kopacz went from a 23-year old Western undergrad who had never seen a bobsleigh to a Team Canada Olympian waiting his turn on the international stage in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Prof engineers a new craft brew
Western News | January 25, 2018
Mechanical & Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering professor Michael Naish has poured his love for suds into Storm Stayed Brewing Company with
Decoding key materials’ stress loads in new ways
Western News | January 12, 2018
Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Hamidreza Abdolvand has discovered never-before-seen deformation and stress levels in two technologically important materials – titanium and zirconium – used in the aerospace and nuclear industries.
Professor Jun Yang is looking to push the 'paper' envelope when it comes to printable electronics
Western News | November 23, 2017
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Mechanical and Materials professor Takashi Kuboki recently began a collaborative research project
Western News | November 23, 2017
Dr. Takashi Kuboki collaborates with northern Ontario-based mining company to
Engineering student designs a time capsule to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday
Western News | November 2, 2017
Ethan Kellough created and designed a one-of-a-kind time capsule to help the university celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
Four scholars named among nation's elite
Western News | September 7, 2017
Dr. Haojie Mao named one of Western’s Canada Research Chairs (CRC).
Professor Price awarded Maurice Fellowship to investigate Smart Contact Lenses for the Early Detection of Glaucoma
Western News | August 30, 2017
MME Professor Aaron Price was recently awarded the Peter C. Maurice Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering to pursue the development of Smart Contact Lenses that harness smart polymer technologies to enable earlier detection of glaucoma in
Western Engineering welcomes four new faculty members
Western Engineering News | July 31, 2017
Dr. Ryan Willing and Dr. Haojie Mao both joined the Department of Mechanical & Materials
Professor Price awarded funding for eLearning innovation
Western News | March 16, 2017
The funding awarded by eCampus Ontario will establish an open badging platform compatible with the Sakai learning management system at Western, well-suited for recognizing skill-based competencies in science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Bone anatomy shows one size doesn't fit both
Media Relations | June 29, 2017
Engineering grad student revved up for motorsport
Western News | June 22, 2017
Crossan receives a one-year placement to work at the Renault Formula One Team’s Technical Centre and Infiniti’s European Technical Centre, UK
Young researchers get
Western News | June 7, 2017
Dr. Louis Ferreira, recipient of Early Research Award for "Development of Mechatronic Systems for Joint Replacement Surgical Applications".
Western News | June 7, 2017
Xueliang Sun gives his research a charge by partnering with a Beijing battery research company.
Claire Naudi honoured for going above and beyond
Western Engineering News | June 5, 2017
Western Engineering congratulates Claire Naudi, the 2016 recipient of the Sharon A. Ling Award of Excellence.
Professor Jim Johnson honoured for research contributions
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2017
Western Engineering announced recently that Jim Johnson, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Engineering Award for Excellence in Research.
Professor Price featured in Scholar’s Showcase Magazine
February 22, 2017
Aspiring author and medical sciences student Elena Kum has featured Dr. Aaron Price's efforts to discover new smart materials for bioprinting in the Winter 2016 issue of Scholar’s Showcase Magazine.
Western Engineering Toboggan Team set to compete in Winnipeg
The Gazette | January 26, 2017
The Western Engineering Toboggan Team (WETT) competes at the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) in Winnipeg.
Four new professors set to join Western Engineering faculty
Western Engineering News | November 23, 2016
Dr. Hamid Abdolvand and Dr. Emily Lalone will both join the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) as Assistant Professors effective January 1, 2017.
Andy Sun named among Royal Society elite
Western News | September 7, 2016
Xueliang (Andy) Sun was named named among the 89 new RSC Fellows.
Andy Sun named CAE Fellow
Western News | June 27, 2016
MME professor Andy Sun has been named a Fellow the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.
Western Engineering students honoured at CME Annual Recognition Night
Western Engineering News | May 19, 2016
Two MME students were recognized for their contributions to the Internship Program at Western Engineering and their demonstrated interest in manufacturing.
Two MME Professors awarded $120,000 over three years in recognition of their leadership and innovative research programs.
MME Entrepreneur awarded $5000 in pitch competition
Media Relations | April 13, 2016
The 2016 installment of the Seed Your Startup entrepreneurial plan and pitch competition has awarded its $5,000 top prize to MME graduate student entrepreneur Alan Kalbfleisch to help launch and grow his venture Pascal Press.
Sun awarded over $500,000 in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants competition
Western News | March 9, 2016
MME Professor Andy Sun has been awarded $536,800 over three years for this project entitled "Atomically controlled Pt-based electrocatalysts with high stability and ultra-low loading for PEM fuel cells,” which applies nanotechnology to address key challenges in the development of next-generation fuel cells.
