Advanced materials and manufacturing – Faculty of Engineering

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing is in higher levels of intelligent automation enabled by a systems-based approach. 

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The MMRI meets sophisticated research and development needs of leading manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and consumer goods industries, along with the manufacturing tooling, coatings-surface engineering, dye and mould support industries.


Dr. Stephen C. Veldhuis

Professor, Director (MMRI) and Braley-Orlick Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The CCEM provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry working in a broad range of fields


Dr. Nabil Bassim

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MARC is one of the world’s leading academic research programs in transportation electrification and smart mobility focused on pioneering sustainable energy-efficient solutions from advanced electric motors, power electronics, energy management systems and controls to electrified powertrains, electric vehicles and autonomous systems.

The Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion at MARC works alongside leading scientists and industry partners on cutting-edge science to test the mechanical and environmental degredation limits of materials. Faculty, researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students form the basis of CAMC resulting in high level graduates with fundamental and applied knowledge of materials, testing, and design.


Dr. Joseph McDermid

Professor, Associate Chair – Undergraduate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Beth McNally

Principal Research Engineer and Operations Manager, Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion

The Steel Research Centre develops research leading to commercially relevant new approaches to ironmaking, steelmaking process control, waste processing, steel product design and metal forming technologies. It also trains highly qualified personnel to provide the means of transferring new technology to the steel industry and develops continuing education for steel industry engineers to enhance the receptor capacity for innovation.


Dr. Joseph McDermid

Professor, Associate Chair – Undergraduate Department of Materials Science and Engineering

CEPEM will assist research and development needs for Canadian companies, both existing and new, so that they can meet today’s needs for Canada but also develop the next generation of personnel protective equipment to become global leaders in the future.

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