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In the Media: Polypropylene, the material now recommended for COVID-19 mask filters: What it is, where to get it

November 19, 2020 /  Department News
Source: The Conversation

In the Media: Polypropylene, the material now recommended for COVID-19 mask filters: What it is, where to get it

With masks being made at home and by local clothing companies, here’s what you need to know about Public Health Agency of Canada’s new recommendations. Charles de Lannoy, an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering, co-wrote this piece in The Conversation.

New campus-wide task force to explore challenges and best practices in virtual learning

November 9, 2020 /  Department News
Source: McMaster Daily News

New campus-wide task force to explore challenges and best practices in virtual learning

The Virtual Learning Task Force, comprised of 31 faculty, students and staff members from across campus, is co-chaired by Dean of Engineering Ishwar Puri and Social Sciences Dean Jeremiah Hurley.

The future of engineering education, according to global experts

November 6, 2020 /  Department News

The future of engineering education, according to global experts

In this special episode of Big Ideas for a Changing World, we’re playing back a virtual panel discussion led by John Preston during this year's Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Industry Forum.

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.

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.

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.

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