MME Instructors Robert Klassen and Walid Altahan have been named to the 2014-2015 USC Teaching Award Honour Roll in recognition of their outstanding achievements in teaching.
MME Professor Anthony Straatman has been elected to represent the Faculty of Engineering in Western’s Faculty Senate from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
Researchers in Dr. Jun Yang’s group have developed a new silver-based ink that enables users to jot electrical circuits using conventional ballpoint pens.
MME Faculty member, Dr. Aaron Price, works to discover new smart materials for biomechatronic systems.
The Fall Awards Ceremony was held on November 19th, 2015 and 13 students in the MME programs were among the recipients.
Banner Year for Western Formula Racing
Chris Kornas & Sameh Khan | September 20, 2015
Western Formula Racing team reports 2015 as the most successful season ever.
Western News | October 8, 2015
A Council of Representatives from the American Physical Society have elected J.M.
Vanier Celebrates Nation's Finest Graduate Students
Western News | October 8, 2015
Tengyuan Zhang, a graduate student in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named among four Western
Western News | September 3, 2015
Ralph Buchal, Engineering, will develop tools to engage students in computer-supported collaborative knowledge building in face-to-face, blended and online courses, using a design-based research methodology.
Technology.org | August 4, 2015
Western Engineering News | July 29, 2015
CANCAM 2015: Bringing together world leaders in the field of mechanics
Western Engineering News | July 9, 2015
Formula Racing team stays on track
Western News | June 18, 2015
Western Formula Racing placed first among Canadian universities, and 10th overall.
Western Engineering News | May 26, 2015
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Engineering students apply their education to real-life issues
Western Engineering News | April 17, 2015
Students across Western Engineering capped their final year by completing their fourth-year capstone design projects to showcase their innovative and impactful engineering design work.
Working to cut weight from vehicles
Western Engineering News | March 31, 2015
Jeff Wood, an associate professor in Western’s Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and his research team are trying to take some weight off the shoulders of General Motors Canada employees.
Price brings international experience to teaching, research program
Western Engineering News | February 27, 2015
Aaron Price works in uncharted territory by developing smart materials for industrial applications, while bringing international industry experience to both the classroom and research laboratory.
Two Western Engineering students named among elite future entrepreneurs
Western News | February 12, 2015
James Crocker and Evan Ferguson are part of a group of just 38 students from across Canada chosen to take their entrepreneurial ideas to the next level.
Three Western Engineering researchers tapped for NSERC Strategic Project Grants
Western News | February 12, 2015
Professors Hugo De Lasa, Andy Sun and Denis O'Carroll were three of 78 grant recipients announced this week at the University of New Brunswick.
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
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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.
Western Formula Racing 2014 - A Season of Excellence
by Matthew Crossan | November 18, 2014
Western Formula SAE earns the title of
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.
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.
Western Aero Design Soars over Competition
by Nathan Curiale & Arun Ravi Shankar | October 8, 2014
Western competes in the 2014 SAE Aero Design East Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.
Western SAE Baja Competition Results
Western performs in Baja SAE
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.
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,
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.
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.
Lab findings put patients on
Western News | March 13, 2014
Imagine being able to look inside the body in motion, and see not only the biomechanics of bones and
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.
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
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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.
Breakthrough adds a new dimension to printing
Western News| November 21, 2013
Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Jun Yang along with graduate student Tengyuan Zhang
Tony Straatman, 11th president of the CFD Society of Canada
Western Engineering News| November 13, 2013
Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Tony Straatman was named the 11th president of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Society of Canada at the 2012 annual conference in Canmore, Alberta. His term will end in
Western News | October 10, 2013
Ashraf El Damatty, along with Engineering professors Eric Savory, Horia Hangan and Girma Bitsuamlak, eight graduate students and two postdocs,
Scientists discover how to build cheaper, more efficient fuel cells
Fuel Cell Works | May 27, 2013
Using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron, researchers have discovered a way to create cheaper fuel cells by dividing normally expensive platinum metal into nanoparticles (or even single atoms) for use in everything from automobiles to computers. The research findings, led by Western University’s Xueliang (Andy) Sun and Tsun-Kong (T.K.) Sham,
Eighteen students will gain hands-on engineering experience around the world this summer
Western Engineering News | May 2, 2013
Eighteen Western Engineering undergraduate students are traveling the world this summer as part of their engineering education at Western.
