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Developing our research capacity and output in areas of critical importance to the Caribbean and the international community, is a major priority at The Faculty of Engineering, UWI St. Augustine Campus.
Cardiovascular heart disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with an estimated 17.9 million deaths recorded annually. With the advancement of technology, new approaches to treating CVDs have been developed to help reduce complications in patients and extend their life span. Since 2010, UWI St Augustine Chemical Engineering lecturer Dr Shelly Singh-Gryzbon has used fundamental science and engineering principles to conduct research on CVDs and its treatment. Read more.
T&T has had a long history with cocoa, stretching back centuries to the rise of cocoa farming locally in 1738. Among the reasons cited for the decline in local cocoa production is the significant cost of establishing production facilities such as chocolate factories. In an effort to help producers, the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at The UWI St. Augustine has developed a line of affordable and efficient processing equipment. The equipment was showcased Thursday, August 15th, at its "Engineering Innovations for the Cocoa Industry" symposium and exhibition. Read More...
TECH INNOVATION: From Left to Right : TSTT's CEO Dr. Ronald Walcott, UWI St. Augustine's Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland and Huawei TT's CEO Jeff Jin view the 3D Model of the bmobile-UWI Innovation Lab, powered by Huawei.
GLOBAL technology giant Huawei has donated over $13 million in equipment for a state-of-the-art innovation lab at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine that could see TT-designed tech products emerging on the world stage, a statement from Huawei TT said. Read More…
(Photo L-R: Dr Keeran Ward with his team at the Department of Chemical Engineering. Edible Ooho water bottle design by SkippingRocksLab (UK).
The team, which comprises post-graduate and doctorate students at the UWI’s Chemical Engineering department, has been working to adapt the famous Ooho water bottles (developed by Skipping Rocks Lab UK) as a first step in developing a new bioplastic prototype which look like conventional plastic but would be entirely biodegradable. Read More...