2021 News

Dec 17, 2021 — A Year in Review: 2021 at Queen's Engineering
Dean Kevin Deluzio looks back at a year of challenges -- and triumphs -- at Queen's Engineering.

Dec 17, 2021 — Special Recognition from Queen's for Mechanical & Materials Department Manager
As part of Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Dec. 15, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane recognized a number of staff for their accomplishments and contributions, including the Department Manager of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Gabrielle ("Gabe") Whan.

Dec 16, 2021 — Dean Kevin Deluzio named 2022 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada
The Engineering Institute of Canada has named Dean Kevin Deluzio a 2022 Fellow "for excellence in engineering and services to the profession and society"

Dec 08, 2021 — Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Cao Thang Dinh named a ‘Rising Star’ in nanotechnology
Canada’s largest nanotechnology institute, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, in celebrating emerging leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and has selected Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Cao Thang Dinh as one of its 2021 'Rising Star' award recipients.

Dec 06, 2021 — Engineering Society and Faculty Commemorate 2021 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
In a December 6 memorial ceremony, 14 current Queen’s Engineering students will introduce each of the 14 women and express their views on why it is important to remember them.

Dec 03, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering granted five prestigious Canada Research Chairs
The Faculty is recruiting leaders in engineering academia to fill tenure-track faculty positions.

Dec 01, 2021 — Engineering for Everyone a roadmap for diversity at Queen’s Engineering
Following a year of consultation and development, the faculty has launched a community platform for equity, diversity and inclusion.

Nov 22, 2021 — Alumni Interviews: Imran Mouna, Sc’14
Imran Mouna, Sci’14, is co-founder of InStage, a simulation company that helps students develop communication skills for classroom presentations or job interviews using virtual reality compatible software.

Nov 17, 2021 — New pathway will allow St. Lawrence College graduates access to a Queen’s Engineering degree
A new agreement between Queen’s and St. Lawrence College will allow graduates from the college’s Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program to pursue a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at Queen’s.

Nov 16, 2021 — Inaugural IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient Chris Williams to study wearable tech that monitors health
Chris Williams, MASc’21, is Queen’s inaugural recipient of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship, an award developed by six faculties of engineering in Canada. He will study in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervised by Assistant Professor Shideh Ameri.

Nov 15, 2021 — QUIP Internship Q&A: Connor Dunham
Connor Dunham, a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student, recently completed a Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program placement at Ericsson, where he was able to directly connect hands-on experience from Queen’s Engineering design teams with the immersive work exposure on the job.

Nov 11, 2021 — Mining researcher Abbas Taheri is on a cross-disciplinary quest to help the planet
An expert in geomechanics — the study of rock and soil behaviour — Abbas Taheri has spent over 20 years improving deep mining to make it cheaper, safer, and more environmentally friendly. Now he’s bringing his expertise to Queen’s as Chair in Mine Design and an Associate Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.

Nov 10, 2021 — Researcher Peir Pufahl is a geological detective on History channel’s ‘The Curse of Oak Island’
The History TV channel's ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ has enlisted the help of the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research. This season Peir Purfahl offers his expertise, and takes a closer look at 12 boreholes to determine if they contain elements of gold.

Nov 05, 2021 — Improving accessible communication technologies
Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Claire Davies is working with Beata Batorowicz of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy to create guidelines for the development of augmentative and alternative communication technologies.

Nov 02, 2021 — Artificial Intelligence grant enables Engineering Youth Outreach to develop training in AI and digital literacy
A $140k grant from the national non-profit Scale AI will enable Queen’s Engineering Connections Outreach to develop training uniquely for youth in the Kingston region regarding artificial intelligence and digital literacy

Oct 28, 2021 — Engineering Homecoming event, ViRitual, was a huge success
Queen’s Engineering hosted its annual homecoming Ritual event online for the second year. ViRitual took place at Ingenuity Labs and featured co-hosts Kristy Tu, Sc’16, and Kasmet Niyongabo, Sc’11, MBA’20, along with Dean Deluzio who shared highlights from the Faculty’s upcoming strategic plan.