Jenkyn research team receives CFI funding
Government of Canada | January 15, 2013
The multi-disciplinary team led by Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Tom Jenkyn and Western researchers David Holdsworth and Trevor Birmingham received $1,342,675 to better understand how joints move under normal conditions and after therapy.
Engineering class builds its own high-speed race car
London Free Press | January 14, 2013
A group of Western students
Fraunhofer ICT and University of Western Ontario open research facility in Canada
Composites World | November 10, 2012
The 12,000 ft2 (1,115m2) Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research will focus on volume production of lightweight composites for transportation, construction, industrial and aerospace applications.
Western, Fraunhofer celebrate
Western News | November 6, 2012
A full house of local, national and international leaders helped Western and Germany's Fraunhofer Society launch the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research at Western at the
German giant Fraunhofer sets up shop in the Forest City
London Free Press | November 6, 2012
Hanging chads in Florida and U.S. presidential politics may have played a crucial role in how a futuristic research facility landed in London. German giant Fraunhofer shared a stage Monday with politicians and officials at Western University, at a facility that already has big clients in Ford, Chrysler
Harper government supports advanced manufacturing partnerships
Government of Canada News Release | November 5, 2012
Manufacturers in southern Ontario working on the production of innovative lightweight materials will benefit from Western University's new Fraunhofer Project Centre and a
FedDev pumping $10 million into London Fraunhofer Project Centre
London Free Press | November 5, 2012
More advanced manufacturing research, and the jobs that come with
CTV News | November 5, 2012
The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western is "officially open for business"
Western Engineering News | November 5, 2012
Officially opened Monday, Nov. 5, the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western is North America’s latest industry-scale production environment for developing, testing, validating and characterizing new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes. [See photos]
Driving the future: Western, Fraunhofer partnership answers 'The Why'
Western News | November 1, 2012
What brought Tobias Potyra, Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology manager of operations, and his company to Western, and its Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), will not only be celebrated next
Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western
Western University | September 29, 2011
New surgeons use robots to train
London Free Press | August 29, 2012
Practice makes perfect, even with a robotic arm. Western Engineering professors Dr. Louis Ferreira and Dr. James Johnson, co-directors of St. Joseph's Hand and Upper Limb Centre, expect surgeons-in-training to soon be going at cadavers using surgical simulators and computer-guided tracking systems and robotic arms.
Meet the monster press
London Community News | July 11, 2012
It looks like a support tower for a bridge and if dropped, the resulting shockwave could damage nearby buildings. The monstrous Compress Plus 2500T press is the centerpiece of the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composite Research (FPC), a collaborative research project between the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), a German research and development firm, and Western University.
Western projects get
Western News | June 21, 2012
Four Western Engineering researchers are one step closer towards moving their work toward commercialization with awards from the Western Innovation Fund. Electrical and Computer Engineering professors Jin Jiang and Jayshri Sabarinathan, and Mechanical and Materials Engineering professors Kamran Siddiqui and Jun Yang are among the award recipients.
Business London | June 2012
When science fiction comes true, the process often
Shuhui Sun awarded 2012 Governor General’s Gold Medal
Western Engineering News | June 13, 2012
Western Engineering alumnus Shuhui Sun, PhD'11, has been
Building research success
Western Engineering News | June 6, 2012
Western University's Advanced Manufacturing Park is starting to take shape with the ongoing construction of the WindEEE Dome and the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western. Watch the progress unfold through photos of the construction.
24th Canadian Materials Science Conference
Western Engineering News | June 5, 2012
Western Engineering is hosting the 24th Canadian Materials Science Conference on Western’s campus from June 5 – 8, 2012. The theme of the conference
Automotive research gets direct injection
Western News | May 31, 2012
Research led by Western Engineering professors Jeffrey Wood, Xianbin Wang
Perfect summer running down perfect storms
Western News | May 24, 2012
This won't be a summer at the beach for Maryam Refan. Three weeks into a summer-long stay in ‘Tornado Alley’, the Mechanical Engineering
Western Engineering students trade textbooks for plane tickets this summer
Western Engineering News | May 8, 2012
From the United States, Russia and India to China, Tanzania
Johnson appointed Graham King Research Chair at Schulich
Western Engineering News | January 25, 2012
Jim Johnson, director of Biomedical Engineering and professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been appointed the Graham King Research Chair in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for a five-year term.
Western Engineering News | January 24, 2012
Two projects led by Western Engineering researchers Xueliang (Andy) Sun and Wenxing Zhou were among five at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute to receive $1.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Western Engineering News | January 18, 2012
Solar farms are sprouting up across the country at an exponential pace and this push for harvesting greener energy has prompted a Western Engineering researcher to figure out a way