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January 2013

Hillebrandt encourages girls to shoot for the moon
Western Engineering News | January 28, 2013
The Western Engineering Toboggan Team (WETT) took home first place at the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) hosted in Vancouver by the University of British Columbia from Jan. 23-27.
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London Hydro Launches a New Research Lab in Partnership with Western University
London Hydro | January 24, 2013
The $1 million state-of-the-art Lab “Watts Lab for Smart Grid and Innovative DG Control Studies” is a unique model of successful collaboration between a university and a local electricity distribution utility. The initial funding provided by London Hydro for several Western research grant proposals has successfully leveraged substantial funds from various Federal and Provincial funding agencies.
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Carney reaches new heights in heavy lift engineering
Western Engineering News  | January 18, 2013
Mark Carney, BESc’08 (Civil), was part of an extensive team who installed Toronto's Concord Cityplace Skybridge in June 2012.
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Down not afraid of "doing things the hard way"
Western Engineering News  | January 18, 2013
As a Production Engineer in Training at LANXESS Inc. - Olefins Business in Sarnia, Ont., Katherine Down, BESc’12 (Chemical), feeds her curiosity daily.
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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.
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Engineering class builds its own high-speed race car
London Free Press | January 14, 2013
A group of Western students have the wheels turning on plans to build a formula race car from scratch before the end of the semester.
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WETT unveils design for GNCTR 2013
Western Engineering News | January 9, 2013
The Western Engineering Toboggan Team unveiled their design on Jan. 8 for the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race to be held in Vancouver Jan. 23-27. The team also team performed three test runs on University College (UC) Hill.
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Less Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Yielded More Stability During Hurricane Sandy
The New York Times | January 7, 2013
Much credit for solving the problems of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge goes to Alan G. Davenport (1932-2009) and his colleagues at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory at Western University in London, Ontario.
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Engineering to unveil concrete toboggan
Western News | January 3, 2013
The Western Engineering Toboggan Team will unveil its entry for the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion (CMLP) Atrium.
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February 2013

Computer Engineering student Taylor Standring elected as CFES' Ontario Ambassador
Western Engineering News  | February 25, 2013
Taylor Standring, fourth-year student in Computer Engineering, was recently elected as the Ontario Ambassador to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES).
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Western Researchers Aim to Improve Wireless Networks
February 25, 2013
With the proliferation of mobile devices such as cell phones, GPS and tablets, modern society has become increasingly reliant on wireless networks. In order for wireless providers to deliver consistent, high-quality services, it is essential that they are able to monitor and understand the radio environment and network traffic.
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WETT CBC Radio One - Interview with Rob Volcko
CBC Radio One | February 24, 2013
CBC Radio One's Morning Host Wei Chen interviews Rob Volcko, Team Captain, from the Western Engineering Toboggan Team on Monday February 11th, 2013, about the team's victory at the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, hosted in January 2013 by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Western's team also took home the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction and the Giant Slalom Champion award.
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Engineering/Ivey students making an impact on the energy sector
Ivey News | February 21, 2013
Two Engineering/Ivey HBA students are on their way to becoming leaders and making an impact on the energy sector as the 2013 recipients of the Suncor Emerging Energy Leaders Award (SEELA).
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Simonovic honoured for exceptional contributions in the field of hydrologic engineering
Western Engineering News  | February 12, 2013
Slobodan Simonovic, professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of engineering studies with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, has been selected by the Environmental Water Resources Institute to receive the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2013 Ven Te Chow Award for his achievements in the field of hydrologic engineering.
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Charpentier, Robinson earn Strategic Project Grants
Western News | February 11, 2013
Western researchers Paul Charpentier and Clare Robinson have been named among 83 scientific teams at universities across the country receiving Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Project Grants.
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Engineers notch first toboggan triumph
Western News | February 7, 2013
The Western Engineering Toboggan Team took home first place and the Holcim Canada Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize at the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race last month.
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Engineers slide to top spot in toboggan race
The Gazette | February 7, 2013
For the first time in its history, the Western Engineering Toboggan Team emerged victorious, winning the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Vancouver.
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Cedric Briens named Scientific Director of Lignoworks
Western Engineering News  | February 2, 2013
Western Engineering professor Cedric Briens has been named the Scientific Director of Lignoworks – an NSERC research network that strives to provide alternatives to fossil fuel feedstocks by creating technology platforms for lignin-based chemicals and materials.
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Western University wins the Holcim Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize and the race at GNCTR 2013
CNW Newswire | February 1, 2013
Western University won the main race as well as Holcim Canada's prize for building the most sustainable concrete toboggan.
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March 2013

