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CACT is participating in the U of T’s initiative to help hospitals fight against COVID-19

CACT is participating in the U of T’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives COVID-19 Response Resource project by coating 3D-printed medical equipment with copper alloy in an effort to help hospitals with personal protective equipment (PPE). See how

Prof. Sanjeev Chandra to be the recipient of the 2020 Robert W. Angus medal

Each year the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) recognizes deserving mechanical engineering professionals who are members of the CSME with honours and awards. This year, Prof. Sanjeev Chandra is being honored with the 2020 Robert W. Angus medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the management and practice of mechanical engineering. The awards ceremony will take place during the CSME International Congress in Charlottetown, PEI, in June 2021. Read more here

Prof. Mostaghimi to give a talk on “anti-bacterial copper coatings for frequently touched and heat sensitive surfaces” in the ITSC’s virtual preview session on June 18

Prof. Javad Mostaghimi is invited to give a talk on "antibacterial copper coatings for frequently touched and heat sensitive surfaces” in the ITSC's virtual preview session, on June 18, 2020. This learning session will also involve discussions around mechanisms of anti-bacterial or anti-viral behavior of coatings to help thermal spray researchers and fabricators with proper materials selection and processing. These biocidal thermal spray coatings will enable the industry to support the efforts to reduce the risk of propagation and transmission of viruses and bacteria in public transportation and hospitals.

Interested in this event? find out more here.

Green-SEAM Annual Network Meeting 2020

Prof. Javad Mostaghimi recently gave a talk on "anti-bacterial copper-based alloys coatings on heat sensitive substrates" in Green-SEAM's Annual Network Meeting 2020 which took place from May 21st to 27th. His talk covered bioacidal activity of copper alloy coatings, their potential effectiveness in destroying SARS-CoV-2, and thermal spray of copper alloys as a practical and economical way to greatly reduce surface contamination in our everyday life as well as health-care related facilities.

Interested in other Green-SEAM's activities? find out more here.

Professor Javad Mostaghimi inducted into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame

Prof. Javad Mostaghimi, FASM, has been inducted into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame by the Thermal Spray Society, ASM International, for "pioneering the modeling of impact, spreading, splashing, and solidification of molten droplets in thermal spray that represent the most basic formation processes of coatings." Read more here.

U of T Engineering professors appear in Downsizing film: Q&A with Professor Javad Mostaghimi

December 14, 2017 – The new Paramount Pictures film Downsizing stars Hollywood A-list actors Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz. But U of T Engineering students who look closely at the film’s trailer may notice some other familiar faces: Professors Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) and Mark Kortschot (ChemE) both appear as extras in the movie.

U of T Engineering asked the two professors about their Hollywood debut; here’s what MIE’s resident star, Professor Mostaghimi had to say ..., Read More here.

Professor Sanjeev Chandra inducted as fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)

June 27, 2017 – Three MIE professors and alumni were recently inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professor Sanjeev Chandra, Mark Hundert (IndE 7T1) and John Young (MMS 7T1, MIE MASc 7T4) are among the CAE’s 50 new fellows. The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. The new CAE fellows were inducted on June 26 in Ottawa, as part of the Academy’s Annual General Meeting and Symposium. More information here.

Professor Sanjeev Chandra named Fellow of CSME

May 29, 2017 – Professor Sanjeev Chandra has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME). The award recognizes engineers who have attained excellence in mechanical engineering and who have contributed actively to the progress of their profession and of society. More information here.

Professor Javad Mostaghimi elected to Royal Society of Canada (RCS)

September 7, 2016 — U of T Engineering Professor Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest honours a Canadian researcher can achieve. The Society’s mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada. New Fellows will be formally inducted at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in Kingston, Ontario on November 18. More information here.

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