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Energy is essential to heat our homes, make our products and fuel our cars.

How we create and manage our energy resources will determine our quality of life.

From battling greenhouse gases and developing electric car technology to ensuring that nuclear reactors around the world are running safely and efficiently, our world renowned researchers lead the charge towards cleaner, safer, and more innovative energy sources and technologies.

Challenges: Reducing wasted energy, limiting pollutants from energy production and use, reusing, safely disposing energy by-products.

Opportunities: Renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and biofuels.

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Dr. Chan Y. Ching

Associate Chair, Graduate

Heat Transfer; Multi-phase Flow; Turbulence

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Dr. James S. Cotton

Professor

Fluid Mechanics; Heat Transfer; Modeling in Thermo-Fluid Systems; Multi-phase Flows; Renewals & Sustainable Energy Systems

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Dr. Ali Emadi

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate

Transportation Electrification; Electrified Vehicles; Autonomous-Capable Vehicles; Electric and Hybrid Powertrains; Power Electronics and Electric Motor Drives; Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Systems; Renewable and Efficient Energy Systems; Energy and Sustainability

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Dr. Saeid Habibi

Professor

Automotive Applications; Control Systems; Hybrid Vehicles; Mechatronics; Renewal & Sustainable Energy Systems

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Dr. Mohamed S. Hamed

Professor

Computational fluid dynamics; Fluid mechanics; Heat transfer; Modeling in thermo-fluid systems; Multi-phase flow; Renewable & sustainable energy systems; Thermal processing of materials

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Dr. Marilyn Lightstone

Department Chair

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Heat transfer; Turbulent flows

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Dr. Sumanth Shankar

Professor

Casting; Microscopy & Diffraction; Transport Phenomenon

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Dr. Stephen Tullis

Associate Professor

Fluid mechanics and turbulent flows; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Wind Turbines; Combustion Multi-phase flow

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Engineering and electrifying the next generation of cars

July 10, 2019 /  Department News

Engineering and electrifying the next generation of cars

Top researcher Ali Emadi explains why electrified vehicles are the future and describes his love for mentoring students.

CaFIN: A Global Effort to Combat Climate Change

July 8, 2016 /  Department News

CaFIN: A Global Effort to Combat Climate Change

Engineering deans from around the world come together to discuss climate change

Fresh Faces: Neslihan Dogan

February 11, 2019 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Neslihan Dogan

Neslihan Dogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In her Fresh Faces spotlight, Neslihan talks about her Turkish roots, passions outside of McMaster, pursuing metallurgy and the hidden talents of dessert chefs.

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.

In nuclear safety, there’s no room for failure to communicate

March 14, 2018 /  Department News

In nuclear safety, there’s no room for failure to communicate

David Novog is a leading expert on nuclear safety. He’s one of five advisers whose recommendations helped shape Ontario’s newly updated Nuclear Emergency Response Plan.

Big Ideas: Creating a clean Ontario

February 15, 2018 /  Department News

Big Ideas: Creating a clean Ontario

Jim Cotton knows the real work begins in our communities.

Two McMaster Engineering researchers earn grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

December 8, 2017 /  Department News

Two McMaster Engineering researchers earn grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

McMaster Engineering researchers were awarded more than $5M in funding to create innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Five young women in Engineering to watch

March 8, 2017 /  Department News

Five young women in Engineering to watch

In recognition of International Women's Day, which celebrates and recognizes the achievements of women, as well as promoting gender equality, McMaster Engineering is highlighting five top female student leaders.

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering opens new student centre dedicated to hands-on learning

October 18, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering opens new student centre dedicated to hands-on learning

Faculty, students and honoured guests gather today to celebrate the official opening of the new $11-million Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning.

Professor of Engineering Physics elected as chairman of the International Nuclear Energy Academy

October 11, 2017 /  Department News

Professor of Engineering Physics elected as chairman of the International Nuclear Energy Academy

McMaster’s John Luxat, a highly regarded Professor of Engineering Physics, has been selected to lead an international academy that fosters the safe and economic use of nuclear energy around the world.

Engineering researchers receive $1.9 million in federal funding

August 15, 2017 /  Department News

Engineering researchers receive $1.9 million in federal funding

Six McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $1.9 million combined for infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

McMaster Engineering start up dares to enter the Lion’s Lair to compete for $160K

August 9, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering start up dares to enter the Lion’s Lair to compete for $160K

Persistence and hard work continue to pay off for Lumago Inc.

