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Monique Beech

Manager, Strategic Communications

Monique leads communications and marketing efforts for the Faculty of Engineering in key strategic areas, including research, reputation enhancement and external relations.

Hand-held device lets patients monitor their own blood for cancer biomarkers

October 8, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

Hand-held device lets patients monitor their own blood for cancer biomarkers

Biomedical engineer Leyla Soleymani is one of the lead researchers who have developed a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring.

In the Media: Canada Develops EV Technology, Advanced Mobility & The Talent Needed To Do It

October 6, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Autoline TV

In the Media: Canada Develops EV Technology, Advanced Mobility & The Talent Needed To Do It

Saeid Habibi, a professor of Mechanical Engineering, was interviewed by John Malloy of Autoline TV about innovative automotive research happening at McMaster.

McMaster researchers collaborate on N95 respirator made and approved in Canada

September 29, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster researchers collaborate on N95 respirator made and approved in Canada

A team of engineers, scientists and manufacturers from private industry and McMaster University have successfully created an N95 respirator made and approved for sale in Canada.

In the Media: B.C. facility partners with McMaster Engineering to produce N95-equivalent masks

September 28, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Global News

In the Media: B.C. facility partners with McMaster Engineering to produce N95-equivalent masks

McMaster researchers Rakesh Sahu and Ravi Selvaganapathy from the Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials are part of a team that created the first Canadian made N95 respirators.

Simulating virus spread risk and campus reopening using network science

September 24, 2020 /  Department News

Simulating virus spread risk and campus reopening using network science

Researchers Zoe Li and Wael El-Dakhakhni have received support from McMaster’s COVID-19 Research Fund to apply their digital twinning system to simulate reopening scenarios for McMaster’s campus. Hear more on the latest Big Ideas for a Changing World podcast episode.

In the Media: How the pandemic has driven us to up our game in research and teaching

September 14, 2020 /  Department News

In the Media: How the pandemic has driven us to up our game in research and teaching

Just as cholera gave rise to modern sanitation and the Spanish flu spawned public health, the battle to overcome COVID-19 will inevitably yield new and beneficial knowledge, writes Ishwar K. Puri in an op-ed in The Hill Times.

McMaster part of new academia-industry partnership discovering materials using artificial intelligence

September 11, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster part of new academia-industry partnership discovering materials using artificial intelligence

Drew Higgins, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is a co-investigator in the newly launched Alliance for AI-Accelerated Materials Discovery in partnership with the University of Toronto, the National Research Council Canada, LG and TOTAL.

McMaster researchers receive provincial support for COVID-19 research

September 10, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

McMaster researchers receive provincial support for COVID-19 research

Civil engineering professor Benzhong Zhao received $105,000 over one year to lead research that will provide further clarity on the role of face masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19, leading to new testing standards for measuring masks’ effectiveness.

In the Media: Pandemic opens up great green opportunities for Great Lakes

September 4, 2020 /  Department News
Source: The Windsor Star

In the Media: Pandemic opens up great green opportunities for Great Lakes

The report on Great Lakes restoration efforts that she co-authored with Hartig provides “the empirical proof — investing in the environment creates economic growth,” said Gail Krantzberg, long-time Great Lakes researcher and a professor at McMaster University’s engineering program.

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