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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.

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.

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September 11, 2020 /  Department News

EMBER program helps first year students gain confidence to succeed

This past August, around 600 McMaster Engineering students participated in EMBER, a new two-week online program that prepared students for their first year.

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 ranked among the top 70 universities worldwide

September 2, 2020 /  Department News
Source: Daily News

McMaster ranked among the top 70 universities worldwide

The university is ranked 69 in the 2021 Times Higher Education rankings released today, one of only four Canadian universities in the world's top 70.

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.

McMaster hosts international nuclear energy experts in virtual hackathon

August 26, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster hosts international nuclear energy experts in virtual hackathon

More than 70 nuclear experts, students and government representatives from Canada, the U.S. and the European Union gathered virtually for the Small Modular Reactors (SMR) Hackathon to share their expertise on nuclear energy solutions.

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