Jacob Hoffer presented his MASc thesis seminar

Yesterday, MASc candidate Jacob Hoffer presented his thesis seminar. Jacob presented a talk titled “development of a draping algorithm for non-structural aerospace composites”. The work was performed under the supervision of thesis supervisor professor Francois Robitaille, whom we were lucky enough to have in attendance for the talk. Congratulations Jacob and Prof. Robitaille!

Amir Daoud presented his thesis seminar!

Last week, Amir Daoud presented his MASc thesis seminar, giving a talk titled “Cold Gas Dynamic Spray Additive Manufacturing of Moisture-Electric Energy Transformation Devices”. It was a super interesting talk! Unfortunately, supervisor Dr. Bertrand Jodoin was unable to attend but Amir’s lab mates made up for it! Congrats, Amir!

Yousef Badripour presented his thesis Seminar

Earlier this week, MASc candidate Yousef Badripour presented his thesis seminar. The title of his talk was “Investigation of fraying in textile reinforcements for composites”. Supervisor Dr. Francois Robitaille also graced us with his presence, so I managed to get a photo without having to threaten to photoshop him into the photo. Thanks to both for an interesting seminar!

Justin Perry presented his thesis seminar

Yesterday, MASc candidate Justin Perry presented his thesis seminar titled “Pin fin array heat sinks by cold spray additive manufacturing: economics of powder recycling”. Supervisor Dr. Bertrand Jodoin was also present for the talk and the requisite photo. Thanks to Justin (and Dr. Jodoin) for an interesting talk! (And…bonus points because we managed to get Dr. Jodoin to crack a huge smile).

First seminar of the year!

To kick off the seminar series for fall 2017, first up was Ramandeep Singh Ghai, who presented his MASc thesis seminar. The title of his talk was “modeling of thermal conductivity of thermal barrier coatings in aero-engines”. There was a great turnout for the first talk. Unfortunately, co-supervisor Dr. Kuiying Chen was unable to attend but we got the obligatory photo. Well done, Raman!


Deliang Guo presented his PhD thesis seminar 

Last Wednesday, Deliang (Leon) Guo his thesis seminar titled “MCrAlY Coatings Cold Sprayed Using Nitrogen: Preparation and Performance”.  Unfortunately, supervisor Dr. Bertrand Jodoin was tied up with meetings and couldn’t attend but luckily sent out his entire crew in support of Leon. Congratulations on near completion of your PhD and we wish you all the best for thesis submission and defence!

Aynsley Griffin presented her thesis seminar

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!


First seminar of 2017

Kicking things off in 2017 was Simon Baril-Gosselin who presented his PhD thesis work on “Fabrication of carbon fibre opposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes”. Unfortunately, PhD supervisor Dr. François Robitaille was teaching and unable to attend.  However, there was an enthusiastic audience and our grad students were kind enough to supply us with coffee and cookies (because all scientific talks are made better by coffee and cookies.

Simon Baril-Gosselin

Catherine Kuforiji presented her PhD seminar

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.  🙂

Bochun Zhang presented his research seminar

Last Friday featured a graduate seminar by my own MASc candidate,Bochun Zhang. Bochun gave a talk titled “Failure Mechanism Analysis and Life Prediction based on Atmospheric Plasma-Sprayed (APS) and Electron Beam-Physical Vapor Deposition (EB-PVD) Thermal Barrier Coatings”.  Bochun’s primary supervisor was Dr. Kuiying Chen, from Canada’s National Research Council, and I was the cosupervisor. Unfortunately, Dr. Chen could not attend, but I’m sure he would have been as proud of Bochun as I was! Well done, Bochun.