Narayan Kar

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.”

Narayan Kar, Brian Masse, Kirsty Duncan, K.W. Michael SiuUWindsor professor Narayan Kar, Windsor West MP Brian Masse, federal science minister Kirsty Duncan, and K.W. Michael Siu, UWindsor vice-president for research and innovation, meet up during the Parliament Pop-Up Research Park, May 17 in Ottawa.

Taking his show on the road: researcher on Parliament Hill to discuss electric cars

Engineering professor Narayan Kar discussed his research into electric vehicles with federal officials during the Parliament Pop-Up Research Park.

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.

Providing energy for developing world aim of local company

PhD student Anas Labak worked through an entire night assembling a new portable solar-powered digital LED lighting system for his industrial partners at a local manufacturing firm. The fact that he was able to see what he was doing for all that time – unlike the potential customers the system is aimed at – wasn’t lost on him, or his partner.

“There are two billion people in the world who don’t have any energy at all,” said Steve Pokrajac, president of Tesla Digital Lighting Systems.

Engineering building opens doors on innovative research

A showcase of engineering research Friday was a great opportunity for prospective students and members of the community to see first-hand some of the fascinating work that’s going on here, according to a participating professor.

“Everyone seemed really pleased with what they saw,” said Narayan Kar, one of three researchers who opened up their labs for the Open Doors, Open Knowledge event. “It’s critical that people have a good understanding of the kind of research we’re doing here.”