My research focuses on urban water distribution infrastructure, and specifically how this infrastructure behaves in Mega Cities in the Global South. Projects include new ways of understanding, sensing, managing, and modelling water networks, especially networks that turn on and off frequently. Such intermittent water systems affect one billion people!
Additional projects invent new mechanisms and new sensors that change the efficacy of water and sanitation globally.
Professor David Taylor completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T., is an alumnus of Engineering Science (Energy Option) at U of T. Additionally, David has worked for Engineers Without Borders in Ghana and for HydraTek in Toronto.
When Shane Arnold (CivMin MEng) saw that U of T Engineering was offering travel grants to attend the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Fall Region 1 Conference (FRC) in Danvers, Mass., he got a second chance to connect to an organization he’s always admired. “I didn’t realize until my final year of undergrad at McMaster that they had… Read more »
Six CivMin assistant professors have been appointed, among 27 in the Faculty, to early-career professorships across three new programs for tenure- and teaching-stream faculty members. The professorships, created by Dean Cristina Amon, will enhance research in emerging areas and practices in engineering education across the Faculty. The new programs are the Dean’s Spark Professorships, Catalyst… Read more »