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Janet Delsey
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There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is required to access the platform. Registration will remain open throughout the event and the platform will be accessible for browsing until May 8, 2021.

Overview

The live event was held on Thursday, April 8 but you can still access the platform and browse the project videos and publications.

Come see innovative projects and meet the students behind these great ideas!

Each spring, our final-year engineering students showcase the ultimate work of their undergraduate years: the capstone project.  

For the first time ever, we are bringing all of these amazing and innovative design projects together and presenting them during one mega-event called the McMaster Engineering Capstone Expo, which will be held on Thursday, April 8th from 10 am to 2 pm.  See agenda below.

The virtual expo will feature 200 capstone groups (approx. 1,000 students) from across all departments and schools, presenting their engineering designs in an exciting trade-show booth-style format complete with high-quality videos and real-time demos showing the functionality of a design. 

Projects will be divided into industry-relevant themes — which are also the cornerstone of McMaster’s applied research — including Advanced Manufacturing, Digital & Smart Systems, Energy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Environment, Health & Bio-innovation, Infrastructure, Micro-Nano Systems and Transportation. 

In previous years, several projects have gone on to become companies or win accolades, most notably sKan, which won the James Dyson Award for innovation.

We invite you to join the McMaster community, employers, industry representatives, alumni and others in this celebration of student innovation and the next generation of problem-solvers who will change our world.

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Projects by Academic Program

You can see these projects at the expo by visiting each project booth, watching a video and chatting live with the student project team members.  The projects will be grouped in the exhibition halls according to the Research Theme.

Academic Program Research 
Theme
Project Title Keywords Project Description Project Team
Bachelor of Technology Program Energy Dynamic Stability Analysis of a proposed McMaster University Campus Microgrid microgrid, transient disturbances, transient stability, gas and diesel generators Analyzing the dynamic stability of the McMaster microgrid with and without additional proposed distributed generation. We propose a new additional gas generator to McMaster's microgrid that will help McMaster supply power during island mode. This project helps give a better understanding of transient disturbances, microgrid, transient instabilities and working of Gas and diesel generators. Ekjot Mann
Rupinder Singh
Janki Shah
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Energy MAC Microgrid - Network Model and Analysis in PSS/E Format microgrid, analysis, PSS/E This project will be focused on the construction and analysis of the microgrid network model that is currently in place at McMaster University through the use of SIEMENS PSS/E Xplore software for power system simulation. This model will specifically focus on the 13.8 kV feeder lines and their corresponding load requirements. Ben Ryan
Anthony Belcamino
Owais Mulla
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Energy Micro Grid Generator Financial Evaluation microgrid, generator, financial evaluation This project will demonstrate that McMaster university has the potential to reduce energy costs. The project will use 2018 and 2019 monthly power flow data from McMaster university database. By figuring out the 5 peak hours of power consumption, we can estimate the global adjustment fines and modify the peak hours power consumption in the future years.  Thus, we can define generator unit capacity and financial analysis. Fu Qing Huang
Hang Yin
Tenzin Norlha
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Energy Modelling and Analysis of the McMaster Microgrid using OpenDSS openDSS, modelling, McMaster microgrid Electrical system modelling and simulation is an important tool in any electric power engineer’s toolkit.  Using these models, studies on power flow, fault analysis, system stability, harmonic and quality analysis and protection and control can have greater depth and accuracy, leading to better decision making when it comes time to choose where to spend capital to upgrade the power system.

OpenDSS, developed by EPRI, is an open-source electric power distribution system simulator designed to support distributed energy resources, microgrids, and other modern electrical grid features.  It is used throughout the industry by utilities, research labs, and universities to model and simulate distribution networks.

This project will model the microgrid at McMaster University and simulate various load flow and fault analysis studies on it to demonstrate the functionality of the model.

Cameron Harding
Eric Bijsterveld
Allan Luu
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Energy Oxmead Distribution Station Feeder Study protection and coordination, asset management, investment planning Load flow, short-circuit, protection and coordination of the Oxmead Feeder using ETAP software Syam Abdin
Jwel Hossian
 
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Energy Power Protection to the MAC grid feeder line Comtrade file, overcurrent relay, emtp Since there has always been a high interest in testing protective relaying system, the main objective of this report is to design the EMTP model to test the OC fault analysis across the feeder line along McMaster University campus. This project team is writing this report  with the purpose to propose the Overcurrent fault analysis  and a detailed description of the Comtrade data file generated by the EMPT- RV Software.

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Shahnaz Kauser
Melvyn Mungroo
Serena Malick
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Digital & Smart Systems Solving Sudoku using Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms machine learning,AI, software We have used machine learning to train AI to successfully solve any sudoku puzzle board. We utilized a genetic algorithm, which uses a process similar to natural selection to select the best performing AI to move forward. After repeating this process and comparing against success criteria, the result is AI that is very effective at playing sudoku! Matthew Stringer
Baljit Bharaj
Mohammad Qureshi
 
 
 
 
Bachelor of Technology Program Infrastructure Sustainable & Affordable Infill Development development, affordable housing, green building design Our group (SEO Development and Engineering) embarked on an urban land development and detailed engineering design of a mix-use multi-residential condominium on the existing infill site located at 178 Barton Street West. The proposed design and development serve to address three prevailing issues that have been identified in the City of Hamilton:
- The lack of affordable housing within the area of Ward 2,
- The under-utilization of the advantageously located developable land, and
- Revitalization of the neighbourhood.

The project scope entails site plan development, substructure and superstructure design, LEED analysis, Traffic Impact Assessment, development staging/phasing, and energy pile foundation

Steve Rensen
Eva Seo
Omar Shams
Joseph Malu
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Acetone Production acetone, cumene process, isopropyl alcohol We simulated the current phenol process to make acetone as our main product, and isopropyl alcohol and phenol as our by-products. We are trying to improve the purity and throughput of the final products by optimizing production process. We are also taking into consideration the current COVID-19 pandemic and its future impact by producing highly desirable products to reduce the cost of operations. Mathusan Sadheeshan
Shuzhiqin Li
Feyisayo Enuiyin
 
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Ammonium Nitrate Production - Plant Improvement process engineering, chemical industry production,  manufacturing For this project, an ammonium nitrate production plant is simulated using process and chemical engineering concepts. The goal of this project was to improve sustainability by reducing emissions and improving energy use and conservation. Ammonium nitrate in this plant is being manufactured using bought ammonia and manufactured nitric acid. Sa'ida Shdaifat
Nikol Budisa
Matthew McClure
Ayza Alam
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Biomass to Electricity electricity, biomass, energy The project focuses on generating electricity from biomass materials in Ontario using an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) process pathway. The project includes market research, plant design, an economic analysis, material and energy balances, and other key aspects included in designing and implementing an energy plant. Emily Martin
Prabhjot Burmy
Aadesh Harakh
Solange Thomas-Dowden
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Design of a Continuous BioProcess for Monoclonal Antibody Production. bioprocessing, pharmaceuticals, chromatography Currently, batch processing is being used in the biopharmaceutical industry, however, continuous processing has shown to be more favorable. Sartorius, as a biopharmaceutical supplier, is leading efforts to improve their process platform by introducing continuous processes and developing methods for model scaleup. Continuous processing has the ability to increase productivity and lower overall production costs, as unit operations can be parallelized in continuous mode and enable faster and greater output of continuous batches per year. With these advantages in mind, a continuous simulation model, including a bioreactor and multi-column-chromatography, has been created in Aspen Chromatography (TM) to support model-based approaches for continuous production of monoclonal antibodies. The simulation will be used to generate the required process specifications to achieve the desired scale up parameters. Jacqueline Powichrowski
Lauren Weir
Natalie Ifraimov
Angela Battista
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Design of Packed-Bed Column Heating Configurations computational fluid dynamics (CFD), heat transfer, transient models Tasked by Zeton Inc. to design optimal heating configurations for the regeneration of packed-bed adsorbent columns. This was done by producing transient temperature distribution profiles and justified by validated simulation results. The analysis is conducted on various column sizes, along with economic analyses for each heating configuration. A set of recommendations is presented to Zeton Inc. for each column size. Kevin Da
Alexander Sotra
Lukas Lenarczyk
Han Lin
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Emerson Air-to-Water Heat Pump heat pump, home heating, residential This is an applied engineering design project to address accessible and clean energy by transforming traditional technology in modern applications. The Project Team will spend part of the term in the research phase (comprehensive understanding of heat pump processes), and the remainder in the development and design phase (draw upon technical skills to design a heat pump to utilize waste heat). New designs are to maintain high-efficiency ratings as per Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). Joseph Pavkovic
John Liakakos
Shrujal Patel
Michel Syriani
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Ethylene Production Plant ethane, ethylene, steam cracking This project aims to further understand, identify, and implement any possible improvements to the process used to make ethylene from a feedstock of ethane gas. This is an important area of study as our world uses a wide variety of products made from materials derived from ethylene, and this is unlikely to change. Using the triple bottom line of sustainability, the hope is to determine the true costs of using these materials well into the future. Reese Curiale
Alessandra Castro
Lauren Hooper
Ruha Khan
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hydrogel-Coated Woven Fabric for Oil-Water Separation wastewater, separation, green Oil contamination of water is, unfortunately, a common occurrence with industrial process streams, storm drainage, and even environmental oil spills. These scenarios pose a risk to the global ecosystem, and consequently, to human health. While commercially viable separation products exist, they still face numerous challenges including required separation time, poor separation efficiency, elevated operating costs, and poor treatment of emulsions. This represents an opportunity for technological improvement that our capstone project aims to address through the use of superwetting materials. The objective of our capstone project is to build off of results reported in literature to design a guar gum hydrogel-coated woven fabric filter for oil-water separation and evaluate its potential to achieve industrial-scale, commercial viability. Maddison Kargus
Kristen Abels
Ana Arezina
Patrick Hehl
Cassandra Stothers
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Implementation of an Emerson Scroll Compressor as an Expander in the Organic Rankine Cycle to Address Accessible & Clean Energy sustainable energy, waste heat recovery, organic Rankine cycle This project involved transforming an Emerson Copeland scroll compressor to an expander of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for the recovery of low-grade waste heat. Low global warming potential (GWP) working fluids for the reversed compressor were explored along with varying fluid properties and system parameters to optimize the system. This project tested how other energy-efficient solutions can be used in various applications while addressing the need for energy production from sustainable sources. To assess the viability of the design and the overall system, the efficiency, cost, operability, and safety, were evaluated and an environmental analysis was performed. Marina Manoraj
Mariam Sidawi
Chloe Dawson
Jillian Ma
Shane Park
 
 
Chemical Engineering Transportation & Environment Implementation of Green Hydrogen Technologies in the Iron Industry green hydrogen, iron, carbon dioxide reduction Steel production currently accounts for approximately 8% of total global carbon dioxide emissions. One method to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is by integrating green hydrogen technologies in the ironmaking process. The most promising technology to do this is the H2 DRI route. For our project, an H-DRI plant was simulated and assessed for carbon emission reductions and long-term feasibility. Aemon Shariq
Phoebe Barrion
Kenna Chai
Andrew Vleming
Christine Huh
 
 
Chemical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Lactide Plant Design for a 50,000 tonne/yr of polylactic acid (PLA) plant lactide production,  PLA, biodegradable polymer PLA is one of a few commercial biopolymers available today. Lactide is the key intermediate used in the production of PLA. This project describes plant design comparing a traditional batch process for lactide production and an intensified process using a wiped-film evaporator (WFE). All the preliminary engineering drawings and mass balances have been prepared and will be shared. Our design basis is a commercial process believed to be used by NatureWorks, a US-based company that currently operates a PLA plant with a capacity of 140 kton/yr of PLA. WFE concept is showing a promise to intensify the oligomerization step of the process and to reduce its footprint.  Lu Ning Gan
Vishrut Panchal
Kyle Seymour
Chuchi Chen
Zhen Hu
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Next Methanol Inc. Pilot Plant Feasibility Study renewable energy, waste-to-fuel, biofuel, sustainability Ecolene is a carbon-neutral bio-methanol utilizing biomass, water, and surplus energy in which Next Methanol Incorporated has been licensed to develop a process for, as a means to generate renewable energy and reduce fossil fuel emissions. Next Methanol Inc. is in the process of developing a pilot plant and the objective of this Capstone project is to conduct a feasibility study including technical, economical, and environmental assessments for the Ecolene plant. Yang Chen
Zaid Alnasseri
Beatrice Benigno
Selena Fahim
Eric Pioli
 
 
Chemical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing PBAT Commercial Plant Design, capacity 20,000 tone/yr biodegradable polymers, PBAT manufacturing, polymers The project is focusing on the design of a commercial size PBAT Polymer Processing Plant capable of producing 20,000 tonnes/year. Unlike many biopolymers derived from bio-renewable feedstock, the PBAT polymer is derived from oil-based commodity raw materials. Our preliminary plant design includes considerations for every step of the production process, preparation of engineering drawings (BFD, PFD and P&ID), safety/HAZOP studies, and plant economic analysis. An entire plant has been designed from procurement of raw materials through to a release of the final product for this process. PBAT is a biodegradable alternative to low-density polyethylene with generally desirable flexibility and toughness for a wide variety of applications. Khadin Nathoo
Areeb Sufi
Esha Shamim
Daniel D'Souza
Abbas Chaudary
 
 
Chemical Engineering Transportation & Environment PHA Commercial Plant Design, capacity of 50,000 tonne/yr biodegradable polymers, PHA, chemical plant PHA has been known as a promising biodegradable polymer for over 30 yrs yet there are no significant commercial plants in operation. This project is a preliminary design of a PHA Commercial Plant with an intended capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year. Desing basis is a recent US patent issued to Toronto start-up, Genecis Bioindustries Inc. Patent describes a process that uses food waste as feedstock and as such presents us with some huge promise but also some interesting engineering challenges for process desing and scale-up  Arleen Pandher
Winnie Truong
Rumaina Khalid
Matthew Parnham
Ryan Tong
 
 
Chemical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Process improvements for copper removal in the steel industry process design, HCL purification, Brownfield Engineering Redesigning and optimizing an existing copper removal process at ArcelorMittal Dofasco to better meet customer throughput and quality key performance indicators (KPIs). Modifications included process and piping rerouting based on lab data and theoretical sizing calculations. Kugenthini Tharmakulasekaram
Husain Tapia
Ibrahim Awan
Aayush Pokhrel
Daniel Pourkhatai
 
 
Chemical Engineering Transportation & Environment Producing PHA From Organic Waste - Demonstration Scale Plant Design, capacity 5,000 tonne/yr PHA, waste, organic, biopolymer Design of a 5,000 tonne/year demonstration scale PHA production plant using food waste collected from restaurants and city waste. Food waste is fermented, producing volatile fatty acids that can be converted by bacteria into biodegradable PHA polymer. Process desing basis is a recent US patent issued to Toronto start-up Genecis Bioindustries Inc. Our project describes process scale-up from 0.5 kg as patented, all the way to a demonstration scale of 5,000 tonne/yr.  Felix Gross
Jeremy Vierhout
Amim Hasan
Monica Czechowski
Joshua Umali
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Production of Bioethanol from Corn Via a Dry Milling Process energy, process control, manufacturing Our project aims to produce bioethanol from corn using a dry-milling process. The project entails a full design basis and process simulation of the process, plant siting and safety requirements, economic analysis, and environmental impact studies. Rama Arafa
Pooja Menon
Elliot Wong
Arin Nag
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering Energy Transitioning from a Natural Gas to Hydrogen Market hydrogen, carbon capture, energy Design of an industrial hydrogen power plant from existing natural gas power plant infrastructure, while analyzing the sustainability impacts for economic, environmental, and social applications. Lindsay Kuyltjes
Sebastian Simic
Graham Van Every
Bryan Mitchell
Jordan Sullivan
 
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Amazon Fulfillment Center city infrastructure, commercial space, timber design The project captures the design of an Amazon Warehouse in Hamilton, Ontario, focusing on utilizing sustainable lumber throughout the project. Jonathan Henderson
Matthew Northey
Justin Liu
Jessie Liang
Edwin Tan
Nolan Mckeownn
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Argyle Street Bridge, Caledonia bridge, transportation Argyle Street Bridge is an important historical landmark for the town of Caledonia. It embodies the town’s rich history and serves as a critical traffic route. SAMJAK Inc. will be reconstructing this bridge since it can no longer sustain the traffic demand load. SAMJAK will also be implementing modern design touches to better suit the need of the growing community. Ann Huynh
Aiden Hirasawa
Mufrad Saleh
Jaspreet Parmar
Kaloyan Naydenov
Stefania Abbatangelo
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Brian Baetz Residential Building, McMaster University structural, water resources, transportation The Brian Baetz Residential Building is a seven-storey residence building proposed at McMaster University’s campus. The residence will contain a four-storey greenhouse, containing a vertical farm system and a bridge connecting the two wings of the building. This will create safe, reliable, and affordable housing for McMaster University students on campus. Once designed, the building will have a gym, retail space, restaurant, and a lounge accessible to all McMaster University staff and students. Keegan Amy
Aly Al Samouly
Lauren McGregor
Thomas Siuda
Maya Ritcey-Thorpe
Emma Howlett
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Brookview Community Centre community, new development, infrastructure Brookview Community Centre will be a newly constructed community centre located in Brooklin, Whitby of Ontario. The purpose of this building is to provide an inviting social space for the rapidly growing population of Brooklin. Dain Na
Richard Hu
Giang Nguyen
Mathew Scullion
Peter Song
Edward Zhao
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure City Centre Automatic Parking Facility, Mississauga infrastructure, structural, smart systems Nimbus will be designing a state-of-the-art automated parking facility to service the bustling Mississauga Downtown Core - the City Centre. With so many future projects in development within this area, a heavy influx of vehicle traffic is expected and will require accommodation. This automated valet parking system will provide drivers with a convenient and luxurious experience bringing ease and comfort to their daily commute. Ryan Park
Youssef Heikal
Jiwoo Heo
Alisha Suthakaran
Nardine Wasef
Kailey Zeran
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Hamilton Nursing Home nursing home, residence, construction The aging population gradually increases every year. The main objective of the project is to remit this situation. As there are many private caring institutions in the area, new public (governmental) nursing home with a large number of resident places is needed. Zihang Wang
Bocheng Zhang
Jason Duong
Michael Quan
Zhijie Liu
Jun Yu
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Heritage Green Recreation Centre, Stoney Creek city infrastructure, sustainable design, recreation Heritage Green Recreation Centre is a proposed multi-use complex and community hub that will serve the population of Stoney Creek by providing a space for sports-related and other activities. The recreation centre has an innovative design that includes elements such as a greenhouse and green roof which will contribute to the building's overall environmental sustainability. Kate Giuliani
Ihfaz Alam
Lauren Cope
Jesse Hildebrand
Prithvi Kohli
Jessica Neves
Zahra Khan
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Hope Condos-Affordable Apartment Complex low-income housing We provide Hamilton, ON, with a solution for the homelessness crisis. Amir Rofail
Wanting Su
Shengwei Zhang
Lianji Li
Baowen Liang
Ali Riaz
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Kitchener High Rise Project structural design, high-rise construction, city infrastructure Our team is dedicated to developing an efficient structure that boosts productivity and integrates advanced technology and architecture without compromising sustainability. High rise construction is becoming more prevalent as the population is rapidly increasing, and society is encountering a lack of space to develop. The Kitchener high rise project will provide residential and commercial spaces to support the city’s growth as more universities and companies are developing in Kitchener. 
As a team, we go through the typical civil engineering project life, from developing a feasibility study to final structural and architectural designs.
Travis Sagar
Ma'moon Ayesh
Brandon Jo
Yegor Ovcharov
Nusruth Chowdhury
Hubert Kopec
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Lego Town, City of Mississauga mixed-use building, hybrid high-rise building, urban development HK BEAMS has been retained by RioCan REIT to facilitate the proposed development of a mixed-use building. The hybrid high rise building will integrate office, residential, and commercial areas to promote easy access to a wide range of amenities. This project incorporates the principles of planned urbanization and will advocate for an integrated development that aligns with the fundamentals of sustainability. Mississauga fosters a Smart City identity that values the social, cultural, and economic implications of digital technologies and how they support the intensification of local communities with urban growth. HK BEAMS Ltd. has proposed this development in an effort to reduce the ecological footprint, improve quality of life, and meet the demand of urban communities. Samarapreet Singh
Faizan Amir
Jonathan Boddie
Ruba Alsayed Hasan
Abdulkhalig Matus
James Elsley
Yassein Keshty
Civil Engineering Transportation & Environment Lincoln Lakeshore Eco-Park parks & recreation, structural design, low impact design The Lincoln Lakeshore Eco-Park is a proposed recreational and tourist area in Lincoln, Ontario. Designed by EcoLogic Engineering & Design, the Eco-Park is based on the idea of creating a low-impact, publicly accessible greenspace on the Lake Ontario shoreline. The features of the Eco-Park include an observation tower, hydroponics wall, and outdoor skating rink. The goal of this project is to promote healthy living and social interaction, while supporting the local economy and incorporating the environment into infrastructure using modern, innovative methods. Kassandra Bot
Brendan Tomaiuolo
Bradley Stephen
Brandon Boles
Christa Luckasavitch
Vanessa Weremi
 
Civil Engineering Transportation & Environment McMaster Multi-purpose Student Facility transportation, structural, campus infrastructure Our project consists of constructing a multipurpose student facility building with a Go bus station within the McMaster University. The building will be located between Mary Keyes and Thode Library, replacing the existing go bus station. The building will include a gymnasium, a student center and the bus station will be located on the ground floor under it. Due to the vast population of students on campus, there was a great need for an additional student center as well as gymnasium as the current ones are very crowded. This will help tackle the overcrowding issue and will also provide shelter for students waiting for the busses. Luke Insanalli
Firhaj Bahadur
Ridhwan Khan
Abdul Stott
Sukhman Kalkat
Ahmad Kamal
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure McMaster Off-Campus Residential Building infrastructure, residence, construction QEC has an objective of designing and constructing McMaster University's newest and first off-campus residential building. The project will strive to create a well-nurturing environment while being green and cost-efficient. From the many innovations the building will include to the environmentally friendly design, it is certain that this project will benefit many future generations and graduating classes at the profound McMaster University institution. The building usage will range from classrooms, to a dorm-style residence, to study space, grocery stores, restaurants and much more. This project has a focus of encompassing the large population of staff and students who will be benefiting from everyday life in this new facility. Stefan Vlatkovic
Jakub Szeliga
Andrew Korie
Amir Salama
Ivan Misic
Gabriel Anderson
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure McMaster Transportation Center transportation, infrastructure, public transit To safely accommodate the growing demand for GO buses, a new on-campus GO Bus Terminal is proposed. The one-story terminal will be located in the existing Parking Lot I by the Information Technology Building (ITB), and will aim to be sustainable by using various innovative technologies. The modern steel and glass GO terminal will offer both indoor and outdoor waiting areas, washrooms, a service desk, and food and beverages. Florence Yip
Judy (Weijia) Zhao
Joe (Weiming) Lin
Junwei Xie
Reuben Cheeramvelil
Abanoub Gaber
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Niagara Region Community Center (St. Catharines) structural design, geotechnical design, transportation A community center proposed in St. Catharines, Ontario. The community center will hold ice rinks and additional facilities, and is expected to host the next Canada Summer Games. The building's infrastructure consists of some innovative design aspects such as glued laminated timber structural members, recycled asphalt pavement materials, along with additional environmental considerations. Sami Zaki
Kevin Kwon
Michael Tyler
Marco Albanese
Zach Barber
Kainat Qayyum
Tong Xiao
Civil Engineering Infrastructure North Oakville Transportation Corridor-Burnhamthorpe Road Extension transportation, urban planning, bridge For the purpose of relieving the east-west travel burden in the Town of Oakville, the project will be tackling a new 3.2km road segment connecting the Burnhamthorpe Rd. W & Fourth Line intersection and the William Halton Pkwy & Third Line intersection, including a bridge that crosses Sixteen Mile Creek. Jumana Al Haideri
Karim El Khatib
Ray Hoyos
Youjia Liu
Yunxi He
Jelena Dong
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Queen City Complex, City of Hamilton commercial, retail, development A six-storey mixed use structure with two commercial floors and four floors of hotel suites on Queen Street and Barton Street. It features underground parking, greenhouse roof, energy/water-saving systems, and small-scale renewable energy production. Karas Kerolos
Richard Weiss
Zhenze Wei
John Heneinn
Joseph Campoli
Danielle Mota
Khaled Elgebaly
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Roberta Bondar Educational Centre, McMaster University building, infrastructure, sustainable This project involves the design of a five-storey educational facility for McMaster University on its Burlington campus. The building is meant to be innovative and environmentally friendly. The scope of this design project includes the building and its associated parking lot. Marcus Rizzuti
Heather Daigle
Anthony Kozic
Brenden Lie
Liam Sykes
Jordan Weening
 
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Syl Apps Recreational Arena, McMaster University innovative, community engagement, infrastructure Ikigai One is designing a multistory recreational arena located behind Ivor Wynne Centre. The structure will contain a full-sized ice rink with seating and multipurpose areas for students to use. The rink will promote relations between schools through hockey games, and community engagement with community skate nights. With ample parking and pedestrian walkways, the arena will serve as a social hub for students and faculty. The steel-framed building will have an innovative rainwater collection system, excess heat diversion and promote social inclusivity. Hassan Alokaily
Jacob Glasek
Kevin Glasek
Meshael Rahman
Lucas Tkachyk
Ashley Wohl
 
Computer Science Digital & Smart Systems ConAssist conferencing, event planning, event advertising Software solution for small event organizers to build the digital infrastructure for their local or medium-scale events. The ConAssist project aims to provide software solutions for registering, managing, and logging statistics regarding event attendees while providing tools for distributing schedule and event information to them. Ethan Johnston
Rico Florentino
Steven Luu
Gabriel Gebril
Jaison Loodu
Nathan Brown
 
Computer Science Health & Bio-innovation Cyclescapes - Drawbridge health, fitness, community engagement Cyclescape is a Google maps-based VR cycling game aimed to test the feasibility of incorporating VR cycling for children undergoing dialysis. Patients undergoing dialysis usually spend a disproportionate amount of time in the hospital, and this can negatively impact their physical and mental health. In Cyclescape, players can use a stationary bike to navigate around a virtual world that mimics the terrain of real-world locations. By incorporating real-world maps, patients can interact with the external environment while being treated in the hospital. Factors such as fitness, QoL, and mood will be assessed during this process. Erik Kredatus
Dave Gumba
Enrico Palmese
Matthew Sordo
Erik Kredatus
 
 
Computer Science Health & Bio-innovation Cyclescapes - Tour de Vrance health, video game, virtual reality Cyclescapes is a cycling-based VR game designed to provide children with End-Stage Renal Disease undergoing dialysis with an enjoyable and unique method of physical exercise, designed and developed by two graduate students and capstone teams in conjunction with the McMaster Children’s Hospital. The project aims to better promote exercise during dialysis to children via gamification, alleviating the physical and psychosocial burden of chronic hospital visits by immersing them in a new and enjoyable digital environment. Gregory Kitching
Anthony Lou
Zhehao Long
 
 
 
 
Computer Science Digital & Smart Systems Erukumesi North America community, culture, social media A platform to connect people from the Eruku village in Nigeria and preserve their rich cultural heritage through digital means. This mobile application for iOS and Android serves as a central hub for news and noteworthy content, community events, instant messaging, and much more. Tech Stack: React Native, MongoDB, Express, Node.js Sujan Kandeepan
Darren Tu
Ji Who Choi
Immanuel Odisho
 
 
 
Computer Science Health & Bio-innovation G-ScalE Mini-Game Battery Project ludus, mini-games, cognitive psychology Our capstone group is developing the G-ScalE Mini-Game Battery Project, a project composed of five single-player mini games designed in Unity, to measure six out of 46 identified human cognitive and psychomotor skills. Each game will take players approximately 30 - 50 seconds to play, and will be used to establish player competencies in a specific cognitive or psychomotor group. The games will be accessible by the players through a web application that runs on a web server, and collects input through the keyboard and mouse. Alice Ip
Jack Buckley
Meijing Li
Shuo He
Yunfei Yang
 
 
Computer Science Digital & Smart Systems Ingenuity Incubator blockchain, cryptocurrency, community Often traded on par with the national currency, community-specific currencies encourage community development and provide local identity in their transactions, and stimulate the local exchange of goods and services by circulating and maintaining wealth within particular communities to reduce poverty and achieve social goals  Thus, this is a currency that is traded, much like dollars but it stays in the community where it originates. Think of a shared economy issue like Airbnb or Uber, but where the payment is in a currency that is exchanged with others from that community. So, someone driving you might get currency dollars, and they might use them to pay for someone else to mow their lawn or make them dinner. What we want to do is establish a block-chain oriented community currency that we can use with our virtual incubator in Canada, the USA, and Brazil. Aly Imtiaz
Charles Zhang
Nimalan Chandrasekara
Daniel Wu
 
 
 
Computer Science Digital & Smart Systems James: Examining the Evolution of Ideas Using Machine Learning machine learning, topic modelling, sentiment analysis This project combines LDA topic modelling and sentiment analysis to analyze the philosopher William Jame's attitudes towards certain topics and contemporaries over time. The project seeks to further Dr. Alexander Klein's research on William James as well as any other researcher in the humanities looking to analyze large corpora using text mining tools. With James, we provide a simple and intuitive web app combined with a backend powered by machine learning and natural language processing. The result is an accessible tool with the capability of providing interesting data and insights about an author or text. Andrew Mitchell
Indika Wijesundera
Esam Haris
Robert Vardy
Samuel Alderson
 
 
Computer Science Entrepreneurship & Innovation Measure 2.0 accreditation, engineering faculty, automation & standardization Measure is an in-house tool to improve the annual accreditation process for the faculty of engineering. Measure aims to ease gathering CEAB related data, improve data and analysis visibility to faculty, and generate compliance to CEAB standards. Trevor Ngo
Michael Yohannes
Christina Mudarth
Seda Mete
Song Tao (Declan) Wu
 
 
Computer Science Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mini-Games For G-ScalE Project - Mactivision games, psychology, research Video games are experienced at many different levels; however, all games by nature of being playable have some form of mechanical experience that serves as the first contact with the player. The mechanical experience of a game is understood through the concepts of mechanical achievability. That is to say, is it possible, given a player’s profile of cognitive and motor abilities, that they can complete the game’s challenges?

