Environment – Faculty of Engineering


Respect for the environment must be at the core of all engineering decisions in the future.

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Internally, McMaster institute for Energy Studies (MIES) provides a forum for cooperation and interdisciplinary interactions between McMaster faculty members in the energy area and acts as a point of contact at McMaster for energy-related opportunities and to communicate them to the McMaster community. It encourages and fosters an interdisciplinary systems approach to the solution of energy problems in order to establish a credible capability for the assessment and evaluation of energy systems, thus providing authoritative advice to governments and industry.


Dr. Dave Novog

Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair, Department of Engineering Physics

Dr. James S. Cotton

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The interface institute is focused on integrating research on multi-hazard, interdependence and system-level risk to address societal grand challenges with respect to different natural, built and cyber infrastructure systems. The institute is a multi-disciplinary platform for knowledge mobilization across the tri-council agencies and has members from across the university who specialize in studying different forms of hazards, component and system vulnerabilities, as well as system interdependencies and risk evaluation.


Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

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

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