Sutures are used to close wounds and speed up the natural healing process, but they can also complicate matters by causing damage to soft tissues with their stiff fibers. To remedy the problem, researchers from Montreal have developed innovative tough gel sheathed (TGS) sutures inspired by the human tendon.
McGill has recently reopened (new deadline: May 15th) applications for the graduate program for domestic students (only for Fall 2020).
1. Doctoral and Masters (Thesis): If interested, we encourage that you first obtain approval from a Professor in the department who would be willing to supervise your research and then complete the application before May 15th.
2. Masters (None-Thesis or Aerospace): If you are interested in either the Masters (Non-Thesis) or Masters (Aerospace) degrees, please go ahead and apply before May 15th.
Professor Marco Amabili and his research group have published a paper in the prestigious Physical Review X journal. For details, see the McGill Newsroom article at: https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/mcgill-researchers-lay-foundation-next-generation-aortic-grafts-319047
Research Group Launches Zero-Carbon Fuel Experiment into Space
Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson and his research group launched, after years of preparation, a metal combustion experiment aboard a rocket in Sweden on November 15, 2019. The experiment on the TEXUS 56 sounding rocket comprised a red anodized aluminum tube secured to the rocket, burning iron powder as a fuel.
Professor Arun K. Misra recently received the Dirk Brouwer Award "for his outstanding and lasting contributions to astrodynamics of tethered satellite systems, flexible spacecraft, spacecraft orbiting asteroids, robotics for orbital assembly and debris capture." The Dirk Brouwer Award was established by the American Astronautical Society to honour significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics. Professor Misra is the winner of this award for 2017.
Professor Marco Amabili has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. This is an important achievement; until now the European Academy of Sciences and Arts included only nine Canadian members, including John Polyani, winner of the 1986 Nobel prize for Chemistry. Read more.
Professor Michael P. Païdoussis recently received the ASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal for his “seminal contributions to the permanent literature of engineering research through highly praised books on fluid-structure interaction in axial and cross flows, and numerous breakthrough papers over the past 50 years.” The Department is proud to congratulate Professor Païdoussis for his ongoing contributions to the community and to the Department.
On Canada Day, July 1, 2017, Canada's newest astronauts were announced: Dr. Jennifer Sidey (B.Eng. Honours '11) and Mr. Joshua Kutryk, both from Alberta. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill is very proud of Jennifer's achievement.
Five McGill graduates in Mechanical Engineering are candidates participating in the 2017 Canada Space Agency astronaut selection process. Vincent Beaudry (M.Eng. '09), Julie Bellerose (B.Eng. Honours '03), Shane Jacobs (B.Eng. '04), Jennifer Sidey (B.Eng. Honours '11) and Geneviève Vallières (B.Eng. '02) are running for the chance to be the next Canadian astronauts.
McGill's venue for learning and discovery in mechanical engineering recently served as the backdrop for a pivotal cinematic moment in the Oscar-nominated film Brooklyn. Read the full story.
The Gas Dynamics of Explosions, by Mechanical Engineering Professor John H.S. Lee, will be available from Cambridge University Press in July 2016. The book is based on Prof Lee's course in shock dynamics and focuses on the analytical methods used to determine non-steady shock propagation.
The research group of Prof Xinyu Liu is developing a portable, paper-based biosensor for point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infections. The research, led by graduate student Chen Zhao, has been published in the journal Biomicrofluidics.
In honour of National Engineering Month, the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineering Students at McGill University (GAMES-McGill) contributed to National Engineering Month through the organization of a Graduate Research Day, an inaugural event of this type for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The mechanical engineering admissions standard at McGill University is among the five toughest among all undergraduate programs in Canada. The rankings, based on acceptance rates and entrance averages, come from University Hub and were published online by Yahoo Canada.
Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.