May 17, 2022 

Congratulations to 2021-2022 Capstone Project Winners!

Early April marked the end of a yearlong project for fourth year MIE students as they presented their final capstone projects to their industry clients.

“Every year I am impressed by the thoughtful and creative solutions our students develop in these courses,” said Markus Bussmann, MIE Department Chair. “Congratulations to our winning teams!”

Mechanical Engineering Project Winners
  • First Place:  60-Second Covid Test – A Test Kit You Can Count On!
    Project TeamUsama Ansar, Arjun Gopal, Sohiel Hassan and Sumyung Jang
    Supervisor: Professor Mohini Sain 
    Client: GreenNano Technologies Inc.
  • Second Place: Precision Dispensing System for Iodine-131 Radiopharmaceutical Pill
    Project Team: Hamza Arshad, Varun Khanzode, Shauna Mauceri and Zannatul Naiim
    Supervisor: Professor Eric Diller 
    Client: Isologic Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Third Place: Reducing Injury During Post-Mortem Examinations of Obese Bodies
    Project Team: Emily Ding, Hillary Fung, Ava Guse and Sophia Kotelnikova
    Supervisor: Professor Kamran Behdinan
    Client: Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit 
Industrial Engineering Project Winners
  • First Place & The Peri Family Industrial Engineering Design Award: Switching Gears: A Comparison Tool Reshaping How Cities Plan Bike Routes
    Project Team: Danielle Page, Maria Papadimitriou, Margaret Tkatchenko and John Volpatti
    Supervisor: Professor Scott Sanner 
    Client: Mott MacDonald
  • Second Place: Classifying North York General Hospital Patient Feedback Data
    Project Team: Matteo Bruzzese, Salma Dessouki, Kyra Disimino, Chloe Macdonald and Chris Overvelde
    Supervisor: Professor Eldan Cohen
    Client: North York General Hospital
  • Third Place: ChattyTrip – A Conversational Trip Planning Tool
    Project Team: Yiyang Sun, Yiyan Tang, Yubo Wang and Xinrui Zheng
    Supervisor: Professor Scott Sanner 
    Client: iNAGO Inc.
Read the full story to learn more about the winning teams.

U of T Engineering students build unique internal combustion engine for race on famed Indy 500 track

The UTSM Prototype Team with their Endurance vehicle at the Shell Eco Marathon. Back row, L to R: Maya Edie-Maxsom (TrackOne 2T5), Shreyansh Nair (MechE 2T4), Peter Di Palma (MechE 2T2 + PEY), and Tony Tao (2T1+PEY). Front row, L to R: Jake Blimkie (MechE 2T4), Mitchell Palermo (CompE 2T5), Shannon Lee (MIE MEng Candidate), Rohak Bardalai (MechE 2T1 + PEY), and Tyler Barry (MechE 2T1 + PEY). (Photo: Submitted)
In April, the University of Toronto Supermileage Team (UTSM), led by Tyler Barry (MechE 2T1+PEY), travelled to Indianapolis for the three-day Shell Eco-marathon Competition, which takes place annually — this year at the illustrious Indianapolis 500 track.

Read the full story.

Engineering Research Day 2022: Building a Sustainable Future
Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 9:00am-5:00pm
Learn More & Register

On Thursday, May 19, 2022 the Engineering Dean’s Office will host the second annual Engineering Research Day. This year’s theme of Building a Sustainable Future spotlights the unique role engineering professionals play in building a brighter future for all. The event features a series of keynotes talks and panel discussions on various themes related to Engineering Sustainability

Mobility Network presents ‘Harnessing intelligence in transportation systems’
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm
Speakers: Professor Amer Shalaby (CivMin), Professor Birsen Donmez (MIE) and Professor Baher Abdulhai (CivMin)

Researchers from across U of T bring home the many ways mobility affects our lives in The Way Forward. Join the conversation!  An introductory overview will be followed by short presentations, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q & A. Sessions will be recorded and shared.

Skule Lunch & Learn Presents: The Future of High-Rise Housing: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption in Existing Residential Towers
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Professor Marianne Touchie (MIE, CivMin)
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High-rise residential buildings are the fastest-growing form of housing in urban regions globally. These buildings already contribute significantly to carbon emissions globally, and they face serious performance challenges with our dramatically changing climate. From transmission of airborne containments to uneven ventilation and summertime overheating, various performance issues continue to plague this building type. Professor Marianne Touchie will explore these numerous performance issues associated with contemporary residential buildings, the new challenges anticipated in the future as our climate warms, and some novel approaches to reduce energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

Career Opportunities

Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Energy Systems at University of Victoria

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo 
The research topic has a focus on optimization and data analytics. If you are interested and would like to discuss this opportunity, reach out to Samir Elhedhli and Fatma Gzaraat

Various Positions at the U of T Engineering Outreach Office
In-person Engineering Outreach programs will be back this summer and many positions are available including:
  • DEEP Instructor (aimed at graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • IDEA Programs Instructor and Content Developer (aimed at students who identify as Indigenous and/or have lived experience working within the Indigenous community)
  • Jr. DEEP Instructor (aimed at undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Team Leader, Junior Programs (aimed at all students with leadership and child/youth experience)

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