Google Selects U of G Prof to Be Visiting Faculty

Prof. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering, has been selected by Google’s California head office as a visiting faculty member with the company’s team of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers in Montreal.

Beginning in September, Taylor, a machine learning expert, will spend an eight-month research leave with Google’s AI team in Montreal. He plans to explore machine learning techniques intended to help improve decision-making by the AI systems in anything from Google Maps on your smartphone to smart tractors in the farm field.

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Guelph Mechanical Engineering Student wins Certificate of Merit and Internship to Germany

On March 22nd, 2018, students, faculty and leaders in the Ontario metalcasting community met at the Hamilton Yacht Club for the annual American Foundry Society/Canadian Foundry Society/Foundry Education Foundation Scholarship Award Night. Undergraduate students from Ryerson University, Mohawk College and the University of Guelph received awards for conducting research related to the Canadian metalcasting industry.

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U of G Gets $25 Million for Water, Energy Conservation

The University of Guelph has received $25 million from the Ontario government to support its ongoing energy and water conservation efforts.

The money comes from the province’s greenhouse gas campus retrofits program within its larger climate change action plan.

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Engineering Professor Recognized With Early Researcher Award

Twice as many early-career researchers at the University of Guelph as last year will receive provincial Early Researcher Awards (ERA) in 2018.

The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation recently announced that six U of G researchers will receive funding for wide-ranging studies, including precision agriculture, electric vehicles and functional foods. Each award is worth up to $100,000.

This year, 102 research projects across Ontario will receive ERA funding, which covers salaries and travel for student research assistants, research equipment and facility expenses.

Francine and Bob Barrett (centre) with daughters Rebecca and Kim, along with School of Engineering faculty and staff

$5-Million Gift from Barrett Family Foundation Supports Sustainable Food Engineering

The University of Guelph has created Canada’s first academic chair in sustainable food engineering, backed by a $5-million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation. The chair is intended to develop innovative ways to improve food processing and production.

“Feeding the world’s growing population, safely and sustainably, is one of the greatest global challenges of today,” said president Franco Vaccarino.

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 pursue 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.