Heather Sheardown

Three McMaster engineering professors recognized as Canada Research Chairs

A group of four new Canada Research Chairs includes Chemical Engineering's Heather Sheardown, who has been named Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmic Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems.


Computing meets art in engineering class

The fourth-year engineering students were tasked with producing high-resolution images of a so-called Mandelbox, a 3D fractal object based on sophisticated mathematical formulas that create never-ending patterns repeating themselves at different scales. The aim was to create a seamless, constantly-moving, fast-computing shape filled with colour and a pleasing graphical design.

Alex D'Souza

McMaster students unshakeable at major earthquake competition

The McMaster Chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) ranked in the top tier of the Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition at the EERI 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston, March 31-April 3. It was the first time McMaster had competed in the event, which included the U.S. Department of Homeland Security among its sponsors.

Alex D'Souza

McMaster engineering prodigy is a real wonder

Alex D'Souza isn't your average second-year McMaster University student. D'Souza was admitted to Mac's chemical and bioengineering program at 14. Today, halfway through his undergraduate degree, D'Souza is excelling, both academically and socially.

Artificial leg developed for Terry Fox at McMaster

For most of the 35 years since Terry Fox ran his Marathon of Hope, there's been a lasting connection to him tucked away in a corner of a McMaster professor's office. Hubert de Bruin says he was a young biomedical researcher at Chedoke-McMaster Hospital when Fox's team approached him and his colleagues in July 1980 to develop a leg prosthesis better suited to running.

Siemens provides McMaster University with $458M software grant for product design and development

A multi-million dollar software grant from Siemens Canada will give McMaster University students the opportunity to use the same technology that companies around the world employ to design some of today's most sophisticated products.

This is your brain on whisky

Inspiration came to engineering professor Mike Noseworthy while listening to the radio. The medical imaging expert heard a story about possible new penalties for those caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .04, or 40 milligrams of alcohol 
in 100 milliliters of blood.

Mac engineering students think inside and outside the box

Think of it as a science fair on steroids. McMaster's Engineering Expo, held Tuesday at the university's Student Centre, showcased the often off-the-wall inventions concocted by fourth-year computer, biomedical or electrical engineering students.

Kathryn Grandfield

Materials engineering prof featured on cover of prestigious science magazine

Making the cover of Physics Today for a scientist is like a musician making the front of Rolling Stone. That’s exactly where McMaster University materials science and engineering assistant professor Kathryn Grandfield found herself last week.

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