When it came to choosing a final-year mechanical engineering Capstone Design project, Jeffrey Azzolin didn’t need to look farther than the pair of skates propped up beside his door. Knowing from experience how hard hockey can be on knee joints, he set out to cushion that impact.
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.