Bill Altenhof

Engineering professor looks to contribute as town councillor

Bill Altenhof hopes that serving as a councillor in the Town of Tecumseh will allow him to benefit its residents.

The UWindsor engineering professor won a byelection Friday to replace the late Michael Rohrer in the town’s Ward 2. His 676 total votes put him well ahead in a field of six candidates, with almost half of the 1,359 votes cast.

“Ultimately, it’s about giving back to the community which has been so good to me and my family,” says Dr. Altenhof, who was born and raised in the village of St. Clair Beach, which amalgamated with Tecumseh in 1999.

Horst Friedrich, Bill Altenhof, Michael WorswickHorst Friedrich of the German Aerospace Center and engineering professors Bill Altenhof of Windsor and Michael Worswick of Waterloo celebrate an agreement to co-operate in research on lightweight vehicle technologies.

Agreement to promote international collaboration on lightweight technologies

Three research institutions will share work on lightweight technologies for vehicles, under an agreement formalized Monday.

Bill AltenhofEngineering professor Bill Altenhof holds up a piece of aluminum tubular frame that's been split by an axial cutting device.

Engineer designs device to dampen load from collision impact

Whether you’re driving a tank through a war zone or a minivan to the grocery store, you want the assurance of knowing your vehicle was designed to withstand any kind of collision, no matter how severe.