Georges Livanos receives 2015 Research Excellence Award

The Research Excellence Award is designed to recognize faculty and staff members who have made significant contributions to the growth of Humber’s research program. Electronics Engineering Technology program coordinator Georges Livanos is this year’s recipient. Georges has been a faculty member in the School of Applied Technology since 2001, and his research pursuits range from home automation to biomedical applications.


Most recently, Georges has been working on the development of a device to help homeowners comply with regular furnace maintenance with industry partner Martino Contractors, a Toronto based company that supplies and installs residential Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment. With $24,841 in funding from a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant, Georges led a multidisciplinary team of students who designed, developed, and tested an automated furnace maintenance system—the MB Furnace Minder. Georges is named as an inventor on a patent (pending) for the device, which is currently in beta testing, and looks forward to continuing his work with Martino Contractors as they further refine the system.