Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD)

2024 UnERD Planning Committee Recruitment

We are recruiting students to join the 2024 UnERD Planning Committee! If you are interested in event planning and enjoy research, apply to be a Planning Committee member by attending one of our info sessions (on February 6 and 8) and submitting an application. Applications are due March 11, 2024.

White background with a graphic of a blue and orange atom in the center, along with circles on the sides. Text reads: UNERD 2023 Engineering Research Day. August 16 at Myhal Centre.

The University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) is an annual conference where undergraduate engineering students gather to present their research to a broad audience of fellow students, faculty, and industry professionals. UnERD aims to promote collaboration and networking, as well as the exchange of innovative solutions across a wide breadth of global challenges.

This year, UnERD took place on August 16, 2023, at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. If you missed out on UnERD 2023, you can check out the conference booklet containing all participant abstracts and find this year's winners further down the page.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success, and look forward to getting inspired, expanding your network, and collaborating at UnERD 2024!

Conference material from past years can be found at the bottom of this page. Stay connected by following us on our socials below:

UnERD 2023

Info Sessions

Missed an info session? No problem! The info session slides and past recordings are available here.


9:00-9:20RegistrationMyhal Foyer
9:20-10:00Opening Ceremony

Opening remarks presented by Co-Chair Terry Luan and Keynote presentations from Prof. Kevin Golovin and Prof. Scott Ramsay.
10:15-12:00Morning Presentations

The morning poster presentations will run from 10:15 to 12:00.
MY150, MY330, MY360, MY380, MY763, Myhal Lobby
12:00-13:00LUNCHMyhal 2nd Floor
13:00-16:15Afternoon Presentations

The afternoon presentations will run from 13:00 to 16:20. There will be a 15 minute break from presentations at 14:30.

In MY150, there will be one presentation at 13:00. After 13:15, MY150 will be set up for two events. The first will run from 13:45 to 14:45, and the second will run from 15:00 to 15:45. Presentations will continue to run at the other locations.
MY150, MY330, MY360, MY380, MY763, Myhal Lobby
16:20-17:00Closing Ceremonies

Closing remarks presented by Co-Chair Vivek Dhande, graduate student panel, and awards ceremony.

2023 Award Winners

  • Top Researcher: Jason Zhang (ECE 2T6)
  • Best Podium: Claire Zhang (EngSci 2T5)
  • Best Poster: Ambrose Ling (ECE 2T5)
  • Best Abstract: Joanna Li (EngSci 2T3)
  • Human Health Best Podium: Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad (EngSci 2T6)
  • Human Health Best Poster: YoonHo Kim (EngSci 2T5)
  • BioEngineering Best Podium: Giulia Di Nardo (Mech 2T3)
  • BioEngineering Best Poster: Bhanu Mamillapalli (Chem 2T4)
  • Environment & Material Best Podium: Aidan Principe (Mech 2T6)
  • Environment & Material Best Poster: Robert Firsov (ECE 2T6)
  • TEP Best Podium: Ainsley Ross-Howe (Mech 2T5)
  • TEP Best Poster: Amy Baggs (ChemE 2T5)
  • Data Analytics & AI Best Podium: Nuzaira Habib (EngSci 2T6) & Mateusz Kazimierczak (EngSci 2T6)
  • Data Analytics & AI Best Poster: Yiran Wang (Mech New Grad)
  • Electrical Computer Systems Best Podium: Abdullah Fawzy (EngSci 2T5)
  • Electrical Computer Systems Best Poster: Eric Emmenegger (Mech 2T5)
  • Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics Best Podium: Michael Law (EngSci 2T6)
  • Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics Best Poster: Han Hu (Mech 2T6)

2023 UnERD Recap

(Photo: Aaron Demeter)

Meet the 2023 Organizers

Vivek Dhande

Vivek Dhande

Terry Luan

Terry Luan

Laine Marbella

Laine Marbella
Communications & Website Director


Mary Bellissimo
Finance & Scholarship Director

Rafiq Omair

Rafiq Omair
Judging & Awards Director


Nidhi Nair
Logistics Director


Oleksandra Boiko
Logistics Director

Marjan Naghshbandi

Marjan Naghshbandi
Marketing & Promotion Director

Semin Jo

Semin Jo
Marketing & Promotion Director

Jiayin(Jason) Xie

Jiayin (Jason) Xie
Programming Director

Jennifer Xu

Jennifer Xu
Programming Director

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