The Games Scalability Environment (G-ScalE) is a research team that focuses on understanding the fundamental science behind video games. Our capstone team (Mactivision) has developed various cognitive tests disguised as mini-games which will measure users’ strengths and weaknesses in performing various atomic challenges (game tasks), each corresponding to different cognitive and motor abilities. Each test is a play-through of a series of mini-games, called a Mini-game Battery. After each mini-game, data is recorded of the user’s gameplay, which can then be processed, by researchers, to measure the user’s performance in the cognitive and motor abilities being measured. Each Battery can be tailored to the researcher’s specifications, and thus can be used to measure the change in a user’s performance when using different mini-game parameters.

Bryan Chiu
David Hospital
Michael Tee
Sijie Zhou
Kunyuan Cao
 
 
Computer Science Transportation & Environment Python Practice Engine code, education, Python A web-based Python programming practice application with dynamic difficulty adjustment based on a concept graph.  The application continuously presents programming problems to a student to solve, and depending on how the student was doing, the difficulty would be scaled up or down.  A concept graph would be used to keep track of what concepts the student is likely to have learned based on past performance. Therefore, if they understand variables, conditionals and a basic if, then something requiring an if-else or if-elif-else next.  Once precursor concepts are strong enough, a new concept is considered good to be introduced.

*Description taken from Dr. Browne's project proposal

Noa Barsky
Afzal Chishti
Akram Elwazani
Connor Hewick
Razi Syed
 
 
Computer Science Digital & Smart Systems Reframery Marketplace Using Community Currency ecommerce platform, online-stores, community currency The Reframery Community Currency (RCC) is an electronic commerce software supporting product, service, and knowledge trade using the Reframery currency within a community. This system is expected to support several functions for both users(buyers and sellers) and the system administrator, and implement the client-server model. Fang Ye
Liyang Wang
Weijie Liang
Kexin Liu
Shanghong Shen
 
 
Computer Science Digital & Smart Systems ToeFX toenail, health, machine learning An application to help patients of ToeFX keep track of theIr fungal treatment. It uses machine learning to calculate the coverage of fungus at various intervals in a patient's treatment, allowing them to visualize their improvement. Shlomo-Eli Schweitzer
Behdad Khamneli
Behzad Khamneli
 
 
 
 
Computer Science Health & Bio-innovation Triage Capacity Planning scheduling, healthcare, machine learning The product is designed to eliminate the guesswork involved in scheduling patients by estimating the amount of urgent, semi-urgent and standard patients that will arrive in a given time period to determine the minimum number of slots are needed to see a required percentage of patients within the required amount of time; in essence, a schedule. Currently, wait times for urgent and semi-urgent patients are longer than target wait times, potentially causing increased health risks in patients. Hopefully, our scheduling prediction will help give hospitals a clearer target to reach. Sam Cymbaluk
Kristie Tom
Nikhail Singh
Shawn Esseltine
Daniel Rubinstein
 
 
Computer Science Entrepreneurship & Innovation Unity Runtime Importer unity, animation, 3d objects, useful tools As the name suggests, this project aims to bring a useful add-on tool to the Artspark Project -- to provide simple animation import with Unity in runtime (Applying animations for 3D objects in a Unity projects at runtime).

The project consists of 2 parts, 1. A Series of C# scripts are to be compiled into an existing Unity project to achieve runtime animation import with a specific animation format that has a similar data structure to a CSV file. 2. A simple animation editor and previewer, that should be easy enough to use, to edit and preview this specific animation file.

Shawn Li
Hongguang Zhou
Xinyang Guo
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Assistive device for patients with Alzheimer's disease face recognition,  Alzheimer's disease, Raspberry Pi We want there to be a device that can tell the Alzheimer's disease people who are in front of them. The project that we will deliver to a large group of Alzheimer's disease people is a device that can recognize human faces and speaker will pronounce the name of the known person to the user.

For designing this device, we will have a Pi camera to capture photos, then raspberry pi sends them to PC, after that PC will abstract information from sent pictures then send instructions back to Raspberry Pi and a speaker will display the desired message to the user.

Hengli Zhu
Shuao Wu
Tony Shen
Haotian Zhou
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Athletic Tracking Assistant smart camera, biomedical tracking, object tracking A smart capturing gimbal used for recording and analyzing a player's biometric data and performance throughout a sporting session. The device is centered towards tracking the action or a player using object tracking and an athletic vest worn by a player. The video footage and player vitals are captured during the session to be used for strategy development, player performance and training analysis, or measures for injury prevention. John Lui
Hussain Fathi
Masood Idries
Keith Cheng
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment Auto Recycler environment, waste, recycle This project aims to design a device that can automate the process of sorting garbage from recycling and thus decrease the number of recyclable items that end up in landfills. The device also has additional capabilities such as customizing the sorting algorithm to accommodate scenarios like changes in the recycling scheme. Shanon Lo
Miranda Harrison
Ziyi Wang
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Automated Note Taker machine learning, speech-to-text, text summarization The product should provide windows system users a software interface where they can upload pre-recorded audio/video files, and a summarized rich-text transcript will be generated. From here the user can either use the notes as is or use them as a base for developing more sophisticated notes. Ruoke Sun
Ke Chen
Adam Barta
Zishu Wu
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Awakening: EEG Sleep Detector biomedical, EEG, safety Our product warns drivers when it recognizes the shift from being awake to drowsy by measuring the EEG signal using a baseball cap, which has 3 tin electrodes on the inside. The device records the EEG information from the electrodes on the forehead and relays that information to the user’s electronic device. When drowsiness is detected based on the increase of alpha activity, the user’s electronic device provides audio alerts to wake the user up. There is also an LED display on the user's electronic device to show their level of consciousness. This is a user-friendly and affordable product. Helen Zhu
Shiyue Zhang
Sijie Zhang
Yifan Cai
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation BraiNected health monitoring,  data processing/analysis, smart device BraiNected is an electronic HeadBand that utilizes an EEG sensor to accurately provide sleep pattern data to your phone while also setting a dynamic alarm to wake up the user at an optimal time. Faris Youssef
Kamel Dabbagh
Omar Qawasmi
Areeb Syed
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems BravEye firefighting, signal processing, digital systems The goal of BravEye is to assist firefighters by visualizing their surroundings and warning them of potential hazards such as fire hotspots. This will be done with a Raspberry Pi, thermal camera, LIDAR sensor, and our own signal processing software. The output of which will be shown on a wearable display over the user's right eye. Adam Woodill
Faisal Mustafa
Mohammed Raza
Ryan Perera
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Bubble Me Up bubble tea, milk tea, Arduino Self-serving bubble tea machine that can communicate via wifi. Jason Li
Alen Babu
David Wang
john lee
Rentian Zhang
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Cave Explorer robotics, exploration, camera control For our capstone project, our group has decided to create a robot that will go into settings such as that of a “cave” to explore and collect information that can be used to clear a lot of uncertainties that might be involved in working in such undiscovered areas. When the robot does so, it will detect any obstacles that come in its way and will give an alert to the user. A camera will be attached to the robot to provide a real-life picture of the surroundings. The mining industry is a large industry and is one connected to the most deaths and workers being injured every year. Being large importers of numerous minerals that are mined in small developing countries it is important to ensure that the workers being sent to work in these settings are safe, or at least as safe as can be made possible. This robot can be used for many other purposes as well. Our idea can be extended to deep ocean exploration, where the robot is waterproof, and can “swim” into narrow spaces such as coral reefs where humans would have a hard time getting into. This robot would also have environmental benefits because it would be less disruptive to the environment it’s sent into, because it has a smaller footprint than a human. Zaina Quraishi
Imsha Liaqat
Mariyam Naeem
Elena Zhang
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Cloud Based Home Automation cloud, automation, IoT The objective of this capstone project is to develop a Cloud-Based Home Automation system in collaboration with the industry sponsor, Gentiam Canada LLC, that will help reduce the energy usage in the home. However, to reduce the scope of the project, energy usage is assumed to be minimized based on efficient methods of in-home temperature regulation, which result in minimal HVAC system on-time. The system is composed of wireless sensors and actuators connected to a cloud-based backend that will automatically make actuation decisions based on the user’s settings and current temperature data. The system will also be connected to a web app that makes it easy for analyzing performance and adding new devices to the system. Reza Shahriari
Matthew Ruigrok
Ryan Shortt
Christopher Poyser
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation CONCAP biomedical devices, brain injury, athletic performance The CONCAP is a wearable device similar to a skull cap designed to be worn underneath the helmet in contact sports. Using an accelerometer to measure the rotational acceleration of the user's head, significant impacts to the head are measured and recorded during athletic activity. The analytics provided by the device can be used by the athlete to gauge the possibility of brain injury in both one match and over time. Kycheung Kwan
Eugene Lee
Edwin Gnananadchtheram
Gurpreet Ghuman
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Converscribe medical assistive device, embedded system, machine learning The Converscribe is a live transcribing system that promotes a higher quality of communication between medical personnel and hearing-impaired patients. It can be worn as a necklace and accurately transcribe speech to text and display the results clearly on a touchable screen.
- High-quality speech to text transcription.
- Lightweight, small-sized, highly portable.
- Cost-efficient device constructed with low-cost, high-performing electronic modules.
- Durable, and robust chassis to protect the internal circuit from abuse and liquid intrusion.
Kevin Fan
Amr Shakour
Eric Steffler
Shivam Teeluckdharry
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems COVID Cam image processing, digital communication,  facial recognition The purpose of this project is to create a COVID-19 prevention detection system that will recognize people who are wearing masks, analyze whether the mask is worn properly or not and flag those who are not wearing masks. Arso Vukojicic
Nancy Ikladous
Mohamad Elsawi
George Ghobrial
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment Cycle Safe bike, safety, awareness, lidar A system which provides increased spatial awareness for cyclist by alerting them of oncoming vehicles using various sensors and a display. Charlie LoPresti
Jefin John
Avish Bhatt
Siddesh Bist
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Infrastructure Driver Shield transportation, awareness, technology A software program that detects the colors of traffic lights through the laptop’s camera and alerts the driver on the state of the light visually through an LED and verbally through a speaker. Nora Asad
Vlad Musat
Norfazleen Rosley
Menatalla Ibrahim
Youssef Asham
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment Droomba environment , AI, waste collection A drone that will make the garbage collection process in public areas autonomous using machine learning and image recognition, we can make the process as efficient as possible. Steven Fu
Karthik Kaushik
Hamza Rahmani
Akram Eldamaty
Shivam Vyas
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Dynamic Arm auto-tracking robotic arm Use computer vision to track an object and pick it up. Honglin Wang
Xiao Zhang
Zhourui Chen
Xiaokun Hou
Yuxuan Yang
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Energy E-Route: Dynamic Wireless Charging System for EVs wireless power transfer, dynamic wireless charging, electric vehicle Nowadays, EVs cannot support long-range driving due to their limited battery capacity and limited charging stations. E-Route is a dynamic wireless charging system designed for electrical vehicles. It enables charging while driving on the road. Fengyang Sun
Shang Gao
Yuhao Wang
Rui Zhong
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Eat & Save machine learning, environment, cost saving, household food waste This project is aimed at developing a camera mount product that uses ML to identify food products going in the Fridge and notify users about the approaching expiration date, so the food is either consumed or disposed of in the least wasteful manner. It is geared towards minimizing food wastage in households. Aman Goswami
Derek Chiu
Ameen Al-khudhairy
David Murga
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment EcoScope environment, climate change, digital cameras The world is facing unprecedented levels of climate change, and many rural and wild ecosystems are under threat by forces such as wildfires and invasive species. However, these environmental challenges prove difficult to resolve due to the lack of proper technologies to help monitor them. As a result, our engineering design project focuses on creating a drone compatible computer vision platform for real time autonomous detection and tracking of environmental threats such as invasive species and wildfires. Damien Sabljak
Omar A Sulaiman
Sulaiman Bawa
Justin Amin
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Eye-controlled Wheelchair wheelchair, EOG, sensory system A modified eye-controlled wheelchair capable of traversing, sensing obstacles, and moving automatically with the aim of increasing the autonomy of quadriplegic patients who cannot propel their wheelchairs due to loss of motor function. Oluwadamilola Orole
Emily (Jeongmin) Ham
Suvetha Balraj
Lelna Gwet
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Face Up! security, technology, identification We propose a door guard device that automatically position and collect faces sample, train face recognition model and recognize the face on a portable ARM-based development board to determine whether the person is allowed to enter the gate. Rongxuan Du
Mingyang Wang
Zhuoran Liu
Yu Feng
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems FaceWallet facial recognition, digital transaction, internet of things We propose to design a device that will allow customers to complete a payment or transaction by just showing the customer's face, aiming to expedite the checkout process, bringing a more convenient and safer way of payment for the customer. Haolin Ma
Weike Shi
Bohui Yu
Yunan Zhou
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Flo. : The Automated Song Mixer music, software, entertainment Flo. is a server hosted algorithm geared towards music enthusiasts that allows for users to experience music as if it were mixed by experienced disk jockeys. Users will be able to input a set of songs and Flo. will analyze said songs in order to determine the song order, a suitable transition between the songs, and will provide the user with a completed mix that compiles all of the songs that the user has provided. Chray Zhang
Dennis Kwong
Christopher Sinanan
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation FollowBot Arduino, robot, tracking sensor The FollowBot is a robot powered by batteries and controlled using a microcontroller called Arduino. This robot has the simple task to follow someone through Bluetooth connection while avoiding/sensing other objects in the way. Ginushanth Suriyakumaran
David Hoang
Alysha Li
Omatara Saka
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems GarageEye internet of things, smart home, computer vision GarageEye is a smart garage opener that focuses on preventing package theft. It is a device that uses computer vision, cloud computing and the internet of things to authorize package deliveries and verify residents/license plates to open the garage. It consists of a smart camera compatible with any garage door, and a mobile app for end-users. Sahaj Singh
Amitesh Thind
Paramveer Nihal
Maaz Azam
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Gesture-based Virtual Interaction System (GVI System) virtual interaction, computer vision, machine learning Gesture-based Virtual Interaction System (GVIS) is a human-computer interaction interface that extends the existing interaction methods. It provides a natural and touchless operating experience. The system is extensible, allowing users to customize functions based on their requirements. GVIS also comes with several sample programs that will introduce the concept to guide new users. Zhenhuan Sun
Haotian Zhu
Xuanyu Liu
Ao Wang
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Healthband healthcare, biotechnology, aging Healthband is a resident monitoring and management system which aims to address the issue of understaffing at long-term care home facilities. It does so by eliminating inefficiencies and delays in hopes of relieving the stress of employees and increasing the quality of life of residents. Healthband works by sharing data from a tracking bracelet worn by residents to an iOS application accessible to staff. Harshdeep Guraya
Ahmed Hassan
Aqeel Awadia
Joshua George
Manpreet Gill
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Inflo: COVID-19 data inflow system COVID-19, Android, computer vision Inflo helps restaurants abide by new regulations put into place during COVID-19 so that they can remain open and profitable. It streamlines the process by which restaurants collect the data that is now required by the government: the number of people currently in their establishment and the information to contact them in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak. The system includes an intuitive Android application, a computer vision-based pedestrian counter, and a realtime database to easily manage the information. Liam Taylor
Frank Terpak
Michael Roasa
Emad Hassan
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation InForm biomedical, health innovation, ergonomics A lightweight wearable device that accurately monitors users' posture and provides real-time correction via vibration feedback and wireless notifications from the accompanying web app. The interactive web app allows users to customize device features and track their data trends. Sherry Wang
Troy Umolac
Xinyi Wang
Xiaoyu Zhai
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Look and Go Wheelchair eye-tracking, Raspberry Pi, Python The project is aiming to develop a smart wheelchair control system and simplify the direction control. The system can extract users’ eyesight movement data and calculate the direction users preferred to move towards. Kieran Ecclestone
Chenhe Zhang
Kevin Chen
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Mimic-Me biomedical engineering, machine learning, robotics This project uses Electromyography (EMG) to control a remote robotic arm through machine learning, which classifies the input EMG signal into various output commands which control the device's motors. Kevin Gilmore
Michael Vairo
Marwan Mekhemer
Estelle Chan
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Modular Prosthetic Devices prosthetic, 3D printing, filter A flexible prosthetic platform for people with at-elbow or below-elbow amputations, designed to allow amputees with 3d printer access to more easily build powered activity-specific prosthetics. A base unit manages power and signal acquisition, and supports mounting custom attachments. Jonathan Demmer
Joshua Pugsley
Vitaliy Mazur
Menglin Song
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation MüvMat - Smart Fitness Mat exercise, fitness, health MüvMat is an embedded pressure sensor fitness mat that tracks your reps and sets for various home workouts. Our mission is to revolutionize home workouts through MüvMat, helping users achieve their fitness goals in a safe and time-effective manner while promoting healthy, active living. Gunnar Schulz
Tiffany Tse
Alexis Ng
Nicholas Sansalone
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Netflip health, mental wellness, data acquisition This device is designed for adults who spend a considerable amount of time in front of a PC, whether for work or educational purposes. It monitors their heart rate and movement to give active feedback on when to take breaks. The device is connected to the user's PC through an application that has a screen timeout activated if the user's heart rate and movement remain low during a certain amount of time. Screen access for the user is blocked till they display some amount of activity level which is reflected through a healthy heart rate and movement. Ayesha Siddiqi
Vaibhav Ariyur
Areeb Khawaja
Thananjai Sothivannan
Ahmad Riaza
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems PetGuardian Auto Feeder smart house, digital system, remote control Automatic pet feeder/dispenser integrated with database and remote control. Lizhe Liu
Yuelei Li
Xinhan Yang
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Pi-Fi People Counter digital & smart systems, environment, energy The Pi-Fi can be employed to analyze, estimate, and transmit occupancy data wherever it is placed using Wi-Fi monitoring and analyzing changes in the Wi-Fi channel state. Utilizing an artificial neural network (ANN), we hope to accurately detect and estimate the occupancy of a given area and transmit via Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol; a publish and subscribe system. A MQTT broker will receive data from a Pi-Fi device and can relay that info to control smart IoT devices (e.g., smart lights, thermostat, etc.). Many services can subscribe using MQTT and have continuous, real time access to this data. With this system, people will have the ability to track occupancy history, and get an estimate of any area of their choosing. Many Pi-Fi devices can be utilized at once as well to cover many rooms/locations since the MQTT protocol is extremely scalable and secure. Jatin Patel
Andrew Power
 
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Plant Condo automation, agriculture, robotic Plant Condo is a fully automated farming solution designed for a commercial growth environment such as a greenhouse as well as a residential growth environment. The device focuses on expandability and precise control of the plant’s growth cycle. It uses a computer algorithm The device will also lower the space unitization and maximize growth area by stacking different layers of growth platforms on top of each other. Haoran Liu
Chengxin Liu
Rudy Liu
Tony Yang
Wenbo Zeng
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Progressive Lens Identifier (PLI) image processing, machine learning, machine vision, eyewear PLI aids in the detection and recognition of laser etchings on eyewear lenses. Our product offers a trained machine learning classification algorithm that detects these lens engravings, maps them to the corresponding lens information, and displays that information to the user in a web-based interface. Alina Morales
Zahra Abid
Victoria Duarte
Geoffrey Shaw
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment Q&Air environment, gas detector, health The Q&Air is a portable gas detector that is embedded in a silicon-based material and mounted to the user's phone case. Upon sensing carbon monoxide or methane gases within close proximity, the users will be notified with a buzzer and a text message, indicating the presence of these odorless gases. The goal is to alert users in closed environments of colorless and odorless gases. Amrit Clair
Nour-Eddin Issa
Brravein Puvaneswararajan
Sayon Kathirgamanathan
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Risk Ray medicine, image processing, bio-tech Risk Ray is an AI-driven model that assists doctors with determining the risk of hip fracture with their elderly patients.

By analyzing broken and nonbroken hips, Risk Ray is able to determine a percentage likelihood of fracture by utilizing machine learning models.

The current method of accessing the risk of hip fracture is dated and is expensive. Risk Ray will use X-Rays which will make hip fracture detection more accessible, cheaper, and simpler.

Khang Nguyen
Lucas Mcdonald
Adam Zalzal
Daniel Jabbour
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Safe Send package delivery, security,  home appliance Safe Send is a package delivery security system that allows carriers to securely deliver packages due to a device that is installed on the recipients' door. The device is a locked small panel that opens one-way and large enough for parcels to be placed through. The device is also accompanied by the Safe Send companion mobile app to enhance its features. Nasar Khan
Liban Ahmed
Haseeb Siddiqui
Yassir Alli
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Salut - Virtual Doctor's Assistant software, machine learning, healthcare Salut is a virtual physician's assistant aimed at revolutionizing the medical industry.

Intended for use by primary care physicians, Salut sits in the Doctor's office and transcribes every appointment that a clinician has in a day. It then displays these transcriptions in a easy-to-read web format, that is accessible via both desktop and mobile phone.

In addition to transcribing each appointment, Salut provides automated insights for each patient, showing key information like demographic info, medication history, and comorbidities. These key insights help create a summarization file for each patient that allows clinicians to get the facts about each patient quickly. Salut also provides the ability to schedule follow-up appointments ("Hey Salut, schedule a follow-up in two weeks"),  or automatically send prescriptions to pharmacies ("Hey Salut, fill a prescription for 2 refills of Ventolin").

With Salut, physicians no longer have to take notes, or worry about understanding the key facts of each patient visit, freeing them up to focus on what they do best; interacting with their patients. Salut enables quality patient interaction, where each patient feels heard and cared for.

Fuad Ali
Aravin Sivakumar
Ryan Deus
Tristan Wedderburn
Isaac Cho
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment Self-Balancing Motorcycle automation, innovation, transportation We aim to create a self-balancing motorcycle that will improve the safety of riding a motorcycle and in the future allow us to have driver assist systems for the mode of transportation. Matthew Mione
Jayraj Sheth
Juan Molina Calderon
Amreen Khan
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Siren Sense machine learning, siren, alert This project will produce an application that will detect when a certain sound or tone is heard, and then mute any audio being produced from the users' headphones. This will be useful in real-world scenarios, like if someone unknowingly walks behind a truck or construction vehicle in reverse, or when a siren of an emergency vehicle is played. The goal of this application is to make the user aware of what is happening around them, and to alert them to potentially dangerous situations. Syed Aamir Tahir
Devin Klepp
Mathuran Sadagopan
Vithuran Sadagopan
Varun Ramanathan
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment Smart Drone drone, upcycling, Bluetooth Our objective is to create a cheaper drone that gives purpose to old smartphones that are no longer being used. The smartphone would replace the need for a new accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS and camera. We utilized an Arduino Uno, basic drone components and upcycled a smart phone to test feasibility. Meet Patel
Vinith Rajaretnam
Nirujan Kumarakuruparan
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Smart Home Appliances smart home, human health, energy saving In the field of quality of life, plenty of people find it difficult to get up in the morning or fall asleep at night in this fast-paced society. For this problem, rather than an annoying alarm sound, the smart lamp will simulate sunrise and sunset to help people to wake up and sleep.

