May 3, 2022 

MIE staff and faculty honoured for excellence with Faculty awards

Aliz Karami, Celeste Francis Esteves, Oscar Del Rio, Professor Scott Sanner and Professor Marianne Touchie are among fourteen U of T Engineering faculty members and staff to be honoured for their outstanding contributions to the Faculty with teaching, research and administrative staff awards. Congratulations!

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Team E-quester places in the top 60 of the global XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Team E-quester, made up of Celine Xiao (MIE PhD candidate), Shijie Liu (MIE MASc candidate), former MIE postdoctoral fellow  Yi (Sheldon) Xu, Rui Kai (Ray) Miao (MIE PhD candidate) and Colin O’Brien (MIE PhD candidate), has placed among the Top 60 in the Milestone Round of the global XPRIZE Carbon Removal. The team is advised by Professors David Sinton (MIE) and Ted Sargent (ECE), MIE research associate Christine Gabardo, and alumnus Alex Ip (ECE PhD 1T5).

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U of T Engineering students collaborate across time zones through ‘Global Classrooms’ initiative

Wilson (Wei Cheng) Yeoh (Year 4 MechE) is a member of Global Classroom team using cassava peels and other agricultural waste to produce gas for cooking and heating. 

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MIE faculty showcased in University of Toronto Magazine robotics feature

Illustration by Choi Haeryung for University of Toronto Magazine
University of Toronto Magazine's latest issue includes a robotics feature, The Robots Are Coming, that highlights the fascinating work being done by MIE faculty and other researchers at the university including:
  • Professor Xinyu Liu's work on robotic skin
  • Professor Yu Sun combining robotics and AI to improve IVF success rates
  • Professor Eric Diller's tiny robots to assist with brain surgery
  • Professor Goldie Nejat's social robots

Connaught Global Challenge Award – EHB Innovation Challenge Symposium 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 9:30am-3:00pm
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Biomedical technology's smart and sustainable future will be illuminated at the symposium's cutting-edge advancements. The keynote presentations featuring Dr. Daniel J Inman and Dr. Sailu Nemana shall focus on developments and discoveries in the field of biological energy harvesting. Finally, six grant winning projects will be presented, demonstrating advanced solutions developed through the CGCA-EHB Innovation Challenge.


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.

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

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