Engineering project opens eyes to patient communication
Western News | March 28, 2013
Thanks to a group of Western students, a significant healthcare deficiency could soon be solved – all with a blink of an eye.
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Berruti joins international network in biochar carbon research
Western Engineering News | March 25, 2013
Franco Berruti, Western Chemical Engineering professor and Director of the Institute of Chemical and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), is part of a team that recently launched Biochar Carbon for Carbon Capture, a UK-Canada Research Network. Sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, the Network’s official launch took place on in January 2013 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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Building safer homes
Western Engineering News | March 20, 2013
Can we make homes more resilient without adding cost? Western Engineering wind experts say yes. Research conducted at the Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes will produce the results.
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Thinking outside the bowl
Western Engineering News  | March 20, 2013
An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe, affordable sanitation. Civil Engineering professor Jason Gerhard and a team from the University of Toronto are working to fix this issue.
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Research Centre Spotlight: ICFAR
Western Engineering News | March 20, 2013
The Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) at Western University is committed to being a leader in the development of technologies and processes that produce chemicals and fuels from alternative resources – with an emphasis on green engineering and environmental sustainability.
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Fourth-year Civil Engineering student, Spencer Brown, Elected VP Finance for the USC
The Gazette | March 19, 2013
Brown hopes his degree in engineering and past work experience will enable him to approach problems with a logical efficiency, and that his platform demonstrates a thorough understanding of the direction the USC is moving toward.
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Margaritis appointed Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Western Engineering News | March 11, 2013
Western biochemical engineering professor Argyrios Margaritis has been appointed Associate Editor of the internationally renowned, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.
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Western University joins Hydro One's new Women in Engineering University Partnership
Western Engineering News | March 8, 2013
Western University is proud to partner with Hydro One, Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and University of Waterloo to increase enrolment and career opportunities for female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
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Concrete Toboggans Teach Serious Engineering Lessons | March 7, 2013
This year the competition was held in Vancouver BC, site of the 2010 winter Olympics. As you would expect with an engineering competition, the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race features a number of design constraints including number of occupants and weight. Toboggans are judged based on their concrete mix, their brake and steering designs and of course their performance on the hill.
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April 2013

