Teng Guo.

April 27, 2015

McMaster graduate student to compete for National 3MT title

Master’s student Teng Guo will be representing McMaster at the upcoming National Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

The Mechanical Engineering student earned a spot in the national contest after taking fifth place at last week’s Ontario 3MT Competition. Graduate students from 20 universities competed in the provincial competition held at Western University in London.

The 3MT challenges students to present their graduate research — and its greater impact — in less than three minutes and using only one static presentation slide.

“3MT is challenging, but fun. It offers an opportunity for graduate students to showcase our work and passion, to people outside our field of research,” Guo says.

Guo’s presentation — The Double Rotor Motor: Making 1+1>2 — focused on the development of an electric motor that performs as effectively as two separate motors. The double-rotor motor — which could potentially be used in hybrid electric vehicles — would use fewer materials in production and occupy a smaller space than two separate motors.

“To me, 3MT is more of a platform for communicating research than a competition. I will do my best to share my research story to more people in the national competition.”

Guo is part of McMaster’s automotive research group MacAUTO, and has completed his Master’s thesis under supervisors Nigel Schofield and Ali Emadi, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in the Hybrid Powertrain Program. He will graduate in June.

Choose your favourite presentation

Now, it’s your turn to check out the amazing research being completed by early-stage researchers here at McMaster. Watch and vote for your favourite 3MT presentation during the annual online People’s Choice Award.

Videos of 13 McMaster finalists who participated in the University’s March competition are available for viewing on PitchBurner.

To cast your vote, you must first register as a user on PitchBurner. Then you will be able to click on the thumb-up icon to vote for your favourite presentation. You can vote up to once per day.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $250. The competition closes on May 11.