In the aspect of the convenience of life, lamps that people use nowadays usually have only one lamp holder, which can only illuminate one place in the room. However, our project can automatically adjust the direction according to the position of customers.

In the field of energy-saving, humans pay more attention to energy-consuming and our project can manually and automatically adjust the brightness level of the lamp based on the ambient light intensity using a photodiode.

Wenbo Liu
Yin Fu
Yu Wang
Yixing Tang
Jiayi Mao
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Smart Home Security System home protection, facial recognition, internet of things The Smart Home Security System is a cheap but reliable home security system involving a camera and door lock to provide seamless home entry and protection. The camera implements facial recognition software to provide a key-less unlocking to authorized users. Kieran Ward
Sam Guo
Samuel Agok
Harry Wang
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Smart Trolley trolley, auto-follow,  image processing An auto-following trolley that can track a worker's route and follow him. It can do image processing to determine the direction and distance it goes. Minghao Li
Kun Yan
Gaici Lin
Kaihua Yang
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems SmartFan smart technology, energy efficient, automation Our project is based on developing a smaller scaled smart home cooling system with tons of user intervention elimination features. The primary goal for this product is to conserve energy and automate the cooling system inside the user’s home tailored for their comfort. Omer Rezk
Joshua Levey
Emmanuel Hector
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Snipe-E: The Automated Air Hockey Robot robot, AI, game Snipe-E is an air hockey robot that can be mounted onto any air hockey table and configured to play against a human or AI. The user is physically present at the air hockey table and plays against a friend who virtually controls the robot striker through a smartphone app. Samrudh Bangalore
Ali Tawfik
Noubar Nakhnikian
Siddharth Bedekar
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Transportation & Environment SRM Powertrain Integration - Electrical electric vehicle, board design, Camaro From an electrical viewpoint, our team is proving the feasibility of a switched reluctance motor in a fully electric vehicle architecture through the use of modelling simulations, wire harnessing design, and board development. Our design and research are being done with the intention to be implemented and tested in a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro in future years. Aya Aboughanem
Samuel Thurston
Jackson Brown
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Swish Guitar music, portable, innovation Swish guitar is an air guitar system that consists of an embedded system and a web application. It serves to eliminate many of the issues that come with playing the guitar, making it a more accessible and portable way to enjoy this activity. Vivek Patel
Nisarg Parekh
Alejandro Aviles
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems The Arcimuse Unit electronic test equipment, education, DIY, hobbyist electronics The Arcimuse is a handheld electronics workstation with the key functionality of test equipment such as oscilloscopes. This project extends the functionality of the Arcimuse by enclosing it in an all-in-one unit that allows for communication with a mobile app and enhanced data visualization. Applications of the project include uses in general electronics testing and in electronics education. Matthew Zarowny
Duy Ngo
Liming Liu
 
 
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Health & Bio-innovation The Cough Helper signal processing, cough monitor, machine learning Coughing is a symptom of many diseases such as COVID-19, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis and even the common cold. The design of portable cough monitoring devices is relatively new and only a handful of products exist. Moreover, existing devices either do not have sufficient accuracy for detecting coughs, or are not fully automated and require refinement from an operator. The device we are proposing counts a patient's coughs automatically, as well as models their cough characteristics. This will help clinicians in formulating treatment plans and monitoring progress for patients with coughing pathologies. Monika Jara
Emilija Ilijevska
Kaylie Lau
Brooklyn Schmidt
Kristina Stepanic
 
 
Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital & Smart Systems The Stalker agriculture, traverse, crop counter The project is meant for agricultural use so that the designed robot would be able to go through rows of crops in an acre and count the number of crops on both sides instead of manual counting. This is to help avoid human errors and give a more accurate representation of the data for any adjustments required. Daniel Pach
Anujan Premkumar
Mille Petrevski
Sifath Ar-Rafi
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Digital & Smart Systems LiLAC (Litter Lifting Automated Cleaner)" automation, app control, self-clean Automated Litter Box that targets owners with back problems. It is self cleaning and ensures the cat's safety through multiple sensors located within the litter box. A moving mechanism is used to lift the waste bag to reduce the need for lower back flection. Noah Sambo
Caroline Marrelli
Emmanuel Rajendran
Yuchen Shu
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Digital & Smart Systems Colour Code colour-blind, art, light It is a device to help a colour blind artist identify colours of objects exposed to different lighting effects, and produce those colours by mixing acrylic paints. Hadeel Al-Zubaidi
Amanda Huang
 
 
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Entrepreneurship & Innovation CookIt! heat transfer, simulation, app development CookIt! is an easy-to-use phone app solution for home cooks to make perfectly cooked meals every time.  The app uses heat transfer simulations based on the mass and type of the cut of meat being cooked to return optimized cooking parameters (temperature, time, etc.) to the user.  The model takes the chemistry of cooking into consideration, including the different thermal properties of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates contained within the muscle and the denaturing of proteins with temperature.  The model matches results obtained with a thermocouple testing apparatus, and the application has been designed for speed, ease-of-use and aesthetics. Alexander Parent
Shawn Joubran
Pedro Oliveira
Joshua Eizenga
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Multi-Functional Covert Imaging infrared imaging, DSLR camera Our group has developed an innovative approach to modify a standard digital camera to enable it to covertly take high-quality images in the dark, while also preserving the camera’s original ability to take photographs during the day. Stephen Chupil
Damom Geelen
Kean Foy
Nathaniel Webster
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Digital & Smart Systems Graphos - Texture Scanning Technology computer graphics, optics, photorealistic rendering Graphos is a device meant to facilitate the non-destructive digitization of material textures for 3D graphics. This device is capable of recording visual parameters of a surface and conveying it to computer graphics software which, by employing physically based rendering techniques, can produce photorealistic media. The main competitive advantages of Graphos are its low cost, tabletop form-factor, portability features, accessibility, and the overall independence it can provide to artists and designers. Arthur Mendez-Rosales
Adam Otto
Colin Mohr
Dylan Genuth-Okon
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Digital & Smart Systems Jane's Gardens automation, cannabis, smart systems Jane's Gardens is a fully automated greenhouse capable of producing high-quality cannabis. The design consists of a compact, controlled environment in which temperature, humidity, soil moisture, and light exposure are all constantly monitored and regulated. Intended for individual use to grow cannabis from the privacy of your home while adhering to provincial legislation and restrictions. This system is adaptable and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Equipped with a mobile application, the user can monitor the response systems, interact with the equipment, track progress, and even learn about the various growing stages. Abdullah Mir
Karam Ghanem
Julia Bauer
Haider Rahmani
Joseph Campanella
 
 
Engineering Physics Health & Bio-innovation Motion Health rehabilitation, physiotherapy, ankle Motion Health's socks track biometric data for the user and report the data back to the user via a cell phone application. Specifically, the dorsiflexion angle range of motion is tracked continuously while the user is walking. This data is relevant to users recovering from ankle sprains, as they lose their range of motion and risk long-term ankle instability if their recovery is poor. Physiotherapists are typically consulted when recovering from ankle sprains and they provide feedback on the progress of the recovery. The biometric data provided by Motion Health socks will provide much more feedback for the user while also giving the physiotherapist additional information to make assessments with. Harrison Tratnik
Keara Wilson
Malav Patel
Ronan Garrison
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Q-Link 1064 quantum communication, quantum key distribution, communication, laser, electronics, space, satellite, spacecraft Our team has partnered with the quantum key distribution (QKD) satellite company QEYnet to develop a space-based laser beacon module to act as a guide for their Quantum Satellite Rekeying Module (QSRM).

The laser beacon sends a beam down to Earth from the satellite targeted at a ground station which then can be used to locate the satellite in orbit. While the ground station is receiving the beam from the laser beacon, it is assumed the ground station and the QSRM are aligned allowing quantum rekeying data transfer to commence. Since the laser beacon and QSRM are coaligned, if the ground station receives the beam from the laser beacon, the QSRM will also be in proper position to receive the quantum rekeying data.

Throughout the development of this project our team has been responsible for creating requirement specifications, integrated component documentation, and the engineering design of the module.

Diana Dumitrescu
Alexander Barovier
David Hammond
Malcolm Hodgins
 
 
 
Engineering Physics Digital & Smart Systems The Perfect Spiral-ator computer vision, health, fitness tech American football is one of the most popular sports in the US school system. Every year, thousands of coaches hold tryouts, hoping to find players with the potential to be star quarterbacks. But there’s a lot of technique that goes into a good throw. And during a busy tryout coaches could lose track and players with good form could be missed.

The Perfect Spiral-ator is a video analysis tool that uses form estimation and computer vision techniques to scan through football tryout footage. The software evaluates players based on 3 criteria; form, ball trajectory, spin rate. The coach would simply record the throwing portion of the tryout and upload it to the Spiralator website for analysis.

With The Perfect Spiralator, you can be confident that your roster will be filled with nothing but the best.

Zainab Husain
Krishtee Dyuti
Rashik Shahjahan
 
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Infrastructure Computational modelling of fatigue crack-growth for hydro turbine steels fatigue, finite element analysis, crack propagation Our capstone group has teamed up with Hydro-Quebec to improve the service life of hydro-electric turbines. We have created computational models using finite element analysis to predict fatigue crack growth behavior of turbine steels. Creation and simulation of our models were performed using ANSYS. Our group has overcome many obstacles with model meshing and boundary constraints. Gradual progression from our linear-elastic models to our 3D fatigue crack growth models can be observed. Rav Badwal
Betty Huang
Zak Bilal
Frank Klobucar
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development of a Tensile Tester for 3D imaging of Materials at the Canadian Light Source Canadian Light Source, computed tomography, microstructural evolution CLS-BMIT has need of a tensile stage in order to follow microstructure evolution under controlled environmental conditions. Students participating in this Capstone would be given the challenge of creating a custom stage to deform a 2 mm dia. aluminum sample while a set of 3D images is captured in order to capture how microstructures evolve during the process. William Parkes
Benjamin Stubina
Chintan Dave
Zhuo Zhang
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Evaluation and Optimization of Bending Properties of Dual-Phase 980 (DP980)​ steel, process development, microstructure Stelco is producing a galvannealed DP980 steel for automotive applications​ which is currently encountering low bendability results during in-house VDA Bend testing. Through characterization of the steel microstructure and other tests, reasons for poor VDA Bend Test performance​ are determined and processing parameters are provided to improve microstructure and bending performance​ for this grade of steel. Diego Vargas-Avila
Cyrus Tenzif
Mahmoud Diab
Michael Jaansalu
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Faster parameter development for Laser Powder Bed Fusion additive manufacturing, optimization, mechanical properties This project will focus on increasing the layer thickness of the additive manufacturing of a titanium alloy, Ti 6Al-4V using laser powder bed fusion methods (LPBF), which is an additive manufacturing process. LPBF uses a laser to fuse and form parts by selectively melting a pre-coated powder bed. Process parameters that are crucial in the LPBF process are laser power, scanning speed, and hatch distance. These three parameters will be varied through the use of statistical methods in order to increase the layer thickness of the additively manufactured parts without compromising on mechanical property performance. Youssef Salib
Yuki Ando
Tomisin Olomi
Talha Aziz
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Transportation & Environment Implementing Biodegradable Plastic On-Shelf biodegradable, plastic, materials To find biodegradable plastic alternatives to the current plastics used by Spin Master in their highly successful product Kumi Kreator and Go-Glam Nail Studio Mitchell Albert
Abhinav Shamnani
Quinn Millum
Alyssa Haas
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Optimizing the Properties of High Entropy Alloys by Combining Density Functional Theory and Machine Learning machine learning, high entropy alloy, density functional theory High entropy alloys are a new and exciting class of metal alloys whereby multiple elements are mixed in similar proportions to form a solid solution. This project aims to predict the phase stability of HEAs by combining machine learning with thermodynamic phase stability and density functional theory. Katya Lemos
Coulton Boucher
Nick Beetham
Oscar Cuellar
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Process Development of Nano-Surface Patterning the Inside of Vascular Catheters biomaterials, vascular catheter, nanoparticles The goal of our capstone project was to design a method to apply a pattern to the inner diameter of a vascular catheter to increase biocompatibility while maintaining acceptable mechanical properties. Our method used nanoparticles to create a nanoscale pattern on PDMS. By  coating a titanium wire or stent, nanoparticles may be integrated with the surface, or can be used to imprint the surface. Our project has also been generously supported by Abbott Medical Devices who donated balloon stents valued at $6000. We welcome you to come to our booth and find out more about the process and outcomes of our method! Jennifer Tsui
Kayla Baker
Ryan Lee Chan
Amy Gullins
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Steel Master - A virtual MSE lab software virtual learning, steel, simulation Software that predicts the phase fraction of steel, as well as the subsequent bulk mechanical properties based on the heat treatment parameters entered by the user. Dalue Tang
Youzhi Xie
Yi Nor Kuo
Yosra Khaky
 
 
 
Materials Science & Engineering Transportation & Environment Synthesis and Process Optimization of Novel Flame Retardant Materials for Applications in Thermal Insulation fabrication methods, non-toxic materials, aerospace Flame Retardant Materials (FRMs) play a critical role as thermal insulation for flight data recorders (commonly referred to as ""black boxes"") and other aerospace applications. In partnership with Advanced Ceramics Corporation, this Capstone Project has optimized a novel synthesis method for a new non-toxic FRM that possesses improved properties over currently-available materials. The microstructure of the new FRMs have been characterized using XRD and SEM testing. The flame retardant performance has been analyzed via DTA and TGA testing. Nikita Palagnyuk
Aisha Isiaka
Sheldon Doreleyers
Sasha Furtado
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation A crash test dummy foot to investigate regional injury risk biomechanics, anthropometric test device, frontal impact Currently, automotive crash studies have focused primarily on damages to the neck, spine, and pelvis where most serious injuries occur. The lower leg is one of the most frequently injured parts of the body and has not received much attention. Commercially available Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATD) only have a gross representation of the human foot. This project involves the design of a more realistic ATD foot that is going to be attached to the THOR-LX. The foot should exhibit similar characteristics of the foot of a 50th percentile male, in size, mass, range of motion, and impact loading distribution. Hamed Mikati
Anthony Trung Nguyen
Sina Pedram
Ethan Sun
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Affordable Localization System Design for Mobile Robots automation, autonomy, localization The primary goal of this project is to develop an affordable, reliable, and accurate outdoor localization system, primarily for the applications of autonomous robotic lawn mowing and snow blowing. As the system is meant for outdoor use, a housing structure for the various electronics needs to be able to minimize environmental disturbances such as rain.  A combination of low-cost Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) sensors will be used to achieve these targets. From a high-level perspective, sensor fusion produces effective localization by leveraging the strengths of each sensor, while compensating for their shortcomings. Joey Yang
Chris Parker
Neil Virani
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Automated Exhaust Gas Control System for the POWER System - A food industry, waste energy recovery, environmental The purpose of this project is to design an automated bypass duct for the Pizza Oven Waste Energy Recovery (POWER) system. The POWER system is a heat exchanger unit that can be placed directly into the flow of cooking appliance exhaust products in order to recover wasted energy lost to excess heat in the exhaust flow. With this project, the team aims to safeguard POWER in the event it needs to shut down by automatically re-routing hot exhaust gases around POWER and back into the existing chimney. Lennert Niewels
Janderic Del Rosario
Rachel Lai
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Automated Exhaust Gas Control System for the POWER system - B HVAC, waste heat recovery, mechatronic design The design of a bypass system to divert natural convection exhaust gasses around the TEG POWER system (Thermal Electrical Generator Pizza Oven Waste Energy Recovery). The TEG POWER system is an integrated component within a commercial pizza oven that functions to recover waste heat from exhaust gasses. In the event of a pump failure or other adverse conditions, the exhaust gas bypass system should safely and effectively divert exhaust gasses around the TEG POWER system’s heat reclaimer. This bypass will ultimately prevent damage to the TEG POWER system and allow the oven to continue normal operation. Reuben Haklander
Liam Irwin
Aleksa Klasnic
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Autonomous 3D Printer Farm: A demonstration of flexible, lean, and agile manufacturing additive manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, 3D printing, AGV, robotics DEMO - https://youtu.be/a8_sCKVJG2w

Initially used as a means for rapid prototyping, 3D printing is rapidly becoming a genuine manufacturing option for end use products. While traditional manufacturing methods are still ideal for mass production, additive manufacturing (AM) offers several significant benefits for certain applications. Injection molding, die casting, and other traditional manufacturing methods require large initial costs to setup production lines. Moreover, these facilities need excessive time and expertise to modify later on. These constraints inhibit Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from accessing the technology and discourages design iteration/innovation. In this project, we attempt to build an autonomous 3D printing farm; which offers a flexible, lean, and agile manufacturing solution. The proposed 3D printing farm is fully autonomous, via a mobile robot that automates each 3D printer. The 3D printing farm is intended to provide a cheap easy-to-access, quick-to-start manufacturing option.

Swaleh Owais
John Wang
Parth Patel
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Autonomous Electric Lawnmower autonomous, electric, lawnmower Our autonomous lawnmower (Yard-2-D-2) provides all of the benefits of a conventional lawnmower without the physical strain of pushing a mower. Unlike other robot mowers on the market, our autonomous solution does not require a perimeter wire to be installed on the edge of the property, which means that you can move our mower anywhere and start cutting in an instant! With enough power to cut the toughest residential yards, our mower is the perfect grass cutting solution for the modern age! Akshyn Biman-Telang
Eric Bilan
 
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Transportation & Environment Autonomous Rail Road Crack Detection Device rail systems, NDT, autonomy Designing an autonomous rail road vehicle that can identify and locate cracks along railway tracks. This device will be equipped with existing, market available ultrasonic detection equipment. The project will be focused on creating the mini autonomous rail road vehicle that will house this equipment and designing a retraction system to allow the device to fall in-between the rail tracks to avoid being damaged from on coming trains. Onella Narangoda
Methusha Jeyalingam
Nilani Sivarajah
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Autonomous Snowblower snow removal, BLDC motors, electrical power Designing a two-stage snowblower utilizing electric power and BLDC motors capable of autonomous function. Yves Daniel
Umar Mohammed
Arun Thankarajah
Wesley Chou
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Bariatric Patient Lifting Device: The Bari-Lift patient care, ergonomics, health and safety The Problem:

Mechanical patient lifting devices are used widely in hospitals around the world. These devices assist healthcare professionals in adjusting and moving patients that are incapable of performing these actions independently. This project focuses on designing an improved mechanical patient lifting device that would support the needs of healthcare workers in re-positioning and transitioning bariatric patients.

Our Design: The Bari-Lift

The proposed final design for this project is an optimized mobile mechanical patient lift and an accompanying semi-permanent patient transfer sling, and together all the components come together to form the Bari-Lift. The chosen optimized mechanical lift design takes inspiration from current mechanical lifting systems that are utilized in Canadian hospitals. This design incorporates features that improve upon the industry standard by reducing the manual handling steps, and exertion required by healthcare workers.

Kevin Perera
Christos Liaconis
Nicolas Gonzalez
Thomas Dubeckyj
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation BioHex Chewing/Measuring Device V2 implant testing, dental, strength test The purpose of the project is to design and manufacture an apparatus that will test an assembly of novel dental implants (consisting of four to six implants) developed by practicing dentist, Dr. Kwan. The main value proposition of the project is offering Dr. Kwan the ability to test a full arch of implants, along with providing solutions to issues present with the Version 1 testing machine. For example, Version 2 will aim to increase accessibility and ensure consistency across samples Walter Siegmund
Blaire Pauli
Jacquelyn Spadzinski
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation CQ03: A test sled to characterize oblique impact neck response safety, crash test, vehicle This capstone project involves the design and optimization of a low-speed vehicle crash test system focused on simulating oblique impacts and their consequences for human neck response. The project focuses on the mechanical design of this test system and would incorporate the use of a live test subject within the test vehicle. Matt MacGrath
Parham Soozandeh
Jun Woo Choi
Nicholas Silverton
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation CQ04 simulator, robotic leg, cerebral palsy A robotic leg that simulates the foot path of the walking gait cycle to help test PROVA Innovation's cerebral palsy rehabilitation footwear product. The footwear is used to detect irregular walking movements in the gait cycle and give corrective cues through software data. The robotic leg is able to mimic the movements of the ankle and translate horizontally and vertically. Damian Godlewski
Yuvrajvir Sidhu
Ryan Hunter
Quentin Wang
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Infrastructure Design & Operation Changes of an HVAC System to Reduce Exposure to Airborne COVID-19 in a Public-School Building. design modifications, HVAC system, public school building This project is focused on the investigation and development of necessary design and operating modifications of an HVAC system used in a public-school building to reduce the probability of infection of COVID-19. Modifications include increasing the outdoor air intake into the HVAC system, increasing the ventilation system to run for two hours before and after occupancy of the building, and upgrading the filters throughout the ducting system to mitigate the spread. Pasquale Frappa
Benoit Le Maitre
Jacob Thomsen
Jake Sutherland
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Design and Operation Changes of an HVAC System to Reduce Exposure to Airborne Concentration of COVID-19 in a Hospital Building COVID-19, HVAC, healthcare buildings This project is focused on investigating the necessary design and operating modifications of an HVAC system used in a hospital building. The main objective of such changes is to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and thus the risk of transmission through the air within the hospital building. Yousuf Fouda
Mariam ElSheikh
Daniel Policelli
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Design and Optimization of Conventional Marciniak Formability Test Specimen Geometry and Tool Geometric Parameters Using FEA FEA, manufacturing, formability test, FLD This project is a research-based project. The goal is to simulate the Marciniak Test with the FEA method to optimize the tool and specimen geometries. With the optimized geometries, the most evenly spread Forming Limit Diagram could be obtained. Yaodong (Xavier) Xu
Tianzhi (Terry) Tang
Daokuan (Jason) Yang
Tongzhuo (Tobby) Hu
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Design and Optimization of Out-of-Plane Biaxial Cruciform Test Specimen Geometry Using Finite Element Method metal forming, manufacturing, material characterization This project uses finite element analysis to optimize a modified version of the conventional Marciniak test, commonly used in the automotive industry, to reduce the number of test specimens required during testing to construct a forming limit diagram for material AA7075 at elevated temperatures. Greg Lech
James Morgan
Fiona Lombardo
Borui Hu
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Design of a Hardening-Off Greenhouse with Integrated Heat Capture and Storage sustainability, greenhouse, solar thermal Our project was to design a greenhouse from a shipping container that integrates a sustainable heat capture system to slowly acclimate (harden-off) seedlings for a Hamilton-based non-for-profit. Seraj Singh
Arrin Falk-Dotan
James Finch
Jessica Radko
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Infrastructure Design of a Pneumatially Powered Bicycle Rack infrastructure, environment, transportation This project entails the design of a bike rack capable of storing a multitude of bikes simultaneously while requiring minimal user effort.  This design is specifically targeting the employees of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), and no design build is required at this time.  To limit the user effort, pneumatic cylinders were implemented to reduce the force needed by the user to store the bicycle. Matthew De Cesare
Vivekdeep Padam
Adnan Chowdhury
Alireza Aghajafari
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Design of Multi-Cell Hydrogen Storage Devices with Extra Volumetric Capacity energy, transportation, sustainability The storage of hydrogen is a major challenge to the future hydrogen economy. Currently, pressurized containers are the best method for storing hydrogen, however they pose safety risks should they fail, and require exotic and expensive materials and processes to manufacture. In this project, multi-cell structures are proposed to improve safety and strength through clever arrangement and shape optimization. This could lead to hydrogen fuel cells that are more portable, modular, and safer than existing solutions.

Basic practical concerns for manufacturing and use cases are considered in this project as well.

