Awards & Announcements

2015 Capstone Project Design Excellence Awards

Apr 27, 2015

Congratulations to the 10 winning teams of the 2015 Capstone Project Design Excellence Awards.

2015 NSERC Engage Grant Awards

Jan 19, 2015

Dr. Fei Yuan has been awarded a NSERC Engage grant in collaboration with ChargreSpot Inc. on development of high-efficiency wireless power transfer systems using adaptive magnetic resonant coupling.

iBEST 2014 First Place and Biomedical Technology Design Award

Oct 7, 2014

At iBEST 2014 Ryerson biomedical engineering students Bethany Hughes, Michelle Luk and Imran Sheikh won first place and the Biomedical Technology Design Award for their demonstration of a haptic neurosurgical training system. Their supervisors were Dr. James Smith and Dr. Victor Yang.

Imran Sheikh, Michelle Luk and Bethany Hughes with the haptic neurosurgical training system.

2014 SEGE Conference Best Paper Awards

Sep 3, 2014

Peng Yu and Bala Venkatesh's paper, "Reviews of Placement and Sizing of Fault Current Limiters in a Loop Power System" was one of three papers that won Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE) which took place August 11-13 at UOIT, Oshawa, Canada.

Also, Abdul Afram, Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, Alan Fung and Xavier Fernando's paper, "Grey-Box Modeling of a Residential Multi-Zone Air Handling Unit (AHU) through Comprehensive Monitoring" was one of two papers to win for Best Regular Paper.

2014 Capstone Project Design Excellence Awards

May 26, 2014

Congratulations to the 10 winning teams of the 2014 Capstone Project Design Excellence Awards.

C.C. Gotlieb Silver Medal

May 21, 2014

Ling Guan was awarded the IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Silver Medal for "outstanding contributions to multimedia computing and communications" at CCECE 2014.

PEO Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence

May 13, 2014, Updated Nov 25, 2014

The Professional Engineers of Ontario have awarded Bin Wu the PEO Engineering Medal in the category of Engineering Excellence.

"The Engineering Medal recognizes professional engineers who have improved our quality of life through the ingenious application of their engineering skills. Recipients' achievements are significantly above the normally high standards of the profession. The presentation of this award is also aimed at furthering public understanding of the professional engineer's role in society.

The medal for Engineering Excellence recognizes overall excellence in the practice of engineering, where the innovative application of engineering knowledge and principles has solved a unique problem, led to advanced products, or produced above-average results.

CCECE First Prize for intelliChair Project

May 12, 2014

Danny Porthiyas, Stephanie Iossifidis and Raymon Atienza won the first prize for the project and paper, "intelliChair: Assistive Technology for Powered Wheelchair Users", at the Humanitarian Initiatives Workshop, part of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2014. They were supervised by Xavier Fernando.

D. Porthiyas, R. Atienza, S. Iossifidis and their project, intelliChair.
Photo: J. Naughton

CAE Fellow

May 2, 2014

Congratulations to Sri Krishnan for having been elected as a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering.

2014 Engage Grant Awards

Apr 30, 2014

Xavier Fernando was awarded a NSERC Engage Grant in collaboration with Peytec Inc, for developing an RFID based tamper-aware security tracking system.

Oct 7, 2014

James Andrew Smith was awarded an NSERC Engage Grant in collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor Canada Ltd. for a project entitled, "Optimizing Recovery Time and Peak Power for Low-Power Modes in Embedded Processors."

LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award

Mar 4, 2014

Congratulations to Biomedical Engineering student Prasath Mahendrarajah selected as one of this year's winner of a LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award.

This award of $1,000 recognizes a student at Ryerson University committed to studies and activities designed to improve the life of seniors in the community at large.

The award presentation by LIFE Institute on will take place on March 11th, 2014.


Jan 22, 2014

Xavier Fernando was awarded a MITACS summer internship for an international student to visit Canada and perform research during summer 2014. The cost (the student's travel, living and medical expenses) will be covered by the MITCAS Global Link Program. The project title is "Cognitive Wireless System for Aerospace".

YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award

Dec 24, 2013

Bin Wu has been awarded YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award.

Dr. Wu has made a truly extraordinary contribution to research and graduate education. His contribution to power electronics, electric drives, and renewable energy is internationally acclaimed, evidenced by his widely received two authority books on power electronics and renewable energy published by Wiley/IEEE Press, over 280 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings, over 20 issued/pending patents, hundreds of technical reports for industry, and his fellowship at prestigious Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

As an NSERC Senior Research Chair, Dr. Wu's life-long conviction of research excellence and effort has advanced Ryerson to the very fore-front of power electronics and renewable energy research in Canada. Dr. Wu's dedication and rigor in graduation education , supervision, and training, especially his deep conviction of having graduate students and post-doctoral fellows involved in research for the Canadian industry, are recognized nationally and internationally both in academia and industry, and have earned him the prestigious Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. His dedication and high standard in graduate supervision have resulted in a large number of high-calibre graduates. A number of his former graduate students and post doctoral fellows have become faculty members at universities in Canada and around the world, including Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, University of South Carolina, Tsinghua University (China), Huazhong University of Science & Technology (China), University of Santa Maria (Chile), and Ryerson University while many others have taken key management and engineering positions in Canadian industry and abroad.

Dr. Wu is one of the very few pioneers of graduate education at Ryerson, the Founding Program Director of Graduate Program of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson's first CFI award recipient, Ryerson's first NSERC Senior Research Chair, Ryerson's first Premier Research Excellence Award recipient, and Ryerson's first Ryerson Research Chair. His contribution to graduate education and HQP training at Ryerson is unparalleled. It is his deep conviction to excellence in research and graduate education and contribution that have advanced Ryerson to the fore-front of research and graduate education in power electronics and renewable energy systems in Canada and globally.