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McMaster inventors of pathogen-repelling wrap earn top prize in global innovation competition

November 12, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

McMaster inventors of pathogen-repelling wrap earn top prize in global innovation competition

McMaster Engineering's Leyla Soleymani and Tohid Didar, who led the team that created RepelWrap, have been named grand prize winners in the 2020 Create the Future design contest, organized by engineering-design news provider Tech Briefs, the company announced today from New York.

Advancing drug treatments for diseases using AI and machine learning

November 11, 2020 /  Department News

Advancing drug treatments for diseases using AI and machine learning

Student researchers at McMaster Engineering are paving the way for more accurate drug testing using machine learning and AI.

McMaster-FCA partnership wins NSERC award for advancing the electrified car of the future

November 10, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster-FCA partnership wins NSERC award for advancing the electrified car of the future

Today, Ali Emadi accepts the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Synergy Award for Innovation for McMaster's ongoing collaboration with Fiat Chrysler Auto to develop the next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles.

From groundwater to wildfires, Global Water Futures invests $2.4M in McMaster researchers

November 4, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

From groundwater to wildfires, Global Water Futures invests $2.4M in McMaster researchers

Five McMaster projects have been awarded a further $2.4M by Global Water Futures (GWF)—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program.

The safest, smartest COVID reopening plan

October 29, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

The safest, smartest COVID reopening plan

Researchers from McMaster Engineering are working on a way to guide decisions on reopening cities, businesses and other large operations during and after the pandemic. Read the latest project feature of Wael El-Dakhakhni and Zoe Li's project, CityDNA.

Smart Freight Centre research partnership receives major funding award

October 26, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

Smart Freight Centre research partnership receives major funding award

A new research initiative from the Smart Freight Centre has received a major funding award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Associate professor Saiedeh Razavi is part of the multi-disciplinary research team.

In the Media: Digital infrastructure is the new frontier

October 21, 2020 /  Department News

In the Media: Digital infrastructure is the new frontier

We need today’s sporadic initiatives to be more interoperable, cohesive, and national. This can start with the federal government, in collaboration with the provinces and private partners, says Saiedeh Razavi in an op-ed for The Hill Times.

The road to making one million face shields: MMRI partners with Whitebird

October 21, 2020 /  Department News

The road to making one million face shields: MMRI partners with Whitebird

In episode six of the Big Ideas for a Changing World podcast, hear how the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) and Hamilton-based packaging company, Whitebird, teamed up to swiftly produce face shields for thousands of Canadian frontline workers during the pandemic.

To measure the severity of COVID-19, researchers create a tool that can pull an elusive marker from human blood

October 20, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

To measure the severity of COVID-19, researchers create a tool that can pull an elusive marker from human blood

It is the latest application of smart-surface technology to emerge from the laboratory of Tohid Didar, a mechanical engineering professor at McMaster.

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