From left, IBBME PhD candidates Abdullah Syed and Shrey Sindhwani in the lab of Professor Warren Chan, right. The research team has published a paper investigating the challenges faced by therapeutic nanoparticles in reaching cancerous tumours. (Credit: Neil Ta) August 8, 2017 | By Heidi Singer

Targeting tumours: IBBME researchers investigate biological barriers to nanomedicine delivery

PhD candidates Abdullah Syed and Shrey Sindhwani developed technologies to look at nanoparticle distribution in 3D, providing fuller picture of how particles interact with tumour’s biology


This picture shows NORsat-2 in space deploying its antenna. (Credit: Space Norway AS). August 4, 2017 | By Jessica MacInnis

U of T Engineering-designed microsatellite with novel deployable antenna launched into orbit

Expandable antenna connected to one of two microsatellite, a type of miniaturized satellite, launched by Norwegian Space Centre from Baikonur, Kazakhstan


Team AVAIL — left to right, Caulan Rupke (Year 4 EngSci), Neell Young (EngSci 1T4 + PEY, UTIAS MASc candidate), Andrew Ilersich and Michael Lawee (both Year 4 EngSci) — has designed a physics experiment that will be carried out in simulated microgravity. Their results could accelerate the use of 3D printers to address key challenges for long-term space missions. (Photo credit: Team AVAIL) July 24, 2017 | By Christina Heidorn

Unraveling a physics mystery in microgravity: U of T Engineering students fly their experiment

Team AVAIL experiment among four chosen from across Canada for test flight in a Falcon-20 jet


U of T Engineering students Andy Liao (Year 2 CivE), Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño (CivE 1T5 + PEY, MASc candidate), Alejandro Sarellano Acevedo (ECE MEng candidate), and Mackenzie de Carle (Year 3 CivE) are members of the team that earned a $20,000 prize for their proposal to install solar-powered street lighting in Mexico City’s Toltenco community. July 21, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Engineering student team lights up low-income Mexico City community

Solar-powered street lighting can improve safety and promote community development


July 13, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Wheelchairs get robotic retrofit to become self-driving

Low-cost technology developed by multidisciplinary U of T Engineering research team could assist people with limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or other conditions


Julie Payette July 13, 2017 | By Engineering Strategic Communications

Julie Payette, astronaut and U of T Engineering alumna, named next Governor General

Payette, who is also an accomplished athlete, pianist and singer, will succeed David Johnston as Queen’s representative