Welcome back to everyone for another academic year of MCG seminars! It was good to see such a full house on our first day.
To kick things off for the semester, MASc candidate Nathaniel Mailhot presented his thesis seminar titled “Pupil Tracking and Control of a Laser Based Power System for a Vision Restoring Retinal Implant”. A really interesting talk! Supervisor Dr. Spinello was also present for the seminar and photo-op. Congrats, Nathaniel!
Last Wednesday, MASc candidate Vinay Singh presented his thesis seminar titled “Design and Shape Optimization of Unmanned, Semi-Rigid Airship for Rapid Descent Using Hybrid Genetic Algorithm”. Supervisor Dr. Eric Lanteigne was present for the seminar and the photo op. Thanks to everyone who came out to the seminars this summer!
Last Wednesday, Abderrazzak Mouslim presented his MASc thesis seminar, a talk titled “Fluid-to-fluid scaling for supercritical heat transfer”. Supervisor Dr. Stavros Tavoularis was in attendance. Thanks to both for the photo but my iPhone didn’t do so well with the tough lighting conditions! I’ll have to bring the big camera next time.
Clara Phillips and Hallie Arnott attended the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) National Design Competition on May 30th 2018, hosted by the CSME 2018 International Congress to present their Capstone design project in both poster and video format.
I am pleased to share that Clara and Hallie won the “Best Poster” award for their work on the “Design of a Low-Cost Transfemoral Prosthesis” which was completed during their capstone design class along with colleagues Josha Bharadwa, Nicholas Di Ciero and Stavros Fotopoulos.
Congratulations Hallie and Clara!
Last Wednesday, Mohammad Rafiee presented his PhD research seminar, a talk titled “Modeling, processing, fabrication and characterization of carbon nanomaterials-reinforced polymer composites”. Unfortunately, both supervisors were away at conferences and could not attend. However, it was an interesting talk and congrats Mohammad on getting close to finishing your PhD!
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!
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).
This pas week, PhD candidate Yunpeng Guan presented his research seminar titled “velocity synchrosqueezing transform for fault diagnosis of planetary gearboxes under nonstationary conditions”. Unfortunately, supervisor Dr. Ming Liang could not be present. However, co-supervisor Dr. Dan Necsulescu was there. Nice work, Yunpeng!
Kicking off the first seminar of summer 2018, Shem Lau-Chapdelaine presented a small portion of his PhD work. The title of the talk was “Detonation model using Burger’s equation and a pulses reaction”. Unfortunately, thesis supervisor Dr. Matei Radulescu could not attend. Great talk, Shem!
I’m superproud of our team representing uOttawa at the shell ecomarathon!
For the last seminar of winter 2018, Jasmeet Singh Ladoiye presented his MASc work at our MCG seminar series. Jasmeet’s talk was titled “control of surgical robot using model predictive control with time delay”. Unfortunately neither thesis supervisor (Drs. Dan Necsulescu and Jurek Sasiadek) could be in attendance. Congratulations Jasmeet on your seminar and on getting closer to completing your MASc! Thanks to everyone that participated in this semester’s seminar series. See you next semester!
Yesterday, Aliakbar Baldiwala presented his MASc Thesis work, titled “IOT for fleet management”. Supervisor Dr. Dan Necsulescu was in attendance. Thank you to Aliakbar and Dr. Necsulescu for an informative seminar!
Last Friday, MASc student Wentian Wang presented his thesis research work, performed under the joint supervision of Dr. Matei Radulescu and Dr. James MacDonald. Both supervisors were in attendance. The title of Wentian’s talk was “Models of fast flame propagation and transition to detonation”. Nice work, Wentian!
Last Friday, Maxime La Flèche presented his MASc thesis work, performed under the supervision of Dr. Matei Radulescu. The title of the talk was “Experimental study of the interaction of a shock wave with a cellular flame in a Hele-Shaw cell”. Interesting work – well done, Maxime!
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!