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Research & 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.

Our research intensity is nearly double the national average and we are growing.

We continue to push the boundaries of discovery in emerging areas, such as bio-innovation, micro-nano technology, smart systems, energy, and environmental sustainability.

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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.

 

Research News

Working with Indigenous communities to improve water quality

October 29, 2019 /  Department News

Working with Indigenous communities to improve water quality

Charles de Lannoy’s first year of engineering was also his first year of grad school.

Students flock to graduate studies fair at McMaster

October 7, 2019 /  Department News

Students flock to graduate studies fair at McMaster

On Friday, October 4th, the country's top graduate engineering schools gathered to connect with prospective students at McMaster for the third annual Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium.

McMaster researchers use friendly viruses to make a gel that can heal itself – and you

August 1, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster researchers use friendly viruses to make a gel that can heal itself – and you

McMaster researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses.

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