Design and Development of Actuation and Control Systems for the Synchronized Segmentally Interchanging Pulley Transmission System (SSIPTS)

This research project is responsible for the design, development, and experimentation of the actuation and control systems for the synchronized segmentally interchanging pulley transmission system, SSIPTS. SSIPTS is a novel variable mechanical transmission that offers the combined benefits of existing transmission systems for both automotive and wind industries. To ensure high reliability at the high speed and load conditions required for both automotive and wind turbine applications, SSIPTS will need high speed actuator and control systems.

Bringing the Personal Web to Clinical Decision Support

IBM CAS Research Canada has created the Personal Web initiative, a new form of web interaction that is user-centred, restful, and fueled by understanding of personal context and semantics. This project will apply the principles of the Personal Web to the problem of clinical decision making, utilizing the powerful data analysis capabilities of IBM SPSS and IBM Cognos.

Project #2 - Optimization of Novel Coatings for Orthopedic Implants

This project seeks to improve the performance of polymer-based spinal implants through the development of a multi-layered coating technology to overcome identified problems. The coating must allow for: a) strong adhesion to the underlying polymer to ensure structural stability; b) radio-opaque properties to allow visualization of the implant during x-ray procedures; c) a bone bonding interface to support biological integration. 

Reducing the Carbon Footprint at Hydro One

The purpose of the research project is to develop options for the reduction of the carbon footprint at Hydro One Networks Inc. (HONI). The research will focus on helping HONI meet a reduction goal of half of current emission levels over the next decade. The company has taken preliminary steps to assess and plan for the reduction of the company’s carbon footprint, including the collection of preliminary data and the outlining of programs to reduce their impact on the environment.