January 25, 2024 | Vancouver is Awesome via UVic News

A partnership between the Canadian aircraft manufacturing company Bombardier and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR) has resulted in an exciting protype that could help reduce aircraft emissions. The prototype has blended-wing technology, meaning that it faces less in-air resistance and uses less fuel.

Bombardier’s long partnership with the Centre for Aerospace Research has resulted in Vancouver Island becoming a top destination for Canadian aerospace research and development, explains Dr. Mina Hoorfar, Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Victoria. Partnerships with government agencies, international organizations, and local businesses have all been a part of CfAR’s success.

Dr. Hoorfar’s area of expertise lies in the advancement of surface science and microfluidic technologies. If you are interested in learning more from this innovative scholar and leader, the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications encourages you to head to our institutional repository, UVicSpace, where five of Dr. Hoorfar’s publications are freely available.