Oct 26, 2021 — From theme parks to healthcare, Matthew Pan is building robots that will interact with humans
Matthew Pan designed animatronics for guest-facing interactive experiences at Disney Parks and Resorts prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering this term where he is at work developing “cobots” — collaborative robots.

Oct 25, 2021 — Alumni Conversations: Rebecca White, Sc’01
Rebecca White entered the workforce immediately upon graduating in 2001 with a Chemical Engineering degree. A few years ago her interest shifted to education. Today she is CEO of Engineers of Tomorrow, a non-profit that brings working engineers into the classroom and introduces young people to concepts of the profession.

Oct 21, 2021 — Norman Loveland, Sc’65, gifts $1M to Indigenous student supports in engineering
Norman and Gay Loveland have created a $1 million endowment to support STEM:InA, an academic support and community-building program for Indigenous students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-based undergraduate degree programs through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Oct 19, 2021 — Research collaboration with renowned German centre aims to improve efficiency of green hydrogen
A new grant will help establish a partnership between Queen’s Engineering and the renowned Jülich research centre in Germany. The collaboration will work to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of producing green hydrogen, one of the most promising resources needed to reach net-zero carbon emissions.

Oct 18, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering Launches its Virtual Fall Open House in November
Queen’s Engineering will showcase its program to prospective students in a virtual open house taking place on Zoom from November 9 – 10, 2021 and featuring professors from all 11 engineering disciplines.

Oct 14, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering researchers use AI, sensors to make new bridge "smart"
The City of Kingston, led by an alumni team from Queen’s Engineering, is partnering with researchers and students of Ingenuity Labs Research Institute to build the region’s first “smart bridge,” with autonomous technology monitoring the structure’s health.

Oct 13, 2021 — Alumni Conversations: Andrea Corey, Sc’98
Andrea Corey considered graduate school upon earning her degree in Engineering Physics, but ultimate chose to join the workforce directly. Seasoned in start-up culture since graduating in the late 1990s, she is at work now expanding the footprint of FreshBooks' cloud accounting software.

Oct 07, 2021 — QUIP Internship Q&A: Deeana Reynolds
Geological Engineering student Deeana Reynolds recently completed a QUIP internship at Grounded Engineering, where she worked as part of the organization’s geotechnical and environmental team which deals with the first stages of consulting for a development project. Deeana shares her experience with Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program in this Q&A.

Oct 05, 2021 — At the Green Mining Value Chain lab, Dr. Qian Zhang is mapping the future of mineral resource management
Qian Zhang, an assistant professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining and head of the Green Mining Value Chain Lab, is creating a roadmap toward a greener, more efficient future of mineral resource management.

Sep 27, 2021 — Alumni Conversations: William MacDonald (Mac) Evans, Sc’64
Instrumental in many of the great milestones Canada has achieved in space exploration and research, Mac Evans, Sc’64, not only oversaw many of Canada’s space projects (e.g. the Astronaut Program, Canada’s participation in the International Space Station, the Radarsat satellites) but his efforts enabled exciting jobs for Canadian researchers, scientists, and astronauts for decades.

Sep 24, 2021 — Queen’s Faculties of Engineering and Education partner to lead the way in STEM literacy for children
The instruction of STEM concepts to young people is essential to the future of the sciences. Utilizing methods and tools developed for outreach programs designed for youth engagement, Queen’s faculties of engineering and education are teaming up to invigorate the STEM pedagogy for the next generation of teachers.

Sep 20, 2021 — Nir Rotenberg is laying the groundwork for the next generation of quantum tech
Dr. Nir Rotenberg, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy, is studying quantum photonic non-linearities with hope of revealing new applications for the emerging field of quantum tech.

Sep 15, 2021 — Anne Fergusson, Sc’17, represents Team Canada at Tokyo Paralympic Games
Queen’s Engineering alumna Anne Fergusson represented Team Canada in the sitting volleyball event at the recent Tokyo Paralympic Games, which took place Aug. 24 through Sept. 5.

