Patricia Nieva, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor, is leading an international team of experts in creating a handheld monitor that could predict a heart attack in minutes, hours or even days before it happens.
Around the world, Aeryon’s (flying drone) systems have been used to help Libyan rebels overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, monitor oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and more. Unlike other drones, they fly in extreme weather.
Neil Sarkar, a Waterloo electrical engineering post-doctoral researcher, has developed the world’s first single-chip atomic force microscope (AFM) that costs 100x less than traditional high resolution microscopes.
Steven Waslander’s lab feels like you’re entering the set of a science fiction movie. Drones hover and dance, while wheeled vehicles scoot across the polished concrete floors. Waslander and his team envision a day when quadrotor helicopters can function without human operators.
Meet Spaun, the world’s largest model of a functional brain. On the medical side, Spaun could shed light on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or help pharmaceutical researchers predict the effects of potential new treatments.
Nanotechnology engineer Stuart Linley is cleaning up contaminated water from Canada’s oil sands. He uses magnetic nanoparticles to effectively remove pharmaceutical and other contaminants found in the municipal water system.