MERS: McGill Engineering Research Showcase

McGill Engineering Research Showcase - MERS

The McGill Engineering Research Showcase is a forum for industry to connect with our graduate students and faculty and in addition it is a showcase and celebration of our Faculty of Engineering graduate student research. 

2016 Showcase
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
3:00 - 5:30 P.M.

McConnell Engineering Building lobby

Registration
2:30 P.M.

Poster Session Begins: Graduate Students Display their Research Results
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Poster Judging & Selection of 5 Best Posters
3:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Presentation of Best Poster Awards by the Associate Dean, Research & Innovation
5:15 - 5:30 P.M.

Presented in tandem with CGEC. Meet with representatives from Canada’s top
engineering schools: University of Alberta, University of British Columbia,
McGill University, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo.
Refreshments and prizes (including a $50 gift card to the McGill Bookstore) available. 

3:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Registration is preferred for the MERS event.

 

Invitation to Industry

Come learn more about the innovative research taking place at McGill Engineering in the areas of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Information & Communications Technology, Sustainability in Engineering and Design, via poster presentations from the Faculty’s top PhD and Master’s students. You can also learn about the Research Institutes and Centres within our Faculty, as well as generate contacts for future collaboration and/or employment or research internships.


Reasons for students to attend:

  • Get feedback on your research from industry, alumni, academic staff, and your peers.
  • Learn about research across all engineering disciplines.
  • Learn about graduate funding programs available from the Faculty of Engineering, NSERC, Mitacs, and select institutes.
  • Generate contacts for future collaboration and/or employment opportunities for students.

Reasons for Academic Staff to attend:

  • Generate contacts for future collaborations.
  • Learn more about research funding programs available via  NSERC, Mitacs, and select institutes.
  • Network with industry representatives.

 

For more information about this event, please contact us at research.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

Graduate Student Participation

Why participate?

This event will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • get feedback on your research from industry, alumni, faculty, and your peers
  • compete for best poster award by strategic research area category
  • generate contacts for future collaborations or employment
  • learn about research across all engineering departments
  • learn about research funding programs

How to participate?

All McGill Engineering Masters or PhD students are eligible to participate in the MERS poster session.

  • Interested students should discuss their intention to submit with their supervisor
  • If supervisor approval is given, student should register their poster by using this form. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will close at 5 PM on Friday, September 16, 2016 unless we reach 50 registered posters before that date.
  • Students are encouraged to create their own posters (at student/supervisor’s cost) or reuse a recent existing one. 

Poster Judging and Awards

All the graduate students presenting at the MERS poster session are eligible to have their poster presentations judged and considered for cash-value best poster awards.
A prize of a $100 gift card will be awarded to the best poster in each strategic research area category (Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Broadband Communications, and Sustainability in Engineering & Design).

Criteria for judging:
Student poster presentations will be evaluated on four main criteria related to the student’s ability to clearly communicate the significance of their work:
1) Oral presentation is well-prepared, concise, and gives a good summary of the significance of the research, results, and possible future applications.
2) Response to questions showing insightful knowledge and contributes to understanding of the research.
3) Poster is well organized (intro, methodology, data, results, conclusion, future work) and visually attractive.
4) Poster communicates significance and relevance of results.

Judging process:
A group of 3 judges (company, alumni, undergrad) per strategic research area will visit the posters assigned to them.  The student will have 3 minutes to give an oral presentation of their research and poster, and 4 minutes for Q&A with the judge(s).

Judges will complete forms for each poster visited and these forms will be tallied, by strategic research area category.

2015 Photo Gallery

2015 Poster Winners

Category: Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology
Khadija Iqbal MEng2
Value added Poly(ethylene) via Amine-Anhydride Reaction for Industrial Barrier Material Applications
Department of Chemical Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Milan Maric
 

Category: Aerospace Engineering
Kobye Bodjona PhD4
Design and Analysis of Bonded-Bolted Aircraft Structural Joints
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Larry Lessard
 

Category: Bioengineering
Catherine Pagiatakis PhD5
Stenosis Eccentricity has a Significant Effect on Coronary Bifurcation Lesion Functionality
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Rosaire Mongrain
 

Category: Information & Communications Technology
Colin Gallacher MEng2
Haplet: An Open-Source, Portable and Affordable Haptic Device for Democratizing Haptic Technologies
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Jόzsef Kӧvecses
 

Category: Sustainability in Engineering and Design
Keena Trowell MEng1 and Jan Palecka MEng2
Clean Combustion of Metal Powders
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Professors Jeffrey Bergthorson & David Frost

            

  
   

2016 Photo Gallery

2016 Poster Winners

Category: Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology
(sponsored by the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials)
Nariman Yousefi
Green Synthesis of Ultra-Strong Graphene Oxide Hydrogels with Superior Contaminant Adsorption Capacity
Department of Chemical Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Nathalie Tufenkji
 

Category: Aerospace Engineering
(sponsored by the McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering)
Luis Angel Villegas Armenta
Development of Ignition Resistance Magnesium Alloys for Commercial Aircraft Cabin Interiors
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Mihriban Pekguleryuz
 

Category: Bioengineering
(sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering)
Mohamed Elkhodiry
Improving the Re-Endothelialization of Vascular Substitutes via Peptide-based Endothelial Progenitor Cells Recruitment
Department of Chemical Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Corinne Hoesli
 

Category: Information & Communications Technology
(sponsored by the Centre for Intelligent Machines)
Asad Lesani
A Real-Time Multiple-Sensor System for Monitoring Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Networks
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Supervisor: Professor Luis Miranda-Moreno
 

Category: Information & Communications Technology
(sponsored by the Centre for Intelligent Machines)
Marco Kassis
Parallel Transient Simulations of Power Delivery Networks using Model Order Reduction
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Roni Khazaka
 

Category: Sustainability in Engineering and Design
(sponsored by the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design)
Leyla Amiri
Application of Geothermal Energy in Mining Operations
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Ferri Hassani