Black History Month: Presidents reflect on the impact of National Society of Black Engineers at U of T

Kelly-Marie Melville (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) was in her dorm room, just two weeks into her studies at U of T Engineering, when a fellow student Korede Owolabi (CompE 1T5 + PEY) and member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of… Read more »

Toronto’s first-ever Black student-run hackathon returns for third year, going virtual and global

This weekend, 300 high school and university students will have 24 hours to code, design, build, network and learn from mentors at NSBEHacks 2021 — an event that aims to equalize the footing of Black and other minority students within science, technology,… Read more »

Prof. David Zingg comments on weird-looking sustainable airplane designs

As an engineer for the U.S. military, Bill Otto Sr. worked on the Minuteman intercontinental missiles, developed new bodies for torpedoes and was chief scientist on the B-1 bomber avionics study. Then, after becoming a consultant, he shifted his attention… Read more »

Improved COVID-19 model leverages flow physics of airborne respiratory droplet ‘clouds’

After nearly a year of studying COVID-19, scientists are still grappling with fundamental questions — including understanding the dominant modes of transmission and predicting how “superspreading” events arise. A newly improved model produced by engineers and physicists could help. Last… Read more »

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Aerospace Mechatronics

Professor Emami

Aerospace Mechatronics Laboratory

Research Focus

  1. Development of systematic frameworks and architectures for concurrent, detail-level engineering of aerospace systems
  2. Robust learning mechanisms for autonomous, heterogeneous robot teams for ground and space missions
  3. Asteroid Engineering: discovery, characterization, exploration and prospecting of near-Earth asteroids

Current Projects

  1. Space systems miniaturization
  2. Space debris removal
  3. Asteroid redirection
  4. Satellite formation

Aerospace Mechatronics Laboratory

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