Dawson wins first place at London Health Research Day
Western Engineering News | April 29, 2013
Mathew Dawson, a co-op student working with Western Engineering researchers at CSTAR, won first prize in the “Educational Research” category of the poster award competition at the London Health Research Day in March 2013.
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London teams advance to robotics finals
The Londoner | April 24, 2013
The annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championships take place April 24 to 27. After designing their own competitive robots with some help from Western University engineering students, Team 3756 from Sir Wilfred Laurier secondary school and Team 4814, a group of rookies from Oakridge secondary school and London Central secondary school, will represent the Forest City at the competition.
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Zhu among best biomedical papers published in the last two years
Western Engineering News | April 24,2013
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor, Jesse Zhu, has been recognized by Biomedical Materials as having one of the best papers published within the last two years.
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London high schools off to world robotics tourney
London Community News | April 22, 2013
Teams from three London high schools, mentored by Western Engineering students, are gearing up for an international robotics competition in St. Louis this week.
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Still part of the best student experience
Western Engineering News  | April 19, 2013
As an undergraduate student, Matt Johnson, BESc’11 (Civil Engineering with Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate) jumped feet first into the best student experience at Western; his feet have remained there ever since.
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Trainor takes top athletic honour
Western Engineering News | April 19, 2013
Western Engineering rugby player Conor Trainor's athletic career was honoured at the 2012-13 Western Mustangs Athletic Awards Banquet at the London Convention Centre. Trainor capped off his five year Mustangs career by winning the 70th Dr. Claude Brown Memorial Trophy.
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First Place for WE FIRST Club Mentors
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2013
Two teams of local high school students, mentored by Western Engineering’s FIRST Robotics Mentorship Club, won top spots at the 11th Annual Greater Toronto West Regional FIRST Robotics Competition held in Mississauga, Ontario from March 28 – 30.
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Berruti honoured for collaborative research approach
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2013
There is no ‘I’ in research. No one knows this better than Franco Berruti, a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Director at ICFAR.
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Barghi recognized as excellent educator
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2013
Enthusiastic. Very good professor. Approachable. Always willing to help. These are all words consistently found throughout Shahzad Barghi’s course and instructor evaluations.
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Stevenson recognized for spreading the word
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2013
You may not recognize her when you pass her in the hall but you definitely know her name from the weekly email – Allison Stevenson is Western Engineering’s Communications Specialist and this year’s recipient of the Sharon A. Ling Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff Member.
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Engineering caretaking team brings life to Western Engineering buildings
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2013
As you walk through the hallways of the Spencer Engineering Building, or sit in the lobby of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department, you may find yourself more relaxed and at ease. This feeling is thanks to the beautiful flowers and plants that have been brought into our buildings by four members of the Western Engineering caretaking team, Sedina Begovic, Nada Brkljac, Georgina Giakoumatos and Margaret Gicala.
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Engineering students look to Reduce Barriers
Western News | April 11, 2013
A team of Western Engineering students has eyes on a smoother road for those with accessibility barriers.
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Formula racing team reveals new car
The Gazette | April 10, 2013
Western’s formula racing team unveiled their latest creation at The Spoke on Friday. The new car, designed and built by the team of engineering students, is the product of nearly a year of nights and weekends spent in the team’s shop in the Spencer Engineering Building.
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May 2013

Western Engineering, city bridge project takes top Connections prize
Western News | May 29, 2013
Western Engineering students Rob Volcko, Thomas Zolis, Emily Keyes, Marco Furano and Arthur Gonzales placed first overall in the university category of the Connections Competition at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference in Toronto this week. The team, who partnered with the City of London, presented their fourth-year design project of a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge at Talbot and Bathurst streets.
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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, were published recently by Scientific Reports, Nature’s online, open access, multidisciplinary publication: Single-atom Catalysis Using Pt/Graphene Achieved through Atomic Layer Deposition.
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Engineering team among IDeA finalists
Western News | May 27, 2013
Western Engineering students Shuang Song, Joseph Santarelli and Nicole Kucirek know their idea could be considered all wet. But it just might be a winner. The Western team developed a sensor that provides swimmers using an iPod or MP3 player with an audio warning when they are reaching the end of a pool. That solution, along with eight others from four different schools, has been named a finalist of the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.
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Western students make a splash in Michigan with health app
London Community News | May 22, 2013
A new app developed by Western University students - including Steve Tallieu, Russell Pellar, and Alexandra L‘Heureux from Western Engineering - may be just what the doctor ordered.
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Displaying all the right moves
Western News | May 9, 2013
“You can’t practice something until you get it right. You practice it until you can’t get it wrong.” Apparently that discipline works for Sarah Williams. Western Engineering’s coordinator of faculty and staff relations, along with her partner, recently placed first in their division – Adult Amateur Silver Standard – at the 57th Annual Canadian Dancesport Championship in Halifax.
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London students shine at robotics competition
Londoner | May 7, 2013
A rookie robotics team from Oakridge secondary school and London Central secondary school put the Forest City on the map at the annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championships.
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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.
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June 2013

