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The way we travel and transport our goods is changing dramatically.

Smart cities and transportation networks are vital to the health of the economy, and essential to the way we travel and transport our goods, which is changing dramatically.

Our researchers are devising sustainable solutions for the movement of people, goods and services. 

This discipline of engineering is largely concerned with road transportation, and networks, rail and subway systems, airports, and shipping ports

Challenges: Sustainable solutions for the movement of people, goods, and services; designing smart cities around pedestrian and bicycle traffic. 

 

 

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Dr. Lucian Balan, LEL.

Assistant Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

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Dr. Jennifer Bauman

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hybrid and electric powertrain design and control; Power electronic converters; Advanced vehicle modeling; Smart-charging and EV integration into the smart-grid

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Dr. Berker Bilgin

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Systems; Power Electronics and Electric Motor Drives; Acoustic Noise and Vibration Reduction in Electric Motor Drives; Electric and Hybrid Powertrains; Transportation Electrification

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Dr. Dan Centea, LEL.

Associate Director, Undergraduate
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

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Dr. Ali Emadi

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Electrified Powertrains
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Electrified Powertrains
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Transportation Electrification; Electrified Vehicles; Autonomous-Capable Vehicles; Electric and Hybrid Powertrains; Power Electronics and Electric Motor Drives; Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Systems; Renewable and Efficient Energy Systems; Energy and Sustainability

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Prof. Qiyin Fang

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics
Department of Engineering Physics

Associate Member
School of Interdisciplinary Science

Associate Member
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

biophotonics, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy & imaging, intelligent sensing for point-of-care, aging-in-place, & environmental monitoring

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Dr. Saeid Habibi

Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive Applications; Control Systems; Hybrid Vehicles; Mechatronics; Renewal & Sustainable Energy Systems

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Dr. Drew Higgins

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Electrochemistry; Catalysis; Nanomaterials; Energy Conversion and Storage; Sustainable Energy Technologies; Fuel Cells; Solar Fuels; Artificial Photosynthesis.

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Dr. Mohamed Hussein

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Active modes of travel; enhancing road safety to support sustainability; application of innovation tools; AI; machine learning; computer vision; agent-based modeling to analyze road-user behaviour; Risk-based design of Highways and Transportation networks

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Dr. Gordon Irons

Professor (Emeritus)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

materials processing; mathematical modelling of processes; steelmaking; transport phenomena

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Prof. Michael Justason, P.Eng.

Program Chair, B.Tech. Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Program Chair, Business and Management
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Assistant Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Civil Infrastructure Engineering Technology

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Dr. Thia (Kiruba) Kirubarajan

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Estimation: Target tracking ; Information fusion ; Signal processing ; Communications ; Sensor resource management ; System diagnosis and fault detection

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Dr. Gail Krantzberg

Program Lead, M.Eng. Engineering and Public Policy
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Public Policy; Great Lakes Science, Policy and Governance

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Dr. Mark Lawford

Chair
Department of Computing and Software

Professor
Department of Computing and Software

Software Engineering, Safety Critical Systems

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Dr. Vladimir Mahalec

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Director of Graduate Programs
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Optimization of plant operations (production planning, scheduling, real-time optimization) and supply chain management; integration of planning, scheduling, RTO, and control; reduced size hybrid models for optimization; energy recovery from low temperature sources

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Dr. Joseph McDermid

Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Director, Steel Research Centre
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Physical Metallurgy of Advanced High Strength Steels, Microstructure-Property Relationships, High Temperature Oxidation, Continuous Galvanizing of Advanced Steels, Reactive Wetting, Electron Microscopy

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Dr. Moein Mehrtash, LEL.

