Engineering
Water innovation takes centre stage

Water innovation takes centre stage

Thanks to recent investment from FedDev Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, City of London and local industry are partnering on what will be a global-leading site for water treatment technology.

Research guides city climate change policy

Research guides city climate change policy

University of Western Ontario professor Slobodan Simonovic sees the City of London on the leading edge of addressing climate change. And he should know. The civil and environmental engineering professor is helping inform city policy on the subject.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

NSERC brings $3.4M to Western

From the formation of stars and the risks of earthquakes, to the development of green biological waste treatment technologies and accessible software, Western researchers received a financial boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) to further their work.

Xu receives Syncrude Canadian Innovation Award

Xu receives Syncrude Canadian Innovation Award

University of Western Ontario professor Charles Xu was recently announced as the 2011 winner of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Syncrude Canadian Innovation Award for his contributions to the chemical engineering field.

Butler wins Community Energy Challenge

Butler wins Community Energy Challenge

Thomas Butler, fourth-year green process engineering, recently won the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge, a competition held in conjunction with the International Student Energy Summit (ISES) in Vancouver.

Zhang named Canadian Rising Star

Jin Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario, has been named a Canadian Rising Star for her work towards developing a non-invasive diagnostic tool for diabetes.

Making homes hurricane resistant

Ashraf El Damatty is hoping a mesh of wire cables installed on the roof of a home will give it the strength to withstand severe windstorms – and possibly hurricanes. So far the tests have proven him right.

Life is a learning journey: Mathur

Mohan Mathur made it clear to Western’s newest graduates that they are standing at the threshold of an important day in their lives, and whenever possible they should have the courage to lead and not follow.

Patel backed by CHRP program

Patel backed by CHRP program

University of Western Ontario professor Rajnikant Patel has been named among Canadian researchers backed by a Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program funding the development of new treatments for lung, breast and ovarian cancers, as well as other life-threatening diseases.

Jiang named Petro-Canada Young Innovator

Jiang named Petro-Canada Young Innovator

Mechanical and material engineering assistant professor Liying Jiang has been named The University of Western Ontario’s Petro-Canada Young Innovator for 2011-12.

Exhibit focuses on Egyptian revolution

Exhibit focuses on Egyptian revolution

As Egypt welcomes a ‘new dawn,’ the Egyptian Canadian Association of Ontario (ECAO) has organized “Walk Like an Egyptian: An Exhibit on the Egyptian Revolution,” set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Central London Public Library, 251 Dundas St.