Research led by Prof François Barthelat in the Department of Mechanical Engineering earned a spot on Quebec's list of top 10 scientific discoveries in 2014. Inspired by natural structures like seashells, Barthelat and his team developed a technique to strengthen glass. They were able to make glass 200 times more resistant to breakage by engraving micro-cracks in wavy configurations on its surface. The pattern of micro-cracks guided larger cracks and absorbed impact energy.
Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.
PhD Oral Defense of Marya Aziz, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
PhD Oral Defense of Rency Tesy Mathew, Institute of Parasitology
The intra-erythrocytic stage of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, employs two metallo-aminopeptidases, termed PfM1AAP and PfM17LAP, in the terminal stages of hemoglobin digestion. Inhibitors of these enzymes exhibit anti-malarial activity and, hence, either one or both enzymes are potential anti-malarial drug targets.
Everyone in the McGill community is welcome to attend a PhD oral defense. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our PhD candidates.
PhD Oral Defense of Nicolas Brunet, Department of Naural Resource Sciences
PhD Oral Defense: Surface to Atmosphere Carbon Exchange in Peatlands with Permanent Open Water Pools
PhD Oral Defense of Luc Pelletier, Department of Naural Resource Sciences
PhD Oral Defense: Evaluation of Conditioning Film Formation under Static and Dynamic Flow Processing on Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surfaces and Its Effects an Bacterial Adhesion
PhD Oral Defense of Nikhil Hiremath, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry.
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Explore your future career and join us for the Summer Internship Poster Event on Thursday, October 16 from 10am to 12pm in the Macdonald-Stewart faculty lounge.
Learn about the different opportunities, meet with past interns and find out what they have to say about their experience!
We hope to see you there!
PhD Oral Defense of Jamshid Rahimi, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Effects of batter formulation, pre-drying time and pre-heating temperature on surface characteristics and microstructure of fried batter using scanning electron microscopy and image processing techniques were investigated. The study also evaluated different fractions of inter-particle spaces of fried batter when occupied by air, moisture and fat. The effects of the parameters on porosity and mass transfer of fried batter were also studied.
PhD Oral Defense of Jamuna Risal Paudel, Department of Plant Science