Andrew Aslanidis
Carter McCormick
Tina Hoang
Jesse Wang
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Electrically Actuated Robotic Arm for Assisting at Home robotic arm, mechatronics, home assistance This project focused on designing a robotic arm that can be used to assist older adults with day-to-day tasks while optimizing cost and useability, and ensuring safety. These tasks can include picking up clothes, turning knobs on machines, cleaning, food preparation, and picking up heavy items from the fridge such as a jug of milk. Harit Babbar
Ryan Zhang
Nikhil Jaura
Christopher Burley
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Electrically-actuated Climbing Robot for Inspecting Pipes pipe inspection, environment, electrically-actuated This project is to design an electrically-actuated climbing robot for pipe inspection about the leak and crack of the pipes in the facilities such as nuclear power plants and chemical plants. The robot should be capable of climbing the exteriors of vertical and horizontal plastic or metal pipes (including ones with slippery or uneven surfaces) that include straight sections, changes in diameter, joints, and bends. It should carry sensors for inspecting the pipe (e.g. ultrasonic sensor (for internal crack detection), camera, temperature and humidity sensors). The robot should be designed to be self-contained and battery-operated. It should be actuated using electric motors with gearboxes. So it can be operated for extended periods, the motors, gearboxes and other components should be chosen such that the robot can move at a speed of 25 mm/s with minimum power consumption. Shenxian Wu
Chuzi Fan
Huanran Sun
Zhenhua Shi
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Control System Design control system,  electro-hydrostatic actuator, dual actuator The primary objective of this project is to develop and simulate the non-linear mathematical model of the dual EHA prototype previously built by McMaster for research and experimentation. In addition, the normal operation and fault conditions are to be defined and simulated in Simulink and Simscape. A control strategy is then developed to mitigate the effects of the fault condition by taking advantage of the dual redundancy. Wenlin Zhang
Zexin Shan
Yip Yau
Humza Rao
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Expandable Catheter - RS02 artery, medical, angioplasty This project involves the design of an expandable catheter that allows for blood flow during expansion and has sectional expansion capabilities. This project is seeking to assist in the process of coronary angioplasty. Abhimunya Paul
Nidhin Varghese
Hammad Saleem
Minay Patel
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Transportation & Environment Female Crash Test Dummy Neck biomechanics, crash test, neck Designing a 50th percentile female neck to be used in a crash test dummy for a rear-end collision. Oakley Brown
Joseph Wong
Nathan Yun
Colin Chiu
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Transportation & Environment FY04: Fuel Injection System Optimization engine, fuel injector, cylinder The main objective of the project was to convert the single stroke engine from a carburetor fuel system to fuel injector system. More specifically, a fuel injector for the fuel injector system was selected through experimental testing. A cylinder head and cap were also designed to incorporate a fuel injector and spark plug without requiring modifications to be made to the existing engine cylinder. Caroline Mahut
Sierra Pak
Patricia Ostrowski
Claire Neaven
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hands-Free Removal & Donning of Hand Gloves healthcare, PPE, automated, prototype The team has designed a device that aids with the donning of disposable medical hand gloves. The device automatically loads a pair of gloves and inflates them, allowing users to easily don their gloves in seconds. The device can also store up to 100 pairs of gloves before it must be refilled. Michael Sangiorgio
Andrew Koshyk
Andreas Oetomo
Nathan Maaskant
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Heat Exchanger Distribution Manifold and Jet Design and Optimization for Jet Array Liquid Cooling Waste Heat Recovery Heat Exch energy, cooling, injection molding The objective of modification is to produce a manifold design alternative which minimizes the pump power used by reducing coolant loop pressure drop across fittings and the interior manifold. With additional pressure drop analysis provided in collaboration with JC02A, refinement to the existing manifold for improved manufacturing through injection molding is explored. Harshdeep Dhunna
Connor Gordan
Connor Lawrence
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Heat Transfer Surface Optimization for Jet-Array Liquid Cooling Heat Exchanger energy, environment, sustainability This project will entail the design and analysis of multiple configurations of submerged jet cooling heat exchanger surface and jet array design for a heat exchanger used to recover waste heat in pizza ovens. The objective is to optimize overall heat transfer by modification of the surface itself to maximize heat flux in liquid cooling and minimize pumping power through pressure drop. Sara Noordam
Ethan Chariandy
Kenneth Noronha
Russell Moellerr
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Instrumentation of a Kite Airfoil kite, aerodynamics, instrumentation Design and development of instrumentation for a kite airfoil, which includes position and orientation, angle of attack, slip angle, and stall point. Thomas Lobert
Edgar So
Johnathan Prestwich
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Infrastructure Manufacturing Facility Design and Operation Enhancement planning, design, vibrations The objective of this project is to design the best layout of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), to optimize efficiency and to improve the overall aesthetics of the lab. The final layout was designed by our team after receiving feedback from experts, as well as by running various layouts through many equations developed to quantify the results. Abbey Veneman
Ahmed Ghaly
 
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Motorized Bicycle Storage System design, storage, transportation Design of a novel solution of a motorized bicycle storage system for the clients from McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) that does not resemble a traditional bike rack and displays engineering creativity. Rickey Chan
David Jiang
Wisam Saleh
Janice Shabudin
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Energy Numerical Investigation of Thermal Performance Enhancements of Self-contained Drive Motor Systems thermal, CFX, motor Using CFX to model oil flow and heat transfer within a rotating annulus. Vikramjit Sahota
Brett Van Halteren
Karanbir Virk
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Operating room airflow modeling and design operating room airflow, flow visualization, flow optimization Our project involves the design of a small-scale operating room. Our model will be used as an experimental rig to test the effect that changing supply vent parameters have on the airflow pattern inside the room. Such parameters include supply vent size, shape, and position in the room. Airbourne contaminates that are present in an operating room are directly affected by the airflow pattern which can be optimized to reduce the risk of surgical site infections. Calvin Williams
Abdelrahman Abdelmouti
 
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Orthopaedic Plate and Rod Contouring Device medical, process improvement, health Pre-contoured plates are frequently used by orthopaedic surgeons to closely match the curvature of the bone. However, many of these pre-contoured plates do not fit all patients due to differences in anatomy. As a result, orthopaedic surgeons will often deform the plates using a special set of tools to modify the rod/plate contour and better fit the patient. The deformation is performed by hand in the operating suite during surgery and requires skills and expertise.
This project involves the design of a device that will assist a surgeon in bending and contouring a metal plate or rod to match the curvature of the bone where the plate or rod will be used. This device would take in a 3D contour map of the bone or a surface of interest, and as output would deform the orthopaedic plate to match the desired surface profile.
Gabriel Marais
Nimish Hegde
Stephanie Civiero
Luis Tallavo
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Pneumatically Actuated Pipe Climbing and Inspecting Robot pneumatic, robot, pipe A pneumatically actuated pipe inspecting robot was designed to traverse the exterior of pipes in the range of 150-200 mm diameter.  Our goal was to enable the robot to move successfully around a variety of pipe layouts such as T-joints, elbows, as well as a variety of pipe fittings while also climbing vertically and horizontally at a moving speed of 25 mm/s. This pipe inspection robot uses components that reduce the power requirement and maximize operation time. The robot also supports  on-board inspection instrumentation to be able to adequately diagnose pipe damage. Amir Kheir
Leena Karima
Nour Hawa
Mahmoud Abu Samra
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Pneumatically-actuated Robotic Arm for Assisting at Home robot arm, pneumatic, senior This project is aimed to design an assistive robotic arm that helps elderly people pick up and carry objects. Shuo Liu
Zijie Mi
Meng Liang
Run Zhang
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Programmable Robotic Tool for Glove Testing mechanism, manufacturing, robotics Design of a mechanism that flexes a glove several times on a production line in order to break it in. This glove is to be made up of a novel nanocomposite material that can prevent penetration of sharp objects and yet be flexible. Nali Amin
Nadeem Talaat
Mohamad Mkalled
Rohan Jain
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing PWO1 - Designing Planar Simple Shear Test for Characterizing Large Strain Behavior of Sheet Metals sheet metal, stress, strain Simulated design of a sheet metal test specimen, for a simple shear test, that enables the retrieval of homogeneous stress and strain data at high strains. Asser El Sharkawy
Donggyu Han
 
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Infrastructure Redesign of a Vibro Probe construction, city, building Vibro Probe is equipment used to build columns of stones as a foundation stage before the construction of a building. This project has been picked up from a co-op where our group is aiming to track down the cause and redesign the Vibro Probe in order to mitigate crack propagations in the field. Hoonsun Hong
Minseok Kweon
Gareth da Silva
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Infrastructure Redesign of Mechanical Bulkhead bulkhead, structural, HVAC The renovation of the UPenn Museum presents an opportunity to redesign the Pre-Treatment Unit and its associated components located in the courtyard – this would optimize mechanical performance, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.  The objective is three-fold: to improve the design of the attached HVAC system, to increase noise attenuation performance for visitor comfort, and to optimize manufacturability and energy efficiency of the bulkhead structure. Maximilian Aoki
Patrick Gurczak
Ryan Chishti
Nate D'Hoine
Evan Meredith
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Digital & Smart Systems Rowing Oar Instrumentation and Real Time Athlete Display performance monitoring, sport instrumentation, real time feedback This project explores the instrumentation of rowing oars for research and blade design purposes. It also encompasses interpreting the data from the oar to display useful information in real-time to an athlete via a Graphical User Interface(GUI). Michael Kriz
Patricia Munro
Maaz Khalid
Francisco Alfaro- Iturrino
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Skatescribe: Figure Skate Clamping Mechanism CNC machining, sharpening, skates To design a clamping mechanism for figure skates to be sharpened using a Tormach 1100M CNC Milling machine. The mechanism is to be placed inside the CNC machine where the user can easily load and unload the skates. Adam Lefebvre
Anthony Sabljak
Zachary Sofia
Youssof Fahmy
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Transportation & Environment SRM Powertrain Integration - Mechanical electric vehicle, mount design, control strategy Our team's project is to design and model an electric powertrain that will be integrated into a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro using a switch reluctance motor (SRM). Currently, the SRM is not used in the automotive field but they perform well in high-speed applications while maintaining a low cost, a robust design, and an ability to be constructed without the use of rare earth magnets. The mechanical scope of work consists of designing, packaging, and modelling an SRM powered drivetrain. The objective of this project is to design and validate mounting and cooling systems for each powertrain component, as well as the creation of a MATLAB Simulink model and control strategy of the vehicle. Marc Godin
Matthieu Orr
Ethan Pereira
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Stretch Tech home stretching machine, gym equipment, fitness Stretching is an essential routine that should be followed after every workout to reduce the risk of injury, but it is often overlooked because there are very few viable in-home stretching machine options that assist with stretching and measuring progress. The objective of the design is to create a stretching machine suitable for an average home that encourages stretching and incorporates all the major muscle group stretches. Avantik Sharma
Jonathan Benmordecai
Kiro Ziada
Kevin Wang
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Health & Bio-innovation Universal Muscle Stretching Equipment stretching, gym equipment, fitness This project was created with the goal of having one machine (with multiple stations) that could be used in a gym for performing stretches. The stations target key areas of the body and guide the user through them in an appropriate order. The stations were designed to give users a mechanical advantage, but also to limit range of motion in order to prevent over stretching. Upmanyu Sharma
Earl Lockwood
Michael Farquharson
Julia Wickens
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Transportation & Environment Wastewater Filtration Maintenance Optimization wastewater, filtration, maintenance, optimization The project aims to optimize operator safety and decrease maintenance time for Suez’s ZeeWeed 500 filtration cassettes by creating a hands-free, self-locking mechanism that automatically secures the cassettes in place. Timothy Yeung
Guillaume Hesketh
Jacob Dicarlo
Patrick Enman
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Watercraft Launcher mechanical design, transportation, innovation The objective of this project is to design a mobile watercraft launcher that can transport a personal watercraft from ground level into the water. The device is being modelled for use at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario. The launcher must be capable of translating watercraft 3.5m horizontally and a minimum of 4m vertically to overcome the primary and secondary seawalls. Beyond the environmental requirements, the device must keep the watercraft 2m away from the seawall during the lowering process to prevent waves from pushing the craft against the seawall. The device will be designed to accommodate small boats and personal watercraft weighing a maximum of 400kg.

For the operation of the device, one of the objectives that have been set out is that the launcher is capable of being operated by a single person. Furthermore, the task of lowering the watercraft should take less than 5 minutes. Finally, the device must be removable from its location within an hour.

Jordan Van Leeuwen
Joshua Van Leeuwen
John Vairo
Liam Burrows
Amir Shufani
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Adver advertising, SAAS, automation Adver is a self-serving advertising platform that seeks to make out-of-home advertising quick, simple, and affordable on a low budget.

Adver allows monitor owners to take advantage of their under-utilised screen space by allowing others to display advertisements on them. Business owners and interested individuals can upload their advertisements through Adver and drop the ads to monitors of their choice based on factors such as location, time slot, and price. This gives them an avenue to connect directly, a process traditionally requiring a middle man.

It lowers the barrier of individuals to run an advertisement platform on a low budget, as long as one gets exposure to the public. It can replace the traditional poster advertisements, and offers a centralized platform for existing billboard businesses.

Shengxu Quan
Robin Fan
Jingfan Ai
Bingchen Ji
 
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems Auto-cart contactless shopping, automation, community infrastructure The project establishes an automated curbside pick-up system to improve user experience by maximizing contactless shopping efficiency. Due to the current environment of COVID-19, contactless shopping, such as curbside pick-up, enhances the future trend of the retail market. Considering the shortage of staff during peak hours, "Auto-cart" can wait to be loaded and it then delivers to the designated area without any human intervention while keeping the entire process contactless. Yang Xiong
Yifeng Ge
Tianxing Li
Yangming Yu
Shibo Yang
Liang Xu
Zefeng Wang
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Health & Bio-innovation Automated Pill Strip Dispenser healthcare, pharmacy, pill dispenser This unique system automates the dispensing of a person's medication from a standard sized pill strip pack that is inserted by the user. This dispensing  occurs at times set by the user within the specified ranges of the pill strip pack (Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Bed). The device also collects dispensing statistics for review by the user along with any other health professional. Brodie Bresette
Joel Bates
Justin Ballaro
Daniel Pietrangelo
Nicholas D'Angelo
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems CESLA - Classification Engine for Sound Localization Algorithm machine learning, sound localization, classification, binaural, sound, algorithm, audio, processing, feature extraction Our device is a sound event monitoring system. It operates by taking in sound inputs from microphones to determine whether they could be harmful to the user. The application is a passive monitoring system that warns the user of potentially dangerous sounds. The device works by first classifying the sound source to determine whether it could be of danger to the user, then uses a machine learning model and feature extraction to determine the origin and direction of the sound, which is then conveyed to the user. Sashaank Bharadwaaj
Kampan Ananthamoorthy
Michael Kehinde
Jason Tsui
Ryan Schnekenburger
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation CodeBee education, gamification, computer science CodeBee is an interactive web application which gamifies the process of teaching young children aged 10-16 about programming.​ The application focusses on dragging and dropping certain blocks in a required order to solve a challenge. These challenges require knowledge of concepts like loops, operations, comparisons and storing values.​ In contrast to the complexity of today’s so called ‘simple’ languages, we have developed a simple and intuitive custom-made language and compiler. Shivaansh Prasann
Sida Wang
Yachen Wu
Jason Nagy
Weidong Yang
Hongqing Cao
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Infrastructure CommUnity city infrastructure, community engagement, logistics CommUnity is a platform that allows citizens of local municipalities to report issues regarding city infrastructure to government authorities. All reported issues within a user's community are displayed on a map to allow other community members to upvote and downvote relevant issues. Special users working on behalf of respective local governments, called community maintainers, are responsible for resolving, commenting, and updating the status of issues around the city. CommUnity's goal is to create cleaner and safer city streets while giving local authorities the opportunity to be more transparent in addressing issues. Pratyush Bhandari
Vaibhav Chadha
Saad Ali
Muhammad Irfan
Muhammadfaisal Jaffer
Gazenfar Syed
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Dolphin Dive phone application, community engagement, digital system There is a growing global interest in diving. The USA alone has around 2.8 million divers based on SFIA reports in 2018. Dolphin Dive is an Android application that provides a one-stop platform with
the majority of diving support tools. It presents an excellent and convenient platform for all
divers worldwide and provide an easier solution to complete a dive trip than ever
before.  The product has the capability to book trips,
share experiences, manage dive logs, and communicate with other divers.
Ziyang Huang
Yijun Chen
Shuying Chen
Zhanyi Yan
Xingjian Ke
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Transportation & Environment drivr - Boost Your Driving driving, computer vision, safety Ever since the invention of automobiles, the safety and well-being of the driver has been a major concern around the globe. Our device enforces safer driving behaviour by providing drivers with real time feedback. Driving behaviours that we have targeted  to improve include harsh braking, rapid acceleration, harsh turning, and tailgating. Mark Draaistra
Bishr Habib
Mitchell Schoffro
Timothy Tenhage
Yash Jain
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation ElmJrMetal computer graphics, compilers,  GPU acceleration, projectional editor, optimization This is a reimplementation of the iPad app ElmJr application https://apps.apple.com/us/app/elmjr/id1335011478,  which is a code editor and simulator for use in education to add 3D support and accelerate 2D graphics via GPU, support recursive functions and compiler-type optimizations in the interpreter. Lucas Dutton
Michael Le
Wyatt Wismer
Saad Khan
Thomas Armena
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Health & Bio-innovation FitForm exercise, health, portable FitForm provides a generalized portable solution for self-improving how one carries out exercises. By providing real-time feedback on how a user carries out exercises and allowing them to track statistics related to their performance, users can perfect their exercise form. Rohan Thakral
Jordan Levy
Othman Mullick
Cassandra Nicolak
Hahd Khan
Rohit Saily
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Health & Bio-innovation Focus Pocus education, attention, e-learning Focus Pocus is an Attention detecting device with a focus on providing students with feedback on how they pay attention in lecture. The Focus Pocus headset tracks its wearer's behavior to determine their level of attention during lecture and let them know when they become dazed or distracted. Peter O'Neill
Bruce Hynd
Siyam Ali
Siddhant Sapru
Declan Mullane
Jiacheng Zhang
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Health & Bio-innovation GI Voice Annotation transcription, endoscope, annotation This system records an endoscope procedure’s video and users’ voices and annotates the audio and video based on medical keywords provided by gastroenterologists. Currently, during and after the endoscope procedure, the gastroenterologist analyzes the disease and generates a report written manually by the doctor or by a nurse, which increases both time and human resources. GI-voice-annotation automates this note-taking procedure, using only the gastroenterologist’s voice during the endoscope procedure. Boyu Jiang
Mengshan Cui
Guiye Wu
Haoyuan Fu
 
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems GitCollabin collaboration, innovation, community GitCollabin is a platform where individuals can find each other with similar experience levels and development interests to collaborate on cool projects! This platform is most useful for aspiring tech professionals who are trying to break into the industry by building out their portfolios and networking with each other through project building. Ray Liu
Matthew Chan
Brandon Watada
Thomas Shang
Eric Thai
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation GroceryMate retail, shopping, consumer GroceryMate is a “smart” shopping cart that helps free customers’ hands. It is able to track and follow a designated customer while maintaining an appropriate distance between it and the customer. It is able to navigate between aisles and turn around the corners swiftly without losing the target customer. It scans the products put in by the customer and immediately updates the estimated bill to prevent over-buying. It also has a Siri-like voice assistant that can direct customers to the products they want to buy. Last but not least, it works with a mobile app that helps customers connect to shopping carts and share their shopping lists. Hongjian Li
Zixuan Pan
Mingmin Cheng
Yihang Xu
Yi Zhou
Tianyu Hu
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems Hand Motion Support Device (HMSD) hand disability rehabilitation, robotic hands, intelligence control The purpose of this project is to create a hand motion support device that helps disabled patients to do their hands rehabilitation exercise. The system implemented is one that enables the patients to do their rehabilitation exercise independently without external support. The patients are allowed to select the mode of the HMSD based on their personal situations. There are two different modes supported for patients in HMSD during the rehabilitation process. One mode is suitable for those patients who have difficulty in clenching, the HMSD applies certain stress supporting patients to complete the action of fist clench. The other mode is suitable for patients who are able to clench on their own, but their hands are not powerful enough to achieve daily tasks. In this case the HMSD applies a customized force for patients to adapt and to strengthen them. Zhikun Gan
Yiming Zheng
Lingting Chen
Weicong Yuan
Ziyi (Kyrie) Xu
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems MacForum social media, communication, web-based application MacForum is an online platform that helps students  share their opinions with anyone who is interested in a topic. MacForum can also help students improve their study life at their schools, regardless of which post-secondary school they are attending. Doris(Xiuting) Yu
Xiangxin Kong
Shihao Fu
Xu Wang
Jiahao Zhou
Shuo Zhang
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Transportation & Environment MeetApp social, navigation, meeting Meeting up with friends on time can be a difficult task due to unexpected delays that can occur at any moment. MeetApp is a social navigation app that helps all participants to arrive at a designated location at roughly the same time. After choosing a meeting time and location, MeetApp informs each participant of the optimal time they should depart, factoring in their mode of transportation and starting location. It keeps participants informed about delays other participants face and continuously updates arrival times so users can view everybody's progress. MeetApp uses real-time navigation and public transportation data to update departure times so that participants who have not yet left can arrive at the same time as their late friends. Somar Aani
Tasin Ahmed
Navroop Singh
Zi (Edward) Liu
Arshan Khan
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Transportation & Environment Motorcycle Smart Helmet smart helmet, safety, navigation Smart Helmet helps improves the safety of motorcyclists by aiding the user with their navigation needs. This reduces the time that the driver spends looking at instruments or devices instead of the road. It greatly increases the rider’s safety as they are able to focus on driving conditions and better able to take in their surroundings instead of shifting focus all the time. The system also adds features present in the standard car navigation system (like secondary auditory cues) to the motorcycle rider’s navigation experience. This eliminates the need for the rider to rely on visual cues and creates a more comprehensive and safer experience. Mina Samy
Poula Basaly
Mark Danial
Mohammed Abdulmunem
Daniel Bortolussi
Bishoy Sefin
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Pairrot Solutions drone, autonomy, tracking Pairrot solutions aim to expand on functionality for lightweight drones, allowing them to autonomously position themselves at a fixed distance to a desired object, and to maintain this distance, even while the object is in motion. Not unlike a parrot, following around his pirate friend as they walk along the bow of their ship. Parker Kary
Colleen Lam
Tiffany Yeung
Mehedi Khan
Oscar Yeung
Aseem Malhotra
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Piano Performance Pal (PP-Pal) robot, piano, mechatronics, autonomous, innovation, music, novelty PP-Pal is an autonomous robotic device able to perform music from digital files on a physical 88-key piano Kirill Teplov
Hank Bae
Nathan Lam
Katrina Ma
Hrydaya Gohil
Gurpinder Sandhu
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems QuickLib library management, hardware, software One of the most used on-campus facilities at universities is the library, and as most students have encountered, finding space can be difficult, and finding available computers is even more troublesome. QuickLib is a library facilities management system that alleviates this problem. QuickLib uses sensors and customized algorithms to determine the availability of library resources. It allows students to check the availability of library resources and make reservations, and helps library staff to better manage the library's facilities. Leo Shi
Jiamin Zhou
Man Lu
Shahroz Siddiqi
Ahmad Gharib
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems Raccoon Lock innovation, smart systems, raccoon Raccoon Lock is a lightweight, portable device that can be easily installed on the trash can. The main purpose of Raccoon Lock is to keep raccoons away from the trash can in order to prevent them from getting into the can and make a mess. It can automatically detect raccoons when they are approaching and initiate alerts that will deter the raccoons. A web app is available for the users to check the status of the device and see the time raccoons came over. Yumeng Yu
Shengchen Zhou
Ruile Wu
David Liu
Yanting Cao
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Rogue-Game video game, procedural generation, roguelike A Rogue-like game is a game that uses similar mechanics to those of the 1980s DOS game called Rogue. Rogue was innovative for its time, implementing procedural dungeon generation for the player to explore and overcome.  This use of procedural generation, along with permadeath, made for an experience that was fresh and unique on each playthrough. RogueGame uses similar concepts to create a more modern version of Rogue which improves upon older concepts and creates new features as well. Michael Thomson
(Torja) Md Nasif Istiaque
Sandeep Arumainayagam
Saad Khan
Francis Bajamunde
Daniel Lu
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems Roomabot mapping robot, automation, localization This robot utilizes various sensors in order to accurately localize itself and create a 2-D map of the surrounding environment. The Roomabot (Room mapping robot) is controlled by the end-user through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) which also provides an interactive interface to easily extract the necessary measurement data from the constructed map. Nithin Chemmanoor
Abilash Perinparasa
Omar Elemary
Shardool Patel
Suban Sri
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems SAM Looks After You mental health, well-being, therapy SAM is a device that checks in on its user from time to time and tracks relevant metrics related to mental health such as sleep time, exercise time and hydration. Using this data, SAM displays charts with all these metrics for the past month and the user is then able to identify on what days they had a good or bad day mentally and why. Mohamad Osseili
Hesham Nimri
Brian (Ho) Chiu
Christian Mavely
Jatan Bhatt
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems ScreenIt business management, COVID-19, contact tracing With recent developments in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have reopened to the public with required safety measures in place. Temperature checks and contact tracing have become common practice as the core safety protocols to reduce the spread. ScreenIt provides non-contact screening of customers entering safety-critical places, while supplying admins with an interface to aid in contact tracing and management of the screening process. Gurnain Saini
Andy Hameed
Max Mercer
Christian Hallgrimson
Tasmiha Hassan
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems Strain Characterization Testing Apparatus   This project is in partnership with MesoMat Inc.. The purpose of this project is to create a custom testing apparatus that MesoMat can use to test their product. MesoMat’s main product is a stretchable conductive fibre that can be used to measure strain globally along the entire length of a material.  This is in comparison to typical strain sensing devices, which measure strain at a single localized point.

Our apparatus can bend given samples while simultaneously measuring the resistance in the fibres. This allows MesoMat to easily and accurately test and characterize their fibres.

Alexander Dingwall
Armaan Panthaki
Lawrence Chung
Alexander Lo
Patrick He
Adam Nelson
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Student Housing Board housing, rental properties, community A one-stop shop web application for student tenants and landlords allowing for chats, reviews, ranking, and viewing/posting of rental properties and more! Jinesh Patel
Sankar Renganathan
Paul Heys
Alex Kingsland
Archit Shah
Mohammed Mirajkar
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Health & Bio-innovation TeamFill sports, social media TeamFill is a mobile application that allows for a group of users to organize, discover and participate in pickup sports matches. TeamFill removes the hassles associated with trying to find players to play with by delivering an excellent UI experience that minimizes the effort required from the user. This application allows users to discover pickup sports events organized by other users that are happening in their area. Using a well-tuned recommendation algorithm, players (teams) are able to find the best available team (player) for the sport they would like to play. Karim El Shenawy
Kabir Kenth
Kajoban Kuhaparan
Ninos Yomo
Pranav Panchal
 
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Transportation & Environment Third Wheel: A Lane Centering Human Machine Interface human machine interface, automotive, driver education Driver assistance technology is rapidly evolving as automotive manufacturers strive to include autonomous features with their own unique designs. This calls for more driver education and engagement with autonomous vehicle features. Third Wheel is a Human Machine Interface, or, HMI, that connects the driver to the autonomous safety features of their vehicle through an interactive in-car tutorial. With Third Wheel, drivers can learn how to operate and interpret the unique Lane Centering feature in their car upon vehicle entry. A touchscreen interface displays the status of the Lane Centering system. A unique LED strip mounted across the vehicle’s dashboard gives the driver real-time feedback on where the Lane Centering system has detected their vehicle to be within the lanes. Third Wheel is the future of driver education for autonomous features of vehicles. Erin Puersten
Aurora Brydon
Michelle Monte
Simon Gyorkos
Daniel Rooks
Sachin Samarasinghe
Shrey Mittal
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Transportation & Environment Trash Talking IoT, sustainability, innovation Trash Talking is a digital smart home system that allows users to be able to measure and track their garbage production. Our garbage bin system senses trash thrown into the garbage bin and updates the user’s profile with their current trash output. Users are able to use their smartphone to view their waste production with a timeframe of their choice, compare their output to previous months, and then compare and share their waste production with their friends to help motivate users to decrease their waste production. All in all, our project assists the environmentally conscious user to limit their waste production by tracking and showing them how much they produce on a regular basis. Natasha Varghese
Alexie McDonald
Hareem Arif
Illya Pilipenko
Ian Currie
Xin Su
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Entrepreneurship & Innovation Uplift fitness, social media, feedback Uplift is a social media application designed around weightlifting and fitness. Its goal is to provide a centralized location where individuals can do everything from obtaining and providing form and diet feedback to finding workout plans and sharing general updates with their community. Matthew Dombrady
Amit Binu
Ardhendu Barge
Dinesh Balakrishnan
Sagar Thomas
Mohamed Bengezi
 
Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Digital & Smart Systems WatchNext entertainment, media, social Deciding what to watch on Netlifx with your friends can be a tedious process with lots of searching, arguing, and indecisiveness. WatchNext is a mobile application that solves this problem by providing users' recommendations of movies and TV shows on Netflix tailored to their personal taste using machine learning. Users swipe right or left one at a time based on if they want to watch it or not, similar to existing dating apps. Users can connect with other users in matching sessions, where any recommendation multiple people have liked is saved to a list. Mohammad Hussain
Moziah San Vicente
Giacomo Loparco
Bilal Jaffry
Jacob Gordon
Eoin Lynagh
 

Projects by Research Theme

You can see these projects at the expo by visiting each project booth, watching a video and chatting live with the student project team members.  The projects will be grouped in the exhibition halls according to the Research Theme.

