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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

MacEng arms the frontlines with masks: Faculty, students create protective equipment for healthcare workers

April 1, 2020 /  Department News

MacEng arms the frontlines with masks: Faculty, students create protective equipment for healthcare workers

McMaster engineers, physicians, students and industry partners join forces to create timely solutions to the high demand for more personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers. In the first part of the "MacEng arms the frontlines" series, we take a look at masks.

McMaster engineers using machine learning to aid Canada’s crisis response

March 26, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster engineers using machine learning to aid Canada’s crisis response

Imagine being able to test decisions on a "digital twin" of a city, see its likely impact, and better understand what will help Canada during times of crises.

McMaster engineers pivot 3D cell printing technology to help COVID-19 research

March 23, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster engineers pivot 3D cell printing technology to help COVID-19 research

Joining the global mission to find treatments for people with COVID-19, McMaster engineers hope to use their novel technology to help other researchers with disease modelling and drug screening.

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