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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.

McMaster University researchers develop a 15 minute rapid test for SARS-COV-2 antibodies

September 2, 2020 /  Department News
Source: CHCH

McMaster University researchers develop a 15 minute rapid test for SARS-COV-2 antibodies

Dean of Engineering Ishwar Puri teamed up with researchers at McMaster to create the at-home test able to detect SARS-COV-2 with a finger prick. He speaks about the research on CHCH.

McMaster researchers bringing to market invention to transport fragile vaccines without refrigeration

August 28, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster researchers bringing to market invention to transport fragile vaccines without refrigeration

Carlos Filipe and Sahar Esmaeili Samani are part of a team working with vaccine manufacturers to store and transport vaccines safely without refrigeration. They speak about the research and the startup, Elarex, on the Big Ideas for a Changing World podcast.

In the Media: What should the PPE of the future look like? This McMaster University team wants to provide the answers

August 24, 2020 /  Department News
Source: The Toronto Star

In the Media: What should the PPE of the future look like? This McMaster University team wants to provide the answers

A feature on McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM) on the front page of The Toronto Star.

In the Media: Economic Recovery Via the Great Lakes

August 21, 2020 /  Department News
Source: TVO The Agenda

In the Media: Economic Recovery Via the Great Lakes

In Ontario, as in several American states, the Great Lakes Region is a massive economic engine. With the border mostly closed, during this COVID-19 pandemic, the region is looking for help to bounce back. Gail Krantzberg, W Booth professor, shares her insights.

Five Mac Eng students share their summer research experiences

August 21, 2020 /  Department News

Five Mac Eng students share their summer research experiences

The fourth annual Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Showcase took place on August 19, 2020. The online event welcomed 52 presenters from programs across the Faculty and 181 guests.

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