Development of tests to assess GDL stability during MEA production

Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. is engaged in producing fuel cell stacks for automotive applications. The plant in Burnaby BC is the exclusive fuel cell manufacturer for Mercedes-Benz worldwide (marking the world's first large-scale production facility for automotive fuel cells.) The Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Division (MBFC) has shown interest in active collaborations with Canadian universities and research institutes to advance manufacturing processes and engage leading Canadian scientists. In early 2013, an NSERC Engage grant enabled the first collaboration between MBFC and Dr.

"Transdermal Alcohol Detection System through Measurement of Capacitance Change in a MEMS Device *Renewal, previous title ""Transdermal Alcohol Detection System through Measurement of Capacitance Change in a MEMS Device Year One"""

The proposed research develops a transdermal alcohol detection system. The system is comprised of an array of polymer based MEMS sensors and a sensor measurement circuit. The system analyzes gases emitted from the skin – the gases are chemical mixtures that may (or may not) contain ethanol. No known polymers respond only to ethanol; however, each polymer in the array creates a unique response to the presence of ethanol. When examined together – like a series of simultaneous equations – sensor responses accurately indicate the presence of ethanol.

Preparation of commercial TPVs from Devulcanized Rubber

This research project intends to further expand the use of the recycled rubber (also referred as devulcanized rubber) prepared from waste tires to reduce the threat caused by the increasing number of scrap tires. Due to relatively inferior properties, the devulcanized rubber cannot be used by itself. Hence, the research focuses on blending the devuclanized rubber with cheaply available plastics. A patented technology has been developed in our lab that leads to preparation of high quality devulcanized rubber.

Évaluation des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) dansle transport de marchandises

Analyser et visualiser les émissions de GES dans une zone définie de la ville de Montréal. Grâce à la littérature, quantifier monétairement celles-ci et évaluer différents scénarios de réduction des émissions. Ultimement, les grands joueurs au niveau de la logistique à Montréal auront de nouvelles connaissances sur le sujet et pourront les mettre en pratique dans un but de facilité la fluidité du transport de marchandise tout en prenant compte la mobilité durable. De plus, il sera possible de mieux évaluer la rentabilité de certains projets de modification de la chaine logistique

Multimodal Safety Analysis of the implementation ofrectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs)

With the increased number of non-motorist related crashes, there is a growing need for accommodating the safety of active modes in urban areas. The City of Calgary has recently installed rectangular rapid-flashing beacon (RRFB) at several locations in the City in an attempt to improve cyclists and pedestrians’ safety. RRFB use dual rectangular LED lights to display intermittent rapid flashes similar in operation to emergency flashers on police vehicles. These devices were shown to assist motorist yielding behaviour at some particular locations.

Multimodal Safety Analysis of the implementation ofrectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs)

With the increased number of non-motorist related crashes, there is a growing need for accommodating the safety of active modes in urban areas. The City of Calgary has recently installed rectangular rapid-flashing beacon (RRFB) at several locations in the City in an attempt to improve cyclists and pedestrians’ safety. RRFB use dual rectangular LED lights to display intermittent rapid flashes similar in operation to emergency flashers on police vehicles. These devices were shown to assist motorist yielding behaviour at some particular locations.

Réingénierie des processus d’affaires du département d’ingénierie

Il s’agit de la réingénierie des processus d’affaires du service de l’Ingénierie, plus particulièrement des processus de développement de produits dans le domaine de la fabrication dans le transport ferroviaire. Révision et mise à jour selon les dernière pratiques dans le but d’atteindre les objectifs stratégiques de l’entreprise.

Ruggedized OLED Displays

While OLED displays are now a relatively-mature technology, they have been almost exclusively targeting consumer electronics. As such, the ultimate goal of this ambitious collaboration will be to: Evaluate the technology and supply chain readiness of actual OLED and other emerging display technologies. Assess their potential for cockpit (critical) and cabin (passenger-level) aeronautics and train applications.

Développement de protocoles et infrastructures d’essais pour l’évaluation de systèmes embarqués dans les véhicules intelligents/autonomes sous de multiples conditions

Le développement rapide des technologies de l’information et des capteurs au cours des dernières années a eu un essor de plus en plus important dans le secteur automobile afin de rendre la conduite plus sécuritaire. Les systèmes de sécurité active en milieu automobile visent à éviter les collisions plutôt que de mitiger leur impact sur les passagers. Or la sécurité routière est directement fonction de la performance des systèmes intelligents embarqués et des capteurs en termes de fiabilité et de robustesse. Ils sont de plus en plus omniprésents, nombreux et complexes.

Ergonomics Evaluation of Right Angle Power Tools

It has been estimated that approximately 70% of operators in automotive assembly use power-tools to complete their assembly tasks, yet companies have a difficult time determining why injuries happen when they are used. Before we can determine this, we need to understand the type of postures and the level of physical demand and the frequency of their use every minute. This survey will help to understand exactly how assembly workers use these tools with the overall goal to begin to reduce the risk associated when using them.

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