Sep 13, 2021 — Alumni Conversations: Michael Chiu, Sc’82
Over the last four decades, Michael Chiu has been a part of planning and designing of many important transportation infrastructures in Ontario and overseas such as highways and roads, bridges, transit and transportation master plans. In this Q&A, we learn what he wishes he could have learned in his undergrad as an international student, and he shares how to find fun and opportunity in any job.

Sep 07, 2021 — Dr. Nahee Park is working to shed light on the origins of “cosmic rays”
The Earth is constantly bombarded by high energy particles, some containing a million times more energy than any particles created by the sun. Dr. Nahee Park is working on the detection technologies that could solve mysteries surrounding these so-called “cosmic rays” and their celestial origins.

Sep 01, 2021 — MacDougall, Noble honoured for exceptional teaching in first year applied science courses
Professors Anthony Noble (Engineering Physics) and Colin MacDougall (Civil Engineering) were selected by the Class of 2024 to receive the 2020/21 Applied Science Teaching & Learning Award for providing an exceptional learning environment for first year courses in applied science.

Aug 31, 2021 — QUIP Internship Q&A: Kathy Sheng
Civil Engineering student Kathy Sheng is on a QUIP internship at Enbridge, working in Risk Management. She explains how extracurricular activities at Queen's Engineering and the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program prepared her for this on-the-job experience.

Aug 25, 2021 — Engineering Teaching & Learning secures $700,000 in grants to develop virtual learning projects, including virtual reality and fully online courses
The faculty’s Engineering Teaching & Learning Team has received more than $700,000 from eCampusOntario’s $50 million Virtual Learning Strategy initiative to develop courses and high-quality online resources for students.

Aug 23, 2021 — From Virtual Reality to competency-based learning, it’s innovation that inspires this Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs professor
Dr. Paul Hungler is designing adaptive VR/AR simulations that adapt to suit the expertise level of the participant. The Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs hopes that these systems will one day revolutionize engineering education.

Aug 20, 2021 — Funding provides leading-edge technological resources to researchers
Six researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science receive funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Aug 20, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering calls for assistance for Afghan Girls Robotics Team
Dean Deluzio, the Chair for Women in Engineering and other senior administrators have posted a petition requesting the Prime Minister’s support in assisting the team in exiting the country.

Aug 19, 2021 — Ingenuity Labs to explore our trust in robotics and AI on a national scale
The Ingenuity Labs Research Institute will host its first annual Robotics and AI Symposium this fall, featuring a keynote by Prof. Amy Loutfi, debates about the future of robotics and AI, and a research thesis showcase competition.

Aug 17, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering researchers identify an accessible, affordable means to continuously monitor cardiac health
Dr. Ali Etemad, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and PhD student Pritam Sarkar created a machine-learning model that could give cheap wearable tech the ability to measure a user’s cardiovascular health. Their paper was published in the prestigious AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Aug 09, 2021 — Shelby Yee, Sc’16, named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for trailblazing work originally developed in the Mining Systems Laboratory at Queen’s
Shelby Yee, Sc’16, and Matt Gubasta, Artsci’17, landed on the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 list as co-founders of RockMass Techologies, which helps mining companies better assess the risk through a data collection unit called the Axis Mapper.

Aug 05, 2021 — Remembering the ‘father of the Indian software industry,’ Faqir Chand Kohli (DSc’07)
Celebrated as ‘the Henry Ford of IT services’ for the way he industrialized the once-boutique production of software, Dr. F.C. Kohli—who recently passed away at the age of 96—has also been lauded for his innovations in adult literacy and water purification.

Aug 03, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering PhD named to top national AI fellowship
Xiaoyu Yang, a Queen’s Engineering PhD candidate, will explore the frontiers of AI and machine learning as one of only 10 prestigious Borealis AI Fellows.

Jul 29, 2021 — Rethinking our approach to tackling plastic waste
Chemical Engineering Researchers Laurence Yang and James McLellan are among a multidisciplinary team working toward a new paradigm, where plastics will be made from recycled or biodegradable components.

