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Biomaterials


Biomaterials are essential in engineering devices to solve today’s healthcare challenges.

Materials Engineers design and develop new biomaterials for applications in implants, tissue engineering, drug-delivery and biosensing. 

  • Develop innovative solutions to the most critical challenges facing global health care.
  • Find materials solutions to propel the diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

Careers in Biomaterials:

  • Material processing and surface modification
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Sensor development

Where you'll go: health care, medical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Courses

Bonding, crystallagraphy, mixing of materials and equilibrium (MATLS 2X03, 2B03, 2D03)

Manufacturing Engineering of Multifunctional & Biomedical Materials (MATLS 3B03)

Polymers (MATLS 4P03)

Biomaterials lab (MATLS (4LB2)

Sensors (MATLS 4Q03)

Tissue and Implant Engineering (MATLS 4B03, 4Y03)

"Biomaterials Engineering has allowed me to combine my interest in the human body with classical Materials Engineering to develop a new generation of multi-functional materials."
Amanda Clifford, Materials Engineering

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Dr. Kathryn Grandfield

Associate Professor

biomaterials; osseointegration; electron microscopy; mineralized tissues; electron tomography; atom probe tomography

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Dr. Oleg Rubel

Assistant Professor

solar cells; lasers; LEDs

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Dr. Kyla Sask

Assistant Professor

biomaterials; surface modification; protein and cell interactions; blood contacting medical devices; polymers

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Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky

Distinguished Engineering Professor

biomaterials, nanomaterials, energy storage, electrochemical technologies, functional materials

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Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
MATLS 4B03Undergraduate Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (Not offered in 2019-2020)
MATLS 4LB2Undergraduate Biomaterials (Not offered in 2019-2020)
MATLS 4Y03Undergraduate Advanced Biomaterials: Applications and Device Design (Not offered in 2019-2020)

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Data Analytics & Computational Materials


Materials Engineers use data analytics and advanced modelling to better understand the use, selection, manufacturing and discovery of materials. 

  • Use the power of data analytics to speed up the design cycle and improve materials.
  • Be a part of an emerging field with the potential to revolutionize the healthcare, manufacturing and energy sectors.  

Careers in Data Analytics & Computational Materials Engineering:

  • Process simulation and optimizatio
  • Accelerated material discovery/design
  • Image/data processing

Where you"ll go: petrochemical, manufacturing, energy and healthcare sectors.

Courses

Bonding, crystallagraphy, mixing of materials and equilibrium (MATLS 2X03, 2B03, 2D03)

Statistics for Materials Engineers (MATLS 3J03)

Big Data Analysis (CHEM ENG 4B03)

Machine Learning (MATLS 4ML3)

Microstructure Modelling (MATLS 4NN3)

Process Modelling (MATLS 4NP3)

Finite Element Modelling (MECH ENG 4T03)

"I am fascinated by how everything is interconnected in Materials Engineering and excited about how intelligent data analysis can be used to transform the way we develop new materials." 
Magdalena Laurien, Materials Engineering

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Dr. Michael Greenwood

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Dr. Andre Phillion

Associate Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate

Solidification of Engineering metals; Mathematical modelling of materials and Processes; X-ray tomographic imaging; 4D materials science

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Dr. Oleg Rubel

Assistant Professor

solar cells; lasers; LEDs

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Materials for Manufacturing & Infrastructure


Materials Engineers design processes and materials for the automotive, aerospace, energy and infastructure industries. 

  • Be a part of exciting changes such as 3D printing and Industry 4.0.
  • Tackle the clean energy challenge by identifying sustainable approaches for producing and recycling material. 

Careers in Materials for Manufacturing & Infrastructure:

  • Material Production, Processing and Heat-treating
  • Manufacturing
  • Corrosion & Failure Analysis

Where you'll go: automotive, aerospace, energy and infrastructure sectors. 

Courses

Bonding, crystallagraphy, mixing of materials and equilibrium (MATLS 2X03, 2B03, 2D03)

Low temperature processing of functional and biomaterials (MATLS 3B03)

High temperature processing (MATLS 3F03, 4C03)

Sustainable Materials Production (MATLS 4I03)

Strength, Deformation & forming of Materials (MATLS 3M03, ENG 4J03)

Alloy Design and Microstructure manipulation (MATLS 3C03, 3T04))

Aerospace and Automotive alloys (MATLS 4LA2, 4LS2, 4T03)

Corrosion (MATLS 4D03)

 "The Manufacturing stream of Materials Engineering allows me to have an impact on the industry and society by making cars safer, more fuel efficient and more corrosion resistant."
Chris Thomsen, Materials Engineering

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Dr. Nabil Bassim

Associate Professor

Structure-Processing-Property Relationships, Electron Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam Microscopy, Nanomaterials, 2-D materials, Image Processing, Beam-Sample interactions

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Dr. Andre Phillion

Associate Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate

Solidification of Engineering metals; Mathematical modelling of materials and Processes; X-ray tomographic imaging; 4D materials science

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Dr. David Wilkinson

Distinguished University Professor

Ductile fracture of metals and alloys; lightweight materials for fuel efficient vehicles; advanced high strength steels.

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Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky

Distinguished Engineering Professor

biomaterials, nanomaterials, energy storage, electrochemical technologies, functional materials

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Dr. Hatem Zurob

Professor, Chair

Microstructural evolution in engineering materials and the effect of microstructure on mechanical properties

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Smart Materials & Devices


Materials Engineers discover new materials and modify existing ones in order to achieve desired electronic, magnetic and optical properties. 

  • Learn about nanomaterials, thin-films, coatings and microfabrication.
  • Tackle the world's pressing challenges by developing new materials for solar cells and batteries.

Careers in Smart Materials & Devices:

  • Sensors and microdevices
  • Reverse Engineering and Failure Analysis
  • Material Processing

Where you'll go: telecommunications, energy and microelectronic sectors. 

Courses

Bonding, crystallagraphy, mixing of materials and equilibrium (MATLS 2X03, 2B03, 2D03)

Semiconductors (MATLS 2Q04, 3Q03)

Polymers (MATLS 4P03)

Thin-Film Laboratory (MATLS 4LF2)

Sensors (MATLS 4Q03)

Nanomaterials (MATLS 4G03, 4FF3)

"Materials Engineering has given me the opportunity to access state-of-the-art facilities for the development of advanced functional materials for electronics and energy storage devices."
Ryan Poon, Materials Engineering

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Dr. Nabil Bassim

Associate Professor

Structure-Processing-Property Relationships, Electron Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam Microscopy, Nanomaterials, 2-D materials, Image Processing, Beam-Sample interactions

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Dr. Gianluigi Botton

Professor

nanostructures; energy materials; battery materials; fuel cells; light-emitting diodes; plasmonics; oxides electronics; corrosion; structure of alloys

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Dr. Maureen Joel Lagos

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Nanomaterials, EELS spectroscopy (phonons and plasmons), in-situ HRTEM, Nanomechanics

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Dr. Anthony Petric

Professor (Emeritus)

fuel cells; batteries; ceramics; thermodynamics

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Dr. Oleg Rubel

Assistant Professor

solar cells; lasers; LEDs

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Dr. Kyla Sask

Assistant Professor

biomaterials; surface modification; protein and cell interactions; blood contacting medical devices; polymers

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Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky

Distinguished Engineering Professor

biomaterials, nanomaterials, energy storage, electrochemical technologies, functional materials

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