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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

McMaster announces ten new Canada Research Chairs

June 15, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster announces ten new Canada Research Chairs

Ten new researchers across three faculties have been named new Canada Research Chairs, a prestigious honour created to promote Canada’s world class research and development. Three additional researchers have had their chairs renewed or advanced.

Sheardown Lab and Ripple Therapeutics recognized in Nature for testing and validating new drug delivery method

June 15, 2021 /  Department News

Sheardown Lab and Ripple Therapeutics recognized in Nature for testing and validating new drug delivery method

A new drug delivery system for patients with eye disease, developed by Ripple Therapeutics and validated pre-clinically in partnership with The Sheardown Lab, has been featured in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Engineering professor Todd Hoare receives $1.65 million NSERC training grant

June 10, 2021 /  Department News

Engineering professor Todd Hoare receives $1.65 million NSERC training grant

Engineering professor Todd Hoare and his team of researchers from McMaster and eight other universities in Ontario and Montreal have been awarded $1.65 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s CREATE program.

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