Engineering
Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Four Western researchers were named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), commonly recognized as the country’s top honour in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Research touts lower-cost, longer-life battery

Research touts lower-cost, longer-life battery

New materials engineering research led by Western could translate into significant real-world benefits like greater range for electric vehicles and longer battery life for cell phones.

Schulich Leader Scholar shows early signs of success

Schulich Leader Scholar shows early signs of success

Natalie Loewen views it as an advantage to have grown up bilingual, in English and American Sign Language. One of six Schulich Leader Scholarship winners starting studies at Western in the fall, Loewen spends her summers working at the Bob Rumball Camp for the Deaf,...

Engineering researchers receive COVID-related grants

Engineering researchers receive COVID-related grants

Two Western researchers have received funding for partnership research projects that will help understand and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID Alliance Grants awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) support pandemic-fighting...

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks, Research Western announced this week.

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

Dean Kernaghan’s portfolio opens with a quote: “You don’t have time to work fast.” Not only has he heard these words often from his mentor in the Engineering student shop, these are words he tries to live by.

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

A student’s idea – brought from concept to testing by a host of Western experts – has the potential to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and lead to a safer working environment for health-care professionals.