Jul 28, 2021 — Meet the Queen’s Engineering 2021 Schulich Leaders
Five incoming first-year students at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are among the ten future leaders in STEM disciplines at Queen’s to receive the Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Jul 27, 2021 — Three faculties collaborate to provide support for Indigenous students in STEM-focused programs
The faculties of Arts & Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences have joined forces to provide targeted academic support services for Indigenous students in STEM-oriented programs. And the move couldn’t be timelier: the largest class of incoming Indigenous students will begin study here in the fall.

Jul 26, 2021 — How the study of geomembranes can protect and extend the usefulness of landfills
From municipal trash to low level radioactive waste, Dr. Fady Abdelaal is working to make sure that the systems we use to contain our refuse are robust enough to prevent environmental disasters, and durable enough to do so for the foreseeable future.

Jul 23, 2021 — Queen’s Science Rendezvous virtual platform expands to include local youth-developed game app
A convergence of faculties and departments, including Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach, supported the creation of a local youth-developed gaming app newly released called The STEMygk Exploratorium.

Jul 21, 2021 — Chemical Engineering student Gavin Stone to represent Canada at Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games
Gavin Stone, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student and former Queen’s University rower, has been in Japan since the beginning of the month and will compete soon in the men’s 4x rowing event at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Jul 20, 2021 — 2021 Mason Cup winners develop a green mining alternative
The 2021 Mason Cup—winners of the APSC 100 "Engineering Design and Practice" group project—is awarded to the team of Hank Kohn, Justin Sandrasagra, Alanna Starcevic, Chunxiao Wang and Joel Zandvliet for their project, “Segregation Process for Pyrometallurgical Recovery of Metals from Polymetallic Nodules.”

Jul 19, 2021 — Alumni Conversations: Brian Sterling
Brian Sterling, Sc’74, has made his way through a variety of industries and has taken on many roles in his career. From executive management to consulting, from DuPont to D.C., he has seen the full length of the corporate ladder.

Jul 09, 2021 — Queen’s summer orientation program covers all things Engineering
Engineering students will benefit from specific modules on technical requirements, a candid Q&A for Black students, and other exclusive resources.

Jul 09, 2021 — International Women in Engineering Day 2021
An International Women in Engineering Day luncheon provided an opportunity to celebrate these successes of women in engineering at Queen’s.

Jul 08, 2021 — At engineering pre-commencement keynote, CBC’s Manjula Selvarajah emphasizes volunteerism and to begin “right when you graduate”
The faculty hosted CBC journalist Manjula Selvarajah, Sc’93, at this year’s pre-commencement virtual celebration where she highlighted the value and career benefits of community service.

Jul 07, 2021 — Queen’s Indigenous rocket team places second in NASA-sponsored First Nations Launch competition
An Indigenous team of engineering students from Queen’s placed second in the NASA-sponsored First Nations Launch competition this year, despite COVID restrictions that forced them to participate via proxy at a university in California.

Jul 06, 2021 — Alumni Conversations: Zhaodi Culbreath, Sc’08
A graduate of Civil Engineering in 2008, Zhaodi Culbreath is the Western Canada Charging Infrastructure Market Lead at Tesla where he leads the development and growth of the organization’s public EV Charging Network. He reflects on his experiences at Queen’s Engineering and how they’ve influenced his perspective on career preparation, and ethics.

Jun 29, 2021 — Teaching assistants from around the globe recognized for exemplary instruction
Twenty teaching assistants from Canada and around the world have been honoured with the Dean’s Award for contributions to learning at Queen’s Engineering.

Jun 28, 2021 — To boost self-sufficiency, this Electrical/Materials Engineer plans to revolutionize the way we generate and store energy
Dr. Majid Pahlevani, an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team at the Queen’s ePower lab are developing the technologies that will revolutionize the way the societies of the future generate and store energy.

Jun 24, 2021 — Former EngiQueers president shares his experience on campus and offers advice to incoming queer students in engineering
Matthew Panetta graduates from Engineering Chemistry this year! While he transitions into graduate studies in Mining, the former co-president of the Queen’s EngiQueers student club reflects on his time here as an undergraduate and shares some advice for incoming queer-identified first year students.