Partners work to solve energy puzzle (Hazem Mazhar)

July 14, 2014 /  Department News

Partners work to solve energy puzzle (Hazem Mazhar)

A new Hamilton company is on the verge of solving one of the biggest problems in the drive to use heat from the earth as a new form of energy.

Who wants a slice? Mac research team partners with Pizza Pizza to fight waste

October 30, 2014 /  Department News

Who wants a slice? Mac research team partners with Pizza Pizza to fight waste

Pizza has long been a favourite snack among young and old, but it's easier to consume than create. (Rafat Hirmiz)

Finding fault key to engineering professor's success

May 25, 2017 /  Department News

Finding fault key to engineering professor's success

Sitting in a car stuck in traffic in Beijing, idling vehicles billowing out fuel emissions all around him, Saeid Habibi couldn’t help but think about his research.

Mac building $11M ‘living lab’ to study energy use  

June 2, 2015 /  Department News

Mac building $11M ‘living lab’ to study energy use  

Unique Master project will demonstrate local-energy creation with hands-on research

Engineer launches company aimed at making hybrid cars more efficient, affordable

July 22, 2015 /  Department News

Engineer launches company aimed at making hybrid cars more efficient, affordable

A new McMaster University start-up company has plans to produce ‘game changing’ technology to make the next generation of vehicles more efficient and affordable.

Hybrid powertrain expert named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 13, 2016 /  Department News

Hybrid powertrain expert named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Ali Emadi of McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Eng Phys Prof to Lead Unique Project in 2017

August 25, 2016 /  Department News

Eng Phys Prof to Lead Unique Project in 2017

Dr. Qiyin Fang will develop technology to monitor older patients living with chronic diseases.

Eng Phys Annual Capstone Expo

April 13, 2016 /  Department News

Eng Phys Annual Capstone Expo

Eng Phys' annual end of year Capstone projects were on full display.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipients

March 15, 2016 /  Department News

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipients

Congrats to all of our amazing undergrads!

Eng Phys Info Night

March 1, 2016 /  Department News

Eng Phys Info Night

All you need to know about joining Eng Phys!

A successful first Research Information Night!

February 4, 2016 /  Department News

A successful first Research Information Night!

Many thanks to the faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students for making our department’s first Research Information Night a success!

Distinguished Alumnus Returns Home

December 9, 2015 /  Department News

Distinguished Alumnus Returns Home

Eng Phys alumnus, Robert Walker returned to his old stomping grounds to give students, staff, and faculty members a lecture at Cafe X

Testing the Lifespan of Nuclear Reactor Components

December 8, 2015 /  Department News

Testing the Lifespan of Nuclear Reactor Components

Dr. John Luxat works to understand how the materials in reactors are modified over a period of time.

Innovation Night Success for Eng Phys Alumni, Erinn van Wynsberghe

November 12, 2015 /  Department News

Innovation Night Success for Eng Phys Alumni, Erinn van Wynsberghe

Erinn van Wynsberghe, Eng Phys ’14, was awarded gold at the Innovation Factory’s “Innovation Night”.

Four Engineering Physics Graduate Students win the Grand Prize!

September 14, 2015 /  Department News

Four Engineering Physics Graduate Students win the Grand Prize!

Congrats James, Kendall, Garik and Ken!

PhD Student Wins Best Paper

March 24, 2015 /  Department News

PhD Student Wins Best Paper

David Hummel wins Best Paper Award in Finland.

Dean’s Teaching Excellence Honour Roll

February 20, 2015 /  Department News

Dean’s Teaching Excellence Honour Roll

Congrats Dave!

Rafi Kleiman Receives Solar Cell Grant

July 3, 2014 /  Department News

Rafi Kleiman Receives Solar Cell Grant

Federal Grant Lights Up Solar Cell Research at McMaster

Distinguished Alumni Profile - Ian Hill

April 24, 2014 /  Department News

Distinguished Alumni Profile - Ian Hill

B.Eng. '04, M.A.Sc. '06

Soleymani, Nagasaki, and Turak Part of $1M Infrastructure Expansion

June 26, 2013 /  Department News

Soleymani, Nagasaki, and Turak Part of $1M Infrastructure Expansion

More than $1M for infrastructure to expand and enhance labs.

New Project Advisory Committee Appointment for John Luxat

April 17, 2013 /  Department News

New Project Advisory Committee Appointment for John Luxat

Congrats John!

Dr. John Luxat receives Achievement Award

November 13, 2012 /  Department News

Dr. John Luxat receives Achievement Award

Another achievement for Dr. Luxat!