Research
Theme
Academic Program Project Title Keywords Project Description Project Team
Advanced Manufacturing Chemical Engineering Acetone Production acetone, cumene process, isopropyl alcohol We simulated the current phenol process to make acetone as our main product, and isopropyl alcohol and phenol as our by-products. We are trying to improve the purity and throughput of the final products by optimizing production process. We are also taking into consideration the current COVID-19 pandemic and its future impact by producing highly desirable products to reduce the cost of operations. Mathusan Sadheeshan
Shuzhiqin Li
Feyisayo Enuiyin
 
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Chemical Engineering Ammonium Nitrate Production - Plant Improvement process engineering, chemical industry production,  manufacturing For this project, an ammonium nitrate production plant is simulated using process and chemical engineering concepts. The goal of this project was to improve sustainability by reducing emissions and improving energy use and conservation. Ammonium nitrate in this plant is being manufactured using bought ammonia and manufactured nitric acid. Sa'ida Shdaifat
Nikol Budisa
Matthew McClure
Ayza Alam
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Autonomous 3D Printer Farm: A demonstration of flexible, lean, and agile manufacturing additive manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, 3D printing, AGV, robotics DEMO - https://youtu.be/a8_sCKVJG2w

Initially used as a means for rapid prototyping, 3D printing is rapidly becoming a genuine manufacturing option for end use products. While traditional manufacturing methods are still ideal for mass production, additive manufacturing (AM) offers several significant benefits for certain applications. Injection molding, die casting, and other traditional manufacturing methods require large initial costs to setup production lines. Moreover, these facilities need excessive time and expertise to modify later on. These constraints inhibit Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from accessing the technology and discourages design iteration/innovation. In this project, we attempt to build an autonomous 3D printing farm; which offers a flexible, lean, and agile manufacturing solution. The proposed 3D printing farm is fully autonomous, via a mobile robot that automates each 3D printer. The 3D printing farm is intended to provide a cheap easy-to-access, quick-to-start manufacturing option.

Swaleh Owais
John Wang
Parth Patel
 
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Design and Optimization of Conventional Marciniak Formability Test Specimen Geometry and Tool Geometric Parameters Using FEA FEA, manufacturing, formability test, FLD This project is a research-based project. The goal is to simulate the Marciniak Test with the FEA method to optimize the tool and specimen geometries. With the optimized geometries, the most evenly spread Forming Limit Diagram could be obtained. Yaodong (Xavier) Xu
Tianzhi (Terry) Tang
Daokuan (Jason) Yang
Tongzhuo (Tobby) Hu
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Design and Optimization of Out-of-Plane Biaxial Cruciform Test Specimen Geometry Using Finite Element Method metal forming, manufacturing, material characterization This project uses finite element analysis to optimize a modified version of the conventional Marciniak test, commonly used in the automotive industry, to reduce the number of test specimens required during testing to construct a forming limit diagram for material AA7075 at elevated temperatures. Greg Lech
James Morgan
Fiona Lombardo
Borui Hu
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Materials Science & Engineering Evaluation and Optimization of Bending Properties of Dual-Phase 980 (DP980)​ steel, process development, microstructure Stelco is producing a galvannealed DP980 steel for automotive applications​ which is currently encountering low bendability results during in-house VDA Bend testing. Through characterization of the steel microstructure and other tests, reasons for poor VDA Bend Test performance​ are determined and processing parameters are provided to improve microstructure and bending performance​ for this grade of steel. Diego Vargas-Avila
Cyrus Tenzif
Mahmoud Diab
Michael Jaansalu
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Materials Science & Engineering Faster parameter development for Laser Powder Bed Fusion additive manufacturing, optimization, mechanical properties This project will focus on increasing the layer thickness of the additive manufacturing of a titanium alloy, Ti 6Al-4V using laser powder bed fusion methods (LPBF), which is an additive manufacturing process. LPBF uses a laser to fuse and form parts by selectively melting a pre-coated powder bed. Process parameters that are crucial in the LPBF process are laser power, scanning speed, and hatch distance. These three parameters will be varied through the use of statistical methods in order to increase the layer thickness of the additively manufactured parts without compromising on mechanical property performance. Youssef Salib
Yuki Ando
Tomisin Olomi
Talha Aziz
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Electrical & Computer Engineering Gesture-based Virtual Interaction System (GVI System) virtual interaction, computer vision, machine learning Gesture-based Virtual Interaction System (GVIS) is a human-computer interaction interface that extends the existing interaction methods. It provides a natural and touchless operating experience. The system is extensible, allowing users to customize functions based on their requirements. GVIS also comes with several sample programs that will introduce the concept to guide new users. Zhenhuan Sun
Haotian Zhu
Xuanyu Liu
Ao Wang
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Chemical Engineering Lactide Plant Design for a 50,000 tonne/yr of polylactic acid (PLA) plant lactide production,  PLA, biodegradable polymer PLA is one of a few commercial biopolymers available today. Lactide is the key intermediate used in the production of PLA. This project describes plant design comparing a traditional batch process for lactide production and an intensified process using a wiped-film evaporator (WFE). All the preliminary engineering drawings and mass balances have been prepared and will be shared. Our design basis is a commercial process believed to be used by NatureWorks, a US-based company that currently operates a PLA plant with a capacity of 140 kton/yr of PLA. WFE concept is showing a promise to intensify the oligomerization step of the process and to reduce its footprint.  Lu Ning Gan
Vishrut Panchal
Kyle Seymour
Chuchi Chen
Zhen Hu
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Orthopaedic Plate and Rod Contouring Device medical, process improvement, health Pre-contoured plates are frequently used by orthopaedic surgeons to closely match the curvature of the bone. However, many of these pre-contoured plates do not fit all patients due to differences in anatomy. As a result, orthopaedic surgeons will often deform the plates using a special set of tools to modify the rod/plate contour and better fit the patient. The deformation is performed by hand in the operating suite during surgery and requires skills and expertise.
This project involves the design of a device that will assist a surgeon in bending and contouring a metal plate or rod to match the curvature of the bone where the plate or rod will be used. This device would take in a 3D contour map of the bone or a surface of interest, and as output would deform the orthopaedic plate to match the desired surface profile.
Gabriel Marais
Nimish Hegde
Stephanie Civiero
Luis Tallavo
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Chemical Engineering PBAT Commercial Plant Design, capacity 20,000 tone/yr biodegradable polymers, PBAT manufacturing, polymers The project is focusing on the design of a commercial size PBAT Polymer Processing Plant capable of producing 20,000 tonnes/year. Unlike many biopolymers derived from bio-renewable feedstock, the PBAT polymer is derived from oil-based commodity raw materials. Our preliminary plant design includes considerations for every step of the production process, preparation of engineering drawings (BFD, PFD and P&ID), safety/HAZOP studies, and plant economic analysis. An entire plant has been designed from procurement of raw materials through to a release of the final product for this process. PBAT is a biodegradable alternative to low-density polyethylene with generally desirable flexibility and toughness for a wide variety of applications. Khadin Nathoo
Areeb Sufi
Esha Shamim
Daniel D'Souza
Abbas Chaudary
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Pneumatically Actuated Pipe Climbing and Inspecting Robot pneumatic, robot, pipe A pneumatically actuated pipe inspecting robot was designed to traverse the exterior of pipes in the range of 150-200 mm diameter.  Our goal was to enable the robot to move successfully around a variety of pipe layouts such as T-joints, elbows, as well as a variety of pipe fittings while also climbing vertically and horizontally at a moving speed of 25 mm/s. This pipe inspection robot uses components that reduce the power requirement and maximize operation time. The robot also supports  on-board inspection instrumentation to be able to adequately diagnose pipe damage. Amir Kheir
Leena Karima
Nour Hawa
Mahmoud Abu Samra
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Pneumatically-actuated Robotic Arm for Assisting at Home robot arm, pneumatic, senior This project is aimed to design an assistive robotic arm that helps elderly people pick up and carry objects. Shuo Liu
Zijie Mi
Meng Liang
Run Zhang
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Chemical Engineering Process improvements for copper removal in the steel industry process design, HCL purification, Brownfield Engineering Redesigning and optimizing an existing copper removal process at ArcelorMittal Dofasco to better meet customer throughput and quality key performance indicators (KPIs). Modifications included process and piping rerouting based on lab data and theoretical sizing calculations. Kugenthini Tharmakulasekaram
Husain Tapia
Ibrahim Awan
Aayush Pokhrel
Daniel Pourkhatai
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Programmable Robotic Tool for Glove Testing mechanism, manufacturing, robotics Design of a mechanism that flexes a glove several times on a production line in order to break it in. This glove is to be made up of a novel nanocomposite material that can prevent penetration of sharp objects and yet be flexible. Nali Amin
Nadeem Talaat
Mohamad Mkalled
Rohan Jain
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering PWO1 - Designing Planar Simple Shear Test for Characterizing Large Strain Behavior of Sheet Metals sheet metal, stress, strain Simulated design of a sheet metal test specimen, for a simple shear test, that enables the retrieval of homogeneous stress and strain data at high strains. Asser El Sharkawy
Donggyu Han
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Skatescribe: Figure Skate Clamping Mechanism CNC machining, sharpening, skates To design a clamping mechanism for figure skates to be sharpened using a Tormach 1100M CNC Milling machine. The mechanism is to be placed inside the CNC machine where the user can easily load and unload the skates. Adam Lefebvre
Anthony Sabljak
Zachary Sofia
Youssof Fahmy
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Mechanical Engineering Affordable Localization System Design for Mobile Robots automation, autonomy, localization The primary goal of this project is to develop an affordable, reliable, and accurate outdoor localization system, primarily for the applications of autonomous robotic lawn mowing and snow blowing. As the system is meant for outdoor use, a housing structure for the various electronics needs to be able to minimize environmental disturbances such as rain.  A combination of low-cost Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) sensors will be used to achieve these targets. From a high-level perspective, sensor fusion produces effective localization by leveraging the strengths of each sensor, while compensating for their shortcomings. Joey Yang
Chris Parker
Neil Virani
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Assistive device for patients with Alzheimer's disease face recognition,  Alzheimer's disease, Raspberry Pi We want there to be a device that can tell the Alzheimer's disease people who are in front of them. The project that we will deliver to a large group of Alzheimer's disease people is a device that can recognize human faces and speaker will pronounce the name of the known person to the user.

For designing this device, we will have a Pi camera to capture photos, then raspberry pi sends them to PC, after that PC will abstract information from sent pictures then send instructions back to Raspberry Pi and a speaker will display the desired message to the user.

Hengli Zhu
Shuao Wu
Tony Shen
Haotian Zhou
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Athletic Tracking Assistant smart camera, biomedical tracking, object tracking A smart capturing gimbal used for recording and analyzing a player's biometric data and performance throughout a sporting session. The device is centered towards tracking the action or a player using object tracking and an athletic vest worn by a player. The video footage and player vitals are captured during the session to be used for strategy development, player performance and training analysis, or measures for injury prevention. John Lui
Hussain Fathi
Masood Idries
Keith Cheng
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechatronics Auto-cart contactless shopping, automation, community infrastructure The project establishes an automated curbside pick-up system to improve user experience by maximizing contactless shopping efficiency. Due to the current environment of COVID-19, contactless shopping, such as curbside pick-up, enhances the future trend of the retail market. Considering the shortage of staff during peak hours, "Auto-cart" can wait to be loaded and it then delivers to the designated area without any human intervention while keeping the entire process contactless. Yang Xiong
Yifeng Ge
Tianxing Li
Yangming Yu
Shibo Yang
Liang Xu
Zefeng Wang
Digital & Smart Systems Engineering Physics LiLAC (Litter Lifting Automated Cleaner) automation, app control, self-clean Automated Litter Box that targets owners with back problems. It is self cleaning and ensures the cat's safety through multiple sensors located within the litter box. A moving mechanism is used to lift the waste bag to reduce the need for lower back flection. Noah Sambo
Caroline Marrelli
Emmanuel Rajendran
Yuchen Shu
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Automated Note Taker machine learning, speech-to-text, text summarization The product should provide windows system users a software interface where they can upload pre-recorded audio/video files, and a summarized rich-text transcript will be generated. From here the user can either use the notes as is or use them as a base for developing more sophisticated notes. Ruoke Sun
Ke Chen
Adam Barta
Zishu Wu
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering BravEye firefighting, signal processing, digital systems The goal of BravEye is to assist firefighters by visualizing their surroundings and warning them of potential hazards such as fire hotspots. This will be done with a Raspberry Pi, thermal camera, LIDAR sensor, and our own signal processing software. The output of which will be shown on a wearable display over the user's right eye. Adam Woodill
Faisal Mustafa
Mohammed Raza
Ryan Perera
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Bubble Me Up bubble tea, milk tea, Arduino Self-serving bubble tea machine that can communicate via wifi. Jason Li
Alen Babu
David Wang
john lee
Rentian Zhang
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Cave Explorer robotics, exploration, camera control For our capstone project, our group has decided to create a robot that will go into settings such as that of a “cave” to explore and collect information that can be used to clear a lot of uncertainties that might be involved in working in such undiscovered areas. When the robot does so, it will detect any obstacles that come in its way and will give an alert to the user. A camera will be attached to the robot to provide a real-life picture of the surroundings. The mining industry is a large industry and is one connected to the most deaths and workers being injured every year. Being large importers of numerous minerals that are mined in small developing countries it is important to ensure that the workers being sent to work in these settings are safe, or at least as safe as can be made possible. This robot can be used for many other purposes as well. Our idea can be extended to deep ocean exploration, where the robot is waterproof, and can “swim” into narrow spaces such as coral reefs where humans would have a hard time getting into. This robot would also have environmental benefits because it would be less disruptive to the environment it’s sent into, because it has a smaller footprint than a human. Zaina Quraishi
Imsha Liaqat
Mariyam Naeem
Elena Zhang
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics CESLA - Classification Engine for Sound Localization Algorithm machine learning, sound localization, classification, binaural, sound, algorithm, audio, processing, feature extraction Our device is a sound event monitoring system. It operates by taking in sound inputs from microphones to determine whether they could be harmful to the user. The application is a passive monitoring system that warns the user of potentially dangerous sounds. The device works by first classifying the sound source to determine whether it could be of danger to the user, then uses a machine learning model and feature extraction to determine the origin and direction of the sound, which is then conveyed to the user. Sashaank Bharadwaaj
Kampan Ananthamoorthy
Michael Kehinde
Jason Tsui
Ryan Schnekenburger
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Cloud Based Home Automation cloud, automation, IoT The objective of this capstone project is to develop a Cloud-Based Home Automation system in collaboration with the industry sponsor, Gentiam Canada LLC, that will help reduce the energy usage in the home. However, to reduce the scope of the project, energy usage is assumed to be minimized based on efficient methods of in-home temperature regulation, which result in minimal HVAC system on-time. The system is composed of wireless sensors and actuators connected to a cloud-based backend that will automatically make actuation decisions based on the user’s settings and current temperature data. The system will also be connected to a web app that makes it easy for analyzing performance and adding new devices to the system. Reza Shahriari
Matthew Ruigrok
Ryan Shortt
Christopher Poyser
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Engineering Physics Colour Code colour-blind, art, light It is a device to help a colour blind artist identify colours of objects exposed to different lighting effects, and produce those colours by mixing acrylic paints. Hadeel Al-Zubaidi
Amanda Huang
 
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Computer Science ConAssist conferencing, event planning, event advertising Software solution for small event organizers to build the digital infrastructure for their local or medium-scale events. The ConAssist project aims to provide software solutions for registering, managing, and logging statistics regarding event attendees while providing tools for distributing schedule and event information to them. Ethan Johnston
Rico Florentino
Steven Luu
Gabriel Gebril
Jaison Loodu
Nathan Brown
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Converscribe medical assistive device, embedded system, machine learning The Converscribe is a live transcribing system that promotes a higher quality of communication between medical personnel and hearing-impaired patients. It can be worn as a necklace and accurately transcribe speech to text and display the results clearly on a touchable screen.
- High-quality speech to text transcription.
- Lightweight, small-sized, highly portable.
- Cost-efficient device constructed with low-cost, high-performing electronic modules.
- Durable, and robust chassis to protect the internal circuit from abuse and liquid intrusion.
Kevin Fan
Amr Shakour
Eric Steffler
Shivam Teeluckdharry
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering COVID Cam image processing, digital communication,  facial recognition The purpose of this project is to create a COVID-19 prevention detection system that will recognize people who are wearing masks, analyze whether the mask is worn properly or not and flag those who are not wearing masks. Arso Vukojicic
Nancy Ikladous
Mohamad Elsawi
George Ghobrial
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Dynamic Arm auto-tracking robotic arm Use computer vision to track an object and pick it up. Honglin Wang
Xiao Zhang
Zhourui Chen
Xiaokun Hou
Yuxuan Yang
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Eat & Save machine learning, environment, cost saving, household food waste This project is aimed at developing a camera mount product that uses ML to identify food products going in the Fridge and notify users about the approaching expiration date, so the food is either consumed or disposed of in the least wasteful manner. It is geared towards minimizing food wastage in households. Aman Goswami
Derek Chiu
Ameen Al-khudhairy
David Murga
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Mechanical Engineering Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Control System Design control system,  electro-hydrostatic actuator, dual actuator The primary objective of this project is to develop and simulate the non-linear mathematical model of the dual EHA prototype previously built by McMaster for research and experimentation. In addition, the normal operation and fault conditions are to be defined and simulated in Simulink and Simscape. A control strategy is then developed to mitigate the effects of the fault condition by taking advantage of the dual redundancy. Wenlin Zhang
Zexin Shan
Yip Yau
Humza Rao
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Computer Science Erukumesi North America community, culture, social media A platform to connect people from the Eruku village in Nigeria and preserve their rich cultural heritage through digital means. This mobile application for iOS and Android serves as a central hub for news and noteworthy content, community events, instant messaging, and much more. Tech Stack: React Native, MongoDB, Express, Node.js Sujan Kandeepan
Darren Tu
Ji Who Choi
Immanuel Odisho
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Face Up! security, technology, identification We propose a door guard device that automatically position and collect faces sample, train face recognition model and recognize the face on a portable ARM-based development board to determine whether the person is allowed to enter the gate. Rongxuan Du
Mingyang Wang
Zhuoran Liu
Yu Feng
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering FaceWallet facial recognition, digital transaction, internet of things We propose to design a device that will allow customers to complete a payment or transaction by just showing the customer's face, aiming to expedite the checkout process, bringing a more convenient and safer way of payment for the customer. Haolin Ma
Weike Shi
Bohui Yu
Yunan Zhou
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering GarageEye internet of things, smart home, computer vision GarageEye is a smart garage opener that focuses on preventing package theft. It is a device that uses computer vision, cloud computing and the internet of things to authorize package deliveries and verify residents/license plates to open the garage. It consists of a smart camera compatible with any garage door, and a mobile app for end-users. Sahaj Singh
Amitesh Thind
Paramveer Nihal
Maaz Azam
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics GitCollabin collaboration, innovation, community GitCollabin is a platform where individuals can find each other with similar experience levels and development interests to collaborate on cool projects! This platform is most useful for aspiring tech professionals who are trying to break into the industry by building out their portfolios and networking with each other through project building. Ray Liu
Matthew Chan
Brandon Watada
Thomas Shang
Eric Thai
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Engineering Physics Graphos - Texture Scanning Technology computer graphics, optics, photorealistic rendering Graphos is a device meant to facilitate the non-destructive digitization of material textures for 3D graphics. This device is capable of recording visual parameters of a surface and conveying it to computer graphics software which, by employing physically based rendering techniques, can produce photorealistic media. The main competitive advantages of Graphos are its low cost, tabletop form-factor, portability features, accessibility, and the overall independence it can provide to artists and designers. Arthur Mendez-Rosales
Adam Otto
Colin Mohr
Dylan Genuth-Okon
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Hand Motion Support Device (HMSD) hand disability rehabilitation, robotic hands, intelligence control The purpose of this project is to create a hand motion support device that helps disabled patients to do their hands rehabilitation exercise. The system implemented is one that enables the patients to do their rehabilitation exercise independently without external support. The patients are allowed to select the mode of the HMSD based on their personal situations. There are two different modes supported for patients in HMSD during the rehabilitation process. One mode is suitable for those patients who have difficulty in clenching, the HMSD applies certain stress supporting patients to complete the action of fist clench. The other mode is suitable for patients who are able to clench on their own, but their hands are not powerful enough to achieve daily tasks. In this case the HMSD applies a customized force for patients to adapt and to strengthen them. Zhikun Gan
Yiming Zheng
Lingting Chen
Weicong Yuan
Ziyi (Kyrie) Xu
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Inflo: COVID-19 data inflow system COVID-19, Android, computer vision Inflo helps restaurants abide by new regulations put into place during COVID-19 so that they can remain open and profitable. It streamlines the process by which restaurants collect the data that is now required by the government: the number of people currently in their establishment and the information to contact them in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak. The system includes an intuitive Android application, a computer vision-based pedestrian counter, and a realtime database to easily manage the information. Liam Taylor
Frank Terpak
Michael Roasa
Emad Hassan
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Computer Science Ingenuity Incubator blockchain, cryptocurrency, community Often traded on par with the national currency, community-specific currencies encourage community development and provide local identity in their transactions, and stimulate the local exchange of goods and services by circulating and maintaining wealth within particular communities to reduce poverty and achieve social goals  Thus, this is a currency that is traded, much like dollars but it stays in the community where it originates. Think of a shared economy issue like Airbnb or Uber, but where the payment is in a currency that is exchanged with others from that community. So, someone driving you might get currency dollars, and they might use them to pay for someone else to mow their lawn or make them dinner. What we want to do is establish a block-chain oriented community currency that we can use with our virtual incubator in Canada, the USA, and Brazil. Aly Imtiaz
Charles Zhang
Nimalan Chandrasekara
Daniel Wu
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation of a Kite Airfoil kite, aerodynamics, instrumentation Design and development of instrumentation for a kite airfoil, which includes position and orientation, angle of attack, slip angle, and stall point. Thomas Lobert
Edgar So
Johnathan Prestwich
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Computer Science James: Examining the Evolution of Ideas Using Machine Learning machine learning, topic modelling, sentiment analysis This project combines LDA topic modelling and sentiment analysis to analyze the philosopher William Jame's attitudes towards certain topics and contemporaries over time. The project seeks to further Dr. Alexander Klein's research on William James as well as any other researcher in the humanities looking to analyze large corpora using text mining tools. With James, we provide a simple and intuitive web app combined with a backend powered by machine learning and natural language processing. The result is an accessible tool with the capability of providing interesting data and insights about an author or text. Andrew Mitchell
Indika Wijesundera
Esam Haris
Robert Vardy
Samuel Alderson
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Engineering Physics Jane's Gardens automation, cannabis, smart systems Jane's Gardens is a fully automated greenhouse capable of producing high-quality cannabis. The design consists of a compact, controlled environment in which temperature, humidity, soil moisture, and light exposure are all constantly monitored and regulated. Intended for individual use to grow cannabis from the privacy of your home while adhering to provincial legislation and restrictions. This system is adaptable and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Equipped with a mobile application, the user can monitor the response systems, interact with the equipment, track progress, and even learn about the various growing stages. Abdullah Mir
Karam Ghanem
Julia Bauer
Haider Rahmani
Joseph Campanella
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics MacForum social media, communication, web-based application MacForum is an online platform that helps students  share their opinions with anyone who is interested  in a topic. MacForum can also help students improve their study life at their schools, regardless of which post-secondary school they are attending. Doris(Xiuting) Yu
Xiangxin Kong
Shihao Fu
Xu Wang
Jiahao Zhou
Shuo Zhang
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Mimic-Me biomedical engineering, machine learning, robotics This project uses Electromyography (EMG) to control a remote robotic arm through machine learning, which classifies the input EMG signal into various output commands which control the device's motors. Kevin Gilmore
Michael Vairo
Marwan Mekhemer
Estelle Chan
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Materials Science & Engineering Optimizing the Properties of High Entropy Alloys by Combining Density Functional Theory and Machine Learning machine learning, high entropy alloy, density functional theory High entropy alloys are a new and exciting class of metal alloys whereby multiple elements are mixed in similar proportions to form a solid solution. This project aims to predict the phase stability of HEAs by combining machine learning with thermodynamic phase stability and density functional theory. Katya Lemos
Coulton Boucher
Nick Beetham
Oscar Cuellar
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering PetGuardian Auto Feeder smart house, digital system, remote control Automatic pet feeder/dispenser integrated with database and remote control. Lizhe Liu
Yuelei Li
Xinhan Yang
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Pi-Fi People Counter digital & smart systems, environment, energy The Pi-Fi can be employed to analyze, estimate, and transmit occupancy data wherever it is placed using Wi-Fi monitoring and analyzing changes in the Wi-Fi channel state. Utilizing an artificial neural network (ANN), we hope to accurately detect and estimate the occupancy of a given area and transmit via Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol; a publish and subscribe system. A MQTT broker will receive data from a Pi-Fi device and can relay that info to control smart IoT devices (e.g., smart lights, thermostat, etc.). Many services can subscribe using MQTT and have continuous, real time access to this data. With this system, people will have the ability to track occupancy history, and get an estimate of any area of their choosing. Many Pi-Fi devices can be utilized at once as well to cover many rooms/locations since the MQTT protocol is extremely scalable and secure. Jatin Patel
Andrew Power
 
