UTAT wins national competition with Canada’s first-ever experimental hybrid rocket launch

In early August, a team of students from U of T Engineering launched Canada’s first-ever experimental hybrid rocket. The successful flight of their vehicle — dubbed Defiance — earned them first place in the Advanced Flight category of Launch Canada,… Read more »

Paying it forward with the influential work of alumnus H.S. Ribner

Students wishing to attend the U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies will see their graduate careers off to a flying start with the creation of a newly endowed award to support research in the field of aero-acoustics and aerospace…. Read more »

UTWind places first at the International Small Wind Turbine Contest

In their first-ever competition, UTWind — a team of undergraduate and graduate students from U of T Engineering — has taken the top prize in an international challenge to design and build a small-scale wind turbine. “While we always strived to be… Read more »

Faculty Spotlight

Professor J.W. Davis

Fusion Energy Plasma Materials Interactions Laboratory

Research Focus
• Study of plasma-materials interactions with ITER-specific materials: carbon, tungsten and beryllium
• Candidate reactor materials are tested using plasma simulation facilities to study plasma-materials-interaction processes

Current Projects
• Studying (i) materials erosion, (ii) diffusion, trapping, and retention of hydrogen isotopes in carbon, tungsten, and mixed materials, (iii) the recovery of deuterium from layers of D-containing deposits formed in tokamaks

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