Jun 23, 2021 — Canadian Academy of Engineering honours Queen's Engineers with fellowships, awards
Four Queen’s University faculty members have been inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), with an alumna named for an additional award.

Jun 21, 2021 — Indigenous alumnus reflects on unique supports at Queen’s and aims to encourage coming generations
Haven Moses, Sc’15, joined an Indigenous-owned engineering firm after graduating from Civil Engineering and finds time as a Queen’s alumni to support Indigenous youth and the Aboriginal Access to Engineering initiative now.

Jun 18, 2021 — A founder of Queen’s chapter of EngiQueers reflects on the evolution of LGBTQ+ visibility in the faculty
Rob Litwin, Sc’18, was part of a collective that transformed Positive Allies and Queers in Engineering (PAQE) into the Queen’s chapter of EngiQueers, the engineering student organization that currently boasts some thirty member groups on campuses across Canada.

Jun 15, 2021 — Hurricane damage harms the most vulnerable, reveals inequality and social divides
Social challenges play a large role in influencing physical risk in every catastrophic event, including wildfires, heat waves, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. Even pandemics target vulnerable communities. Vulnerable populations not only suffer intense damage, like property loss, they are also less likely to fully recover before the next disaster.

Jun 14, 2021 — Unlocking billion-year-old mysteries, Dr. Chris Spencer challenges orthodoxy in geological research
Geological Engineering professor Chris Spencer looks to the distant past as a “tectonochemist” with a lifelong commitment to geology

Jun 10, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering projects among six selected for New Frontiers in Research Fund support
Researchers affiliated with Queen’s Engineering are among six projects to receive funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund’s 2020 Exploration competition, a program that encourages scholars to take risks, and that fosters discoveries and innovations that could have significant impacts on our world.

Jun 04, 2021 — A Return to the Labs: highlights from a year of online learning
Faculty and staff of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering worked to ensure proper COVID-related safety guidelines were met in order for students of MECH 212 to make use of machine tools which, by definition of the course, requires active participation in the McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop.

Jun 03, 2021 — Bone Scaffold Design Presentations: highlights from a year of online learning
Second year Mechanical and Materials Engineering students were tasked with a design challenge, "Bone Scaffold for a 12-year-old girl with Benign Chrondoblastoma." These are the design presentation from three of the teams.

Jun 02, 2021 — From the intersection of teaching and research, the 2021 Charles Baillie winner puts students to work in the world
An associate professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and this year’s Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Claire Davies reflects on her path to teaching and the mentors who guided and influenced her award-winning method.

Jun 02, 2021 — Mechatronics Engineering lab demonstration: highlights from a year of online learning
Students of MECH 452, a fourth-year Mechatronics course led by Professor Brian Surgenor, were tasked to present their end of term project. This fall will mark the launch of a direct-entry Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering.

May 31, 2021 — Revolutionizing research is making resource extraction greener, safer, and more efficient
From an environmentally friendly method for extracting copper from discarded mineral deposits, to using bacteria to extract gold from low-grade ore, Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman is coming up with solutions that are revolutionizing the field of resource extraction.

May 28, 2021 — Unique technology gives humans a leg up on walking
An exoskeleton designed by Queen's Engineering researchers that improves walking efficiency is the subject of a new study featured in the leading academic journal Science.

May 20, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering presents a monthlong pre-commencement celebration for 2021 grads
In advance of this year’s commencement celebrations, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has put together a series of activities throughout the month to recognize its graduates and bring everyone together virtually: graduates, family, faculty, peers and alumni.

May 19, 2021 — Dean’s Showcase of Teaching & Learning in Engineering a success
Faculty and staff gathered recently for the Dean's Showcase of Teaching & Learning in Engineering to recognize excellence, share successes, and gain insights/perspectives on best practices in the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science.

May 18, 2021 — Liam Tharp, Sc'19, among recipients of Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Awards
A graduate of Engineering Physics in 2019, Liam Tharp is among the 2020/21 recipients of the prestigious Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Awards which recognize students across the entire campus for their service, leadership, and character during their time at Queen’s.

