Colin Novak

Engineering team acoustically tunes a room

Mechanical engineering students Spencer West (r.) and Celena Lazzarin (l.) and their team of Matthew Brisson, Evan Freeman-Gibb, and Michael Keegan showcased their acoustically improved room a part of their Capstone presentation, July 31.Mechanical engineering students Spencer West (r.) and Celena Lazzarin (l.) and their team of Matthew Brisson, Evan Freeman-Gibb, and Michael Keegan showcased their acoustically improved room a part of their Capstone presentation, July 31.

An engineering team improves the acoustics of a room at the Centre for Engineering Innovation as part of their graduation project.  

Co-op work terms prove rewarding for M.Eng students

student presents project boardCo-op coordinator Krista Switzer and engineering professor Colin Novak listen to a presentation by Harpreet Singh Joshi on his experience with auto parts supplier Mitchell Plastics.

Students in the M.Eng – Automotive co-op program presented poster about their work experiences Monday in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Results of UWindsor hum research released

Essex MP Jeff WatsonEssex MP Jeff Watson releases a report Friday on research by UWindsor engineering professor Colin Novak into the source of the Windsor Hum.

Essex MP Jeff Watson released a report Friday on research by UWindsor engineering professor Colin Novak into the source of the Windsor Hum.

Acoustics expert to study “Windsor Hum”

Area residents frustrated by the mysterious humming noise that’s been disrupting their lives for the last two years may soon have some answers about its origin now that a UWindsor acoustics researcher is on the case.

“Hopefully we can find what the source is and do something to rectify it,” said Colin Novak, an engineering professor who specializes in noise, vibration and harshness, acoustic measurement, and environmental noise impact.

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