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1000 Islands Fluid Dynamics

Prof. Hanson attended the 1000 Islands Fluid Dynamics Meeting held near Gananoque, Ontario, with members of his research group including Vahid Nasr Esfahani, Hossein Khanjari, Tejas Alva, and Costa Kandias. The meeting hosted over 60 technical seminars on current research that was attended by academics from Ontario, Quebec, and the North East of the United […]

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students headed to Michigan State University to compete in their first Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)

On April 5th, thirteen students from Lassonde School of engineering headed over to Michigan State University to compete in their first Human Powered Vehicle Challenge(HPVC) organised by American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME). These students worked hard over the last 8 months designing and building a vehicle. Capstone Team A was responsible for building the shell […]

Lassonde Professor’s paper named influential by the Physics of Fluids Journal

Lassonde Professor Alidad Amirfazli’s paper Shedding of multiple sessile droplets by an airflow was recently marked as an influential work by the Physics of Fluids journal.  The paper featured work by Professor Amirfazli and Lassonde graduate students Aysan Razzaghi and Hossein Banitabaei. This work illustrates how shedding of droplets can improve water management for fuel […]

NOV 26 – Chen Gao – MECH Research Seminar Series

Chen Gao is currently working as a control system engineer in Honeywell Aerospace. She received her PhD in Aerospace Engineering from University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies in 2014. Her research interests focus on path planning, autonomous UAV systems, state estimation, and robotics. Autonomous soaring surveillance in wind fields with an unmanned aerial vehicle […]

NOV 19 – Paula Meyer – MECH Research Seminar Series

Paula Meyer, P.Eng., holds her Bachelor, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University.  Dr. Meyer’s Ph.D. research was in vibrations and ultra precision machining.  Dr. Meyer worked in the automotive, nuclear and construction industries.  She was a senior contact engineer for General Motors of Canada Ltd., a senior engineer for AMEC NSS […]

NOV 12 – Caroline Wagner – MECH Research Seminar Series

Caroline Wagner is a postdoctoral researcher in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at Princeton University. She completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), combining experimentation and mathematical modeling to study how the fluid mechanical properties of biological gels could be interpreted as indicators of the underlying biopolymer microstructure. […]

NOV 5 – Azadeh Ghadimi – MECH Research Seminar Series

Dr. Azadeh Ghadimi has received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University Malaya, Malaysia in 2013. Her research mainly focuses on Nanofluid fundamentals and applications. She worked essentially on stability and heat transfer enhancement of different types of nanofluids and is an expert on renewable energy applications of nanofluid including electric car battery and solar […]

The York Cares United Way Campaign kicks off Oct. 26 with a pancake breakfast

As the largest supporter of social services in Toronto, the United Way Greater Toronto is dedicated to creating opportunities that people need to improve their lives and build a better future. Every year, the York University community engages in the York Cares United Way Campaign to raise much-needed funding for the United Way Greater Toronto. […]