Five innovations out of U of T Engineering making the future greener

Today the University of Toronto unveiled its plan for taking action on climate change in a bold report, Beyond Divestment: Taking Decisive Action on Climate Change. “The University’s most valuable and effective contributions to the global effort to avert and mitigate the consequences of climate change will flow from our fundamental role as an institution… Read more »

Lightweight structures and “smart skin” make aviation more sustainable

More than 100,000 commercial flights take place each day around the world. The Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation at U of T’s Institute for Aerospace Studies aims to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions, saving money and reducing environmental impact.

The past, present and future of flight: Q & A with Professor David Zingg

his story is the first of a three-part series on the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, produced over the winter and spring of 2016. From the rise of drones to the push for greener planes, the world of aeronautics and space has changed dramatically in the past decade, and Professor David Zingg has… Read more »

Brian Mech (UTIAS PhD 9T7): Artificial vision pioneer

Brian Mech’s (UTIAS PhD 9T7) career path was inspired in part by the fictional civil engineer Cyrus Smith in Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island as a teenager. “He basically develops a whole civilization on this island,” says Mech. “I just thought it was remarkable how much engineers knew and how much they could do.” Full… Read more »

Three innovative startups from U of T Engineering students are leveraging modern technology to address important challenges in the healthcare industry.

The rise of smartphones, wearable technology and cloud computing are creating opportunities for a data-based approach to the way individuals understand and monitor their health. Three U of T Engineering startups — MedTek Devices, Pillsy and MedChart — are addressing important challenges, from managing medical information to detecting falls among the elderly.

Professor David Zingg video on Fuel Efficient Flying

When you get on an airplane you probably don’t think about how much fuel it’s going to take to get you to your destination, but Prof. David Zingg from the University of Toronto does. He wants to design airplanes that are more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly. Watch the video…

Professor David Zingg, 2015 CASI Turnbull Lecturer

Professor David Zingg was named Turnbull Lecturer for 2015 in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to sustainable aviation. His lecture was entitled Toward Sustainable Aviation: Exploratory Aerodynamic Shape Optimization. David Zingg has been a Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for the past 28 years and has been the Director… Read more »