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Animesh Dutta

From waste to wealth: transforming greenhouse waste into energy

Guelph – When Animesh Dutta ponders the problems of the world, he lands on energy security, food security and climate change. The University of Guelph researcher’s latest project holds promise for addressing all three.

As professor and director of the Bio-Renewable Innovation Lab in the School of Engineering, Dutta focuses on taking waste from farms or food processors and finding the best solution to convert it into renewable energy that will maximize the economics.

Accelerator Guelph associate director Dana McCauley and researchers Ibrahim Deiab and John Cloutier. Photo courtesy of Dana McCauley

Accelerator Guelph opens at School of Engineering

This January, Deiab and five other teams will take part in a new program, Accelerator Guelph. Academics who wish to persue a business in agri-food and biotechnology can take the mentorship-based entrepreneurship program. Over 14 weeks, "participants will learn how to turn their innovative ideas into products and services… and maybe even create a startup company" Read more here.

Machine Design Trade Show 2017 Winners

Mechanical Engineering Machine Design Trade Show 2017

The Machine Design Trade Show on 30 Nov, 2017 was an amazing event! We had a large number of visitors from several public, and industry. The theme of the project this year was “Our Food”, where the 3rd year mechanical engineering students designed and built machines for food and agriculture applications. The judges selected the top 3 projects, and the SOE offered generous awards for the top teams.

2017 Alumni Awards Recepients

School of Engineering Alumni Honours & Awards Banquet

The 8th annual School of Engineering Alumni Honours & Awards Banquet took place on Thursday November 16th and welcomed over 80 Alumni, partners and special guests. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of our esteemed award recipients, and to honour their dedication and commitment to the School of Engineering and the University of Guelph.

Trade Show

Trade Show Highlights Student Innovation, Attracts Local MP

From a medical brassiere that assists healing after breast cancer surgery to an electronic glove that helps a deaf-blind person communicate more easily, University of Guelph students have come up with about two dozen bioengineering prototypes that can help improve life.

They were displayed Monday during a bio-instrumentation trade show on campus. The School of Engineering atrium teemed with people and ideas that may help the biomedical, health care, food and agricultural industries.

Andrea Bradford

OSPE Stories - Andrea Bradford, P.Eng.

Providing expertise in water resources management while guiding the next generation of engineers.

Andrea Bradford, P.Eng., is one of us. She’s an OSPE member who has dedicated her career to environmental work with a sharp focus on water management for wetlands and rivers. As associate professor at the University of Guelph, she is a fierce supporter of engineering as a career, and is proud of her students who continue to change the world.


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Jerry Ennett

U of G Student’s Low-Cost Prosthetic Hand Changing Lives

Jerry Ennett is giving a helping hand to those in need – a hand made on a 3-D printer.

The University of Guelph biomedical engineering co-op student has been perfecting a printable prosthetic hand over the past three years. Made of durable plastic or nylon, it uses tension cables to activate the fingers.

In mid-November, Ennett will share the design and technique for making the affordable, functional hand with technicians in a remote medical clinic in southern India.

Graham Taylor

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Profile: How Graham Taylor champions AI innovation & entrepreneurship

When 20 teams gathered for NextAI’s first venture day this September, competing to become the next Shopify, Uber or Wealthsimple – but powered by the machine learning technology this incubator hopes to help commercialize – the big winner was a machine-learning powered garbage bin that sorts and diverts waste away from landfills, while extracting consumption and demographic insights. It may seem odd, but over the past few years AI has spread ever more widely into our daily lives. Anticipating its next application could not only change the way we live our lives, but our entire economy.

Living among intelligent machines

Artificial Intelligence Focus of Nov. 6 Derry Dialogues

Living among intelligent machines

“Living Among Intelligent Machines” will be the topic of the second annual Derry Dialogues next week at the University of Guelph.

Experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence will take part in a panel discussion Nov. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., in Thornbrough 1200.

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