Open house highlights UWindsor Engineering innovation
Studying engineering at the University of Windsor has shown Faraz Talebpour his potential to make a difference.
A doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering, his work on a remotely controlled underwater vehicle can find immediate application on real-world challenges. It was one of more than 30 research projects displayed during an open house on April 26 in the Centre for Engineering Innovation. Talebpour says his experience scuba diving has helped him to appreciate how pollution threatens aquatic ecosystems.
“Going under the water you see how we’re destroying that world,” he says. “This project can save the marine life that we have endangered.”
The small submarines can be used to detect or repair leaks in pipelines, to patrol naval borders, to monitor aquatic life, or map sea floors.
“These techniques can protect the country and the environment,” says Talebpour.
His research, under the supervision of professor Shahpour Alirezaee, is a partnership with Zion Robotics and Controls. That company’s director of new business, Michael Elachkar, says the University’s engineering program has been a great source of research and development expertise. Read the full story.