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Plant Condo automation, agriculture, robotic Plant Condo is a fully automated farming solution designed for a commercial growth environment such as a greenhouse as well as a residential growth environment. The device focuses on expandability and precise control of the plant’s growth cycle. It uses a computer algorithm The device will also lower the space unitization and maximize growth area by stacking different layers of growth platforms on top of each other. Haoran Liu
Chengxin Liu
Rudy Liu
Tony Yang
Wenbo Zeng
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Progressive Lens Identifier (PLI) image processing, machine learning, machine vision, eyewear PLI aids in the detection and recognition of laser etchings on eyewear lenses. Our product offers a trained machine learning classification algorithm that detects these lens engravings, maps them to the corresponding lens information, and displays that information to the user in a web-based interface. Alina Morales
Zahra Abid
Victoria Duarte
Geoffrey Shaw
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics QuickLib library management, hardware, software One of the most used on-campus facilities at universities is the library, and as most students have encountered, finding space can be difficult, and finding available computers is even more troublesome. QuickLib is a library facilities management system that alleviates this problem. QuickLib uses sensors and customized algorithms to determine the availability of library resources. It allows students to check the availability of library resources and make reservations, and helps library staff to better manage the library's facilities. Leo Shi
Jiamin Zhou
Man Lu
Shahroz Siddiqi
Ahmad Gharib
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Raccoon Lock innovation, smart systems, raccoon Raccoon Lock is a lightweight, portable device that can be easily installed on the trash can. The main purpose of Raccoon Lock is to keep raccoons away from the trash can in order to prevent them from getting into the can and make a mess. It can automatically detect raccoons when they are approaching and initiate alerts that will deter the raccoons. A web app is available for the users to check the status of the device and see the time raccoons came over. Yumeng Yu
Shengchen Zhou
Ruile Wu
David Liu
Yanting Cao
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Computer Science Reframery Marketplace Using Community Currency ecommerce platform, online-stores, community currency The Reframery Community Currency(RCC) is an electronic commerce software supporting product, service, and knowledge trade using the Reframery currency within a community. This system is expected to support several functions for both users(buyers and sellers) and the system administrator, and implement the client-server model. Fang Ye
Liyang Wang
Weijie Liang
Kexin Liu
Shanghong Shen
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Roomabot mapping robot, automation, localization This robot utilizes various sensors in order to accurately localize itself and create a 2-D map of the surrounding environment. The Roomabot (Room mapping robot) is controlled by the end-user through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) which also provides an interactive interface to easily extract the necessary measurement data from the constructed map. Nithin Chemmanoor
Abilash Perinparasa
Omar Elemary
Shardool Patel
Suban Sri
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Mechanical Engineering Rowing Oar Instrumentation and Real Time Athlete Display performance monitoring, sport instrumentation, real time feedback This project explores the instrumentation of rowing oars for research and blade design purposes. It also encompasses interpreting the data from the oar to display useful information in real-time to an athlete via a Graphical User Interface(GUI). Michael Kriz
Patricia Munro
Maaz Khalid
Francisco Alfaro- Iturrino
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Safe Send package delivery, security,  home appliance Safe Send is a package delivery security system that allows carriers to securely deliver packages due to a device that is installed on the recipients' door. The device is a locked small panel that opens one-way and large enough for parcels to be placed through. The device is also accompanied by the Safe Send companion mobile app to enhance its features. Nasar Khan
Liban Ahmed
Haseeb Siddiqui
Yassir Alli
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics SAM Looks After You mental health, well-being, therapy SAM is a device that checks in on its user from time to time and tracks relevant metrics related to mental health such as sleep time, exercise time and hydration. Using this data, SAM displays charts with all these metrics for the past month and the user is then able to identify on what days they had a good or bad day mentally and why. Mohamad Osseili
Hesham Nimri
Brian (Ho) Chiu
Christian Mavely
Jatan Bhatt
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics ScreenIt business management, COVID-19, contact tracing With recent developments in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have reopened to the public with required safety measures in place. Temperature checks and contact tracing have become common practice as the core safety protocols to reduce the spread. ScreenIt provides non-contact screening of customers entering safety-critical places, while supplying admins with an interface to aid in contact tracing and management of the screening process. Gurnain Saini
Andy Hameed
Max Mercer
Christian Hallgrimson
Tasmiha Hassan
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Siren Sense machine learning, siren, alert This project will produce an application that will detect when a certain sound or tone is heard, and then mute any audio being produced from the users' headphones. This will be useful in real-world scenarios, like if someone unknowingly walks behind a truck or construction vehicle in reverse, or when a siren of an emergency vehicle is played. The goal of this application is to make the user aware of what is happening around them, and to alert them to potentially dangerous situations. Syed Aamir Tahir
Devin Klepp
Mathuran Sadagopan
Vithuran Sadagopan
Varun Ramanathan
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Smart Home Appliances smart home, human health, energy saving In the field of quality of life, plenty of people find it difficult to get up in the morning or fall asleep at night in this fast-paced society. For this problem, rather than an annoying alarm sound, the smart lamp will simulate sunrise and sunset to help people to wake up and sleep.

In the aspect of the convenience of life, lamps that people use nowadays usually have only one lamp holder, which can only illuminate one place in the room. However, our project can automatically adjust the direction according to the position of customers.

In the field of energy-saving, humans pay more attention to energy-consuming and our project can manually and automatically adjust the brightness level of the lamp based on the ambient light intensity using a photodiode.

Wenbo Liu
Yin Fu
Yu Wang
Yixing Tang
Jiayi Mao
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Smart Home Security System home protection, facial recognition, internet of things The Smart Home Security System is a cheap but reliable home security system involving a camera and door lock to provide seamless home entry and protection. The camera implements facial recognition software to provide a key-less unlocking to authorized users. Kieran Ward
Sam Guo
Samuel Agok
Harry Wang
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Smart Trolley trolley, auto-follow,  image processing An auto-following trolley that can track a worker's route and follow him. It can do image processing to determine the direction and distance it goes. Minghao Li
Kun Yan
Gaici Lin
Kaihua Yang
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering SmartFan smart technology, energy efficient, automation Our project is based on developing a smaller scaled smart home cooling system with tons of user intervention elimination features. The primary goal for this product is to conserve energy and automate the cooling system inside the user’s home tailored for their comfort. Omer Rezk
Joshua Levey
Emmanuel Hector
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering Snipe-E: The Automated Air Hockey Robot robot, AI, game Snipe-E is an air hockey robot that can be mounted onto any air hockey table and configured to play against a human or AI. The user is physically present at the air hockey table and plays against a friend who virtually controls the robot striker through a smartphone app. Samrudh Bangalore
Ali Tawfik
Noubar Nakhnikian
Siddharth Bedekar
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Bachelor of Technology Program Solving Sudoku using Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms machine learning,AI, software We have used machine learning to train AI to successfully solve any sudoku puzzle board. We utilized a genetic algorithm, which uses a process similar to natural selection to select the best performing AI to move forward. After repeating this process and comparing against success criteria, the result is AI that is very effective at playing sudoku! Matthew Stringer
Baljit Bharaj
Mohammad Qureshi
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Materials Science & Engineering Steel Master - A virtual MSE lab software virtual learning, steel, simulation Software that predicts the phase fraction of steel, as well as the subsequent bulk mechanical properties based on the heat treatment parameters entered by the user. Dalue Tang
Youzhi Xie
Yi Nor Kuo
Yosra Khaky
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Strain Characterization Testing Apparatus   This project is in partnership with MesoMat Inc.. The purpose of this project is to create a custom testing apparatus that MesoMat can use to test their product. MesoMat’s main product is a stretchable conductive fibre that can be used to measure strain globally along the entire length of a material.  This is in comparison to typical strain sensing devices, which measure strain at a single localized point.

Our apparatus can bend given samples while simultaneously measuring the resistance in the fibres. This allows MesoMat to easily and accurately test and characterize their fibres.

Alexander Dingwall
Armaan Panthaki
Lawrence Chung
Alexander Lo
Patrick He
Adam Nelson
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering The Arcimuse Unit electronic test equipment, education, DIY, hobbyist electronics The Arcimuse is a handheld electronics workstation with the key functionality of test equipment such as oscilloscopes. This project extends the functionality of the Arcimuse by enclosing it in an all-in-one unit that allows for communication with a mobile app and enhanced data visualization. Applications of the project include uses in general electronics testing and in electronics education. Matthew Zarowny
Duy Ngo
Liming Liu
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Engineering Physics The Perfect Spiral-ator computer vision, health, fitness tech American football is one of the most popular sports in the US school system. Every year, thousands of coaches hold tryouts, hoping to find players with the potential to be star quarterbacks. But there’s a lot of technique that goes into a good throw. And during a busy tryout coaches could lose track and players with good form could be missed.

The Perfect Spiral-ator is a video analysis tool that uses form estimation and computer vision techniques to scan through football tryout footage. The software evaluates players based on 3 criteria; form, ball trajectory, spin rate. The coach would simply record the throwing portion of the tryout and upload it to the Spiralator website for analysis.

With The Perfect Spiralator, you can be confident that your roster will be filled with nothing but the best.

Zainab Husain
Krishtee Dyuti
Rashik Shahjahan
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Electrical & Computer Engineering The Stalker agriculture, traverse, crop counter The project is meant for agricultural use so that the designed robot would be able to go through rows of crops in an acre and count the number of crops on both sides instead of manual counting. This is to help avoid human errors and give a more accurate representation of the data for any adjustments required. Daniel Pach
Anujan Premkumar
Mille Petrevski
Sifath Ar-Rafi
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Computer Science ToeFX toenail, health, machine learning An application to help patients of ToeFX keep track of theIr fungal treatment. It uses machine learning to calculate the coverage of fungus at various intervals in a patient's treatment, allowing them to visualize their improvement. Shlomo-Eli Schweitzer
Behdad Khamneli
Behzad Khamneli
 
 
 
 
Digital & Smart Systems Software Engineering/ Mechactronics WatchNext entertainment, media, social Deciding what to watch on Netlifx with your friends can be a tedious process with lots of searching, arguing, and indecisiveness. WatchNext is a mobile application that solves this problem by providing users' recommendations of movies and TV shows on Netflix tailored to their personal taste using machine learning. Users swipe right or left one at a time based on if they want to watch it or not, similar to existing dating apps. Users can connect with other users in matching sessions, where any recommendation multiple people have liked is saved to a list. Mohammad Hussain
Moziah San Vicente
Giacomo Loparco
Bilal Jaffry
Jacob Gordon
Eoin Lynagh
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Automated Exhaust Gas Control System for the POWER System - A food industry, waste energy recovery, environmental The purpose of this project is to design an automated bypass duct for the Pizza Oven Waste Energy Recovery (POWER) system. The POWER system is a heat exchanger unit that can be placed directly into the flow of cooking appliance exhaust products in order to recover wasted energy lost to excess heat in the exhaust flow. With this project, the team aims to safeguard POWER in the event it needs to shut down by automatically re-routing hot exhaust gases around POWER and back into the existing chimney. Lennert Niewels
Janderic Del Rosario
Rachel Lai
 
 
 
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Automated Exhaust Gas Control System for the POWER system - B HVAC, waste heat recovery, mechatronic design The design of a bypass system to divert natural convection exhaust gasses around the TEG POWER system (Thermal Electrical Generator Pizza Oven Waste Energy Recovery). The TEG POWER system is an integrated component within a commercial pizza oven that functions to recover waste heat from exhaust gasses. In the event of a pump failure or other adverse conditions, the exhaust gas bypass system should safely and effectively divert exhaust gasses around the TEG POWER system’s heat reclaimer. This bypass will ultimately prevent damage to the TEG POWER system and allow the oven to continue normal operation. Reuben Haklander
Liam Irwin
Aleksa Klasnic
 
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Biomass to Electricity electricity, biomass, energy The project focuses on generating electricity from biomass materials in Ontario using an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) process pathway. The project includes market research, plant design, an economic analysis, material and energy balances, and other key aspects included in designing and implementing an energy plant. Emily Martin
Prabhjot Burmy
Aadesh Harakh
Solange Thomas-Dowden
 
 
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Design of a Hardening-Off Greenhouse with Integrated Heat Capture and Storage sustainability, greenhouse, solar thermal Our project was to design a greenhouse from a shipping container that integrates a sustainable heat capture system to slowly acclimate (harden-off) seedlings for a Hamilton-based non-for-profit. Seraj Singh
Arrin Falk-Dotan
James Finch
Jessica Radko
 
 
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Design of Multi-Cell Hydrogen Storage Devices with Extra Volumetric Capacity energy, transportation, sustainability The storage of hydrogen is a major challenge to the future hydrogen economy. Currently, pressurized containers are the best method for storing hydrogen, however they pose safety risks should they fail, and require exotic and expensive materials and processes to manufacture. In this project, multi-cell structures are proposed to improve safety and strength through clever arrangement and shape optimization. This could lead to hydrogen fuel cells that are more portable, modular, and safer than existing solutions.

Basic practical concerns for manufacturing and use cases are considered in this project as well.

Andrew Aslanidis
Carter McCormick
Tina Hoang
Jesse Wang
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Design of Packed-Bed Column Heating Configurations computational fluid dynamics (CFD), heat transfer, transient models Tasked by Zeton Inc. to design optimal heating configurations for the regeneration of packed-bed adsorbent columns. This was done by producing transient temperature distribution profiles and justified by validated simulation results. The analysis is conducted on various column sizes, along with economic analyses for each heating configuration. A set of recommendations is presented to Zeton Inc. for each column size. Kevin Da
Alexander Sotra
Lukas Lenarczyk
Han Lin
 
 
 
Energy Bachelor of Technology Program Dynamic Stability Analysis of a proposed McMaster University Campus Microgrid microgrid, transient disturbances, transient stability, gas and diesel generators Analyzing the dynamic stability of the McMaster microgrid with and without additional proposed distributed generation. We propose a new additional gas generator to McMaster's microgrid that will help McMaster supply power during island mode. This project helps give a better understanding of transient disturbances, microgrid, transient instabilities and working of Gas and diesel generators. Ekjot Mann
Rupinder Singh
Janki Shah
 
 
 
 
Energy Electrical & Computer Engineering E-Route: Dynamic Wireless Charging System for EVs wireless power transfer, dynamic wireless charging, electric vehicle Nowadays, EVs cannot support long-range driving due to their limited battery capacity and limited charging stations. E-Route is a dynamic wireless charging system designed for electrical vehicles. It enables charging while driving on the road. Fengyang Sun
Shang Gao
Yuhao Wang
Rui Zhong
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Emerson Air-to-Water Heat Pump heat pump, home heating, residential This is an applied engineering design project to address accessible and clean energy by transforming traditional technology in modern applications. The Project Team will spend part of the term in the research phase (comprehensive understanding of heat pump processes), and the remainder in the development and design phase (draw upon technical skills to design a heat pump to utilize waste heat). New designs are to maintain high-efficiency ratings as per Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). Joseph Pavkovic
John Liakakos
Shrujal Patel
Michel Syriani
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Ethylene Production Plant ethane, ethylene, steam cracking This project aims to further understand, identify, and implement any possible improvements to the process used to make ethylene from a feedstock of ethane gas. This is an important area of study as our world uses a wide variety of products made from materials derived from ethylene, and this is unlikely to change. Using the triple bottom line of sustainability, the hope is to determine the true costs of using these materials well into the future. Reese Curiale
Alessandra Castro
Lauren Hooper
Ruha Khan
 
 
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Heat Exchanger Distribution Manifold and Jet Design and Optimization for Jet Array Liquid Cooling Waste Heat Recovery Heat Exch energy, cooling, injection molding The objective of modification is to produce a manifold design alternative which minimizes the pump power used by reducing coolant loop pressure drop across fittings and the interior manifold. With additional pressure drop analysis provided in collaboration with JC02A, refinement to the existing manifold for improved manufacturing through injection molding is explored. Harshdeep Dhunna
Connor Gordan
Connor Lawrence
 
 
 
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Heat Transfer Surface Optimization for Jet-Array Liquid Cooling Heat Exchanger energy, environment, sustainability This project will entail the design and analysis of multiple configurations of submerged jet cooling heat exchanger surface and jet array design for a heat exchanger used to recover waste heat in pizza ovens. The objective is to optimize overall heat transfer by modification of the surface itself to maximize heat flux in liquid cooling and minimize pumping power through pressure drop. Sara Noordam
Ethan Chariandy
Kenneth Noronha
Russell Moellerr
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Implementation of an Emerson Scroll Compressor as an Expander in the Organic Rankine Cycle to Address Accessible & Clean Energy sustainable energy, waste heat recovery, organic Rankine cycle This project involved transforming an Emerson Copeland scroll compressor to an expander of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for the recovery of low-grade waste heat. Low global warming potential (GWP) working fluids for the reversed compressor were explored along with varying fluid properties and system parameters to optimize the system. This project tested how other energy-efficient solutions can be used in various applications while addressing the need for energy production from sustainable sources. To assess the viability of the design and the overall system, the efficiency, cost, operability, and safety, were evaluated and an environmental analysis was performed. Marina Manoraj
Mariam Sidawi
Chloe Dawson
Jillian Ma
Shane Park
 
 
Energy Bachelor of Technology Program MAC Microgrid - Network Model and Analysis in PSS/E Format microgrid, analysis, PSS/E This project will be focused on the construction and analysis of the microgrid network model that is currently in place at McMaster University through the use of SIEMENS PSS/E Xplore software for power system simulation. This model will specifically focus on the 13.8 kV feeder lines and their corresponding load requirements. Ben Ryan
Anthony Belcamino
Owais Mulla
 
 
 
 
Energy Bachelor of Technology Program Micro Grid Generator Financial Evaluation microgrid, generator, financial evaluation This project will demonstrate that McMaster university has the potential to reduce energy costs. The project will use 2018 and 2019 monthly power flow data from McMaster university database. By figuring out the 5 peak hours of power consumption, we can estimate the global adjustment fines and modify the peak hours power consumption in the future years.  Thus, we can define generator unit capacity and financial analysis. Fu Qing Huang
Hang Yin
Tenzin Norlha
 
 
 
 
Energy Bachelor of Technology Program Modelling and Analysis of the McMaster Microgrid using OpenDSS openDSS, modelling, McMaster microgrid Electrical system modelling and simulation is an important tool in any electric power engineer’s toolkit.  Using these models, studies on power flow, fault analysis, system stability, harmonic and quality analysis and protection and control can have greater depth and accuracy, leading to better decision making when it comes time to choose where to spend capital to upgrade the power system.

OpenDSS, developed by EPRI, is an open-source electric power distribution system simulator designed to support distributed energy resources, microgrids, and other modern electrical grid features.  It is used throughout the industry by utilities, research labs, and universities to model and simulate distribution networks.

This project will model the microgrid at McMaster University and simulate various load flow and fault analysis studies on it to demonstrate the functionality of the model.

Cameron Harding
Eric Bijsterveld
Allan Luu
 
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Next Methanol Inc. Pilot Plant Feasibility Study renewable energy, waste-to-fuel, biofuel, sustainability Ecolene is a carbon-neutral bio-methanol utilizing biomass, water, and surplus energy in which Next Methanol Incorporated has been licensed to develop a process for, as a means to generate renewable energy and reduce fossil fuel emissions. Next Methanol Inc. is in the process of developing a pilot plant and the objective of this Capstone project is to conduct a feasibility study including technical, economical, and environmental assessments for the Ecolene plant. Yang Chen
Zaid Alnasseri
Beatrice Benigno
Selena Fahim
Eric Pioli
 
 
Energy Mechanical Engineering Numerical Investigation of Thermal Performance Enhancements of Self-contained Drive Motor Systems thermal, CFX, motor Using CFX to model oil flow and heat transfer within a rotating annulus. Vikramjit Sahota
Brett Van Halteren
Karanbir Virk
 
 
 
 
Energy Bachelor of Technology Program Oxmead Distribution Station Feeder Study protection and coordination, asset management, investment planning Load flow, short-circuit, protection and coordination of the Oxmead Feeder using ETAP software Syam Abdin
Jwel Hossian
 
 
 
 
 
Energy Bachelor of Technology Program Power Protection to the MAC grid feeder line Comtrade file, overcurrent relay, emtp Since there has always been a high interest in testing protective relaying system, the main objective of this report is to design the EMTP model to test the OC fault analysis across the feeder line along McMaster University campus. This project team is writing this report  with the purpose to propose the Overcurrent fault analysis  and a detailed description of the Comtrade data file generated by the EMPT- RV Software.

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Shahnaz Kauser
Melvyn Mungroo
Serena Malick
 
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Production of Bioethanol from Corn Via a Dry Milling Process energy, process control, manufacturing Our project aims to produce bioethanol from corn using a dry-milling process. The project entails a full design basis and process simulation of the process, plant siting and safety requirements, economic analysis, and environmental impact studies. Rama Arafa
Pooja Menon
Elliot Wong
Arin Nag
 
 
 
Energy Chemical Engineering Transitioning from a Natural Gas to Hydrogen Market hydrogen, carbon capture, energy Design of an industrial hydrogen power plant from existing natural gas power plant infrastructure, while analyzing the sustainability impacts for economic, environmental, and social applications. Lindsay Kuyltjes
Sebastian Simic
Graham Van Every
Bryan Mitchell
Jordan Sullivan
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Adver advertising, SAAS, automation Adver is a self-serving advertising platform that seeks to make out-of-home advertising quick, simple, and affordable on a low budget.

Adver allows monitor owners to take advantage of their under-utilised screen space by allowing others to display advertisements on them. Business owners and interested individuals can upload their advertisements through Adver and drop the ads to monitors of their choice based on factors such as location, time slot, and price. This gives them an avenue to connect directly, a process traditionally requiring a middle man.

It lowers the barrier of individuals to run an advertisement platform on a low budget, as long as one gets exposure to the public. It can replace the traditional poster advertisements, and offers a centralized platform for existing billboard businesses.

Shengxu Quan
Robin Fan
Jingfan Ai
Bingchen Ji
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Autonomous Electric Lawnmower autonomous, electric, lawnmower Our autonomous lawnmower (Yard-2-D-2) provides all of the benefits of a conventional lawnmower without the physical strain of pushing a mower. Unlike other robot mowers on the market, our autonomous solution does not require a perimeter wire to be installed on the edge of the property, which means that you can move our mower anywhere and start cutting in an instant! With enough power to cut the toughest residential yards, our mower is the perfect grass cutting solution for the modern age! Akshyn Biman-Telang
Eric Bilan
 
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Autonomous Snowblower snow removal, BLDC motors, electrical power Designing a two-stage snowblower utilizing electric power and BLDC motors capable of autonomous function. Yves Daniel
Umar Mohammed
Arun Thankarajah
Wesley Chou
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering BioHex Chewing/Measuring Device V2 implant testing, dental, strength test The purpose of the project is to design and manufacture an apparatus that will test an assembly of novel dental implants (consisting of four to six implants) developed by practicing dentist, Dr. Kwan. The main value proposition of the project is offering Dr. Kwan the ability to test a full arch of implants, along with providing solutions to issues present with the Version 1 testing machine. For example, Version 2 will aim to increase accessibility and ensure consistency across samples Walter Siegmund
Blaire Pauli
Jacquelyn Spadzinski
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics CodeBee education, gamification, computer science CodeBee is an interactive web application which gamifies the process of teaching young children aged 10-16 about programming.​ The application focusses on dragging and dropping certain blocks in a required order to solve a challenge. These challenges require knowledge of concepts like loops, operations, comparisons and storing values.​ In contrast to the complexity of today’s so called ‘simple’ languages, we have developed a simple and intuitive custom-made language and compiler. Shivaansh Prasann
Sida Wang
Yachen Wu
Jason Nagy
Weidong Yang
Hongqing Cao
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Engineering Physics CookIt! heat transfer, simulation, app development CookIt! is an easy-to-use phone app solution for home cooks to make perfectly cooked meals every time.  The app uses heat transfer simulations based on the mass and type of the cut of meat being cooked to return optimized cooking parameters (temperature, time, etc.) to the user.  The model takes the chemistry of cooking into consideration, including the different thermal properties of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates contained within the muscle and the denaturing of proteins with temperature.  The model matches results obtained with a thermocouple testing apparatus, and the application has been designed for speed, ease-of-use and aesthetics. Alexander Parent
Shawn Joubran
Pedro Oliveira
Joshua Eizenga
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Engineering Physics Covert Low Light Imaging for DSLR Camera infrared imaging, DSLR camera Our group has developed an innovative approach to modify a standard digital camera to enable it to covertly take high-quality images in the dark, while also preserving the camera’s original ability to take photographs during the day. Stephen Chupil
Damom Geelen
Kean Foy
Nathaniel Webster
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Materials Science & Engineering Development of a Tensile Tester for 3D imaging of Materials at the Canadian Light Source Canadian Light Source, computed tomography, microstructural evolution CLS-BMIT has need of a tensile stage in order to follow microstructure evolution under controlled environmental conditions. Students participating in this Capstone would be given the challenge of creating a custom stage to deform a 2 mm dia. aluminum sample while a set of 3D images is captured in order to capture how microstructures evolve during the process. William Parkes
Benjamin Stubina
Chintan Dave
Zhuo Zhang
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Dolphin Dive phone application, community engagement, digital system There is a growing global interest in diving. The USA alone has around 2.8 million divers based on SFIA reports in 2018. Dolphin Dive is an Android application that provides a one-stop platform with
the majority of diving support tools. It presents an excellent and convenient platform for all
divers worldwide and provide an easier solution to complete a dive trip than ever
before.  The product has the capability to book trips,
share experiences, manage dive logs, and communicate with other divers.
Ziyang Huang
Yijun Chen
Shuying Chen
Zhanyi Yan
Xingjian Ke
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Electrically-actuated Climbing Robot for Inspecting Pipes pipe inspection, environment, electrically-actuated This project is to design an electrically-actuated climbing robot for pipe inspection about the leak and crack of the pipes in the facilities such as nuclear power plants and chemical plants. The robot should be capable of climbing the exteriors of vertical and horizontal plastic or metal pipes (including ones with slippery or uneven surfaces) that include straight sections, changes in diameter, joints, and bends. It should carry sensors for inspecting the pipe (e.g. ultrasonic sensor (for internal crack detection), camera, temperature and humidity sensors). The robot should be designed to be self-contained and battery-operated. It should be actuated using electric motors with gearboxes. So it can be operated for extended periods, the motors, gearboxes and other components should be chosen such that the robot can move at a speed of 25 mm/s with minimum power consumption. Shenxian Wu
Chuzi Fan
Huanran Sun
Zhenhua Shi
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics ElmJrMetal computer graphics, compilers,  GPU acceleration, projectional editor, optimization This is a reimplementation of the iPad app ElmJr application https://apps.apple.com/us/app/elmjr/id1335011478,  which is a code editor and simulator for use in education to add 3D support and accelerate 2D graphics via GPU, support recursive functions and compiler-type optimizations in the interpreter. Lucas Dutton
Michael Le
Wyatt Wismer
Saad Khan
Thomas Armena
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Flo. : The Automated Song Mixer music, software, entertainment Flo. is a server hosted algorithm geared towards music enthusiasts that allows for users to experience music as if it were mixed by experienced disk jockeys. Users will be able to input a set of songs and Flo. will analyze said songs in order to determine the song order, a suitable transition between the songs, and will provide the user with a completed mix that compiles all of the songs that the user has provided. Chray Zhang
Dennis Kwong
Christopher Sinanan
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering FollowBot Arduino, robot, tracking sensor The FollowBot is a robot powered by batteries and controlled using a microcontroller called Arduino. This robot has the simple task to follow someone through Bluetooth connection while avoiding/sensing other objects in the way. Ginushanth Suriyakumaran
David Hoang
Alysha Li
Omatara Saka
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics GroceryMate retail, shopping, consumer GroceryMate is a “smart” shopping cart that helps free customers’ hands. It is able to track and follow a designated customer while maintaining an appropriate distance between it and the customer. It is able to navigate between aisles and turn around the corners swiftly without losing the target customer. It scans the products put in by the customer and immediately updates the estimated bill to prevent over-buying. It also has a Siri-like voice assistant that can direct customers to the products they want to buy. Last but not least, it works with a mobile app that helps customers connect to shopping carts and share their shopping lists. Hongjian Li
Zixuan Pan
Mingmin Cheng
Yihang Xu
Yi Zhou
Tianyu Hu
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Hands-Free Removal & Donning of Hand Gloves healthcare, PPE, automated, prototype The team has designed a device that aids with the donning of disposable medical hand gloves. The device automatically loads a pair of gloves and inflates them, allowing users to easily don their gloves in seconds. The device can also store up to 100 pairs of gloves before it must be refilled. Michael Sangiorgio
Andrew Koshyk
Andreas Oetomo
Nathan Maaskant
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Chemical Engineering Hydrogel-Coated Woven Fabric for Oil-Water Separation wastewater, separation, green Oil contamination of water is, unfortunately, a common occurrence with industrial process streams, storm drainage, and even environmental oil spills. These scenarios pose a risk to the global ecosystem, and consequently, to human health. While commercially viable separation products exist, they still face numerous challenges including required separation time, poor separation efficiency, elevated operating costs, and poor treatment of emulsions. This represents an opportunity for technological improvement that our capstone project aims to address through the use of superwetting materials. The objective of our capstone project is to build off of results reported in literature to design a guar gum hydrogel-coated woven fabric filter for oil-water separation and evaluate its potential to achieve industrial-scale, commercial viability. Maddison Kargus
Kristen Abels
Ana Arezina
Patrick Hehl
Cassandra Stothers
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Computer Science Measure 2.0 accreditation, engineering faculty, automation & standardization Measure is an in-house tool to improve the annual accreditation process for the faculty of engineering. Measure aims to ease gathering CEAB related data, improve data and analysis visibility to faculty, and generate compliance to CEAB standards. Trevor Ngo
Michael Yohannes
Christina Mudarth
Seda Mete
Song Tao (Declan) Wu
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Computer Science Mini-Games For G-ScalE Project - Mactivision games, psychology, research Video games are experienced at many different levels; however, all games by nature of being playable have some form of mechanical experience that serves as the first contact with the player. The mechanical experience of a game is understood through the concepts of mechanical achievability. That is to say, is it possible, given a player’s profile of cognitive and motor abilities, that they can complete the game’s challenges?

