Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mike McKay in lab at Great Lakes Institute for Environmental ResearchMike McKay, executive director of UWindsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, has received another $540,000 in funding for his research program that uses samples from wastewater treatment plants as an early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks. The funding is part of a $12 million investment by the province to support and expand the network of researchers analyzing wastewater across Ontario.

Provincial funding boosts research tracking COVID-19 through sewage

A UWindsor research team received $540,000 to test samples from wastewater treatment plants as an early warning system for COVID-19.

graphic produced by Earthquakes CanadaEarthquakes that occurred in Canada over 30 days are shown in a graphic produced by Earthquakes Canada. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was reported on Feb. 18 near Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

Research aims to minimize earthquake devastation

Windsor engineering researchers are leading a project to help Canada mitigate the loss of life and financial ruin caused by large-scale earthquakes.

Sreekanta Das looking over concrete structure in labIn UWindsor’s structures lab, one of the largest in Canada, Sreekanta Das’s team will develop a loadbearing, narrow, concrete beam that fits with prefabricated insulated light-gauge steel wall panels.

Team engineering better rebar for concrete construction

Professor Sreekanta Das has partnered with industry to develop structures using corrosion-resistant building rebar made from volcanic rock.