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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

“There’s a need to keep innovating:" Robert Pelton awarded for contributions to Canada’s pulp and paper industry

February 21, 2020 /  Department News

“There’s a need to keep innovating:" Robert Pelton awarded for contributions to Canada’s pulp and paper industry

Director of McMaster’s Centre for Pulp and Paper Research receives highest individual honour from the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC).

McMaster scientists engineer self-cleaning surface that can repel dangerous bacteria

February 15, 2020 /  Department News

McMaster scientists engineer self-cleaning surface that can repel dangerous bacteria

McMaster mechanical engineer Tohid Didar was on CBC's Quirks and Quarks talking about the self-cleaning surface to repel dangerous bacteria that he’s developed with a team of researchers, including Leyla Soleymani, engineering physics professor.

Electrical & Computer Engineering professor seeks solutions to energy challenges

January 23, 2020 /  Department News

Electrical & Computer Engineering professor seeks solutions to energy challenges

As demand grows to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, Mehdi Narimani is finding ways to maximize the power of our renewable energy sources.

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