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Western Engineering awards announced 
Ralph Buchal, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Director of the Integrated Engineering Program has been named the recipient of the R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jin Jiang, Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has been named the recipient of the Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research.

Barry Kay, Associate Director for Western Engineering's Information Technology Group (ITG) been named the recipient of the Sharon A. Ling Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff Member.

Frederick Keenan, Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has been named the recipient of the Engineering Award of Recognition

All recipients will be honoured at the 2009 Faculty and Staff Award Luncheon to be held on May 6 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Great Hall.

Denis O’Carroll wins Western Green Award 
Kermit the Frog once sang about how it wasn’t easy being green. But don’t tell that to Engineering professor Denis O’Carroll and a handful of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students – this year’s winners of the Green Awards, presented by Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.
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Antarctica becomes a classroom 
Put yourself in the place of flying for countless hours in order to catch a ride on a nauseating three-day, 1,000-kilometre boat trip through breaking waves just so you can spend two weeks in the coldest place on earth. For first-year engineering student, Dan Hammond, it was the best trip of his life.
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Paper airplane sends engineering student on real flight  
Jamal Jamali, PhD student in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, travels to Austria May 1-2 for the Red Bull Worldwide Paper Wings competition.
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Western Engineering Baja SAE team update  
The Western Engineering Baja SAE team has been active as an extra-curricular Collegiate Design Series team since 2002. Prior to that it was designated as a fourth year project team. Since becoming an extracurricular design team, the Western Engineering Baja SAE team has experience great success.
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Solar powered opportunity  
Michelle Chislett, BESc'03, (MBA, York) lets her passion and interests light her career path. Following her studies at Western Engineering, she specialized in wireless communication with Primus Canada, where her father Ted Chislett, BESc]75, MBA'78, is President [read more]

Research News

Western-led initiative gets $8.7-million government boost  
Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston announced today (March 19) the Canadian government is investing $8.7 million in a University of Western Ontario-led initiative to develop technologies that will increase the industrial value of agricultural surplus.
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NSERC-CRD Grant Success for Chemical Engineering Professors  
Dr. Mita Ray and Dr. George Nakhla received $272,500 from combining Trojan Technologies, Ontario Center for Excellence and NSERC-CRD for a project on Pretreatment of Bio-solid using Advanced Oxidation Processes.
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Western Engineering

ICFAR welcomes new staff members
Pina Sorbara will join the ICFAR team April 1 as the Financial Administrative Assistant. Pina comes to Western Engineering from Western's History department, where she worked as a Financial Assistant. Also joining the ICFAR team, as the Administrative Assistant, is Christine Ramsden, who for many years has been an Administrative Assistant in Western Engineering's Dean’s Office. Christine will officially join ICFAR, effective April 6, 2009.

Western Engineering welcomes Qingfeng Li
Effective April 1, Qingfeng Li will begin work as a Jr. Research Engineer, in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department, working with Jin Jiang and his research group. His role will be to assist Jiang, NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair, to carry out research in control, instrumentation and electrical systems, manage the laboratory facilities and work with graduate students.

Past Events

City of London Design Competition
Western Civil and Environmental Engineering students put their design skills to the test under the pressure of satisfying one of the area's biggest clients - the City of London. [read more]

Exploring Sustainable Innovations & Solutions - Environmental Fair
First-year engineering student, Daniel Hammond, organized Western Engineering's first Environmental Fair. [read more]

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Design Day
On March 13, 2009 Mechanical Engineering and Integrated Engineering students showcased their final year design projects at The Great Hall. [read more]

CBE Capstone 2009 Design Project Competition
A presentation about making bio-oil products from dried distillers grain won a group of students first prize at a competition held at The Western's Research Park in Samia recently. [read more]

Upcoming Events

Click HERE to view Western Engineering's online calendar. This calendar includes a complete list of Western Engineering's upcoming events and deadlines.

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