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Prof. Omer Gulder Elected as Fellow of The Combustion Institute

February 28, 2018

Inaugural Class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute Elected Feb 22, 2018 The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute. As dedicated members of the international combustion community, the 125 elected Fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be… Read more »

UTIAS student’s SpaceX internship involved working on Falcon Heavy’s engines

February 22, 2018

Askar Kazbekov, a UTIAS student who is working on a master’s degree with Professor Adam Steinberg spent nearly a year-and-half working for Hawthorne, Calif.-based SpaceX during two separate internships – one of which was organized through the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s professional experience year program. His most recent stint at the space company… Read more »

Start@UTIAS startup Kepler takes flight with satellite launch in China

January 22, 2018

Kepler Communications, founded by Mina Mitry (EngSci 1T2, AeroE MASc 1T4) and Jeffrey Osborne (AeroE PhD candidate), said its first nanosatellite was successfully deployed by a rocket that launched on Jan. 19 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwestern China. Read the full story…

UTIAS Alumni Rocco Martino and Tom Siddon receive the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction Award

November 13, 2017

Dr. Rocco Leonardo Martino is the inventor of the CyberFone — the first smartphone that put the world in the palm of the user’s hand — and the driving force behind the software systems permitting secure real-time video, voice and data linkages. He graduated with a “first” in honours mathematics and finance from the University… Read more »

AutoDrive: Student team gears up on self-driving electric vehicle challenge

October 30, 2017

A new Chevrolet Bolt vehicle has just arrived at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies. Now, a student team has until April to teach it to drive itself. U of T Engineering is one of just eight schools from across North America selected to participate in the AutoDrive Challenge™, a new intercollegiate autonomous… Read more »

Prof. Jonathan Kelly on CTV’s Your Morning show

September 13, 2017

The importance of building an affordable self-driving wheelchair…Watch the video

Prof. Jonathan Kelly on robots increasingly doing human jobs

September 6, 2017

Developers aim to make robots a part of our daily lives, making them essential to doing jobs humans can’t—or won’t—do. Watch the video…

Washington Post and MSN run story on Prof. Jonathan Kelly’s autonomous wheelchair research

August 28, 2017

New technology makes electric wheelchairs autonomous Technology developed in Canada can turn electric wheelchairs into autonomous vehicles. Watch the video…

Prof. Angela Schoellig named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35

August 16, 2017

Professor Angela Schoellig (UTIAS) has been named one of the world’s top Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine. “It’s an honour — to be named among this group of luminaries comes as a wonderful surprise,” says Schoellig of the recognition. “It’s also great for my students and postdoctoral researchers, because it’s really about… Read more »

NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 built by the UTIAS Space Flight Lab

July 27, 2017

The Norwegian satellites NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 were successfully launched on Friday the 14th of July 2017. The two satellites will monitor maritime traffic and test science and technology payloads. Norway’s new national satellites lifted off with a Soyuz-launcher from the Russian spaceport in Baikonur today at 08.36 CET Friday the 14th of July 2017. Video… Read more »