FEGRS 2018: What's New

FEGRS will provide excellent exposure and opportunities to meet both graduate and undergraduate students who will be the future engineers in Alberta’s workforce as well as learn about cutting-edge research being conducted in the Faculty. As usual, there will be a wide-range of themes, however, the FEGRS 2018 will highlight two areas of strategic importance to the Faculty: Future Energy Systems and Innovations in Biomedical Engineering, which also align with government priorities around sustainable, low-carbon energy and health and wellness.


Future energy systems (FES)

Transitioning to a lower-carbon economy is a strategic priority for both the provincial and federal governments. Recognizing that the University of Alberta is a global leader in energy and environment research, the University was awarded $75 million dollars for future energy systems research through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, to build on this research excellence and propel the University into the forefront of research in this area. The research teams are working on renewable energy (solar, biomass, wind and geothermal) and also  looking to increase efficiencies and introduce clean technologies to reduce GHG emissions in the production of conventional energy sources such as heavy oil, gas, and oil sands. 

If you want to find out more about the award and their research, click on the 'Learn More' button below. 


Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is an emerging field of research focusing on the application of engineering principles to biological systems and healthcare. It seeks to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine by forming innovative approaches to diagnostics and treatment. BME research covers many fields some of which are advanced prosthetics, nanostructured biomaterials, and magnetic resonance imaging of various structures.