Colin Novak

The 2018 Perspective Magazine features automotive research from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering.The 2018 Perspective Magazine features automotive research from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering.

Windsor automotive research featured in Perspective magazine

The University of Windsor’s research into automotive innovation was recently featured in a magazine that will be read across Canada.

The work of professors Daniel Green, Narayan Kar, Colin Novak, Kemal Tepe, and Ming Zheng is highlighted in Perspective, a magazine published by the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation and distributed through the Globe and Mail.

To read the article, visit the Perspective website.

Takayo Nagasawa, Colin NovakJournalist Takayo Nagasawa of Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK interviews engineering professor Colin Novak about the infamous Windsor Hum.

Hum generating buzz on the other side of the world

Engineering professor Colin Novak will be featured in a Japanese science show for his investigation into the source of the infamous Windsor Hum.

Dr. Colin Novak's research into the Windsor Hum will be featured on the Japanese public television show Cosmic Front Next. The crew will be filming on campus on April 16, 2018.Dr. Colin Novak's research into the Windsor Hum will be featured on the Japanese public television show Cosmic Front Next. The crew will be filming on campus on April 16, 2018.

UWindsor prof to be featured on Japanese science show

Colin Novak is big in Japan.

And if the associate professor of mechanical, materials and automotive engineering isn’t yet, he will be soon.

A camera crew from Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK will be at the University of Windsor on April 16 to report on Dr. Novak’s investigation into the source of the infamous Windsor Hum.

Novak’s Noise Vibration and Harshness-Sound Quality Group set up low-frequency noise monitoring stations across the city’s west end to record noise within the hum’s frequency range.

Mechanical engineering students Spencer West (r.) and Celena Lazzarin (l.) and their team of Matthew Brisson, Evan Freeman-Gibb, and Michael Keegan showcased their acoustically improved room a part of their Capstone presentation, July 31.Mechanical engineering students Spencer West (r.) and Celena Lazzarin (l.) and their team of Matthew Brisson, Evan Freeman-Gibb, and Michael Keegan showcased their acoustically improved room a part of their Capstone presentation, July 31.

Engineering team acoustically tunes a room

An engineering team improves the acoustics of a room at the Centre for Engineering Innovation as part of their graduation project.  

student presents project boardCo-op coordinator Krista Switzer and engineering professor Colin Novak listen to a presentation by Harpreet Singh Joshi on his experience with auto parts supplier Mitchell Plastics.

Co-op work terms prove rewarding for M.Eng students

Students in the M.Eng – Automotive co-op program presented poster about their work experiences Monday in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Essex MP Jeff WatsonEssex MP Jeff Watson releases a report Friday on research by UWindsor engineering professor Colin Novak into the source of the Windsor Hum.

Results of UWindsor hum research released

Essex MP Jeff Watson released a report Friday on research by UWindsor engineering professor Colin Novak into the source of the Windsor Hum.

Acoustics expert to study “Windsor Hum”

Area residents frustrated by the mysterious humming noise that’s been disrupting their lives for the last two years may soon have some answers about its origin now that a UWindsor acoustics researcher is on the case.

“Hopefully we can find what the source is and do something to rectify it,” said Colin Novak, an engineering professor who specializes in noise, vibration and harshness, acoustic measurement, and environmental noise impact.