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Prof. Freire-Gormaly awarded 2021 Lassonde Innovation Award – Media Outreach Award

Congratulations to Prof. Freire-Gormaly whose nomination to the annual Lassonde Innovation Award competition has been successful. Nominations were evaluated by the sub-committee of PARR, Grants adjudication committee and they were selected as the inaugural winner of the 2021 Lassonde Innovation Award – Media Outreach Award. The award will be announced at the annual Lassonde Awards […]

Lassonde Mourns Passing of PhD Student

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Francis Beamish Tetteh, a PhD student and a member of the Mechanical Engineering community at Lassonde. Francis passed away peacefully on Saturday April 10, 2021. In his year-long battle with cancer, the mechanical engineering community at Lassonde and especially his friends and research group, […]

Lassonde MASc Student Receives York University’s FGS Thesis & Dissertation Prize

Nakisa Samadi entered the MASc program in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 after completing an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at Sharif University of Technology (Iran). During her tenure at the Hybrid Biomedical Optics laboratory, she co-developed a low-cost and portable photo-thermal sensing technology for detecting Cannabis consumption at roadside and workplace. She is currently pursuing the translation of her research outcomes into market through Lab2Market and University of […]

Paper from Dr. Rezai’s ACµTE Lab in Mechanical Engineering Featured on Cover of Latest “Lab on a Chip” issue

Congratulations to Dr. Rezai and the ACµTE Lab. Their paper “Electric egg-laying: a new approach for regulating C. elegans egg-laying behaviour in a microchannel using electric field” has been chosen as the cover article for the next edition of the journal “Lab on a Chip”. This work is co-authored by Dr. Rezai’s PhD student, Khaled Youssef, and […]

Two Mechanical Engineering Professors Honoured by the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

Pouya Rezai, Associate Professor, and George Zhu, Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair in Space Technology, have received the I.W. Smith Award and the Robert W. Angus Medal from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering! Dr. Rezai was awarded the I.W. Smith Award for creative outstanding contributions to Mechanical Engineering achieved less than 10 years after receiving a […]

Prof. Marina Freire-Gormaly Speaks With CTV About COVID-19

Prof. Marina Freire-Gormaly spoke with the National CTV News Channel on Feb. 13, 2021 about Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 and the importance of the HVAC system for safety of the building occupants.   https://mech.lassonde.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CTV-News-Feb132021_MFG.mp4 The full clip on the CTV website can be found here. Professor Freire-Gormaly also spoke with City News, the article on […]

Prof. Solomon Boakye-Yiadom awarded SME President’s Award

Congratulations to professor Solomon Boakye-Yiadom who was awarded the SME president’s award for his contributions to the manufacturing community of Toronto including training students and advocating local industry.  Professor Solomon is the founding director of  MATAM (Microstructural Tailoring of Advanced Materials) research laboratory. You can read more about his accomplishments here.  

Lassonde team reinvents Renaissance engineering course

Don’t expect traditional subject matter or standard delivery from the team now teaching Renaissance Engineer 1: Communications, Ethics & Problem Solving at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering. Andrew Maxwell “We always had a vision of the Lassonde School of Engineering as a different type of engineering school that embraces diversity, social science, the United […]