Engineering Graduate Studies at McGill University

Engineering Graduate Studies at McGill University

October 11, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


>>Narrator: In vibrant downtown Montreal, you will find McGill University – one of Canada’s oldest and most reputable research institutions. Engineering Graduate students come here from around the world to carry out research on some of the most important challenges of their generation. Come with us, and see what McGill’s Faculty of Engineering can offer you. [music]>>Dr. Zetian Mi: This is the Nanomaterials Growth Facility that allows growth [of] nanomaterials atomic layer by layer, a million times below the periphery in outer space. In the area of nanotechnology, we have, from my point of view, some of the best Nanomaterials facilities in the world.>>Md Golam Kibria: I think McGill has the exact tools that I need to carry out my research. I’m currently working on Solar Water Treating for Hydrogen Generation – I’m trying to mimic that state of natural photosynthesis to generate hydrogen, which is a clean, storable, and renewable source of energy. Society is moving towards an energy famine. Through my research I want to address this problem.>>Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou: [My] research is about understanding the factors that affect the exposure of cyclists to air pollution in urban areas. So we want to be able to capture different variables that characterize the urban environment, variables that characterize urban traffic, and put them in a model that can explain to us what are the biggest associations between cyclic exposure and those different variables.>>William Farrell: Interdisciplinary research models the way the world actually works, you know? Each discipline has its own way of looking at the world, but at the end of the day, everyone has to come together to solve the same exact problems.>>Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou: I work with a broad range of research firms. We’re talking about urban pollution, we’re talking about health, we’re talking about engineering and design… And these strengths of the research program that I currently engage in comes from the interactions of all those different researchers, different approaches.>>William Farrell: McGill is a large university, it’s got a lot of departments, a lot of different research going on. It’s very easy to collaborate with other professors, with other research teams and projects that are going on around campus… And of course, you know, it’s a very well-reputed school, so… it’s definitely an easy choice. [music]>>Mathieu Pellisier: I’ve been working at Bombardier for two and a half years, in the Advanced Aerodynamics department. At Bombardier I’m involved in the Computation Modelling of how the ice forms on an aircraft that flies in icing conditions. We use these ice-shapes during the wind tunnel testing and also during flight testing to demonstrate that our aircraft can fly safely in icing conditions.>>Dr. Wagdi George Habashi: We have to know that research is going to be useful, and the only way to do so is to know what the needs of industry are, then when we work with them, we can define what they want, how we can do it, and then how we can make it useful for them in terms of real practice.>>Mathieu Pellisier: I think my Masters at McGill led me to my current position at Bombardier. I worked closely with Bombardier throughout my research project, which was funded by the Bombardier Research Chair, and it gave me the opportunity to know the Aero-Icing Group and also for them to know me. When you see an aircraft flying in the sky, it’s almost magic.>>Dr. Wagdi George Habashi: McGill’s name resounds everywhere. I really do believe that McGill is the best university in Canada and among the best in the world.