Nuclear power and wireless communications highlight presentations by UOIT Research Excellence Award winners
April 20, 2012
Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery played host to community presentations by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) most recent Research Excellence Award winners.
Dr. Shahram ShahbazPanahi, associate professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science delivered a talk entitled New Paradigms in Wireless Communications and was followed by Dr. Igor Pioro, professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, who discussed Nuclear Power Reactors: Current Status and Future Advancements.
“This annual event profiles and celebrates the innovative and relevant research that happens every day at UOIT,” said Dr. Michael Owen, associate provost, Research. “The accomplishments of Dr. Pioro and Dr. ShahbazPanahi are substantial and they truly represent the university’s commitment to research with local and global impacts. We are delighted they had this opportunity to share their research with the broader Oshawa and Durham communities."
UOIT has gained a solid reputation as a research-intensive university by establishing its first spin-off company, filing more than 30 patents in various jurisdictions, receiving five prestigious Canada Research Chairs, with another four in development, and having six industrial research chairs. UOIT research is focused on five primary research themes, all of which emphasize a multidisciplinary approach: Applied Bioscience; Automotive, Materials and Manufacturing; Community and Social Wellness; Information and Communication; and Sustainable Energy.