Assistant Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology; Mechatronics

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Dr. Moataz Mohamed

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Systemic Impacts and Risk Analysis; Electrification of Transit Systems; Optimization Models and Adaptive Systems; Public Transit Modelling and Operation; Autonomous, Connected, and Electric Mobility; Multivariate Data Analysis; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Intelligent Transportation Systems; Transportation Planning and Demand Modelling; Preferences and Choice Modelling

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Dr. Greig Mordue

ArcelorMittal Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Public Policy

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Dr. Babak Nahid-Mobarakeh

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Micro Grids; Transportation Electrification; More Electric Aircraft; Electric Vehicles; Renewable Energy Systems; Stability and Stabilization of Power Conversion Systems; Control of Power Converters; Fault-Tolerant Power Conversion; Power Converters Fault-Detection; Motor Control; AC Drives

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Dr. Mehdi Narimani

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Canada Research Chair in High-Power Converters
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Power Electronics ; High-Power Conversion ; Medium-Voltage Motor Drives ; Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems ; Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters ; Renewable Energy Systems

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Dr. Richard Paige

Associate Chair for Research
Department of Computing and Software

Director of the McMaster Centre for Software Certification (McSCert)
Department of Computing and Software

Professor
Department of Computing and Software

Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Professor
Department of Computing and Software

Software engineering; model-driven engineering; safety-critical systems; formal methods; software testing; software requirements; data analytics; open-source; cloud computing; low-code techniques; compilers; aerospace; avionics

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Dr. Saiedeh Razavi

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Acting Associate Chair - Graduate
Department of Civil Engineering

Chair in Heavy Construction
Department of Civil Engineering

Director of McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics
Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Member of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

Construction; Transportation; Construction Work Zone; Smart Construction; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Safety; Mobility; Connected Vehicle; Autonomous Vehicle; Smart Cities; Infrastructure Management; Logistics; Sensing; Automation; Data Fusion; Risk Analysis; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning

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Dr. Shahin Sirouspour

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

robotics; control systems; energy systems; optimization

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Dr. Seshasai Srinivasan, P.Eng.

Program Chair, B.Tech. Software Engineering Technology
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Member
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Member
School of Computational Science and Engineering

Mathematics, Programming

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Prof. Silvie Tanu Halim

Lecturer
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Dr. Ratnasingham (Thamas) Tharmarasa

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Target Tracking; Resource Management; Multisensor Fusion; Performance Prediction; Radar Signal Processing; Image and Video Processing

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Dr. Susan Tighe

Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Department of Civil Engineering

Transportation; Pavement Engineering and Management; Infrastructure Management; Resilient Infrastructure; Life Cycle Assessment; Geotechnical Engineering; Construction Work Zone Safety; Automated Distress Collection

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Dr. David Wilkinson

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Ductile fracture of metals and alloys; lightweight materials for fuel efficient vehicles; advanced high strength steels.

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Dr. Fengjun Yan

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive applications; Control systems; Hybrid vehicles; Mechatronics; Combustion

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Dr. Hao Yang

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Autonomous Driving; Congestion Mitigation; Urban Transportation; Human Mobility; Energy Efficiency

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Dr. Bosco Yu

Assistant Professor (CLA)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Engineering Physics

Associate Member
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Solid mechanics, impact mechanics, hybrid materials (cellular lattices, fibre composites, metal/metal hybrids), material selection, finite element methods, and rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing

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Dr. Timber Yuen, P.Eng.

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W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

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Powering a new paradigm

July 23, 2021 /  Department News

Powering a new paradigm

Founded by McMaster Engineering’s Ali Emadi, Enedym aims to supply world’s need for lower cost and more sustainable electric motors.

NSERC awards 14 McMaster Engineering researchers

June 28, 2021 /  Department News

NSERC awards 14 McMaster Engineering researchers

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded 11 McMaster Engineering researchers through its Discovery research program, and three others have been awarded funding through the Research Tools and Instruments grants program (RTI) and Joint Canada-Germany Projects

In the Media: "Dundas GO bus route proposal update submitted to Metrolinx"

June 11, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: "Dundas GO bus route proposal update submitted to Metrolinx"

A new proposed rerouting of a McMaster University to Aldershot GO Transit bus addresses Metrolinx's concerns about changing the route to serve Dundas, according to a paper by a McMaster engineering student under review by the transit agency.

In the Media: "Feds fund initiative to develop electric and energy-efficient vehicles with McMaster"

June 14, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: "Feds fund initiative to develop electric and energy-efficient vehicles with McMaster"

Researchers with McMaster University’s automotive resource centre are getting a $10-million boost from the federal government to produce an integrated automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing network.

