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2015 News Archive

Automotive researcher honoured by international peers

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has named UWindsor engineering professor Ming Zheng an SAE Fellow in recognition of his achievements in engineering, science and leadership.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

Racing project schools students in principles of dynamics

Hundreds of second-year engineering students lined up in the Industrial Courtyard of the Centre for Engineering Innovation on Friday, November 20, waiting their turn to race uniquely-designed popsicle stick cars.

As part of a course requirement, teams of students from Bill Altenhof’s 92-210 Dynamics class were given two minutes per team to test their potential energy vehicles made out of popsicle sticks, common household string, carpenter’s glue, duct tape and standard sized CDs or DVDs.

Wastewater strategy leads UWindsor team to fourth-place finish in North American competition

Most people don’t think twice about what happens to wastewater once it leaves their home.

“People tend to ignore the fact that the water we have on this planet is all that we have—we don’t get any new water,” said Rajesh Seth, a University of Windsor environmental engineering professor. “Every town or city—small or big—generates wastewater, so finding better ways of dealing with wastewater is very important.”

Smartening up our infrastructure

“It’s fair to say that water distribution, like electricity distribution, has historically been quite ‘dumb,’” says Rupp Carriveau, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Windsor. “If there’s a leak in the water system, you often only know about it if someone is flooded out.”

UWindsor engineering professor featured in Egyptian documentary

A University of Windsor professor is still receiving recognition for a project he completed 40 years ago.

Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy, who is now a UWindsor industrial and manufacturing systems engineering professor, was recently lauded for his role as chief design engineer on Toronto’s first bi-level GO Train coach.