Faculty of Engineering

Canada and Germany produce a combined 6.3 million tons of ammonia annually. Used primarily in the fertilizer, textile, and pharmaceutical industries, conventional ammonia production is energy-intensive and accounts for up to two per cent of primary energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Researchers at McGill and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), recently received a funding boost to undertake a collaborative project with the goal of producing renewable, “green” ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen by means of an innovative plasma-catalytic process.

Classified as: green energy, plasma, germany, Canada, Hydrogen
Published on: 7 Jul 2021

Education that changes outcomes for whole communities—that’s the aim of the project, Engineering Engagement in School Curricula: Multi-year Design-thinking Projects for Indigenous and Marginalized Youth, led by Professor and Chair of the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Richard Chromik, Faye Siluk, and Robert Pozeg of the Faculty of Engineering’s E-IDEA initiative (Engineering Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Advancement), which today received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) PromoScience grants program.

Classified as: Youth, outreach, Indigenous, STEM, science, engineering, PromoScience grant, NSERC, Richard Chromik, Faye Siluk, Robert Pozeg
Published on: 9 Jun 2021

Bacteria that move around live on the edge. All the time. Their success, be it in finding nutrients, fending off predators or multiplying depends on how efficiently they navigate through their confining microscopic habitats. Whether these habitats are in animal or plant tissues, in waste, or in other materials.

Classified as: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Dan Nicolau, bacteria, biocomputing
Published on: 11 May 2021

Congratulations go to Professor François Bouffard, who is the winner of this year’s Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Academic Service Award. The award speaks to the impact Professor Bouffard has had on the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) community, recognizing his continuing dedication to the students as well as his commitment and contribution to student affairs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Classified as: ECE, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bouffard, Academic Service Award, undergraduate students
Published on: 19 Apr 2021

Bubbles of methane gas in water around an unplugged oil/gas well in Pennsylvania. CREDIT: Mary Kang

Classified as: Research, Faculty of Engineering, Kang, méthane
Published on: 20 Jan 2021

Grants available for faculty at Canadian postsecondary institutions

Important
:  Please contact the International Engagement Unit - international.provost [at] mcgill.ca - to obtain the application form, budget sheet and privacy statement.  

Published on: 13 Jan 2021

To ensure that California’s groundwater is sustainably managed in the future and over the long-term, current state definitions of what constitutes groundwater may need to be revised, according to research published this week in PNAS. A McGill University-led research team has analyzed big data of more than 200,000 groundwater samples taken from across the state and found that there are problems with the guidelines used for groundwater management.

Classified as: Sustainability, Research, groundwater, Mary Kang
Published on: 9 Dec 2020

Electrifying truck fleets to cut Canada’s carbon emissions

McGill Engineering researchers partner with industry to power a greener transportation sector

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By Chris Chipello, Associate Director, Integrated Editorial Group

Published: APRIL 6, 2020

Classified as: innovation, industry
Published on: 31 Oct 2020

Students experience Israel’s Start-Up Nation first-hand

International exchange between Canada and Israel caps off an entrepreneurial course and is also the trip of a lifetime

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By Junji Nishihata, Senior Communications Adviser, Office of Research and Innovation

Published: OCTOBER 10, 2019

Classified as: innovation, Social Innovation
Published on: 31 Oct 2020

McGill entrepreneurship programs ranked one of the best in Canada

According to US-based Pitchbook, McGill was best in Canada for female undergraduates and number two for undergraduate students overall

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By Junji Nishihata, Senior Communications Adviser, Office of Research and Innovation

Published: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Classified as: entrepreneurship
Published on: 31 Oct 2020

Using a new technique, a team of McGill University researchers has found tiny and previously undetectable ‘hot spots’ of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumours. Their findings suggest, for the first time, that only very tiny regions of a tumor need to stiffen for metastasis to take place. Though still in its infancy, the researchers believe that their technique may prove useful in detecting and mapping the progression of aggressive cancers.

Classified as: Faculty of Engineering, breast cancer, Research, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, faculty of medicine
Published on: 27 Oct 2020

McGill Engine Centre drives initiative to replace internships lost by COVID-19

Program finds summer internships for 10 students from across McGill faculties. 

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By François Shalom from McGill Reporter

Published: JUNE 11, 2020

Classified as: entrepreneurship, innovation, McGill Engine
Published on: 9 Oct 2020

TechAccel: Jump-starting student start-ups

McGill Engine’s TechAccel Grants helps students accelerate their technologically-based ideas that have business or social impact potential.

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By François Shalom from McGill Reporter

Published: SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Classified as: entrepreneurship, innovation, McGill Engine
Published on: 9 Oct 2020

McGill University professor Stephen Yue and Dr. Chen Liang, a researcher at the McGill AIDS Centre and Lady Davis Institute, received an NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grant to produce a cost-effective, production-ready antiviral coating that could significantly reduce the rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission on high-touch metallic surfaces in public spaces such as schools, office buildings, and clinics. The work will be carried out in collaboration with a team of researchers from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and industry partners Polycontrols, Hatch, and 5N Plus.

Classified as: covid-19, Research, Faculty of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Published on: 17 Sep 2020

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