In the Media: "McMaster to launch $28.4M eco-friendly automotive and aerospace hub"

June 14, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: "McMaster to launch $28.4M eco-friendly automotive and aerospace hub"

McMaster University will run a new multi-million hub and collaborate with automotive and aerospace giants to test and develop electric, self-driving and energy-efficient technology. IHub will create 170 jobs, training for 200 people and support 230 small and medium enterprises

McMaster Civil Engineering Graduate Student and Professors receive Best Conference Paper Award at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum

June 11, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster Civil Engineering Graduate Student and Professors receive Best Conference Paper Award at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum

Congratulations to Roxana Rasouli, Moataz Mohamed, and Saiedeh Razavi for being awarded the Ron Rice Award for the Best Conference paper presented at the 56th Canadian Transportation Research Forum.

“Mobility is freedom”: Moataz Mohamed awarded SSHRC grant to improve Canada’s transit infrastructure

June 8, 2021 /  Department News

“Mobility is freedom”: Moataz Mohamed awarded SSHRC grant to improve Canada’s transit infrastructure

Engineers shape society in ways beyond developing technological breakthroughs and towering megaprojects. Policy recommendations that impact our work, housing, availability of goods – and transportation – are often influenced by engineers.

In the Media: "The Faceoff: Between General Motors and Ford, it’s Canada that’s winning"

May 12, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: "The Faceoff: Between General Motors and Ford, it’s Canada that’s winning"

Greig Mordue, an engineering professor at McMaster University and a former executive at Toyota Canada, said GM and Ford have had a rough couple of decades in the context of the Canadian automotive industry, even though they’ve had a lot of positive attention within the past year.

McMaster Automotive Resource Centre adopts STATIC Driving Simulator from VI-grade

April 21, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster Automotive Resource Centre adopts STATIC Driving Simulator from VI-grade

Automotive complex in renowned Canadian university utilizes driving simulation solution by VI-grade for Educational, R&D and industrial projects.

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.

Smart Freight Centre research partnership receives major funding award

October 26, 2020 /  Department News

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.

"It's great to be back:" Researchers return to the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre

July 31, 2020 /  Department News

"It's great to be back:" Researchers return to the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre

Ali Emadi’s research group has transitioned back to some in-person research activities, getting back on track with both industry and student-led projects. Here’s what the transition looked like.

“This is our contribution to the community”: McMaster engineers help shape transit services amid COVID-19 crisis

April 7, 2020 /  Department News

“This is our contribution to the community”: McMaster engineers help shape transit services amid COVID-19 crisis

As transit services in many countries may come to a halt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of McMaster engineers are using data to advocate for an accessible City of Hamilton

Driving Diversity event inspires the next generation of female automotive engineers

January 16, 2020 /  Department News

Driving Diversity event inspires the next generation of female automotive engineers

The second annual Driving Diversity event, held at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), brought together over 70 female high school students and representatives from McMaster’s vehicle teams.

Each of these trailers can remove the equivalent of 7 cars from the road

November 29, 2019 /  Department News

Each of these trailers can remove the equivalent of 7 cars from the road

McMaster students work with Westhill Innovation to develop a solar power system for refrigerated transport trailers.

Why Canada leads the way to an autonomous future

August 7, 2019 /  Department News

Why Canada leads the way to an autonomous future

At McMaster and other universities across Canada, the future of transportation is taking shape.

Engineering and electrifying the next generation of cars

July 10, 2019 /  Department News

Engineering and electrifying the next generation of cars

Top researcher Ali Emadi explains why electrified vehicles are the future and describes his love for mentoring students.

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments spring 2019

April 10, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments spring 2019

We are pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Faculty of Engineering.

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March 6, 2019 /  Department News

International Women's Day: Megan Wood and Colleen Jenkins

This year, McMaster Engineering is celebrating International Women's Day by honouring nine women who are supporting each other through mentoring relationships.

What makes Mac Eng students stand out? We asked employees of one of the world's best auto makers.

February 25, 2019 /  Department News

What makes Mac Eng students stand out? We asked employees of one of the world's best auto makers.

During their latest visit, Tesla shared their thoughts on what skills they look for when recruiting and what makes Mac Eng students unique.

