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Engineering and Applied Science

Engineering and Applied Science

July 9, 2018

Developing new models that explain and predict turbulence: this research will lead to dramatic improvements in applications from the design of vehicles and cardiac devices to weather and air-quality forecasting.

July 9, 2018

Investigating the behaviour and design of buried pipe systems for city, transportation and resource industry applications: this research optimizes the cost and safety of renewing deteriorated pipes and building new ones.

July 9, 2018

Studying power electronics for smart micro-grid and renewable energy systems: this research will lead to new energy-efficient and smart-grid-ready power electronics technology for use in electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, energy storage, and IT infrastructure.

July 9, 2018

Using rheometers to study the motion and alignment of long-chain molecules that produce sticky, gooey, elastic liquids, like melted plastics: this research will help support Canada’s plastics industry by shedding light on the intricate inner workings and motions of complex fluids, such as polymer molecules.

July 9, 2018

Understanding how materials used in a range of engineering and manufacturing processes deform under stress and temperature fluctuations: the research helps scientists develop new materials and helps engineers better utilize these materials in their designs.

July 9, 2018

Investigating sustainable wastewater treatment strategies that have the potential for downstream recovery of biofuels: this research will lead to better bioresource management and contribute to a new generation of technologies for treating waste, residuals, and biomass feedstocks.

[Photo of Praveen Jain and Marko Krstic at the ePOWER lab at Queen's.]
September 1, 2017

Dr. Praveen Jain, Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics and head of ePOWER, is leading a team of researchers who are developing new technology to capture solar energy that “will enable us to have off-grid energy systems that are reliable and can give you a 24/7 supply of energy.”

[Alice Vibert Douglas and colleagues at Yerkes Observatory, Chicago, 1925 (Queen's University Archives)]
October 1, 2016

One of the oldest universities in Canada, research at Queen's University has left an indelible mark on the Canadian, and international, landscape of scholarly progress.

Dr. Heather Jamieson samples soil near the Giant Mine in Yellowknife]
October 1, 2016

Queen’s made significant and successful efforts to attract women researchers to campus through the 1980s, including through such programs as the Queen’s National Scholar Program.

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October 1, 2016

When it comes to commercializing research, Queen’s has long been a leader among Canadian universities with the establishment of Innovation Park and the Office of Partnerships and Innovation.

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