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Research and Innovation

McMaster Engineering has a well-established reputation as one of Canada's most research-intensive faculties in a range of disciplines from advanced manufacturing, materials, automotive, and nuclear research. We continue to push the boundaries of discovery in emerging areas, such as bio-innovation, micro-nano technology, smart systems, energy, and environmental sustainability.

Research Clusters

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing is in automation, digitization, and robotics.

 

Digital & Smart Systems

Digital & Smart Systems

Increasing connectivity and digitization continues to change our world.

 

Energy

Energy

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

 

Environment

Environment

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

 

Health & Bio-innovation

Health & Bio-innovation

Saving lives, improving health and wellness and overall quality of life are key goals for biomedical engineers.

 

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Improving transportation networks, buildings, water and waste water supplies and access to power..

 

Micro-Nano Systems

Micro-Nano Systems

Small scale. Big impact. Micro-nano systems are everywhere. 

 

Transportation

Transportation

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

 

In the News

In the Media: Is it time to upgrade your cloth mask?

September 3, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: Is it time to upgrade your cloth mask?

Dr. Catherine Clase, an associate professor of medicine at McMaster and researcher at the university’s Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM), weighs in.

NRC award for McMaster’s multidisciplinary research into optical satellite communications

August 25, 2021 /  Department News

NRC award for McMaster’s multidisciplinary research into optical satellite communications

McMaster Engineering researchers have been awarded nearly $1 million in funding to continue work that aims to enable broadband optical communications through the atmosphere.

In the Media: Sartorius and McMaster University to ‘perfect’ antibody manufacturing process

August 25, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: Sartorius and McMaster University to ‘perfect’ antibody manufacturing process

McMaster University and Sartorius have teamed up to improve the efficiency of chromatography in the large-scale manufacture of antibody and virus-based treatments.

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