May 17, 2021 — Modelling and sensing smart cities using microearthquakes and traffic
Dr. Hom Nath Gharti spent years modelling earthquakes of various scales to reveal the inner workings of the Earth. Now he wants to use everyday annoyances like vehicle traffic or train noises to do the same thing.

May 13, 2021 — Queen's Engineering researcher awarded world's top award in electrical power
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Praveen Jain has received the prestigious IEEE Medal in Power Engineering – the highest international award in the field of electrical power.

May 12, 2021 — Faculty get “quirky” as students call the shots for wellness initiative videos
The Dean of Queen’s Engineering joined two professors to support mental wellness this spring, creating videos of wellness activities ranging from “boat yoga” to cold lake plunges.

May 11, 2021 — The Power of Mindset: an alumni conversation on resilience
The founder and CEO of Autonomous Vehicle Organization, David Hayes, Sc'14, recently shared personal insight and tips for resilience with Queen's Engineering students currently participating in the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program.

May 07, 2021 — Three Queen’s-connected companies find success through Innovation Solutions Canada projects
Three Queen’s connected companies were selected for a program designed to support the early development of a technology, testing and validation of the prototype, and assisting in a pathway to commercialization.

May 06, 2021 — Alumni credits Queen’s Innovation Centre support at the dawn of 3D printing start-up
Recipients of QICSI support in the earliest stage of Mosaic Manufacturing, Derek Vogt, Sc’14, along with Mitch Debora, Sc’14, and Chris Labelle, BCom’14, come full circle now by offering internship opportunities for students of Queen’s Engineering

May 03, 2021 — From biowaste to a better world, a Queen’s professor adds value to ecology
Queen’s Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Ehssan Koupaie is a leading researcher in biowaste treatment, finding energy-efficient ways to help preserve the planet.

Apr 30, 2021 — Introducing Dr. Roshni Rainbow, Assistant Professor
An Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Dr. Roshni Rainbow's research focuses on the study of tissue development and tissue engineering.

Apr 28, 2021 — Five researchers challenge the boundaries of human-machine interaction
Queen’s Engineering is reinventing our understanding of machines -- from how they think, to how they move, to how they – and we – feel.

Apr 27, 2021 — Wanda Badger, department manager in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, retires
Ms. Badger is the department manager for the department of mining, and will retire from Queen’s University at the end of this current academic term.

Apr 23, 2021 — Queen’s takes to Minecraft in a Canadian university first
Queen’s Engineering invited 100 prospective students to tour the campus, join a Q&A with the Dean and even hunt for eggs on a dedicated Minecraft server.

Apr 19, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering Dean Kevin Deluzio named Chair of Engineering Deans Canada
Dean Deluzio will be leading a pan‐Canadian organization of Deans of faculties of engineering and applied sciences at higher education institutions; the national voice of engineering education and research in Canada.

Apr 16, 2021 — Dr. Veena Rawat credits hard work, confidence, a positive attitude as key attributes to her trailblazing career
A lifelong advocate for gender equality in STEM industries, Dr. Veena Rawat is an electrical engineer, civil servant and telecommunications pioneer. She was the first female to earn her PhD in electrical engineering at Queen’s University.

Apr 15, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering one of 10 teams selected for prestigious international self-driving car competition
Queen’s Engineering undergraduate students and faculty will have a chance to demonstrate their expertise and skills in mechatronics, mobile robotics and software in the prestigious SAE AutoDrive Challenge II.

Apr 09, 2021 — Geological Engineers look to the moon for answers about life on earth
The Geoselenic Research Project investigates how the moon relates to vital areas like our magnetic field, plate tectonics, and life itself.

Apr 06, 2021 — Black Youth in STEM outreach team meets local youth
The newest youth engagement initiative of Queen’s Engineering, Black Youth in STEM, held its first in-person meet-up recently for a socially-distanced live experiment which featured a demonstration from the Queen’s AISES Rocket Team.

Mar 31, 2021 — Queen's Engineer finds a surefire career path at Procter and Gamble internship
Elaine Monteiro, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student, discusses her experience working full-time as a QUIP intern with Procter and Gamble.