Slobodan Simonovic inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Western Engineering News | June 27, 2013
Election to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is one of the highest professional honours accorded to an engineer. On June 20, Civil Engineering professor Slobodan Simonovic joined the accomplished list of CAE Fellows at the induction ceremony in Montreal, QC.
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Western researchers first in North America to perform BONEBRIDGE bone conduction implant
Western Engineering News | June 18, 2013
Kelly Dickson from Cambridge, Ontario will have the opportunity to hear the sweet sounds of summer this year thanks to a surgery performed by a Western researcher and his surgical team.
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WECCA floats to the top
Western Engineering News | June 18, 2013
Think concrete can’t float? The Western Engineering Concrete Canoe Association (WECCA) has come together to prove you wrong – and build a concrete canoe to compete at various competitions across Canada.
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Western Engineering students place second in Ontario's "Home Sweet Home" Student Challenge
Western Engineering News | June 11, 2013
A group of engineering students from Western University participated in’s bi-annual Student Challenge to design a hypothetical “Home Sweet Home” for political comedian Rick Mercer to live in
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Western’s formula team beats top-20 goal at competition in Barrie
The Gazette | June 7, 2013
The wind was bitterly cold outside Barrie’s Molson Centre, which housed this year’s Formula North competition from May 23–26. Thirty-five teams from universities across Canada and the USA, and one from Estonia, huddled around their cars in the rink-turned-auto shop. Tucked away in a corner was Western’s team of engineers making last-minute adjustments to their car before the autocross event.
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Thompson family gift brings Ivey, Engineering together for students
Western News| June 06, 2013
John Thompson knows a good idea only goes so far. Now, the former Western chancellor hopes to provide Western Engineering students with the skills they need to turn that good idea into a great success story.

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Preparing Western Engineering students for future in leadership
Western YouTube | June 4, 2013
Western University's Faculty of Engineering and Ivey Business School will now offer engineering students an education like no other in Canada, thanks to a generous $3-million gift from John M. and Melinda Thompson..
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July 2013

Hanny A. Hassan honoured by Western Engineering for contributions to the engineering profession
Western Engineering News | July 12, 2013
Retirement is not slowing down Hanny Hassan. A consulting engineer by trade, Hanny A. Hassan, C.M., BESc’64 (Civil), is currently managing an independent consulting engineering practice, Alef Consulting Inc., and is a long-time volunteer promoting understanding between cultures and religions. He is also the recipient of the 2013 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal.
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Generation next: Jung, VanBerlo named 2013 Schulich Leaders
Western News | July 10, 2013
They are among the best Canada has to offer, and they are coming to Western this fall. Flora Jung of Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School in Waterloo and Blake VanBerlo of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in London have been named the two Western-bound recipients of the 2013 Schulich Leader Scholarship, a program that supports undergraduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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August 2013

Zhu to receive the Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal - Research & Development Award
Western Engineering News | August 22, 2013
Jesse Zhu, a Canada Research Chair in Powder Technology Applications and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University, has been named a 2013 Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal - Research & Development Award recipient.
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Simonovic continues work to develop climate change adaptation polices
Western Engineering News | August 21, 2013
Slobodan Simonovic has received $130,000 (for 18 months) from the Canada Water Network to develop a "Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under Climate Change."
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Zhu named recipient of the CSChE 2013 R. S. Jane Memorial Award
Western Engineering News | August 21, 2013
Jesse Zhu, a Canada Research Chair in Powder Technology Applications and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University, has been named the 2013 R.S. Jane Memorial Award recipient.
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Funding helps Xianbin Wang CREATE opportunities in Communications Security, Privacy and Cyberethics
Western News | August 13, 2013
Western Engineering professor Xianbin Wang, a Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications, has been named among 15 initiatives receiving a portion of $24 million in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative. Wang’s project, NSERC CREATE Program in Communications Security, Privacy and Cyberethics, will receive $1.65 million over six years.
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September 2013

