Andrée-Anne Dion-Dallaire presented her MASc thesis seminar

Last Friday, Andrée-Anne Dion-Dallaire presented her MASc work, titled “A 3D Solution-Adaptive Framework for Hyperbolic PDEs with Application to Explosive Dispersal of Radioactive Material”. Supervisor Professor James McDonald was present for the talk and obligatory photo. Congrats to Andrée-Anne and Prof. McDonald!

Qiang Xiao presented his PhD thesis seminar

On Friday, Qiang Xiao presented his PhD thesis seminar, showcasing research work under the supervision of Professor Matei Radulescu. The title of Qiang’s talk was “Propagation Characteristics of 2H2/O2/2Ar Cellular Detonations in Exponential Horns.” Congratulation to Qiang and Prof. Radulescu!

Rocio Dominguez Medrano presented her thesis seminar

Yesterday, Rocio Dominguez Medrano presented her MASc thesis seminar, titled “development of a sustainable solution for the elimination of helium in the copper cold spray process for used nuclear fuel containers”. Supervisor Professor Bertrand Jodoin was in attendance for the seminar but had to leave right away to be Uber-papa. So, we took the traditional photo with her lab-mates who were all there in support. Congrats, Rocio!

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!

Manit Ginoya gave a talk

Last week we were honored to hear a special presentation by BASc candidate Manit Ginoya. Manit gave a talk about the work he did during his international experience scholarship, where he spent 3 months as a robotics intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, at the California Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Manit is also the co-founder of the uOttawa Rocketry team who did some awesome things last summer.

Manit’s talk was about the development of the Balloon Locomotion for Extreme Terrain Concept. Members of the uOttawa rocketry also joined us for the talk!

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.


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


We had an #imagine2030 meetup last Friday!

Last Friday, in collaboration with CREATE-BEST ( and the Medical Devices Innovation Institute (, 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!