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MacEng Insight January 2021
Happy New year!

I hope you all had a restful break over the holidays. As we begin 2021, the Faculty of Engineering sends its best wishes to you and your communities. We have come out of 2020 more agile and creative than ever, and I am optimistic that this year will be a rewarding one.

Thanks for reading,

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Ishwar K.Puri, Dean
McMaster University,
Faculty of Engineering
MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
McMaster grad launched a scholarship for resilient engineering students. That fund got a big boost
McMaster grad launched a scholarship for resilient engineering students. That fund got a big boost
Sonia Sennik, a McMaster engineering physics graduate, saw her standalone gift grow to a $300,000+ endowed fund in 10 days after dozens of her colleagues unexpectedly chipped in. Story featured in the Hamilton Spectator.
COVID-19 face masks represent a chance to restore Canadian manufacturing
COVID-19 face masks represent a chance to restore Canadian manufacturing
Though the pandemic has become the world’s dominant health concern, it may catalyze recovery from some of the economic consequences of globalization, says Ravi Selvaganapathy, director of McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM).
The writing is on the glass: Hamilton company’s Lightboard called ‘next level’ learning tech
The writing is on the glass: Hamilton company’s Lightboard called ‘next level’ learning tech
McMaster professor Mike Justason is championing Lightboard teaching tablet as revolutionary innovation to improve online learning.
MACENG TOP STORIES
McMaster Engineering researchers named among world’s top scientists
McMaster Engineering researchers named among world’s top scientists
Sixty-seven researchers affiliated with the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University are among the world’s top 100,000 – or top two per cent – of scientific experts in their disciplines, according to a database recently published by Stanford University.
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"We miss them dearly"
"We miss them dearly"
On January 8, one year after the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, McMaster remembers engineering graduate students Iman Aghabali and Mehdi Eshaghian Dorcheh. They were treasured members of McMaster Automotive Resource Centre's research team, supervised by Ali Emadi.
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Top 10 McMaster Engineering stories to remember from 2020
Top 10 McMaster Engineering stories to remember from 2020
It was a year of uniting in the face of unprecedented challenges. As we take time to reflect, here are some particularly memorable stories from this challenging and unpredictable year.
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Distributing vital vaccines–without refrigeration
Distributing vital vaccines–without refrigeration
Being able to transport and store vaccines without refrigeration would be a major advance -- not just for the COVID-19 vaccine, but all kinds of vaccines, all over the world. A new campus-based start-up is working on making that happen.
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MORE TOP STORIES
McMaster named Canada's most research-intensive university for the fourth year in a row

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McMaster to significantly increase wastewater testing designed to track COVID-19


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McMaster Engineering grad establishes fund to support resilient students. Her gift is multiplied sevenfold by colleagues

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Videos provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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Creating sustainable fuels for a low-carbon future


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What PPE experts want you to know about cloth face masks


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MACENG PODCAST
Big Ideas for a Changing World

Listen and subscribe to Big Ideas for a Changing World, a research podcast hosted by John Preston, associate dean, research & external relations.

In the latest episode, four experts from McMaster’s Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM) answer frequently asked questions about cloth masks, and how they’re working with industry partners to improve the next generation of PPE in Canada.
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
Being able to transport and store vaccines without refrigeration would be a major advance -- not just for the COVID-19 vaccine, but all kinds of vaccines, all over the world. A new campus-based start-up is working on making that happen
Happy to be on this list - and to have so many @McMasterEng colleagues and collaborators on it too. Crazy that one of our most recent hires @Mac_ChemEng is already in the top 2% of cited researchers in the world (Drew Higgins) - took me slightly longer!
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