Mar 24, 2021 — Fueled by diversity, Queen’s Formula SAE team races ahead
Following a year of restructuring and rebuilding according to principles of equity and diversity, one of the best-known Queen’s design teams is seeing strong results.

Mar 19, 2021 — From engineering to ‘system thinking,’ Marianna Kontopoulou minds both the details and the big picture
Dr. Marianna Kontopoulou discusses her evolution from “a high school student who didn’t know the difference between chemistry and chemical engineering” to Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Mar 16, 2021 — Celebrating innovation and leadership in teaching
Drs. Alan Ableson, Mark Diederichs, Roshni Rainbow, and Greg van Anders have each been recognized for their contributions to teaching and innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Mar 15, 2021 — A new video ‘patient call’ system aims to reduce PPE overuse in hospitals
Researcher Michael Greenspan, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, safely improves the way patients and health care workers connect during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 09, 2021 — A conversation with alumnus Jeremy Gooden
In this Q&A interview, Jeremy Gooden (Sc’16) describes his day-to-day work, what he wishes he knew before entering the workforce, and what it means to be a successful consultant.

Mar 08, 2021 — Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science launches Women in Engineering subsite
Dedicated exclusively to research, events, networks, and resources for girls and women in engineering of all ages, this new subsite debuts today with a Women in Action photo challenge featuring women in engineering roles and hobbies from coast to coast.

Mar 05, 2021 — Three recent alumni share thoughts and advice on their engineering journey to the world of finance
Working at the intersection of finance and analysis, Lauren Boyne, Rasmus Hvid, and Alessia Martino share thoughts about their inspirations and lessons learned at the launch of their careers.

Mar 04, 2021 — Queen's Connections youth outreach to host Girl Guides badge workshop
An initiative of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, the annual Girl Guides STEM badge workshops are facilitated by Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach with the Engineering Society’s Women in Science and Engineering student group.

Mar 04, 2021 — CFI funds Queen’s researchers in their pursuits of exploration and discovery
Civil Engineering faculty Andy Take and Ian Moore are among the Queen’s researchers who’ve secured more than $10 million for infrastructure that will help to combat climate change, treat cancer, and understand the fabric of the universe.

Mar 02, 2021 — How the robot revolution is changing jobs and businesses in Canada
The Conversation: As the use of robots and autonomous machines increases across industries, governments need to have a strategy in place.

Mar 01, 2021 — Local health unit using Queen’s-founded staffing software for COVID-19 immunizations
Mesh AI, a cloud-based human resource management software for the healthcare industry, is being used by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health to handle increased scheduling needs of pandemic response.

Feb 26, 2021 — Queen's intern reflects on the convergence of engineering education and hands-on experiential learning at GM Canada
Arinze Imasogie, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student, discusses his Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program experience and the significance of role modeling in career development.

Feb 25, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering students examine gender disparity at inaugural student-run conference
The inaugural Queen’s Women in Applied Science and Engineering (Q-WASE) conference aims to examine gender disparity in a field historically dominated by men.

Feb 24, 2021 — Partnering with industry to advance technological innovation, Queen’s Engineering researchers receive Alliance grants from NSERC
Over $6 million has been awarded to Queen’s researchers through NSERC’s Alliance grants to collaborate with industry partners in areas such as computing, wireless communications, and nuclear power.

Feb 21, 2021 — Civil Engineering Department Manager recognized with Special Recognition for Staff Award
Congratulations to Graeme Boyd on being recognized by Principal Patrick Deane for exemplary service in the Civil Engineering department.

Feb 20, 2021 — Student-led national AI conference brings ethics to the forefront
A Queen's-led conference on AI unites students from coast to coast with international speakers in a unique meeting of the minds in March.

Feb 19, 2021 — Driving excellence on the tenure track: senior Queen’s researchers guide younger faculty in career development program
In an effort to expand training and support of pre-tenure faculty, a new initiative in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science provides bi-monthly sessions that combine career advice with peer-networking.

