Grace A. OyeyiGrace A. Oyeyi is one of four new members of the Faculty of Engineering.

New faculty bring talents to Windsor Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering has welcomed four new members: Caniggia Viana to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Grace A. Oyeyi, Mina Lee, and Adeyemi Adesina to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Viana comes to Windsor from the University of Toronto where he worked in the Laboratory for Advanced Power Conversion and Systems Analysis. His research focuses on integrated charging of electric vehicles, repurposing pre-existing parts of the car to eliminate the additional cost and weight of conventional chargers. His research increases range and reduces vehicle cost to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, ultimately decreasing the environmental impact of human mobility.

Viana expects to work closely with the CHARGE Lab and Narayan Kar along with Bala Balasingam, as their research integrates together.

Dr. Oyeyi arrives from the University of Waterloo and her research focuses on creating sustainable, smart, and durable transportation infrastructure, particularly, pavements. She works on developing and accessing sustainable and smart materials and construction techniques, as well as designing accessible transportation systems for different user groups. Additionally, she studies how climate change affects materials and pavement designs, their resilience, and their adaptability to changing environmental conditions.

Dr. Lee has also come from the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on developing sustainability and resilience assessment frameworks that apply to geotechnical structures and civil infrastructure systems. She believes it is crucial to thoroughly evaluate current engineering practices and traditional methods, ensuring they align with sustainability principles.

Lee says she is drawn to the “wicked” problems posed by complex sustainability issues.

“Viewing this complexity as a challenge inspires me with innovative thinking about multiple approaches to solving such complex problems,” she says.