The Games Scalability Environment (G-ScalE) is a research team that focuses on understanding the fundamental science behind video games. Our capstone team (Mactivision) has developed various cognitive tests disguised as mini-games which will measure users’ strengths and weaknesses in performing various atomic challenges (game tasks), each corresponding to different cognitive and motor abilities. Each test is a play-through of a series of mini-games, called a Mini-game Battery. After each mini-game, data is recorded of the user’s gameplay, which can then be processed, by researchers, to measure the user’s performance in the cognitive and motor abilities being measured. Each Battery can be tailored to the researcher’s specifications, and thus can be used to measure the change in a user’s performance when using different mini-game parameters.

Bryan Chiu
David Hospital
Michael Tee
Sijie Zhou
Kunyuan Cao
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Motorized Bicycle Storage System design, storage, transportation Design of a novel solution of a motorized bicycle storage system for the clients from McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) that does not resemble a traditional bike rack and displays engineering creativity. Rickey Chan
David Jiang
Wisam Saleh
Janice Shabudin
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Pairrot Solutions drone, autonomy, tracking Pairrot solutions aim to expand on functionality for lightweight drones, allowing them to autonomously position themselves at a fixed distance to a desired object, and to maintain this distance, even while the object is in motion. Not unlike a parrot, following around his pirate friend as they walk along the bow of their ship. Parker Kary
Colleen Lam
Tiffany Yeung
Mehedi Khan
Oscar Yeung
Aseem Malhotra
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Piano Performance Pal (PP-Pal) robot, piano, mechatronics, autonomous, innovation, music, novelty PP-Pal is an autonomous robotic device able to perform music from digital files on a physical 88-key piano Kirill Teplov
Hank Bae
Nathan Lam
Katrina Ma
Hrydaya Gohil
Gurpinder Sandhu
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Engineering Physics Q-Link 1064 quantum communication, quantum key distribution, communication, laser, electronics, space, satellite, spacecraft Our team has partnered with the quantum key distribution (QKD) satellite company QEYnet to develop a space-based laser beacon module to act as a guide for their Quantum Satellite Rekeying Module (QSRM).

The laser beacon sends a beam down to Earth from the satellite targeted at a ground station which then can be used to locate the satellite in orbit. While the ground station is receiving the beam from the laser beacon, it is assumed the ground station and the QSRM are aligned allowing quantum rekeying data transfer to commence. Since the laser beacon and QSRM are coaligned, if the ground station receives the beam from the laser beacon, the QSRM will also be in proper position to receive the quantum rekeying data.

Throughout the development of this project our team has been responsible for creating requirement specifications, integrated component documentation, and the engineering design of the module.

Diana Dumitrescu
Alexander Barovier
David Hammond
Malcolm Hodgins
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Rogue-Game video game, procedural generation, roguelike A Rogue-like game is a game that uses similar mechanics to those of the 1980s DOS game called Rogue. Rogue was innovative for its time, implementing procedural dungeon generation for the player to explore and overcome.  This use of procedural generation, along with permadeath, made for an experience that was fresh and unique on each playthrough. RogueGame uses similar concepts to create a more modern version of Rogue which improves upon older concepts and creates new features as well. Michael Thomson
(Torja) Md Nasif Istiaque
Sandeep Arumainayagam
Saad Khan
Francis Bajamunde
Daniel Lu
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Stretch Tech home stretching machine, gym equipment, fitness Stretching is an essential routine that should be followed after every workout to reduce the risk of injury, but it is often overlooked because there are very few viable in-home stretching machine options that assist with stretching and measuring progress. The objective of the design is to create a stretching machine suitable for an average home that encourages stretching and incorporates all the major muscle group stretches. Avantik Sharma
Jonathan Benmordecai
Kiro Ziada
Kevin Wang
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Student Housing Board housing, rental properties, community A one-stop shop web application for student tenants and landlords allowing for chats, reviews, ranking, and viewing/posting of rental properties and more! Jinesh Patel
Sankar Renganathan
Paul Heys
Alex Kingsland
Archit Shah
Mohammed Mirajkar
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Swish Guitar music, portable, innovation Swish guitar is an air guitar system that consists of an embedded system and a web application. It serves to eliminate many of the issues that come with playing the guitar, making it a more accessible and portable way to enjoy this activity. Vivek Patel
Nisarg Parekh
Alejandro Aviles
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Computer Science Unity Runtime Importer unity, animation, 3d objects, useful tools As the name suggests, this project aims to bring a useful add-on tool to the Artspark Project -- to provide simple animation import with Unity in runtime (Applying animations for 3D objects in a Unity projects at runtime).

The project consists of 2 parts, 1. A Series of C# scripts are to be compiled into an existing Unity project to achieve runtime animation import with a specific animation format that has a similar data structure to a CSV file. 2. A simple animation editor and previewer, that should be easy enough to use, to edit and preview this specific animation file.

Shawn Li
Hongguang Zhou
Xinyang Guo
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Uplift fitness, social media, feedback Uplift is a social media application designed around weightlifting and fitness. Its goal is to provide a centralized location where individuals can do everything from obtaining and providing form and diet feedback to finding workout plans and sharing general updates with their community. Matthew Dombrady
Amit Binu
Ardhendu Barge
Dinesh Balakrishnan
Sagar Thomas
Mohamed Bengezi
 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mechanical Engineering Watercraft Launcher mechanical design, transportation, innovation The objective of this project is to design a mobile watercraft launcher that can transport a personal watercraft from ground level into the water. The device is being modelled for use at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario. The launcher must be capable of translating watercraft 3.5m horizontally and a minimum of 4m vertically to overcome the primary and secondary seawalls. Beyond the environmental requirements, the device must keep the watercraft 2m away from the seawall during the lowering process to prevent waves from pushing the craft against the seawall. The device will be designed to accommodate small boats and personal watercraft weighing a maximum of 400kg.

For the operation of the device, one of the objectives that have been set out is that the launcher is capable of being operated by a single person. Furthermore, the task of lowering the watercraft should take less than 5 minutes. Finally, the device must be removable from its location within an hour.

Jordan Van Leeuwen
Joshua Van Leeuwen
John Vairo
Liam Burrows
Amir Shufani
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering A crash test dummy foot to investigate regional injury risk biomechanics, anthropometric test device, frontal impact Currently, automotive crash studies have focused primarily on damages to the neck, spine, and pelvis where most serious injuries occur. The lower leg is one of the most frequently injured parts of the body and has not received much attention. Commercially available Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATD) only have a gross representation of the human foot. This project involves the design of a more realistic ATD foot that is going to be attached to the THOR-LX. The foot should exhibit similar characteristics of the foot of a 50th percentile male, in size, mass, range of motion, and impact loading distribution. Hamed Mikati
Anthony Trung Nguyen
Sina Pedram
Ethan Sun
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Automated Pill Strip Dispenser healthcare, pharmacy, pill dispenser This unique system automates the dispensing of a person's medication from a standard sized pill strip pack that is inserted by the user. This dispensing  occurs at times set by the user within the specified ranges of the pill strip pack (Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Bed). The device also collects dispensing statistics for review by the user along with any other health professional. Brodie Bresette
Joel Bates
Justin Ballaro
Daniel Pietrangelo
Nicholas D'Angelo
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Awakening: EEG Sleep Detector biomedical, EEG, safety Our product warns drivers when it recognizes the shift from being awake to drowsy by measuring the EEG signal using a baseball cap, which has 3 tin electrodes on the inside. The device records the EEG information from the electrodes on the forehead and relays that information to the user’s electronic device. When drowsiness is detected based on the increase of alpha activity, the user’s electronic device provides audio alerts to wake the user up. There is also an LED display on the user's electronic device to show their level of consciousness. This is a user-friendly and affordable product. Helen Zhu
Shiyue Zhang
Sijie Zhang
Yifan Cai
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering Bariatric Patient Lifting Device: The Bari-Lift patient care, ergonomics, health and safety The Problem:

Mechanical patient lifting devices are used widely in hospitals around the world. These devices assist healthcare professionals in adjusting and moving patients that are incapable of performing these actions independently. This project focuses on designing an improved mechanical patient lifting device that would support the needs of healthcare workers in re-positioning and transitioning bariatric patients.

Our Design: The Bari-Lift

The proposed final design for this project is an optimized mobile mechanical patient lift and an accompanying semi-permanent patient transfer sling, and together all the components come together to form the Bari-Lift. The chosen optimized mechanical lift design takes inspiration from current mechanical lifting systems that are utilized in Canadian hospitals. This design incorporates features that improve upon the industry standard by reducing the manual handling steps, and exertion required by healthcare workers.

Kevin Perera
Christos Liaconis
Nicolas Gonzalez
Thomas Dubeckyj
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering BraiNected health monitoring,  data processing/analysis, smart device BraiNected is an electronic HeadBand that utilizes an EEG sensor to accurately provide sleep pattern data to your phone while also setting a dynamic alarm to wake up the user at an optimal time. Faris Youssef
Kamel Dabbagh
Omar Qawasmi
Areeb Syed
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering CONCAP biomedical devices, brain injury, athletic performance The CONCAP is a wearable device similar to a skull cap designed to be worn underneath the helmet in contact sports. Using an accelerometer to measure the rotational acceleration of the user's head, significant impacts to the head are measured and recorded during athletic activity. The analytics provided by the device can be used by the athlete to gauge the possibility of brain injury in both one match and over time. Kycheung Kwan
Eugene Lee
Edwin Gnananadchtheram
Gurpreet Ghuman
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering CQ03: A test sled to characterize oblique impact neck response safety, crash test, vehicle This capstone project involves the design and optimization of a low-speed vehicle crash test system focused on simulating oblique impacts and their consequences for human neck response. The project focuses on the mechanical design of this test system and would incorporate the use of a live test subject within the test vehicle. Matt MacGrath
Parham Soozandeh
Jun Woo Choi
Nicholas Silverton
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering CQ04 simulator, robotic leg, cerebral palsy A robotic leg that simulates the foot path of the walking gait cycle to help test PROVA Innovation's cerebral palsy rehabilitation footwear product. The footwear is used to detect irregular walking movements in the gait cycle and give corrective cues through software data. The robotic leg is able to mimic the movements of the ankle and translate horizontally and vertically. Damian Godlewski
Yuvrajvir Sidhu
Ryan Hunter
Quentin Wang
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Computer Science Cyclescapes - Drawbridge health, fitness, community engagement Cyclescape is a Google maps-based VR cycling game aimed to test the feasibility of incorporating VR cycling for children undergoing dialysis. Patients undergoing dialysis usually spend a disproportionate amount of time in the hospital, and this can negatively impact their physical and mental health. In Cyclescape, players can use a stationary bike to navigate around a virtual world that mimics the terrain of real-world locations. By incorporating real-world maps, patients can interact with the external environment while being treated in the hospital. Factors such as fitness, QoL, and mood will be assessed during this process. Erik Kredatus
Dave Gumba
Enrico Palmese
Matthew Sordo
Erik Kredatus
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Computer Science Cyclescapes - Tour de VRance health, video game, virtual reality Cyclescapes is a cycling-based VR game designed to provide children with End-Stage Renal Disease undergoing dialysis with an enjoyable and unique method of physical exercise, designed and developed by two graduate students and capstone teams in conjunction with the McMaster Children’s Hospital. The project aims to better promote exercise during dialysis to children via gamification, alleviating the physical and psychosocial burden of chronic hospital visits by immersing them in a new and enjoyable digital environment. Gregory Kitching
Anthony Lou
Zhehao Long
 
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering Design and Operation Changes of an HVAC System to Reduce Exposure to Airborne Concentration of COVID-19 in a Hospital Building COVID-19, HVAC, healthcare buildings This project is focused on investigating the necessary design and operating modifications of an HVAC system used in a hospital building. The main objective of such changes is to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and thus the risk of transmission through the air within the hospital building. Yousuf Fouda
Mariam ElSheikh
Daniel Policelli
 
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Chemical Engineering Design of a Continuous BioProcess for Monoclonal Antibody Production. bioprocessing, pharmaceuticals, chromatography Currently, batch processing is being used in the biopharmaceutical industry, however, continuous processing has shown to be more favorable. Sartorius, as a biopharmaceutical supplier, is leading efforts to improve their process platform by introducing continuous processes and developing methods for model scaleup. Continuous processing has the ability to increase productivity and lower overall production costs, as unit operations can be parallelized in continuous mode and enable faster and greater output of continuous batches per year. With these advantages in mind, a continuous simulation model, including a bioreactor and multi-column-chromatography, has been created in Aspen Chromatography (TM) to support model-based approaches for continuous production of monoclonal antibodies. The simulation will be used to generate the required process specifications to achieve the desired scale up parameters. Jacqueline Powichrowski
Lauren Weir
Natalie Ifraimov
Angela Battista
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering Electrically Actuated Robotic Arm for Assisting at Home robotic arm, mechatronics, home assistance This project focused on designing a robotic arm that can be used to assist older adults with day-to-day tasks while optimizing cost and useability, and ensuring safety. These tasks can include picking up clothes, turning knobs on machines, cleaning, food preparation, and picking up heavy items from the fridge such as a jug of milk. Harit Babbar
Ryan Zhang
Nikhil Jaura
Christopher Burley
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering Expandable Catheter - RS02 artery, medical, angioplasty This project involves the design of an expandable catheter that allows for blood flow during expansion and has sectional expansion capabilities. This project is seeking to assist in the process of coronary angioplasty. Abhimunya Paul
Nidhin Varghese
Hammad Saleem
Minay Patel
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Eye-controlled Wheelchair wheelchair, EOG, sensory system A modified eye-controlled wheelchair capable of traversing, sensing obstacles, and moving automatically with the aim of increasing the autonomy of quadriplegic patients who cannot propel their wheelchairs due to loss of motor function. Oluwadamilola Orole
Emily (Jeongmin) Ham
Suvetha Balraj
Lelna Gwet
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics FitForm exercise, health, portable FitForm provides a generalized portable solution for self-improving how one carries out exercises. By providing real-time feedback on how a user carries out exercises and allowing them to track statistics related to their performance, users can perfect their exercise form. Rohan Thakral
Jordan Levy
Othman Mullick
Cassandra Nicolak
Hahd Khan
Rohit Saily
 
Health & Bio-innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Focus Pocus education, attention, e-learning Focus Pocus is an Attention detecting device with a focus on providing students with feedback on how they pay attention in lecture. The Focus Pocus headset tracks its wearer's behavior to determine their level of attention during lecture and let them know when they become dazed or distracted. Peter O'Neill
Bruce Hynd
Siyam Ali
Siddhant Sapru
Declan Mullane
Jiacheng Zhang
 
Health & Bio-innovation Computer Science G-ScalE Mini-Game Battery Project ludus, mini-games, cognitive psychology Our capstone group is developing the G-ScalE Mini-Game Battery Project, a project composed of five single-player mini games designed in Unity, to measure six out of 46 identified human cognitive and psychomotor skills. Each game will take players approximately 30 - 50 seconds to play, and will be used to establish player competencies in a specific cognitive or psychomotor group. The games will be accessible by the players through a web application that runs on a web server, and collects input through the keyboard and mouse. Alice Ip
Jack Buckley
Meijing Li
Shuo He
Yunfei Yang
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics GI Voice Annotation transcription, endoscope, annotation This system records an endoscope procedure’s video and users’ voices and annotates the audio and video based on medical keywords provided by gastroenterologists. Currently, during and after the endoscope procedure, the gastroenterologist analyzes the disease and generates a report written manually by the doctor or by a nurse, which increases both time and human resources. GI-voice-annotation automates this note-taking procedure, using only the gastroenterologist’s voice during the endoscope procedure. Boyu Jiang
Mengshan Cui
Guiye Wu
Haoyuan Fu
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Healthband healthcare, biotechnology, aging Healthband is a resident monitoring and management system which aims to address the issue of understaffing at long-term care home facilities. It does so by eliminating inefficiencies and delays in hopes of relieving the stress of employees and increasing the quality of life of residents. Healthband works by sharing data from a tracking bracelet worn by residents to an iOS application accessible to staff. Harshdeep Guraya
Ahmed Hassan
Aqeel Awadia
Joshua George
Manpreet Gill
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering InForm biomedical, health innovation, ergonomics A lightweight wearable device that accurately monitors users' posture and provides real-time correction via vibration feedback and wireless notifications from the accompanying web app. The interactive web app allows users to customize device features and track their data trends. Sherry Wang
Troy Umolac
Xinyi Wang
Xiaoyu Zhai
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Look and Go Wheelchair eye-tracking, Raspberry Pi, Python The project is aiming to develop a smart wheelchair control system and simplify the direction control. The system can extract users’ eyesight movement data and calculate the direction users preferred to move towards. Kieran Ecclestone
Chenhe Zhang
Kevin Chen
 
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Modular Prosthetic Devices prosthetic, 3D printing, filter A flexible prosthetic platform for people with at-elbow or below-elbow amputations, designed to allow amputees with 3d printer access to more easily build powered activity-specific prosthetics. A base unit manages power and signal acquisition, and supports mounting custom attachments. Jonathan Demmer
Joshua Pugsley
Vitaliy Mazur
Menglin Song
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Engineering Physics Motion Health rehabilitation, physiotherapy, ankle Motion Health's socks track biometric data for the user and report the data back to the user via a cell phone application. Specifically, the dorsiflexion angle range of motion is tracked continuously while the user is walking. This data is relevant to users recovering from ankle sprains, as they lose their range of motion and risk long-term ankle instability if their recovery is poor. Physiotherapists are typically consulted when recovering from ankle sprains and they provide feedback on the progress of the recovery. The biometric data provided by Motion Health socks will provide much more feedback for the user while also giving the physiotherapist additional information to make assessments with. Harrison Tratnik
Keara Wilson
Malav Patel
Ronan Garrison
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering MüvMat - Smart Fitness Mat exercise, fitness, health MüvMat is an embedded pressure sensor fitness mat that tracks your reps and sets for various home workouts. Our mission is to revolutionize home workouts through MüvMat, helping users achieve their fitness goals in a safe and time-effective manner while promoting healthy, active living. Gunnar Schulz
Tiffany Tse
Alexis Ng
Nicholas Sansalone
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Netflip health, mental wellness, data acquisition This device is designed for adults who spend a considerable amount of time in front of a PC, whether for work or educational purposes. It monitors their heart rate and movement to give active feedback on when to take breaks. The device is connected to the user's PC through an application that has a screen timeout activated if the user's heart rate and movement remain low during a certain amount of time. Screen access for the user is blocked till they display some amount of activity level which is reflected through a healthy heart rate and movement. Ayesha Siddiqi
Vaibhav Ariyur
Areeb Khawaja
Thananjai Sothivannan
Ahmad Riaza
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering Operating room airflow modeling and design operating room airflow, flow visualization, flow optimization Our project involves the design of a small-scale operating room. Our model will be used as an experimental rig to test the effect that changing supply vent parameters have on the airflow pattern inside the room. Such parameters include supply vent size, shape, and position in the room. Airbourne contaminates that are present in an operating room are directly affected by the airflow pattern which can be optimized to reduce the risk of surgical site infections. Calvin Williams
Abdelrahman Abdelmouti
 
 
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Materials Science & Engineering Process Development of Nano-Surface Patterning the Inside of Vascular Catheters biomaterials, vascular catheter, nanoparticles The goal of our capstone project was to design a method to apply a pattern to the inner diameter of a vascular catheter to increase biocompatibility while maintaining acceptable mechanical properties. Our method used nanoparticles to create a nanoscale pattern on PDMS. By coating a titanium wire or stent, nanoparticles may be integrated with the surface, or can be used to imprint the surface. Our project has also been generously supported by Abbott Medical Devices who donated balloon stents valued at $6000. We welcome you to come to our booth and find out more about the process and outcomes of our method! Jennifer Tsui
Kayla Baker
Ryan Lee Chan
Amy Gullins
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Risk Ray medicine, image processing, bio-tech Risk Ray is an AI-driven model that assists doctors with determining the risk of hip fracture with their elderly patients.

By analyzing broken and nonbroken hips, Risk Ray is able to determine a percentage likelihood of fracture by utilizing machine learning models.

The current method of accessing the risk of hip fracture is dated and is expensive. Risk Ray will use X-Rays which will make hip fracture detection more accessible, cheaper, and simpler.

Khang Nguyen
Lucas Mcdonald
Adam Zalzal
Daniel Jabbour
 
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering Salut - Virtual Doctor's Assistant software, machine learning, healthcare Salut is a virtual physician's assistant aimed at revolutionizing the medical industry.

Intended for use by primary care physicians, Salut sits in the Doctor's office and transcribes every appointment that a clinician has in a day. It then displays these transcriptions in a easy-to-read web format, that is accessible via both desktop and mobile phone.

In addition to transcribing each appointment, Salut provides automated insights for each patient, showing key information like demographic info, medication history, and comorbidities. These key insights help create a summarization file for each patient that allows clinicians to get the facts about each patient quickly. Salut also provides the ability to schedule follow-up appointments ("Hey Salut, schedule a follow-up in two weeks"),  or automatically send prescriptions to pharmacies ("Hey Salut, fill a prescription for 2 refills of Ventolin").

With Salut, physicians no longer have to take notes, or worry about understanding the key facts of each patient visit, freeing them up to focus on what they do best; interacting with their patients. Salut enables quality patient interaction, where each patient feels heard and cared for.

