Last Friday, another one of my students presented his MASc thesis seminar. Franck Tchuente presented his talk on “Recognition and classification of agressive movements using a smart watch”. The work was also co-supervised by Dr. Edward Lemaire at the Ottawa hospital rehabilitation institute. As always, I’m super-proud of my students. Great work, Franck!
Friday saw a first for our MCG seminar series – we welcomed a student from civil engineering to present. Aynsley Griffin presented has MASc work, titled “Evaluation of corrosion detection methods in reinforced concrete structures”. Supervisor Dr. Beatriz Martin-Perez was present and I introduced her to the MCG tradition of getting her photo taken with her graduate student. Thanks to both Aynsley and Dr. Perez-Martin for participating in our seminar series and its traditions!
Today was the 2017 edition of the annual Faculty of Engineering graduate student poster day. It’s always one of my favourite days of the academic year. Congratulations to all the students that took part – I’m proud of all of you! Click on the photos for a larger version.
On Friday, Ahmad Alsayed presented his MASc seminar. The title of his talk was “Pitch and altitude control of an unmanned airship with sliding gondola”. Thesis supervisor, Dr. Eric Lanteigne was present – well done Ahmad and Dr. Lanteigne!
Last week, MASc candidate Hubert Villeneuve presented his thesis work, giving a talk titled “height estimation of a blimp unmanned aerial vehicle using inertial measurement unit and infrared camera”. The work was done under the supervision of Dr. Eric Lanteigne, who was also present for the talk. Well done, Hubert, congrats on presenting your work!
I collected the photos I took in 2016. Clearly, I should have taken more photos!
Last Friday, Catherine Kuforiji presented her PhD thesis work, giving a talk titled “Development of SS316L-AL2O3 composites for wear applications”. Supervisor Dr. Michel Nganbe was present for the seminar. Congratulations to student and supervisor for the (near) completion of this PhD work! Well done, Catherine, we are very proud of you.
After the talk, I had the honour of having my photo taken with Catherine too. 🙂
Last Friday, Erfan Niazi presented his PhD thesis seminar titles “Experimental and numerical investigation of red blood cells aggregation”. Supervisors Dr. Fenech and Dr. MacDonald were present (along with a few other interested professors!) well done, Erfan!
Rob Shaheen, under the supervision of Dr. Marc Doumit, presented his thesis seminar last Friday. The title of his talk was “Design and material characterization of a nonlinear, hyperelastic tubular soft composite”. Well done, Rob!
Marina Pushkareva, working for a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Arnaud Weck, presented her PhD thesis seminar last week. The topic was “Void growth and coalescence in commercially pure titanium”. Well done, Marina!
Yesterday, Jeff Lamonde presented his MASc thesis seminar on “Development of an Autonomous Inspection Robot for Small Diameter Pipes”. Interesting talk, and supervisor Dr. Eric Lanteigne was present to support his student.
Missing in action were the timbits and coffee. There was a near riot, but luckily we staged an intervention. No riots. Sadly, no timbits either.
Ruben Fernandez presented his PhD thesis seminar, giving a talk titled “Deposition of Thick Copper Cold Spray Coatings on Steel for Used Nuclear Fuel Repository using Nitrogen and Pulsed Waterjet Surface Preparation.”
It was a really interesting talk, lots of questions afterwards! Unfortunately, supervisor Dr. Bertrand Jodoin was unable to attend but I am sure he would have been very proud. The labmates stood in for the supervisor in the obligatory photo. Congrats Ruben on almost completing your PhD!
Last Wednesday, Ahmad Eter presented his PhD seminar work on “flow obstruction effects on heat transfer in channels at supercritical and high subcritical pressures”. Supervisor Dr. Stavros Tavoularis was present, although co-supervisor Dr. Groeneveld could not attend. I got a few pics of Ahmad with his supervisor.
Zakaria Ben Dhia presented his MASc seminar last Friday on “novel treatments for multiphase flow prediction inspired by kinetic theory”. Supervisor Dr. James McDonald was present for the last seminar for this semester!