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The way we travel and transport our goods is changing dramatically.

Smart cities and transportation networks are vital to the health of the economy, and essential to the way we travel and transport our goods, which is changing dramatically.

Our researchers are devising sustainable solutions for the movement of people, goods and services. 

This discipline of engineering is largely concerned with road transportation, and networks, rail and subway systems, airports, and shipping ports

Challenges: Sustainable solutions for the movement of people, goods, and services; designing smart cities around pedestrian and bicyle traffic. 

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Dr. Lucian Balan

Assistant Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

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Dr. Jennifer Bauman

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hybrid and electric powertrain design and control; Power electronic converters; Advanced vehicle modeling; Smart-charging and EV integration into the smart-grid

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Dr. Dan Centea

Associate Director, Undergraduate
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

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Dr. Ali Emadi

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Electrified Powertrains
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Electrified Powertrains
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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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Prof. Qiyin Fang

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics
Department of Engineering Physics

Associate Member
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Member
School of Interdisciplinary Science

biophotonics, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy & imaging, intelligent sensing for point-of-care, aging-in-place, & environmental monitoring

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Dr. Saeid Habibi

Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

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Dr. Drew Higgins

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Electrochemistry; Catalysis; Nanomaterials; Energy Conversion and Storage; Sustainable Energy Technologies; Fuel Cells; Solar Fuels; Artificial Photosynthesis.

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Dr. Mohamed Hussein

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Active modes of travel; enhancing road safety to support sustainability; application of innovation tools; AI; machine learning; computer vision; agent-based modeling to analyze road-user behaviour; Risk-based design of Highways and Transportation networks

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Dr. Gordon Irons

Professor (Emeritus)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

materials processing; mathematical modelling of processes; steelmaking; transport phenomena

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Michael Justason

Program Chair, Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Lecturer
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Civil Infrastructure Engineering Technology

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Dr. Thia (Kiruba) Kirubarajan

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Estimation: Target tracking ; Information fusion ; Signal processing ; Communications ; Sensor resource management ; System diagnosis and fault detection

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Dr. Gail Krantzberg

Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Public Policy

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Dr. Mark Lawford

Undergraduate Advisor - Mechatronics
Department of Computing and Software

Professor
Department of Computing and Software

Software Engineering, Safety Critical Systems

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Dr. Vladimir Mahalec

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Director of Graduate Programs
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Optimization of plant operations (production planning, scheduling, real-time optimization) and supply chain management; integration of planning, scheduling, RTO, and control; reduced size hybrid models for optimization; energy recovery from low temperature sources

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Dr. Joseph McDermid

Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. Moein Mehrtash

Assistant Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology; Mechatronics

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Dr. Moataz Mohamed

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Systemic Impacts and Risk Analysis; Electrification of Transit Systems;Optimization Models and Adaptive Systems; Public Transit Modelling and Operation; Autonomous, Connected, and Electric Mobility; Multivariate Data Analysis; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Intelligent Transportation Systems; Transportation Planning and Demand Modelling ;Preferences and Choice Modelling

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Dr. Greig Mordue

ArcelorMittal Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Professor
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Public Policy

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Dr. Mehdi Narimani

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Power Electronics ; High-Power Conversion ; Medium-Voltage Motor Drives ; Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems ; Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters ; Renewable Energy Systems

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Dr. Saiedeh Razavi

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Chair in Heavy Construction
Department of Civil Engineering

Director of McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics
Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Member of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

Construction; Transportation; Construction Work Zone; Smart Construction; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Safety; Mobility; Connected Vehicle; Autonomous Vehicle; Smart Cities; Infrastructure Management; Logistics; Sensing; Automation; Data Fusion; Risk Analysis; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning

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Dr. Shahin Sirouspour

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

robotics ; telerobotics & haptics; medical robotics; aerial robotics; control of UAVs and drones; energy management in smart grid; mechatronics; control systems; optimization

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Dr. Seshasai Srinivasan

Program Chair, Software Engineering Technology
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mathematics, Programming

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Silvie Tanu Halim

Lecturer
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Dr. David Wilkinson

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

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Dr. Fengjun Yan

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive applications; Control systems; Hybrid vehicles; Mechatronics; Combustion

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Dr. Timber Yuen (P.Eng.)

Program Chair, Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

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W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

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McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments spring 2019

April 10, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments spring 2019

We are pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Faculty of Engineering.

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March 6, 2019 /  Department News

International Women's Day: Megan Wood and Colleen Jenkins

This year, McMaster Engineering is celebrating International Women's Day by honouring nine women who are supporting each other through mentoring relationships.

What makes Mac Eng students stand out? We asked employees of one of the world's best auto makers.

February 25, 2019 /  Department News

What makes Mac Eng students stand out? We asked employees of one of the world's best auto makers.

During their latest visit, Tesla shared their thoughts on what skills they look for when recruiting and what makes Mac Eng students unique.

Student wins Women in Transportation Award

February 21, 2019 /  Department News

Student wins Women in Transportation Award

Anastasia Soukhov, a fourth-year Engineering and Society student at McMaster University, was honoured by the Undergraduate Women in Transportation Award.

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments

January 4, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments

We are pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Faculty of Engineering.

Materials engineering professor wins prestigious steel industry award

October 22, 2018 /  Department News

Materials engineering professor wins prestigious steel industry award

Joseph McDermid, materials science and engineering professor, has won the 2018 Dale CH Nevison Award, which recognizes a person in the galvanizing field who has made a significant contribution to the industry.

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.

McMaster Engineering researchers awarded funding to advance software safety for next-generation vehicles

September 14, 2018 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering researchers awarded funding to advance software safety for next-generation vehicles

McMaster Engineering researchers have initiated a $2 million project to work with General Motors Canada (GM Canada) to develop methods to help ensure the safety and reliability of autonomous and electrified vehicles.

Engineering profs earn teaching awards

March 24, 2018 /  Department News

Engineering profs earn teaching awards

The McMaster Students Union handed out its annual teaching awards, honouring the best and most engaging educators on campus. The Merit Award went to Civil Engineering assistant professor Moataz Mohamed. Mechanical Engineering's Eu-gene Ng earns teaching excellence award.

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.

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December 1, 2017 /  Department News

Transforming Technology

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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 earns gold standard for integrating industry software into engineering curriculum

September 13, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster earns gold standard for integrating industry software into engineering curriculum

McMaster University was recently recognized for integrating industry software and skills into engineering curriculum with a PACE Gold Certification award. McMaster is one of a few universities outside of the U.S. to receive the prestigious award.

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).

Dr. Saiedeh Razavi Appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL)

July 1, 2017 /  Department News

Dr. Saiedeh Razavi Appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL)

The Department of Civil Engineering is very pleased to announce that Dr. Saiedeh Razavi has been appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics.

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.

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).

McMaster Engineering welcomes nine new faculty

July 17, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering welcomes nine new faculty

"With the addition of our new faculty members, we will continue to strengthen our reputation as one of the top engineering schools in Canada and worldwide while building a brighter world." -Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering

Clone of Clone of B.Tech. graduate discusses research, design, and prototype of bracket to be used at World Cup and possibly Rio 2016 Olympics

August 9, 2016 /  Department News

Clone of Clone of B.Tech. graduate discusses research, design, and prototype of bracket to be used at World Cup and possibly Rio 2016 Olympics

Canada’s track cyclists are making their final preparations for competition at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, and those preparations could include adding a part developed at the University of Waterloo to their bikes.

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