2015 News

Dec 17, 2015 — PROFILE: Rock Mechanics Lab at Queen's
Upgrades include two arrays of computers with customized software, which make it easy for learners to monitor results even as they watch their rocks being tested. And more students can work in the once-cluttered labs.

Dec 10, 2015 — PROFILE: The Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory
The Complete Engineer explores Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory, part of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University. It’s a world class facility north of campus where mining engineering students learn to measure and control blasting.

Dec 04, 2015 — VIDEO: Daugulis wins OPEA
Queen’s Chemical Engineering Professor Andrew Daugulis has been awarded the Engineering Medal for Research and Development by Professional Engineers Ontario.

Dec 02, 2015 — Fighting osteoarthritis at the HMRL
The Human Mobility Research Laboratory (HMRL) is a state-of-the-art performance-testing facility where engineers, basic scientists and clinicians use sophisticated equipment to study the biomechanics of knee osteoarthritis and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Nov 30, 2015 — VIDEO: Kelly MacGillis: Mining engineering student profile
“The mining industry is incredibly dynamic,” says Queen’s mining engineering student Kelly MacGillis. “It’s constantly changing, constantly evolving. There are so many opportunities to grow and to make a positive, lasting impact.”

Nov 24, 2015 — 4 + 1 BSCE/MASC Program: An early start on graduate work
Did you know that with high enough grades, you can get an early start on your ECE master’s degree, start working on advanced research and graduate in five years instead of the usual six? Students in the 4 + 1 BSCE/MASC Program do just that.

Nov 16, 2015 — ECE recruiting tenure-track faculty
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University, invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of power and energy systems and electronics, as well as machine intelligence, networks, and software engineering.

Nov 12, 2015 — VIDEO: The best of both mathematics & engineering
Are you torn between loves of pure math and engineering? The department of Mathematics and Statistics offers an engineering program to satisfy both aspirations.

Nov 05, 2015 — Queen's Engineers work to mitigate disaster
When a landslide speeds down a mountainside into a body of water, the resulting wave can be devastating to life and infrastructure. Queen’s civil engineering professors, Ryan Mulligan and Andy Take, are developing ways to predict how much damage landslides might cause before they happen.

Nov 03, 2015 — Queen’s alumni win US$500,000 business idea prize
Queen’s graduates Taylor Mann, Scott Mason, and Oleg Baranov were among the QICSI group that pitched an idea for a device that uses ultraviolet light to quickly sanitize mobile devices in medical settings, like hospitals and clinics, where infection risk is high.

Nov 02, 2015 — Watershed research at Kennedy Field Station
After spending time in the classroom dialing-in theory and concept, the next step for students is out of the lecture hall and into the natural environment. The Kennedy Field Station, about an hour’s drive from Queen’s, is a place for students to get their hands dirty and their feet wet.

Oct 22, 2015 — Deep Burial Simulator nears completion
Buried pipe systems for sanitation, drainage and water delivery are out of mind because they’re out of sight. But failures in these systems can wreak environmental damage, cost millions of dollars and even lead to loss of life. Researchers at Queen’s strive to make these systems safer, more durable, and more reliable.

Sep 21, 2015 — Barz earns research grant
Dr Dominik Barz of the Department of Chemical Engineering has received a grant from the Ontario Government’s Early Researcher Awards Program valued at $140,000 for the development of a rechargeable battery.

May 20, 2015 — A cure for chronic pain
Multi-disciplinary team uses funding to research soft tissue repair and regeneration.

May 13, 2015 — The power of giving back
Praveen Jain, the Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics and Director of the Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER), has donated all his patent royalties to Queen’s.

May 12, 2015 — Researchers rock out with robots
Technology developed by Joshua Marshall and his team promises to improve mining safety.

May 08, 2015 — Reverse engineering nature
The Optical Towing Tank for Energetics Research will allow for the study of swimming and flying animals to help solve problems relating to aero- and hydrodynamics.

Apr 16, 2015 — Exceptional research showcased in lecture event
Ian Moore (Civil Engineering) among five Queen's researchers honoured for outstanding work.

Apr 09, 2015 — Homecoming for new Canada Research Chair
Alan Jeffrey Giacomin has been named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rheology, and for him, it’s a homecoming.

Apr 08, 2015 — Kim Sturgess, Sc’77, awarded prestigious Canada Medal
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University would like to congratulate Kim Sturgess, Sc’77, on receiving the 2015 Canada Medal from the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Mar 30, 2015 — Magna International representatives visit campus
Queen’s Engineering staff and students welcomed Magna International representatives to campus on Monday March 23.

Mar 20, 2015 — Harnessing the power of the tides
Ryan Mulligan, an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, will be presenting his work at the 4th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, being held at the University of Oxford on March 23-24.

Mar 16, 2015 — Inspiring Greatness in the Gael’s Den
QYEA hosts Gael's Den event in Toronto and allocates $20,000 to design teams.

Mar 06, 2015 — Why Grad Studies? Edith Deretey
Edith Deretey's 4th year ECE project evolved into her MASc research in Intelligent Systems.

Mar 03, 2015 — Why Grad Studies? Emily Cowperthwaite
Emily Cowperthwaite's MASc research landed her a job at NOVA Chemicals.

Feb 17, 2015 — Why Grad Studies? Simon Jones
Simon Jones' (MASc'09) work at HMRC jumpstarted his career at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Feb 02, 2015 — GeoEngineering Centre's work making a ‘real impact’
Kerry Rowe and his colleagues at the GeoEngineering Centre are studying the use and performance of geosynthetics and geomembranes, such as those used to prevent the escape of contaminants from landfills.

Jan 13, 2015 — Engineering Education Research Volunteer Opportunity
You are invited to a 30-minute information session on Thursday January 22, Beamish-Munro Hall Room 313, 6:30 pm

Jan 13, 2015 — FEAS students present at Shell Symposium
Undergrad teams who received funding from the Shell Experiential Learning Opportunities Fund last year showed off their work in the ILC today.

Jan 13, 2015 — ECE Innovation Stream earns strong demand
The inaugural class of ECEi students are diving into their studies this fall. From the very first class, they’re combining their education as Queen’s Engineers with preparation for careers as engineering entrepreneurs. How, and why now?

Jan 13, 2015 — McDonald wins Nobel Prize for Physics
Queen’s Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald has been honoured with the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with University of Tokyo professor, Takaaki Kajita, for their work in furthering our understanding neutrinos.