Study with us – Faculty of Engineering
Student working on a microscope in the MPAL at MMRI

Study at the MMRI

The MMRI ethos

By studying and working at the MMRI, you’ll be surrounded by leaders in manufacturing research and have opportunities to address industry problems faced by Ontario’s manufacturing sector.

Our approach makes for a rich learning environment, requiring hands-on problem solving skills, safe working practices, precision when working around equipment and a passion for excellence.

  • Contribute to industry projects

  • Get training to perform your own research

  • Work on industry-scale equipment

What our students are saying

  • “Throughout my time at the MMRI, I found many opportunities to grow as a person and a professional. The MMRI constantly challenges their students to conduct world-leading research to solve industrial-level challenges while connecting them with industry partners for their professional development. Finally, the MMRI has some of the most passionate, hard-working, and friendliest staff who are always ready to lend a hand.”

    Andres Hurtado Carreon, 4th year PhD candidate
  • “I love working on technical engineering problems, but in other jobs, I could be dissatisfied with the impacts my efforts produced. At the MMRI, I was encouraged to explore how the technology we develop in the lab improves the lives of people working on the shop floor. It’s amazing to see the work that I do make a measurable difference at a real customer facility!”

    Patrick Chin, PhD candidate
  • “The MMRI offers students a world-class manufacturing facility to embark on their academic careers. Here, we have the opportunity to collaborate with leading industry partners, as well as the friendliest staff and students who are determined to help you succeed. The lab is a collaborative environment where your knowledge and experiences are always welcomed. Join with an open mind and a passion for research, and you will learn something new every day.”

    Rachel Lai, 2nd-year Master's student
  • “One of the main things that makes the MMRI stand out is the extraordinary comradery and teamwork that everyone brings to the lab. The staff, graduate students, and post graduate students each have such a vast and unique skill set that really allows us to grow as researchers. This experience has been very valuable to me not only from an academic point of view, but also in acquiring knowledge about the manufacturing industry.”

    Akshyn Biman-Telang, 2nd year Graduate Student
  • “With access to state-of-the-art equipment, it goes without saying that the MMRI is at the forefront of innovation and research. Solving new problems and creating an impact in the community with the work we do is part of the incredible opportunities that come with working here. Developing design and hands-on manufacturing skills has opened many doors for my future.”

    Sebastian Tattersall, 5th year Mechanical Engineer (Research Assistant 3)