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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: McMaster University Partners with Industry to Improve PPE

March 9, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: McMaster University Partners with Industry to Improve PPE

McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials is named one of Canada's most innovative partnerships in a campaign seen in The National Post. Since March 2020, CEPEM has helped to develop superior, Canadian-made PPE.

Three projects led by McMaster Engineering researchers receive $11.3M in federal funding

March 4, 2021 /  Department News

Three projects led by McMaster Engineering researchers receive $11.3M in federal funding

Materials Science professors Gianluigi Botton, Nabil Bassim, and André Phillion and Engineering Physics professor Andy Knights are among the co-leads for McMaster research projects receiving $35M in funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) today.

McMaster researcher Gail Krantzberg to co-lead policy advice on Great Lakes

February 26, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster researcher Gail Krantzberg to co-lead policy advice on Great Lakes

Starting today, Gail Krantzberg will co-lead the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board's Science Priority Committee (SAB-SPC) for one year.

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