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A researcher of photonics, Bhavin Shastri aims to redesign computing as we know it

Posted on Sep 29, 2022


Bhavin Shastri researches photonics, the study of light, photons and how photons interact with matter. Specifically, he is part of a worldwide network of researchers working to develop computing that is powered by photons, which in a way means they are entirely recreating computing as we understand it.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

Posted on Sep 27, 2022


Queen's Engineering and Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconcilation, September 30, 2022.


Two engineering researchers among Queen’s contingent to receive $700k in research infrastructure funding

Posted on Sep 22, 2022


Kevin De France (Chemical Engineering) and Alexander Tait (Electrical and Computer Engineering) are among five Queen’s researchers to receive research infrastructure funding from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.


Faculty champions student wellness with complementary access to science-based meditation and mindfulness app

Posted on Sep 16, 2022


The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing each student with access to Headspace, a mindfulness app that aims to support mental health, reduce stress and anxiety, and encourage more restful sleep.


Harvard engineering dean to speak at Department of Chemical Engineering seminar series

Posted on Sep 14, 2022


Francis J. Doyle III, the dean at Harvard University’s faculty of engineering, will be on campus this Thursday, September 15 as a guest of the Department of Chemical Engineering for its David W. Bacon Distinguished Seminar Series.


QUIP internship on Queen’s campus provides student insight to career prospects and large-scale university processes

Posted on Sep 12, 2022


Rylan Richter is a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student who for the past 13 months worked at Graham Construction as a student project coordinator. The full-time role was a Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program experience.


Five incoming engineering students receive Schulich Leader Scholarships

Posted on Sep 09, 2022


Queen’s Engineering welcomes five first year Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients to campus this fall: Liam Doris, Ahmad El-Barbary, Hussam Hayek, Lucas Komljenovic, and Connor Leung.


Ian Moore elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Posted on Sep 08, 2022


Professor and Civil Engineering Department Head Ian Moore joins six Queen’s researchers elected this year to the Royal Society of Canada, recognized for their outstanding research and scholarly contributions.


Engineering students honoured with campus-wide leadership awards

Posted on Aug 31, 2022


PhD’24 candidate Erin Lee (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and Caroline Kim (Sc’22, Mathematics and Engineering) are among this year’s recipients of Queen’s Student Recognition Awards for student leadership.


Kingston native reflects on first-year Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering program

Posted on Aug 25, 2022


Stuart Logan was among the inaugural cohort of students enrolled in the Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering program last year. He looks back on his first year and offers advice to incoming students in the MRE program.


Dean Kevin Deluzio honoured with 2022 Career Award from Canadian Society for Biomechanics

Posted on Aug 23, 2022


Kevin Deluzio, Dean and Professor at Queen’s Engineering, was honoured with the Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics at the North American Congress on Biomechanics gathering this week in Ottawa.


A researcher of photonics, Alexander Tait found an environment of collaboration in Canada

Posted on Aug 18, 2022


Alexander Tait is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He researches cryogenic photonics, exploring what happens when photonic processors are cooled to temperatures near absolute zero.


First steps bring the Engineering research plan to life

Posted on Aug 17, 2022


A new implementation committee is working to transform the objectives of the first theme in the Faculty’s strategic plan into measurable research-related action items.


Among inaugural Mechatronics and Robotics cohort, student Sophie Villemure reflects on first-year experience

Posted on Aug 16, 2022


Sophie Villemure is about to enter her second year in the Mechatronics & Robotics Engineering (MRE) program.


Alumnus Andy Keith’s Solar Panda provides electricity to a million people in Kenya

Posted on Aug 11, 2022


Andy Keith, Sc’08, lives and works in Toronto, yet he’s been able to bring electricity to 200,000 homes and 1-million people in rural communities in Kenya with Solar Panda, a company he launched in 2016.


Amir Fam named Vice-Dean, Research of Queen’s Engineering

Posted on Aug 09, 2022


Amir Fam is now Vice-Dean, Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. This change of title from Associate Dean recognizes Fam’s experience and leadership as well as the strategic importance of the research portfolio within the faculty


RockEng22 Symposium gets off the ground

Posted on Aug 04, 2022


The RockEng22 symposium will be a celebration of Canadian excellence in rock mechanics and a catalyst for initiating a cycle of future open-submission RockEng conferences. Geological Engineering professor Jennifer Day is chair of the event.


Woodhouse, Raymond among Distinguished Service Award recipients

Posted on Aug 03, 2022


Kim Woodhouse and Don Raymond are among six Distinguished Service Awards recipients this year, recognized for the lasting impact they made throughout their time at Queen’s.


Telema Harry is developing a next-generation control technology for navigation of High-Altitude Platform System

Posted on Jul 26, 2022


The project is sponsored by an industrial partner in partnership with Queen’s University which, by the time he graduates, will allow Harry to participate in its deployment and proprietorship. Until then, the specifics must be kept under wraps.


Aiming for Net-Zero emissions by 2050, Victor Udo-Okoro wants to make the nuclear industry safer

Posted on Jul 19, 2022


Udo-Okoro investigates the effect of impurities, such as sulfate in acidic solutions, on the passivity breakdown of alloys using a simulator of off-chemistry scenarios in nuclear power plants. With this information, he can advise the industry on the degradation mechanism of these alloys, their efficient use, and the lifetime of the materials before refurbishment or replacement.