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With escalating concerns about climate change and the need for green technologies, Western Engineering is focusing efforts on building a sustainable future with specializations in water engineering, environmental remediation, nanotechnology, natural disaster mitigation and management, power systems, biofuels and alternative energy systems. (more)


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Building a cleaner future

Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ernest Yanful is confident residents of remote African villages will one day be able to pour clean drinking water. (more)


Solar Panels

Keeping solar panels in their place

Solar installations are going in all around the world. Civil Engineering professor Greg Kopp is working at the BLWTL to develop recommendations to keep the panels in place when the wind starts to blow. (more)


Transmission Lines

Designing safer transmission lines

Ashraf El Damatty, professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, hopes his research into mitigating the failures of transmission line structures will lead to better designs worldwide. (more)


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Research Centre Spotlight: GRC

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Western's Geotechnical Research Centre (GRC) conducts geotechnical and related interdisciplinary research with an emphasis on interfacing with industry to address a range of challenging geotechnical and geoenvironmental problems around the world. (more)

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Video: Energy Research

Energy Video

Western Engineering is dedicated to working with the energy sector to develop new opportunities for energy systems. (video)
Meet a Researcher: Xianbin Wang

Xianbin Wang

Xianbin Wang, a Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications and professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is working to secure wireless access to cyberspace. (more)

Contact Info

Tara Negrave
Research Officer, Western Engineering
Spencer Engineering Bldg.
Room 2076
London, ON N6A 5B9
Tel: 519-661-2111, x84469


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