Aluminum and water process for sustainable cogeneration hydrogen, high-purity alumina and heat

There is an urgent need for carbon free sources of energy to mitigate the climate change effects. Hydrogen is a very promising fuel to transition to climate-friendly energy and sustainable energy future. However, most hydrogen is produced from carbon sources and thus undesired emissions are unavoidable during the production. One key solution is to use extract hydrogen by reacting metal powders with water. In this research, aluminum and iron powders are used to cogenerate hydrogen and high-purity alumina in a carbon neutral process.

Building a ‘youth operating system’: Security, safety, inclusivity, and digital platform possibilities for youth-centred social innovation

The research proposed here will explore core issues, risks, and limitations to direct the design and development of a ‘youth
operating system’ (YOS) centred on providing a safe, secure, privacy-preserving, and inclusive multi-featured online
environment for youth.

Designing and Prototyping an Isolated Three-Stage GaN-Based Bidirectional 6.6 kW On-Board Charger (OBC)

Galium Nitride (GaN) technology compared to the conventional silicon and silicon carbide technologies gives better switching performance in terms of switching losses and switching speed. Also, since GaN Fets do not have intrinsic body diode as in Si and SiC based switching MOSFETS, they can work at much higher frequencies in room temperature, leading to using more compact passive components for power electronics devices. Production of bidirectional onboard chargers (OBC) are boosted due to the increasing demand for electric vehicles. GaN Systems Inc.

Innovation, Design, and Development of a Novel Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prevention Device

Sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, can be life threatening. Although solutions
exist to treat these disorders, like Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and oral appliances including
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs), there are several issues relating to cost, comfort, and convenience
with the products that are on the market today.

Automated Neurotoxicity Validation using MRI Protocols on a Cloud-Based Architecture

The proposed research project is aimed at developing an automated MR-processing pipeline for pre-clinical neuroimaging. This pipeline will address some of the existing issues associated with current methodologies, and has the potential to re-define the world of early drug development, particularly relating to the assessment of neurotoxicity.

Integrating autonomously recorded audio data with traditional field surveys to improve detectability estimates for North American birds

Around the world, birds have been declining at an alarming rate. It is therefore important that conservationists use as many resources as they can when making informed conservation decisions. Autonomous recording units (ARUs) have become an increasingly popular choice for monitoring bird populations, because they can be left in highly remote regions (such as Canada’s Boreal Forest) and automatically record birds throughout their breeding season.

Investigation for Effective Pothole Solutions for Ontario: Alternative Patching Materials and Techniques

Potholes are among the most common and most unfavorable pavement distresses. Abundantly present in coldclimates, potholes are exacerbated by severe freeze and thaw cycles. The cavities left behind by potholes areoften dangerous to vehicles and need to be repaired through patching. Due to the widespread nature of thispavement distress, the repairs can become costly. Finding the balance between long-lasting and cost-effectivepatching materials has long been a challenge for pavement designers.

Stereo (Multi-view) DepthIQ and its Application in SLAM

Our partner organization has developed a new type of camera, one where depth information is part of a single lens/sensor construction, meaning that there are no occlusions or shadows which plague stereo cameras, there is no requirement to light the scene as well time-of-flight cameras, and the expense is low compared to light-field cameras. Currently these cameras are limited to a near-range depth field of around 2m, this project aims to improve through several methods.

Reimagining Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) for Housing in the Architectural Design Process

Combining design and digital workflows, pre-fabrication, and automated assembly provides a rare opportunity for the AEC industry to unite three critical construction items that have traditionally been at odds with one another: Time, Cost and Quality.

E-Bell and ‘resource theft’: Using technology to understand causes and outcomes of cattle theft among pastoral communities in Western Kenya and eastern Uganda.

Pastoral communities in North-Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda has for the last decades gone through a vicious cycle of bloody conflict. The conflicts are centred mainly around resource use but manifests in cattle theft/raids leaving fatal casualties, mass displacements and abject poverty in its wake. While these conflicts are majorly driven by an array of factors, climate change seems to have perfected the conditions and exacerbated the rationality of the conflicts.

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