Student wins Women in Transportation Award

February 21, 2019 /  Department News

Student wins Women in Transportation Award

Anastasia Soukhov, a fourth-year Engineering and Society student at McMaster University, was honoured by the Undergraduate Women in Transportation Award.

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments

January 4, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments

We are pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Faculty of Engineering.

Materials engineering professor wins prestigious steel industry award

October 22, 2018 /  Department News

Materials engineering professor wins prestigious steel industry award

Joseph McDermid, materials science and engineering professor, has won the 2018 Dale CH Nevison Award, which recognizes a person in the galvanizing field who has made a significant contribution to the industry.

Fresh Faces: Jennifer Bauman

October 1, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Jennifer Bauman

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting over 40 engineering faculty members, all hired in the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

McMaster Engineering researchers awarded funding to advance software safety for next-generation vehicles

September 14, 2018 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering researchers awarded funding to advance software safety for next-generation vehicles

McMaster Engineering researchers have initiated a $2 million project to work with General Motors Canada (GM Canada) to develop methods to help ensure the safety and reliability of autonomous and electrified vehicles.

Engineering profs earn teaching awards

March 24, 2018 /  Department News

Engineering profs earn teaching awards

The McMaster Students Union handed out its annual teaching awards, honouring the best and most engaging educators on campus. The Merit Award went to Civil Engineering assistant professor Moataz Mohamed. Mechanical Engineering's Eu-gene Ng earns teaching excellence award.

Two McMaster Engineering researchers earn grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

December 8, 2017 /  Department News

Two McMaster Engineering researchers earn grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

McMaster Engineering researchers were awarded more than $5M in funding to create innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Transforming Technology

December 1, 2017 /  Department News

Transforming Technology

Leaders in Artificial Intelligence Gather for McMaster.AI Workshop

Five young women in Engineering to watch

March 8, 2017 /  Department News

Five young women in Engineering to watch

In recognition of International Women's Day, which celebrates and recognizes the achievements of women, as well as promoting gender equality, McMaster Engineering is highlighting five top female student leaders.

McMaster earns gold standard for integrating industry software into engineering curriculum

September 13, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster earns gold standard for integrating industry software into engineering curriculum

McMaster University was recently recognized for integrating industry software and skills into engineering curriculum with a PACE Gold Certification award. McMaster is one of a few universities outside of the U.S. to receive the prestigious award.

Engineering researchers receive $1.9 million in federal funding

August 15, 2017 /  Department News

Engineering researchers receive $1.9 million in federal funding

Six McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $1.9 million combined for infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Dr. Saiedeh Razavi Appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL)

July 1, 2017 /  Department News

Dr. Saiedeh Razavi Appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL)

The Department of Civil Engineering is very pleased to announce that Dr. Saiedeh Razavi has been appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics.

Finding fault key to engineering professor's success

May 25, 2017 /  Department News

Finding fault key to engineering professor's success

Sitting in a car stuck in traffic in Beijing, idling vehicles billowing out fuel emissions all around him, Saeid Habibi couldn’t help but think about his research.

Engineer launches company aimed at making hybrid cars more efficient, affordable

July 22, 2015 /  Department News

Engineer launches company aimed at making hybrid cars more efficient, affordable

A new McMaster University start-up company has plans to produce ‘game changing’ technology to make the next generation of vehicles more efficient and affordable.

Hybrid powertrain expert named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 13, 2016 /  Department News

Hybrid powertrain expert named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Ali Emadi of McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

McMaster Engineering welcomes nine new faculty

July 17, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering welcomes nine new faculty

"With the addition of our new faculty members, we will continue to strengthen our reputation as one of the top engineering schools in Canada and worldwide while building a brighter world." -Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering

Clone of Clone of B.Tech. graduate discusses research, design, and prototype of bracket to be used at World Cup and possibly Rio 2016 Olympics

August 9, 2016 /  Department News

Clone of Clone of B.Tech. graduate discusses research, design, and prototype of bracket to be used at World Cup and possibly Rio 2016 Olympics

Canada’s track cyclists are making their final preparations for competition at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, and those preparations could include adding a part developed at the University of Waterloo to their bikes.

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