Fuad Ali
Aravin Sivakumar
Ryan Deus
Tristan Wedderburn
Isaac Cho
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Software Engineering/ Mechactronics TeamFill sports, social media TeamFill is a mobile application that allows for a group of users to organize, discover and participate in pickup sports matches. TeamFill removes the hassles associated with trying to find players to play with by delivering an excellent UI experience that minimizes the effort required from the user. This application allows users to discover pickup sports events organized by other users that are happening in their area. Using a well-tuned recommendation algorithm, players (teams) are able to find the best available team (player) for the sport they would like to play. Karim El Shenawy
Kabir Kenth
Kajoban Kuhaparan
Ninos Yomo
Pranav Panchal
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Electrical & Computer Engineering The Cough Helper signal processing, cough monitor, machine learning Coughing is a symptom of many diseases such as COVID-19, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis and even the common cold. The design of portable cough monitoring devices is relatively new and only a handful of products exist. Moreover, existing devices either do not have sufficient accuracy for detecting coughs, or are not fully automated and require refinement from an operator. The device we are proposing counts a patient's coughs automatically, as well as models their cough characteristics. This will help clinicians in formulating treatment plans and monitoring progress for patients with coughing pathologies. Monika Jara
Emilija Ilijevska
Kaylie Lau
Brooklyn Schmidt
Kristina Stepanic
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Computer Science Triage Capacity Planning scheduling, healthcare, machine learning The product is designed to eliminate the guesswork involved in scheduling patients by estimating the amount of urgent, semi-urgent and standard patients that will arrive in a given time period to determine the minimum number of slots are needed to see a required percentage of patients within the required amount of time; in essence, a schedule. Currently, wait times for urgent and semi-urgent patients are longer than target wait times, potentially causing increased health risks in patients. Hopefully, our scheduling prediction will help give hospitals a clearer target to reach. Sam Cymbaluk
Kristie Tom
Nikhail Singh
Shawn Esseltine
Daniel Rubinstein
 
 
Health & Bio-innovation Mechanical Engineering Universal Muscle Stretching Equipment stretching, gym equipment, fitness This project was created with the goal of having one machine (with multiple stations) that could be used in a gym for performing stretches. The stations target key areas of the body and guide the user through them in an appropriate order. The stations were designed to give users a mechanical advantage, but also to limit range of motion in order to prevent over stretching. Upmanyu Sharma
Earl Lockwood
Michael Farquharson
Julia Wickens
 
 
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Amazon Fulfillment Center city infrastructure, commercial space, timber design The project captures the design of an Amazon Warehouse in Hamilton, Ontario, focusing on utilizing sustainable lumber throughout the project. Jonathan Henderson
Matthew Northey
Justin Liu
Jessie Liang
Edwin Tan
Nolan Mckeownn
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Argyle Street Bridge, Caledonia bridge, transportation Argyle Street Bridge is an important historical landmark for the town of Caledonia. It embodies the town’s rich history and serves as a critical traffic route. SAMJAK Inc. will be reconstructing this bridge since it can no longer sustain the traffic demand load. SAMJAK will also be implementing modern design touches to better suit the need of the growing community. Ann Huynh
Aiden Hirasawa
Mufrad Saleh
Jaspreet Parmar
Kaloyan Naydenov
Stefania Abbatangelo
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Brian Baetz Residential Building, McMaster University structural, water resources, transportation The Brian Baetz Residential Building is a seven-storey residence building proposed at McMaster University’s campus. The residence will contain a four-storey greenhouse, containing a vertical farm system and a bridge connecting the two wings of the building. This will create safe, reliable, and affordable housing for McMaster University students on campus. Once designed, the building will have a gym, retail space, restaurant, and a lounge accessible to all McMaster University staff and students. Keegan Amy
Aly Al Samouly
Lauren McGregor
Thomas Siuda
Maya Ritcey-Thorpe
Emma Howlett
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Brookview Community Centre community, new development, infrastructure Brookview Community Centre will be a newly constructed community centre located in Brooklin, Whitby of Ontario. The purpose of this building is to provide an inviting social space for the rapidly growing population of Brooklin. Dain Na
Richard Hu
Giang Nguyen
Mathew Scullion
Peter Song
Edward Zhao
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering City Centre Automatic Parking Facility, Mississauga infrastructure, structural, smart systems Nimbus will be designing a state-of-the-art automated parking facility to service the bustling Mississauga Downtown Core - the City Centre. With so many future projects in development within this area, a heavy influx of vehicle traffic is expected and will require accommodation. This automated valet parking system will provide drivers with a convenient and luxurious experience bringing ease and comfort to their daily commute. Ryan Park
Youssef Heikal
Jiwoo Heo
Alisha Suthakaran
Nardine Wasef
Kailey Zeran
 
Infrastructure Software Engineering/ Mechactronics CommUnity city infrastructure, community engagement, logistics CommUnity is a platform that allows citizens of local municipalities to report issues regarding city infrastructure to government authorities. All reported issues within a user's community are displayed on a map to allow other community members to upvote and downvote relevant issues. Special users working on behalf of respective local governments, called community maintainers, are responsible for resolving, commenting, and updating the status of issues around the city. CommUnity's goal is to create cleaner and safer city streets while giving local authorities the opportunity to be more transparent in addressing issues. Pratyush Bhandari
Vaibhav Chadha
Saad Ali
Muhammad Irfan
Muhammadfaisal Jaffer
Gazenfar Syed
 
Infrastructure Materials Science & Engineering Computational modelling of fatigue crack-growth for hydro turbine steels fatigue, finite element analysis, crack propagation Our capstone group has teamed up with Hydro-Quebec to improve the service life of hydro-electric turbines. We have created computational models using finite element analysis to predict fatigue crack growth behavior of turbine steels. Creation and simulation of our models were performed using ANSYS. Our group has overcome many obstacles with model meshing and boundary constraints. Gradual progression from our linear-elastic models to our 3D fatigue crack growth models can be observed. Rav Badwal
Betty Huang
Zak Bilal
Frank Klobucar
 
 
 
Infrastructure Mechanical Engineering Design & Operation Changes of an HVAC System to Reduce Exposure to Airborne COVID-19 in a Public-School Building. design modifications, HVAC system, public school building This project is focused on the investigation and development of necessary design and operating modifications of an HVAC system used in a public-school building to reduce the probability of infection of COVID-19. Modifications include increasing the outdoor air intake into the HVAC system, increasing the ventilation system to run for two hours before and after occupancy of the building, and upgrading the filters throughout the ducting system to mitigate the spread. Pasquale Frappa
Benoit Le Maitre
Jacob Thomsen
Jake Sutherland
 
 
 
Infrastructure Mechanical Engineering Design of a Pneumatially Powered Bicycle Rack infrastructure, environment, transportation This project entails the design of a bike rack capable of storing a multitude of bikes simultaneously while requiring minimal user effort.  This design is specifically targeting the employees of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), and no design build is required at this time.  To limit the user effort, pneumatic cylinders were implemented to reduce the force needed by the user to store the bicycle. Matthew De Cesare
Vivekdeep Padam
Adnan Chowdhury
Alireza Aghajafari
 
 
 
Infrastructure Electrical & Computer Engineering Driver Shield transportation, awareness, technology A software program that detects the colors of traffic lights through the laptop’s camera and alerts the driver on the state of the light visually through an LED and verbally through a speaker. Nora Asad
Vlad Musat
Norfazleen Rosley
Menatalla Ibrahim
Youssef Asham
 
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Hamilton Nursing Home nursing home, residence, construction The aging population gradually increases every year. The main objective of the project is to remit this situation. As there are many private caring institutions in the area, new public (governmental) nursing home with a large number of resident places is needed. Zihang Wang
Bocheng Zhang
Jason Duong
Michael Quan
Zhijie Liu
Jun Yu
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Heritage Green Recreation Centre, Stoney Creek city infrastructure, sustainable design, recreation Heritage Green Recreation Centre is a proposed multi-use complex and community hub that will serve the population of Stoney Creek by providing a space for sports-related and other activities. The recreation centre has an innovative design that includes elements such as a greenhouse and green roof which will contribute to the building's overall environmental sustainability. Kate Giuliani
Ihfaz Alam
Lauren Cope
Jesse Hildebrand
Prithvi Kohli
Jessica Neves
Zahra Khan
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Hope Condos-Affordable Apartment Complex low-income housing We provide Hamilton, ON, with a solution for the homelessness crisis. Amir Rofail
Wanting Su
Shengwei Zhang
Lianji Li
Baowen Liang
Ali Riaz
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Kitchener High Rise Project structural design, high-rise construction, city infrastructure Our team is dedicated to developing an efficient structure that boosts productivity and integrates advanced technology and architecture without compromising sustainability. High rise construction is becoming more prevalent as the population is rapidly increasing, and society is encountering a lack of space to develop. The Kitchener high rise project will provide residential and commercial spaces to support the city’s growth as more universities and companies are developing in Kitchener. 
As a team, we go through the typical civil engineering project life, from developing a feasibility study to final structural and architectural designs.
Travis Sagar
Ma'moon Ayesh
Brandon Jo
Yegor Ovcharov
Nusruth Chowdhury
Hubert Kopec
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Lego Town, City of Mississauga mixed-use building, hybrid high-rise building, urban development HK BEAMS has been retained by RioCan REIT to facilitate the proposed development of a mixed-use building. The hybrid high rise building will integrate office, residential, and commercial areas to promote easy access to a wide range of amenities. This project incorporates the principles of planned urbanization and will advocate for an integrated development that aligns with the fundamentals of sustainability. Mississauga fosters a Smart City identity that values the social, cultural, and economic implications of digital technologies and how they support the intensification of local communities with urban growth. HK BEAMS Ltd. has proposed this development in an effort to reduce the ecological footprint, improve quality of life, and meet the demand of urban communities. Samarapreet Singh
Faizan Amir
Jonathan Boddie
Ruba Alsayed Hasan
Abdulkhalig Matus
James Elsley
Yassein Keshty
Infrastructure Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Facility Design and Operation Enhancement planning, design, vibrations The objective of this project is to design the best layout of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), to optimize efficiency and to improve the overall aesthetics of the lab. The final layout was designed by our team after receiving feedback from experts, as well as by running various layouts through many equations developed to quantify the results. Abbey Veneman
Ahmed Ghaly
 
 
 
 
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering McMaster Off-Campus Residential Building infrastructure, residence, construction QEC has an objective of designing and constructing McMaster University's newest and first off-campus residential building. The project will strive to create a well-nurturing environment while being green and cost-efficient. From the many innovations the building will include to the environmentally friendly design, it is certain that this project will benefit many future generations and graduating classes at the profound McMaster University institution. The building usage will range from classrooms, to a dorm-style residence, to study space, grocery stores, restaurants and much more. This project has a focus of encompassing the large population of staff and students who will be benefiting from everyday life in this new facility. Stefan Vlatkovic
Jakub Szeliga
Andrew Korie
Amir Salama
Ivan Misic
Gabriel Anderson
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering McMaster Transportation Center transportation, infrastructure, public transit To safely accommodate the growing demand for GO buses, a new on-campus GO Bus Terminal is proposed. The one-story terminal will be located in the existing Parking Lot I by the Information Technology Building (ITB), and will aim to be sustainable by using various innovative technologies. The modern steel and glass GO terminal will offer both indoor and outdoor waiting areas, washrooms, a service desk, and food and beverages. Florence Yip
Judy (Weijia) Zhao
Joe (Weiming) Lin
Junwei Xie
Reuben Cheeramvelil
Abanoub Gaber
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Niagara Region Community Center (St. Catharines) structural design, geotechnical design, transportation A community center proposed in St. Catharines, Ontario. The community center will hold ice rinks and additional facilities, and is expected to host the next Canada Summer Games. The building's infrastructure consists of some innovative design aspects such as glued laminated timber structural members, recycled asphalt pavement materials, along with additional environmental considerations. Sami Zaki
Kevin Kwon
Michael Tyler
Marco Albanese
Zach Barber
Kainat Qayyum
Tong Xiao
Infrastructure Civil Engineering North Oakville Transportation Corridor-Burnhamthorpe Road Extension transportation, urban planning, bridge For the purpose of relieving the east-west travel burden in the Town of Oakville, the project will be tackling a new 3.2km road segment connecting the Burnhamthorpe Rd. W & Fourth Line intersection and the William Halton Pkwy & Third Line intersection, including a bridge that crosses Sixteen Mile Creek. Jumana Al Haideri
Karim El Khatib
Ray Hoyos
Youjia Liu
Yunxi He
Jelena Dong
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Queen City Complex, City of Hamilton commercial, retail, development A six-storey mixed use structure with two commercial floors and four floors of hotel suites on Queen Street and Barton Street. It features underground parking, greenhouse roof, energy/water-saving systems, and small-scale renewable energy production. Karas Kerolos
Richard Weiss
Zhenze Wei
John Heneinn
Joseph Campoli
Danielle Mota
Khaled Elgebaly
Infrastructure Mechanical Engineering Redesign of a Vibro Probe construction, city, building Vibro Probe is equipment used to build columns of stones as a foundation stage before the construction of a building. This project has been picked up from a co-op where our group is aiming to track down the cause and redesign the Vibro Probe in order to mitigate crack propagations in the field. Hoonsun Hong
Minseok Kweon
Gareth da Silva
 
 
 
 
Infrastructure Mechanical Engineering Redesign of Mechanical Bulkhead bulkhead, structural, HVAC The renovation of the UPenn Museum presents an opportunity to redesign the Pre-Treatment Unit and its associated components located in the courtyard – this would optimize mechanical performance, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.  The objective is three-fold: to improve the design of the attached HVAC system, to increase noise attenuation performance for visitor comfort, and to optimize manufacturability and energy efficiency of the bulkhead structure. Maximilian Aoki
Patrick Gurczak
Ryan Chishti
Nate D'Hoine
Evan Meredith
 
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Roberta Bondar Educational Centre, McMaster University building, infrastructure, sustainable This project involves the design of a five-storey educational facility for McMaster University on its Burlington campus. The building is meant to be innovative and environmentally friendly. The scope of this design project includes the building and its associated parking lot. Marcus Rizzuti
Heather Daigle
Anthony Kozic
Brenden Lie
Liam Sykes
Jordan Weening
 
Infrastructure Bachelor of Technology Program Sustainable & Affordable Infill Development development, affordable housing, green building design Our group (SEO Development and Engineering) embarked on an urban land development and detailed engineering design of a mix-use multi-residential condominium on the existing infill site located at 178 Barton Street West. The proposed design and development serve to address three prevailing issues that have been identified in the City of Hamilton:
- The lack of affordable housing within the area of Ward 2,
- The under-utilization of the advantageously located developable land, and
- Revitalization of the neighbourhood.

The project scope entails site plan development, substructure and superstructure design, LEED analysis, Traffic Impact Assessment, development staging/phasing, and energy pile foundation

Steve Rensen
Eva Seo
Omar Shams
Joseph Malu
 
 
 
Infrastructure Civil Engineering Syl Apps Recreational Arena, McMaster University innovative, community engagement, infrastructure Ikigai One is designing a multistory recreational arena located behind Ivor Wynne Centre. The structure will contain a full-sized ice rink with seating and multipurpose areas for students to use. The rink will promote relations between schools through hockey games, and community engagement with community skate nights. With ample parking and pedestrian walkways, the arena will serve as a social hub for students and faculty. The steel-framed building will have an innovative rainwater collection system, excess heat diversion and promote social inclusivity. Hassan Alokaily
Jacob Glasek
Kevin Glasek
Meshael Rahman
Lucas Tkachyk
Ashley Wohl
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering Auto Recycler environment, waste, recycle This project aims to design a device that can automate the process of sorting garbage from recycling and thus decrease the number of recyclable items that end up in landfills. The device also has additional capabilities such as customizing the sorting algorithm to accommodate scenarios like changes in the recycling scheme. Shanon Lo
Miranda Harrison
Ziyi Wang
 
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Mechanical Engineering Autonomous Rail Road Crack Detection Device rail systems, NDT, autonomy Designing an autonomous rail road vehicle that can identify and locate cracks along railway tracks. This device will be equipped with existing, market available ultrasonic detection equipment. The project will be focused on creating the mini autonomous rail road vehicle that will house this equipment and designing a retraction system to allow the device to fall in-between the rail tracks to avoid being damaged from on coming trains. Onella Narangoda
Methusha Jeyalingam
Nilani Sivarajah
 
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering Cycle Safe bike, safety, awareness, lidar A system which provides increased spatial awareness for cyclist by alerting them of oncoming vehicles using various sensors and a display. Charlie LoPresti
Jefin John
Avish Bhatt
Siddesh Bist
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Software Engineering/ Mechactronics drivr - Boost Your Driving driving, computer vision, safety Ever since the invention of automobiles, the safety and well-being of the driver has been a major concern around the globe. Our device enforces safer driving behaviour by providing drivers with real time feedback. Driving behaviours that we have targeted  to improve include harsh braking, rapid acceleration, harsh turning, and tailgating. Mark Draaistra
Bishr Habib
Mitchell Schoffro
Timothy Tenhage
Yash Jain
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering Droomba environment , AI, waste collection A drone that will make the garbage collection process in public areas autonomous using machine learning and image recognition, we can make the process as efficient as possible. Steven Fu
Karthik Kaushik
Hamza Rahmani
Akram Eldamaty
Shivam Vyas
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering EcoScope environment, climate change, digital cameras The world is facing unprecedented levels of climate change, and many rural and wild ecosystems are under threat by forces such as wildfires and invasive species. However, these environmental challenges prove difficult to resolve due to the lack of proper technologies to help monitor them. As a result, our engineering design project focuses on creating a drone compatible computer vision platform for real time autonomous detection and tracking of environmental threats such as invasive species and wildfires. Damien Sabljak
Omar A Sulaiman
Sulaiman Bawa
Justin Amin
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Mechanical Engineering Female Crash Test Dummy Neck biomechanics, crash test, neck Designing a 50th percentile female neck to be used in a crash test dummy for a rear-end collision. Oakley Brown
Joseph Wong
Nathan Yun
Colin Chiu
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Mechanical Engineering FY04: Fuel Injection System Optimization engine, fuel injector, cylinder The main objective of the project was to convert the single stroke engine from a carburetor fuel system to fuel injector system. More specifically, a fuel injector for the fuel injector system was selected through experimental testing. A cylinder head and cap were also designed to incorporate a fuel injector and spark plug without requiring modifications to be made to the existing engine cylinder. Caroline Mahut
Sierra Pak
Patricia Ostrowski
Claire Neaven
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Chemical Engineering Implementation of Green Hydrogen Technologies in the Iron Industry green hydrogen, iron, carbon dioxide reduction Steel production currently accounts for approximately 8% of total global carbon dioxide emissions. One method to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is by integrating green hydrogen technologies in the ironmaking process. The most promising technology to do this is the H2 DRI route. For our project, an H-DRI plant was simulated and assessed for carbon emission reductions and long-term feasibility. Aemon Shariq
Phoebe Barrion
Kenna Chai
Andrew Vleming
Christine Huh
 
 
Transportation & Environment Materials Science & Engineering Implementing Biodegradable Plastic On-Shelf biodegradable, plastic, materials To find biodegradable plastic alternatives to the current plastics used by Spin Master in their highly successful product Kumi Kreator and Go-Glam Nail Studio Mitchell Albert
Abhinav Shamnani
Quinn Millum
Alyssa Haas
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Civil Engineering Lincoln Lakeshore Eco-Park parks & recreation, structural design, low impact design The Lincoln Lakeshore Eco-Park is a proposed recreational and tourist area in Lincoln, Ontario. Designed by EcoLogic Engineering & Design, the Eco-Park is based on the idea of creating a low-impact, publicly accessible greenspace on the Lake Ontario shoreline. The features of the Eco-Park include an observation tower, hydroponics wall, and outdoor skating rink. The goal of this project is to promote healthy living and social interaction, while supporting the local economy and incorporating the environment into infrastructure using modern, innovative methods. Kassandra Bot
Brendan Tomaiuolo
Bradley Stephen
Brandon Boles
Christa Luckasavitch
Vanessa Weremi
 
Transportation & Environment Civil Engineering McMaster Multi-purpose Student Facility transportation, structural, campus infrastructure Our project consists of constructing a multipurpose student facility building with a Go bus station within the McMaster University. The building will be located between Mary Keyes and Thode Library, replacing the existing go bus station. The building will include a gymnasium, a student center and the bus station will be located on the ground floor under it. Due to the vast population of students on campus, there was a great need for an additional student center as well as gymnasium as the current ones are very crowded. This will help tackle the overcrowding issue and will also provide shelter for students waiting for the busses. Luke Insanalli
Firhaj Bahadur
Ridhwan Khan
Abdul Stott
Sukhman Kalkat
Ahmad Kamal
 
Transportation & Environment Software Engineering/ Mechactronics MeetApp social, navigation, meeting Meeting up with friends on time can be a difficult task due to unexpected delays that can occur at any moment. MeetApp is a social navigation app that helps all participants to arrive at a designated location at roughly the same time. After choosing a meeting time and location, MeetApp informs each participant of the optimal time they should depart, factoring in their mode of transportation and starting location. It keeps participants informed about delays other participants face and continuously updates arrival times so users can view everybody's progress. MeetApp uses real-time navigation and public transportation data to update departure times so that participants who have not yet left can arrive at the same time as their late friends. Somar Aani
Tasin Ahmed
Navroop Singh
Zi (Edward) Liu
Arshan Khan
 
 
Transportation & Environment Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Motorcycle Smart Helmet smart helmet, safety, navigation Smart Helmet helps improves the safety of motorcyclists by aiding the user with their navigation needs. This reduces the time that the driver spends looking at instruments or devices instead of the road. It greatly increases the rider’s safety as they are able to focus on driving conditions and better able to take in their surroundings instead of shifting focus all the time. The system also adds features present in the standard car navigation system (like secondary auditory cues) to the motorcycle rider’s navigation experience. This eliminates the need for the rider to rely on visual cues and creates a more comprehensive and safer experience. Mina Samy
Poula Basaly
Mark Danial
Mohammed Abdulmunem
Daniel Bortolussi
Bishoy Sefin
 
Transportation & Environment Chemical Engineering PHA Commercial Plant Design, capacity of 50,000 tonne/yr biodegradable polymers, PHA, chemical plant PHA has been known as a promising biodegradable polymer for over 30 yrs yet there are no significant commercial plants in operation. This project is a preliminary design of a PHA Commercial Plant with an intended capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year. Desing basis is a recent US patent issued to Toronto start-up, Genecis Bioindustries Inc. Patent describes a process that uses food waste as feedstock and as such presents us with some huge promise but also some interesting engineering challenges for process desing and scale-up  Arleen Pandher
Winnie Truong
Rumaina Khalid
Matthew Parnham
Ryan Tong
 
 
Transportation & Environment Chemical Engineering Producing PHA From Organic Waste - Demonstration Scale Plant Design, capacity 5,000 tonne/yr PHA, waste, organic, biopolymer Design of a 5,000 tonne/year demonstration scale PHA production plant using food waste collected from restaurants and city waste. Food waste is fermented, producing volatile fatty acids that can be converted by bacteria into biodegradable PHA polymer. Process desing basis is a recent US patent issued to Toronto start-up Genecis Bioindustries Inc. Our project describes process scale-up from 0.5 kg as patented, all the way to a demonstration scale of 5,000 tonne/yr.  Felix Gross
Jeremy Vierhout
Amim Hasan
Monica Czechowski
Joshua Umali
 
 
Transportation & Environment Computer Science Python Practice Engine code, education, Python A web-based Python programming practice application with dynamic difficulty adjustment based on a concept graph.  The application continuously presents programming problems to a student to solve, and depending on how the student was doing, the difficulty would be scaled up or down.  A concept graph would be used to keep track of what concepts the student is likely to have learned based on past performance. Therefore, if they understand variables, conditionals and a basic if, then something requiring an if-else or if-elif-else next.  Once precursor concepts are strong enough, a new concept is considered good to be introduced.

*Description taken from Dr. Browne's project proposal

Noa Barsky
Afzal Chishti
Akram Elwazani
Connor Hewick
Razi Syed
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering Q&Air environment, gas detector, health The Q&Air is a portable gas detector that is embedded in a silicon-based material and mounted to the user's phone case. Upon sensing carbon monoxide or methane gases within close proximity, the users will be notified with a buzzer and a text message, indicating the presence of these odorless gases. The goal is to alert users in closed environments of colorless and odorless gases. Amrit Clair
Nour-Eddin Issa
Brravein Puvaneswararajan
Sayon Kathirgamanathan
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering Self-Balancing Motorcycle automation, innovation, transportation We aim to create a self-balancing motorcycle that will improve the safety of riding a motorcycle and in the future allow us to have driver assist systems for the mode of transportation. Matthew Mione
Jayraj Sheth
Juan Molina Calderon
Amreen Khan
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering Smart Drone drone, upcycling, Bluetooth Our objective is to create a cheaper drone that gives purpose to old smartphones that are no longer being used. The smartphone would replace the need for a new accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS and camera. We utilized an Arduino Uno, basic drone components and upcycled a smart phone to test feasibility. Meet Patel
Vinith Rajaretnam
Nirujan Kumarakuruparan
 
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Electrical & Computer Engineering SRM Powertrain Integration - Electrical electric vehicle, board design, Camaro From an electrical viewpoint, our team is proving the feasibility of a switched reluctance motor in a fully electric vehicle architecture through the use of modelling simulations, wire harnessing design, and board development. Our design and research are being done with the intention to be implemented and tested in a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro in future years. Aya Aboughanem
Samuel Thurston
Jackson Brown
 
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Mechanical Engineering SRM Powertrain Integration - Mechanical electric vehicle, mount design, control strategy Our team's project is to design and model an electric powertrain that will be integrated into a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro using a switch reluctance motor (SRM). Currently, the SRM is not used in the automotive field but they perform well in high-speed applications while maintaining a low cost, a robust design, and an ability to be constructed without the use of rare earth magnets. The mechanical scope of work consists of designing, packaging, and modelling an SRM powered drivetrain. The objective of this project is to design and validate mounting and cooling systems for each powertrain component, as well as the creation of a MATLAB Simulink model and control strategy of the vehicle. Marc Godin
Matthieu Orr
Ethan Pereira
 
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Materials Science & Engineering Synthesis and Process Optimization of Novel Flame Retardant Materials for Applications in Thermal Insulation fabrication methods, non-toxic materials, aerospace Flame Retardant Materials (FRMs) play a critical role as thermal insulation for flight data recorders (commonly referred to as "black boxes") and other aerospace applications. In partnership with Advanced Ceramics Corporation, this Capstone Project has optimized a novel synthesis method for a new non-toxic FRM that possesses improved properties over currently-available materials. The microstructure of the new FRMs have been characterized using XRD and SEM testing. The flame retardant performance has been analyzed via DTA and TGA testing. Nikita Palagnyuk
Aisha Isiaka
Sheldon Doreleyers
Sasha Furtado
 
 
 
Transportation & Environment Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Third Wheel: A Lane Centering Human Machine Interface human machine interface, automotive, driver education Driver assistance technology is rapidly evolving as automotive manufacturers strive to include autonomous features with their own unique designs. This calls for more driver education and engagement with autonomous vehicle features. Third Wheel is a Human Machine Interface, or, HMI, that connects the driver to the autonomous safety features of their vehicle through an interactive in-car tutorial. With Third Wheel, drivers can learn how to operate and interpret the unique Lane Centering feature in their car upon vehicle entry. A touchscreen interface displays the status of the Lane Centering system. A unique LED strip mounted across the vehicle’s dashboard gives the driver real-time feedback on where the Lane Centering system has detected their vehicle to be within the lanes. Third Wheel is the future of driver education for autonomous features of vehicles. Erin Puersten
Aurora Brydon
Michelle Monte
Simon Gyorkos
Daniel Rooks
Sachin Samarasinghe
Shrey Mittal
Transportation & Environment Software Engineering/ Mechactronics Trash Talking IoT, sustainability, innovation Trash Talking is a digital smart home system that allows users to be able to measure and track their garbage production. Our garbage bin system senses trash thrown into the garbage bin and updates the user’s profile with their current trash output. Users are able to use their smartphone to view their waste production with a timeframe of their choice, compare their output to previous months, and then compare and share their waste production with their friends to help motivate users to decrease their waste production. All in all, our project assists the environmentally conscious user to limit their waste production by tracking and showing them how much they produce on a regular basis. Natasha Varghese
Alexie McDonald
Hareem Arif
Illya Pilipenko
Ian Currie
Xin Su
 
Transportation & Environment Mechanical Engineering Wastewater Filtration Maintenance Optimization wastewater, filtration, maintenance, optimization The project aims to optimize operator safety and decrease maintenance time for Suez’s ZeeWeed 500 filtration cassettes by creating a hands-free, self-locking mechanism that automatically secures the cassettes in place. Timothy Yeung
Guillaume Hesketh
Jacob Dicarlo
Patrick Enman