Posts Tagged: Western Engineering

Northern Tornadoes Project confirms 117 tornadoes for Canada in 2022

February 9, 2023

NTP researchers conducted 447 severe weather investigations using satellites, aircraft, drones and ground surveys and confirmed 117 for 2022.

Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone

August 3, 2022

A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by the Northern Hail Project field team weighing 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder – a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago.

Open-source tech enables 3D-printed surgical table

July 15, 2022

A collaborative project between Western Engineering and Michigan Tech University was successful in building a 3D-printed, functional surgical fracture table at a fraction of what it would normally cost.

New Western innovation gels engineering with medicine

May 20, 2022

Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint has developed the first-ever water-hating fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury allowing for near-instantaneous gelling, sealing and healing of injured tissue.

Severe weather experts join Western’s Northern Hail Project

April 11, 2022

Julian Brimelow has been appointed as the first-ever Northern Hail Project executive director and Simon Eng will serve as its research meteorologist.

Western-led research team tracks 100 tornadoes in 2021

January 31, 2022

Northern Tornadoes Project investigated 400 severe weather events in 2021, verifying 100 tornadoes across the country in 2021. This research surged the verified count of tornadoes in Canada by an impressive 170 per cent.

Tornado researchers expand scope to study hail

January 25, 2022

The research team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project, a partnership between Western University and ImpactWX, has launched the Northern Hail Project and they expect to be documenting the frozen phenomenon starting this summer.

Key to safer hockey helmets: Mitigating for angle and ‘torque’ of impact

November 10, 2021

Western engineers have found latest in hockey helmet technology could be improved to withstand indirect hits to the head.

Open-source hardware expert champions the future of recyclables and 3D printing

October 5, 2021

An expert in open-source hardware, 3D printing and solar power technology, Joshua Pearce is Western’s John M. Thompson Chair in Information Technology and Innovation.