Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shanawaz Ali Mohammad and Ken Bishop stand with the laser-based custom measuring machineShanawaz Ali Mohammad and Ken Bishop stand with the laser-based custom measuring machine they are exhibiting at the annual conference of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

Gauge company hires grad student who designed laser-guided measuring machine

Ken Bishop and his crew at Landau Gage had a great idea for an innovative new quality control product for the auto industry, but knew they needed help making it a reality.

Thanks to a graduate student in engineering and a federal government program that pairs up bright young researchers with potential employers, Bishop’s company has a new prototype they can show off, and a new employee to boot.

Xiaomin LuXiaomin Lu works on one of her experiments on her recent trip to India.

Studying in Windsor pays off for PhD student

Coming to Windsor might have been the best move ever for a young Chinese engineering graduate student who’s trying to improve the performance of hybrid electric vehicles.

“It’s been really good for me,” said Xiaomin Lu, a PhD student who will soon return to Windsor after a productive six-week trip to India to conduct more research. “If I had stayed in China, I never would have had the opportunity to experience so much.”

engineering studentsFrom left Mike Muzyka, Jim Caylor, Matthew Clairmont and Patrick Pakula stand behind the emergency vehicle detection system they designed for their fourth-year capstone project.

Student-designed system would warn drivers about emergency vehicles

A group of fourth-year engineering students designed a system to warn distracted drivers when an emergency vehicle is approaching.
Mohammad Rahman, Paramvir Singh Nagpal, Qing Tang and Brendan Rhyno Fourth-year electrical and computer engineering students Mohammad Rahman, Paramvir Singh Nagpal, Qing Tang and Brendan Rhyno show off the indoor positioning system they have developed to aid wayfinding in large buildings.

Project proves the power of positioning

A capstone project to develop an indoor positioning system is one of 14 that students in electrical and computer engineering will present Friday.
Narayan KarHybrid-electric vehicle researcher Narayan Kar makes a point during his lecture Friday at a workshop on electric vehicle technology.

Nurturing love for electric cars offers opportunity for R&D investment

A tremendous amount of research is still required to make electric vehicles an economically viable option for most consumers, but that presents a rare opportunity for investors looking to establish themselves in the sector, according to an engineer who specializes in hybrid-electric powertrains.

Narayan Kar with orange PriusElectrical engineering professor Narayan Kar poses with the Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle he will display during a public event June 8.

Event to showcase electric vehicle technology

Electrical engineering professor Narayan Kar will be showing off the latest acquisition from his research lab at an event this Saturday.