Minerva Canada Teaching Module Project, Phase II

This project is an undertaking in coordination with Minerva Canada which aims to address a gap between industry and the graduates of engineering programs in terms of attitudes, knowledge and applied skills pertaining to health & safety in engineering practice. Through a series of phases from curriculum planning to implementation, the project's end product will include stand-alone teaching modules that can be integrated into each year of an engineering program related to health & safety for universities across Canada.

Multi-objective Topology Optimization of an Automotive Cradle

A cradle is a separate structure from automotive chassis, which is used to support the powertrain and suspension system. With the application of cradle structure, the noise and vibration transmitted to passengers will be reduced and the stiffness of attachments will be increased. In other words, the riding comfort and the product reliability are improved. The research project is to design and optimize an automotive cradle considering five dominant performance requirements: local static stiffness, crashworthiness, NVH, durability and weight.

Economic Fire Design of Buildings

With my research time at Halsall I wish to contribute to a body knowledge that will assist with Halsall’s current needs and future directions. A review of relevant literature on methods and procedures for designing more economical, fire-resistant buildings would serve Halsall by providing them with a reference works with which their design engineers can use to make informed decisions in the choice of how their projects come to fruition.

Real-time embedded sensor and wireless technology for next generation mobile machine control devices

The intern will be working on enabling real-time navigation products for machine control applications. The real-time aspect of the project will help improve guidance and control systems for applications such as autonomous steering of precision agriculture tractors and combines. The intern will work to reduce the latencies of the navigation solution to the guidance actuation system. TPI is working with a machine control customer that will use this technology for autonomous steering control of machinery in North America, Europe and Russia.

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.