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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Undergraduate Thesis Topics

  • C. Sean Bohun, PhD
    • Predicting and prescribing distortion of thin glass sheets.
    • Investigate complex chemical processes. Examples include:
      • the carbonate system, responsible for ocean acidification;
      • the Acheson process, responsible for commercial production of silicon carbide.
    • Tissue engineering: the optimal placement of cells using magnetic micro-beads. 
    • Modelling processes that characterize unknown samples to increase their current capabilities. Examples include: rotating
      disk apparatus, high resolution melt analysis and cyclic voltammetry.
    • Develop mathematical tools to help design high power tuneable lasers.
    • Model biological processes. Examples include: brain vascular systems and bone remodelling.
  • Mehran Ebrahimi, PhD
    • Medical image registration
    • Medical image segmentation
    • Medical image fusion
  • Greg Lewis, PhD
    • Transitions in atmospheric flow patterns
    • Mathematical models for electro-location in weakly electric fish
    • Mathematical aspects of MRI
  • Lennaert van Veen, PhD
    • Phase transition in interface formation. Will include elements of: theory of interface formation, stochastic partial differential equations, numerical methods, data analysis.
    • Bi-stability and critical noise. Includes: "flickering" noise in dynamical systems, the telegraph process, simple simulations.
    • Stability analysis of shear flows. Will include elements of: Navier-Stokes flow, energy methods, Squire’s theorem, Orr-Sommefeld equations.