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Fresh Faces

Welcome to Fresh Faces. We’re highlighting 43 McMaster Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom. New profiles will be added weekly. 

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Since 2013, Lydell Wiebe has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster. He specializes in earthquake engineering research. A recipient of the faculty’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2017, Wiebe is passionate about working with students. He also enjoys spending time with family, playing music, running and baking bread.  

On his passion for teaching

What makes me most proud is when I can see my students succeeding. Whether they are undergraduate or graduate students, when I can see that they're able to do something that they weren't able to do before and I got to play a part in that, I can't imagine what would be more fulfilling for me.

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Kathryn Grandfield is an assistant professor in the department of Materials Science & Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering, and is a two-time Dean’s Honour Role instructor. 

On the differences between North America and Sweden

Studying and working abroad is one of the best learning experience you can have, both as a student and as a future academic.

You learn that people study and do research in different ways in different places, and exposure to that allows you to adopt the most productive way for you.

That was especially evident in Sweden where they’re very productive with their time – but they value taking the time to clear your mind (especially over a coffee break) and be refreshed, which allows you to be more productive in the day.

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Fresh Faces: Boyang Zhang

August 1, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Boyang Zhang

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting 43 Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Colin McDonald

July 18, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Colin McDonald

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting 43 Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Kathryn Grandfield

July 18, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Kathryn Grandfield

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting 43 Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Read More

Research Clusters

McMaster engineering professors are involved in research Centres of Excellence, consult with industry and government, and contribute to internationally renowned institutes in all disciplines. Our engineers are in an enviable leadership role in research and graduate education. This results in state of the art knowledge being passed on to undergraduates.

Explore all of our research clusters.