OPG update visit

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is one of our industrial partners and is collaborating with us on two related projects. The first involves using a high-powered laser to clean oxides from metal surfaces, and the second the use of geopolymers to encapsulate ion exchange resins for disposal. Some OPG scientists and engineers visited us here at Western so that we could update them on our research progress. In the above images, graduate students Thao Do and Ryan Morco give presentations on their research progress and show the laser set-up and some geopolymers that have been produced. A technician from Laserax, a company in Quebec that manufactures the laser we are using, also came to help demonstrate the laser.