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!

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Bilal Jarrah gave his PhD seminar!

Last week, Bilal Jarrah presented his PhD thesis seminar, titled “Fractional order and inverse problem solutions for plate temperature control”. The research was performed under the supervision of Dr. Dan Necsulescu. Congratulations to both Bilal and his supervisor!

Jian Mei gave his thesis seminar

Last Friday, MASc candidate Jian Mei presented his thesis seminar. The title of his talk was “Distributed Coverage Control of Multi-Agent System in Convective–Diffusive Time Evolving Environments”. Unfortunately, supervisor Dr. Davide Spinello was teaching a the time and couldn’t be present. Thanks for the seminar, Jian!

uOttawa CSME Chapter is hosting a networking event with the National Research Council

The uOttawa CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) Chapter will host a networking event with the National Research Council of Canada. This event will host to a panel of researchers from NRC, CSME, uOttawa, Carleton, and other industries to present projects, share ideas, and network with undergraduate and graduate students of the Faculty. It will be a great event for students to network with professionals, and an awesome opportunity for professors, CSME, NRC, and other researchers to exchange and share project ideas, information, and possibly partnership.

The evening will commence by a brief introduction speech by the CSME uOttawa chapter, followed by three individual speakers and a discussion panel. There will be a designated time for questions after each presentation. The discussion panel will present two different speakers who will present their research on engineering materials. The other two individual speakers will discuss their research in aerospace, thermal comfort, and solar panels. The last 80 minutes of the event will consist of a networking period. Additionally, students will be presenting posters on their research projects during the networking period.

Join and network with 40 NRC Research Officers and industry professionals. It is your chance to expose your talents. Students are welcome to bring research or project posters to present. Please note that board posters are limited –  sign up now by using this Eventbrite link to register. https://bit.ly/2sVqasA.

 

Timeslot: 19-22h (7pm – 10pm)

Date: Thursday, 28th of February 2019

Location: 141 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada

Room: STEM 117

Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uOttawaCSME/.

 

We had an #imagine2030 meetup last Friday!

Last Friday, in collaboration with CREATE-BEST (www.create-best.ca) and the Medical Devices Innovation Institute (https://www.uottawa.ca/mdii/), we had an Imagine 2030 Meetup: Interactive LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® session to design and create the future strategy of University of Ottawa. Chrystia Chudczak, Chief Design Officer at the University of Ottawa, who is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, conducted an interactive LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® session to design and create the future strategy of University of Ottawa.

It was lots of fun!  More of a write-up on this event to come!

 

Nathaniel Mailhot kicks things off for MCG seminars 2018-2019!

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!

MCG undergrads win CSME award

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!

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