Feb 18, 2021 — Biomechanics researchers reappraise fundamental understanding of how the foot works
Biomechanics research conducted by Dr. Lauren Welte, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, will ultimately impact how podiatrists and surgeons aim to restore function to patients with foot problems, as well as influence shoe design.

Feb 11, 2021 — Queen’s students form a chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers
Thea Rainford (Sc’20) and third-year Chemical Engineering student Geneviève Norris-Roozmon discuss the origin and development of the newest Engineering Society student group, a chapter of NSBE.

Feb 05, 2021 — Go Code Girl event brings applied coding, featuring a micro:bit, to girls in grades 7-12
With a focus on technology, computing and software engineering exclusively for girls in grades 7-12, the ONWiE Go Code Girl program returns this month.

Feb 04, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering alumnus gift funds the future of human-machine collaboration research
A transformational gift from Queen’s Engineering alumnus Bruce Mitchell (Sc’68, DSc'20) has made possible the creation of five Mitchell Professorships, supporting the development of human-machine interaction research and the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute.

Feb 01, 2021 — A new Intelligent and Bio-Inspired Mechanics seminar series is quickly expanding the network of fluid mechanics researchers
Researchers of AI and Bio-inspiration in fluid mechanics find a growing community in the new weekly seminar series helmed by Queen’s Assistant Professor Dixia Fan.

Jan 27, 2021 — Queen's-founded staffing software to ease COVID immunization through free access program
Queen’s Engineering Associate Dean (Corporate Relations) Shahram Yousefi is CEO of Mesh AI, the world's first socially intelligent staffing “anti-scheduler” which balances the needs of health units and its employees.

Jan 21, 2021 — Queen’s alumna Dr. Charlotte Gibson brings “froth flotation” to mining research and the classroom
With a research focus on intelligent mining systems, Assistant Professor Charlotte Gibson (BSc’09, PhD’16) joins Queen’s Engineering in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.

Jan 20, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering online student wellness hub features resources from academic to “quirky”
The Faculty of Engineering has launched a one-stop wellness hub online, offering resources from mental health and healthy eating to academics and finances.

Jan 18, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering joins six Ontario universities in fellowship to increase diversity in engineering and technology
Queen’s Engineering has launched a $25,000 scholarship program for Black and Indigenous PhD applicants in a joint effort with six Ontario engineering schools.

Jan 18, 2021 — Research networking event to brainstorm collaborative opportunities for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Associate Dean (Research) Amir Fam is bringing together a multidisciplinary collection of researchers from across campus and including RMC to explore collaborative opportunities related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Jan 15, 2021 — Queen’s Rocket Engineering and First Nations Launch teams aim for greater heights in 2021
With plans for a career in aerospace engineering, Maranda Cherry, a Metis third-year Engineering Physics student and president of Queen's Rocket Engineering Team and Queen’s First Nations Launch rocket team, anticipates a successful 2021.

Jan 14, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering researcher Alireza Bakhshai comments on IEEE Fellow designation
Dr. Alireza Bakhshai, a Power Systems and Electronics professor, has been recognized for contributions to the development of synchronization techniques for power electronics converters.

Jan 12, 2021 — Replicating the live experience with interactive online labs, a physical model tests groundwater movement
Featuring GoPro cameras and live group discussions, the Faculty of Engineering Teaching & Learning team worked with Dr. Kevin Mumford to adapt two of his Groundwater Engineering labs to maximize the online learning experience.

Jan 06, 2021 — ‘Little STEMs’ youth outreach to spark girls’ passion for science
Recognizing the underrepresentation of women in engineering, the Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach team has developed a unique program, Little STEMs, to be held only on PA days and designed exclusively for girls.

Jan 05, 2021 — Computer Engineering student and childhood friends launch a COVID-inspired monitor for public spaces
Stuck at home during the first wave of COVID-19, Queen’s ECE student Alex Koch and childhood friends (students at Algonquin College and McMaster University) developed a table-top sensor for public spaces that communicates cleanliness in real time.

Jan 04, 2021 — Professor Alireza Bakhshai named a 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow
Dr. Bakhshai, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, earned the honour for contributions to the development of synchronization techniques for power electronics converters.