Engineering professor builds a cleaner future
Western News | September 26, 2013
Western Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ernest Yanful is confident residents of remote African villages will be able one day to pour clean drinking water. The opening of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management in Ghana, in which he had a major role, is the first step toward that goal.
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Western Engineering Alumni e-Newsletter: September 2013
Western Engineering News | September 2013
Read the latest alumni news.
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Tara Hillebrandt, BESc'93, encourages girls to shoot for the moon
Western Engineering News | September 24, 2013
Currently working with the Canadian Space Agency, Tara Hillebrandt, BESc'93, will encourage girls to 'shoot for the moon' at Go ENG Girl 2013.
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From class to glass
Western Alumni News | Fall 2013
Dave Reed, BESc’98, of Forked River Brewing Company has deployed his design and built knowledge to bring his craft beer to market.
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Jonathan McLeod, Biomedical engineering, is among eight Western students named Vanier Scholarship winners
Western News| September 23, 2013
Eight Western graduate students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, each receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years.
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Amarjeet Bassi has been elected vice-president of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE) for 2013-14
Chemical Institute of Canada | September 2013
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Nominating Committee has proposed Amarjeet Bassi serve as CSChE vice-president for 2013-2014
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Abdallah Shami leads Western team to land Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Award
Western News | September 12, 2013
A Western research team, lead by Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Abdallah Shami, has won the university’s first-ever Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Award, an academic research collaboration platform, held annually with a call for proposals open to the world’s leading universities.
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals and Western's Fraunhofer Project Center collaborate on automotive composites | September 4, 2013
A new collaborative agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“Momentive Specialty Chemicals”, “MSC” or the “Company”) and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University will bring a total solutions approach to high-volume, lightweight composites for the North American automotive market.
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Berruti named recipient of the AIChE 2013 Lectureship in Fluidization Award
Western Engineering News | September 4, 2013
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has named Franco Berruti the recipient of 2013 Lectureship in Fluidization Award, under the Particle Technology Forum.
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October 2013

Engineering medical treatment
Student Awards Recipient Report | October 2013
Thanks to innovative research conducted by Jeremy Cepek, BESc’08, MESc’10, improved treatment for prostate cancer may be coming. The PhD student in Biomedical Engineering is exploring a potential therapy that could pose fewer side effects, but still control the cancer.
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New storm patterns require new wind engineering
Thomson Reuters Foundation | October 29, 2013
This week’s hurricane-force winds across the UK and northern Europe, the worst in a decade, have mercifully resulted in only a handful of deaths. However, the disruption and chaos they have caused serves as a warning for the future.
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Go ENG Girl 2013
Western Engineering News | October 19, 2013
Western Engineering welcomed over 75 female students and their family to Go ENG Girl 2013 on Saturday, Oct. 19.
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WindEEE Research Symposium and Public Lecture
Western Engineering News | October 17, 2013
Over 80 wind experts from around the world attended a research symposium, public lecture and tour of Western's new WindEEE Dome on Oct. 16 and 17.
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Team looks to steel tower power against storm
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, have initiated a research program with Hydro One to mitigate future failures of transmission line structures during those events.
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November 2013

Securing wireless access to cyberspace
Western Engineering News| November 22, 2013
Almost every aspect of our daily life has been transformed by wireless technologies. From text messaging and photo posting to social networks, to online banking and cloud computing, our digital life in cyberspace is increasingly interconnected with wireless communications technologies.
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Hrymak engineers a plan to face future challenges
Western News| November 21, 2013
Andrew Hrymak sees the challenges ahead; now he gets the chance to tackle them. Hrymak was re-appointed last week to a five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering. His first term concludes June 30, 2014.
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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 are developing a new approach to printing 3-D materials with easy-to-modify surfaces.
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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 2014, when the next president will be elected.
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Jin Jiang opens labs to industry partners
Western Engineering News| November 8, 2013
Throughout the month of October members of the energy sector had the opportunity to tour Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Jin Jiang’s labs in the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion.
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December 2013

Unit Profile: Information Technology Group
Western Engineering News| December 19, 2013
Western Engineering’s Information Technology Group is a team of dedicated IT experts working directly in the Faculty of Engineering at Western. Not all faculties on campus have a dedicated group of information technology staff. Western Engineering benefits from this model as faculty, staff, and students have available to them on-site assistance for computers, web, classroom technology support, and more.
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Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc '83, MESc '91, named among Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list
Western News| December 6, 2013
Eight Western alumnae, including Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc '83, MESc '91, have been named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list, presented by the National Post and the Women’s Executive Network.
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Berruti to receive the 2014 Kalev Pugi Award
Western Engineering News| December 5, 2013
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) has named Franco Berruti the 2014 recipient of the Kalev Pugi Award for his research towards the discovery of innovative chemical engineering process and technologies designed to have a significant beneficial impact on society.
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