Faculty accomplishments

Junjie Gu wins 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Assistant Professor Junjie Gu of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the recipient of the 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. This $10,000 award recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty researchers whose academic work is particularly innovative, enhances the learning environment in the department in which they study, and has the potential to be significant to society. Gu won the award for his research on low-grade, heat-driven refrigeration systems that will replace mechanical vapour compression refrigeration systems. This new environmentally friendly technology has tremendous implications for the oil and gas industries as it can save electricity, reduce flare emissions and recover waste heat and liquid-petroleum products.

Two Canada Research Chairs reappointed

Associate Professor Paul Théberge has been reappointed as the Canada Research Chair in Technological Mediations of Culture. Théberge researches the effects of new media and technology on the music industry and will develop ways of understanding these problems and opportunities.

Professor Mark Forbes has been reappointed as the Canada Research Chair in Ecological Parasitology/Wildlife Conservation. Forbes has created a state-of-the-art laboratory to test hypotheses of host responses to parasites, temperature, seasonal cues and food availability. Using the results of Forbes’ research, it will be possible to develop safer practices and policies aimed at reducing the negative impacts of parasites on the environment.

Amir H. Banihashemi receives $53,000 (US) grant from Intel Corporation

As a result of a presentation made earlier this fall, Professor Amir H. Banihashemi of Carleton’s Department of Systems and Computer Engineering has been awarded $53,000 (US) from Intel Corporation to develop the next generation of highspeed low-power error correction decoders for wireless applications. The grant allows graduate students in Banihashemi’s research group to collaborate with Intel researchers in the development of the new decoders.

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