Bill Van Heyst

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Researcher teams up with Ford to build a better brake rotor

A UWindsor engineering professor has joined forces with Ford Motor Co. of Canada and auto parts manufacturer NUCAP Industries on a $1.14 million research project to develop an environmentally friendly brake rotor that would last the lifetime of your car.

Xueyuan Nie is developing a cost-effective coating technology to make brake rotors resistant to corrosion and reduce emissions from wear. Ford proposes to one day use the rotors on its line of electric vehicles, making those vehicles even greener by eliminating the pollution caused by braking.

speedometerUWindsor professors Peter Frise and Bill Van Heyst make the case for public investment in research to drive growth in the Canadian auto industry in an opinion piece published Monday. Photograph courtesy of Pexels.

Automobility program to advance industry innovation: professors

The new Automobility-CASE program will continue the tradition of Canadian innovation, say professors Peter Frise and Bill Van Heyst.
Bill Van Heyst, Apoorva SrivastavaDean of engineering Bill Van Heyst receives a Meenakari marble plate from Indian consul general in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava. Meenakari is the art of ornamenting the surface of marble and metals by fusing over brilliant colours in an intricate design.

Consular visit proves insightful and encouraging

India’s consul general in Toronto, Apoorva Srivastava, was impressed by her April 12 tour of UWindsor engineering research facilities.
Muthu Vijayakumar presents his poster project to professor Tirupati BolisettiMaster’s student Muthu Vijayakumar presents his poster on storm water runoff in the vicinity of the University of Windsor to professor Tirupati Bolisetti, who organized the March 22 student poster presentation to mark World Water Day.

Engineering students tackle climate change, flooding, and urban storm water management on World Water Day

Students in professor Tirupati Bolisetti’s hydrology class presented posters of their work Tuesday to mark World Water Day.