Using electronic detection to enhance performance of HPLC equipped with UV-Vis optical detection

In this internship, UNS-Tech will partner with Prof. Woolley to detect products of interest to his lab using UNS-e-chip. The antibiotics, developed by Prof. Woolley, are novel systems that can be activated by light or enzymes. The assay will employ UNS-Tech’s state-of-the-art electronics-based detectors for HPLC. The results will be analyzed and the findings will be published in scientific journals. The intern will benefit from this internship by gaining tremendous knowledge of synthesis of products of great value to the pharmaceutical industry.

Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emission for Chinese Cities

Chinese cities are amongst the fasted growing cities in the world and they have per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rates that are similar to western cities. This research quantifies GHG emissions for the three Chinese city]provinces of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. A computer model is then developed for projecting the future growth in Shanghaifs emissions under current policies and infrastructure plans.

Effective Policies for Healthy Food Solutions: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships for Public Health

This project is in partnership with the Canadian Obesity Network. Human diet and nutrition have changed toward a diet dominated by increased food portions; low consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereals, and legumes; and the increase in high consumption of foods rich in saturated fat, sugars and salt. As a result, societies have witnessed a dramatic increase in obesity and chronic diseases. The agri-food system cannot be missed in the battle of reducing this complex health problem.

Tools and Strategies for Multi-Stakeholder Sustainability Planning: Toronto Hydro IT Infrastructure Offices Case Study

The Sustainability Office (SO) proposes to work with Toronto Hydro's IT Infrastructure department to develop a comprehensive and integrated sustainability and energy management program. This divisional pilot will serve as a model for progress towards Toronto Hydro's sustainability goal of achieving a reduced environmental footprint operation.

Toward Automating Pattern-based Application Integration

Integration is a core IT operation, and is aided by a number of available best]practice techniques for integration (integration patterns). However the application of these patterns has little to no automated support. They are applied by consultants on a per-customer basis, making it an expensive and time consuming task. A computer science student from the University of Toronto will work with IBM at their Toronto Center for Advanced Studies on building a set of heuristics to aid the understanding and the application of integration patterns.

Increased Utilization of Forest Biomass for Energy Production: Greenhouse Gas Benefits and Ecosystem Impacts

In February 2009, the Ontario Government announced the Feed-In Tariff (FIT)Program which will play a premium for electricity that comes from renewable sources - wind, solar and biomass - to help curb fossil fuel emissions. The goal of this internship is to assess using unmerchantable wood - that which is not useful for traditional forest products such as paper and lumber - from Great Lakes - St. Lawrence forests to co-generate heat and electrical power in small gasification plants.

Chemotherapy Outpatient Scheduling Using Analytical Scheduling Tools and Simulation

The project will use analytical scheduling techniques and simulation to create, a scheduling template for use at the Odette and Juravinski Cancer Centres. The ideal schedule together with a simulation of the Chemotherapy Center at both Odette and Juravinski will be used to analyze the impact of different resources and processes in the overall chemotherapy process. Robust scheduling and possibly other techniques will be used to develop a scheduling tool for the cancer centres.

Towards Automating Pattern-Based Application Integration

Integration is a core IT operation, and is aided by a number of available best-practice techniques for integration (integration patterns). However the application of these patterns has little to no automated support. They are applied by consultants on a per-customer basis, making it an expensive and time- consuming task. A computer science student from the University of Toronto will work with IBM at their Toronto Center for Advanced Studies on building a set of heuristics to aid the understanding and the application of integration patterns.

Mobility-Platform-Enabled In-Situ Resource Utilization for Support of a Lunar Outpost

NASA's planned permanent return to the Moon will demand advances in many technologies. In order to enable such a goal and to maximize the capabilities of such a presence it will be necessary to use the lunar resources and materials available, commonly referred to as In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU). This benefit would come in a number of ways. Among the most important is that payloads launched from Earth can be smaller as supplies would be available at the mission site. This project will develop a multirobot system to support the planned and permanent return to the Moon.

Effects of Trail Density on Biodiversity

The relationship of biodiversity to trail density (e.g. meters of trail per hectare) will be the focus of this internship, an attempt to determine the carrying capacity of ecosystems for trail density.

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