Podcast: Big Ideas for a Changing World
Innovation is at the heart of McMaster Engineering. Our rapidly changing world demands creative and sustainable solutions.
In each episode, hear from researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and beyond who are transforming discoveries into practical solutions to our world’s greatest problems. From rigorously testing medical grade masks to virtually modeling the safe reopening of cities, hear about it on Big Ideas for a Changing World.
Hosted by John Preston, Associate Dean of Research and External Relations.
Innovating masks and protective gear for healthcare workers
Ravi Selvaganapathy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud, Professor of Medicine and Staff Physician at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)
Creating an accurate COVID-19 antibody test, and 3D-printing cells for drug research
Ishwar Puri, Former Dean of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Vice-President, Research, University of Southern California
Rakesh Sahu, Research Associate, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering
Making surfaces repellent to bacteria and viruses with Repel Wrap
Leyla Soleymani, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices, Department of Engineering Physics
Tohid Didar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering
Getting stable, cost-effective vaccines to remote parts of the world
Carlos Filipe, Chair of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Sahar Esmaeili Samani, Research Engineer and McMaster Engineering alumna, Elarex Inc.
Simulating virus spread and campus reopening using network science
Wael El-Dakhakhni, Professor in Civil Engineering and the McMaster School of Computational Science and Engineering
Zoe Li, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering
The road to making 1 million face shields, with MMRI and Whitebird
Simon Oomen-Hurst, Program Manager, McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), McMaster Engineering alumnus
Peter Tamminga, Operations Manager, Whitebird
The future of engineering education, according to global experts
Joris Melkert, Director of Education in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft in the Netherlands.
Charlette N’Guessan, Co-founder and CEO of the BACE GROUP, an African digital identity software company, and 2020 recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Colin Tan, Director of Operations at TusPark UK, a growing science and tech incubator.
Testing COVID-19 medications using novel drug delivery technology for the eyes
Heather Sheardown, Professor in Chemical Engineering and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmic Biomaterials
Fran Lasowski, Executive Director, C20/20 Innovation Hub and PhD graduate in Chemical Engineering