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Dr. Colin Novak's research into the Windsor Hum will be featured on the Japanese public television show Cosmic Front Next. The crew will be filming on campus on April 16, 2018.Dr. Colin Novak's research into the Windsor Hum will be featured on the Japanese public television show Cosmic Front Next. The crew will be filming on campus on April 16, 2018.

UWindsor prof to be featured on Japanese science show

Colin Novak is big in Japan.

And if the associate professor of mechanical, materials and automotive engineering isn’t yet, he will be soon.

A camera crew from Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK will be at the University of Windsor on April 16 to report on Dr. Novak’s investigation into the source of the infamous Windsor Hum.

Novak’s Noise Vibration and Harshness-Sound Quality Group set up low-frequency noise monitoring stations across the city’s west end to record noise within the hum’s frequency range.

M. Eng student Neel Nitinkumar Shah describes his co-op experience at Windsor Mold Group during a poster presentation on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017M. Eng student Neel Nitinkumar Shah describes his co-op experience at Windsor Mold Group during a poster presentation on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

M.Eng students share co-op experience

A co-op placement provided more than practical work experience for Bhavesh Lakhankiya.

Not only did the master of engineering student gain invaluable experience working at Diageo Canada Inc. in Amherstburg, Ont., but Lakhankiya also said he learned something that can’t be taught in the classroom.

“As an international student, this was my first opportunity to work within the Canadian work culture,” Lakhankiya said, who grew up in India.

Hamed Kalami, Saad Zafar, and Chris DarmonHamed Kalami, Saad Zafar, and Chris Darmon, part-owner of Xcentrick AutoSports, pose in front of a 1967 Mustang at Xcentrick AutoSports in Oldcastle. Doctoral student Kalami and Zafar, an engineering alumnus, helped Darmon create custom engine valve covers for the one-of-a-kind car.

Engineering students use 3D printing to help complete one-of-a-kind muscle car

Custom valve covers engineered by UWindsor students put the finishing touch on a one-of-a-kind 1967 Ford Mustang.

University of Windsor Rocketry TeamThe University of Windsor Rocketry Team finished third overall in its first-ever competition: (from left) professor Jeff Defoe, Liza DiCecco, Shannon Bosilac, Anthony Gudisey, Sam Randall, Michael Gyan, William Oudomsouk, Alexandra Rose, Patrick Pomerleau-Perron, Jonathan Schreiber.

UWindsor rocketry team soars in international competition

The University of Windsor Rocketry Team finished third overall in its first-ever competition.

Members of the Lancer Motorsports team pose with their baja car capstone project.Members of the Lancer Motorsports team pose with their baja car capstone project.

Students to display latest engineering innovations

More than 300 University of Windsor students will display the latest engineering innovations Friday.

University of Windsor engineering professor Kemal Tepe is pictured in the Wireless Communication and Information Processing Lab.University of Windsor engineering professor Kemal Tepe is pictured in the Wireless Communication and Information Processing Lab.

UWindsor researchers highlight automotive advances

Positioned in the middle of Narayan Kar’s lab sits an electric motor from the Ford Motor Company: a machine that had been scrutinized by researchers and engineers for countless hours.

Yet, the University of Windsor engineering professor has set out to take that motor and make it even better.

“Our work will never end and this will always be an open-ended problem,” said Dr. Kar. “There will always be an opportunity to make them lighter, compact and more efficient.”