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Fresh Faces

Welcome to Fresh Faces. We’re highlighting more than 40 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. 

Latest profiles

Tracy Becker is an assistant professor in the department of Civil Engineering whose work focuses on advanced structural systems and their performance in natural or man-made disasters. She has been with McMaster since 2014. Here, she talks about her research and her love of travel.

On her research

I’m a structural engineer, and I’m also an earthquake engineer, and I exist in the nexus between the two.

While I’ve traditionally done more earthquake engineering, we’ve been branching out recently, looking at how to develop better performing structures for many types of natural or man-made disasters.

When you think of building materials you usually think of wood, or steel, or concrete – I’m interested in high-performance materials and building systems, which aren’t going to perform like a typical beam or a column.

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Seshasai Srinivasan is an assistant professor and the program chair of the Software Engineering Technology program in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology. He joined McMaster in 2013. Here, he shares his thoughts on walking, teaching and Leonardo Da Vinci.

On walking, being in nature and solving tough problems

I go for a walk almost every day – I prefer long, solitary walks. Walking is something that I’ve done from a young age. Even in high school, I would go out for long walks, and before I realized it, I would be a couple of kilometres from my house and have to make my way back.

Walking is when I’m crystallizing my thoughts.

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All Profiles

Fresh Faces: Jennifer Bauman

October 1, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Jennifer Bauman

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting over 40 engineering faculty members, all hired in the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Elizabeth Hassan

September 19, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Elizabeth Hassan

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting more than 40 Engineering faculty members, all hired in the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Charles de Lannoy

September 13, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Charles de Lannoy

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting over 40 Engineering faculty members hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

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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.