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Electrically conductive polymer nanocomposites for electromagnetic shielding and charging storage applications
Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj
Polymer nanocomposites have unique multifunctional properties resulting from the size and shape of the fillers and display superior electrical, thermal and mechanical properties to conventional polymer composites due to the nanoscale size of the filler. We have synthesized Copper and Silver nanowires using an aluminum oxide template based electro-deposition technique, and the nanowires were melt-mixed with polymers via solution mixing and in miniature mixers, and electrical and mechanical properties were tested. The electrical, mechanical and rheological properties of these new materials were studied and evaluated for industrial applications such as personal electronics enclosures, shielding for aerospace, batteries and anti-static packaging.
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Heterogeneous photocatalysis for treatment of air and water and the production of hydrogen
Benito Serrano
At EcoSynthetix we thrive on lessons from both synthetic polymer chemistry and Nature. We have developed a Biopolymer Nanoparticle Platform and a Reactive Biobased Macromer Platform, among others. The technology has broad applicability for use in many different latex polymers, functional polyesters, polyurethanes, and epoxies.
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ICE 2015 Early Registration Extended to October 16th

In order to better accommodate our members, we have decided on a two-week extension of early registration for the Industrial Chemistry and Engineering Conference. Don't miss your last chance to register at the discounted rate before Oct. 16th.
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Check out our online CSChE 2015 conference photo album!

Did we catch you on camera? Take a look at our online album to see our official photos from the 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Calgary. There are already tons of great photos from the welcome reception, exhibition, plenary lectures, and more!
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6 performance indictors to monitor your engineering career
Engineering
You're probably familiar with performance indicators when it come to business. It's even probable that you track some yourself in your engineering career. Many engineers involved in project management and design use them to keep track of project performance from concept through close-out.
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Girls 4 Science working to shift the tide in stem fields
Fox 32
When it comes to jobs in the stem fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the difference between men and women is staggering. For example, of all engineers, only 14 per cent are women and of those women, only five per cent are African American. But some students are working to change that.
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Western University first year engineering enrolment up over 50 per cent since 2013
Western Gazette
The Faculty of Engineering saw a dramatic increase in its first-year class this year, continuing a rapid expansion of the program. The first-year enrolment this year was approximately 680 students versus the projected number of just over 500.
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Toronto contractor turns to technology to keep projects moving
IT Business
With the construction industry having to adjust to even tighter timelines and more fast-track projects, one Scarborough, Ont.-based contractor turned to technology to get his team communicating more closely — and more quickly — than ever before.
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Alberta business calendar: Jobs, jobs, jobs
CBC News
There were a lot of job cuts in the energy sector in September. TransCanada. Cenovus, Penn West, PHX Energy, Conoco Phillips, and TransAlta are just a few of the big names that reported layoffs in the month, with losses adding up to more than 2,000 positions. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said that 35,000 oil patch jobs have been lost over the past year.
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Canfield elementary students learning STEM early
WKBN
here is an entire kindergarten classroom just for STEM at Hilltop Elementary School in Canfield. For the pint-sized learners, the activities might feel more like play time, but they are learning important lessons and do not even realize it. It looks and sounds just like any other classroom, but everything in this class is about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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    Heterogeneous photocatalysis for treatment of air and water and the production of hydrogen (Benito Serrano)
Alberta's job market may be worse than you think right now (Global News)
Electrically conductive polymer nanocomposites for electromagnetic shielding and charge storage applications (Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj)
GE to build $265 million engine plant in Canada; will provide 350 jobs (CTV News)

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