There are a wide variety of research interests in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, broadly grouped in the four areas of BioMechanical Engineering, Energy and Fluid Systems, Design and Manufacturing and Materials Engineering. Individual faculty have generated their own home pages to provide more information about themselves, their programs and their research interests. Links to these pages can be found by clicking on each faculty member under the appropriate research group.
The nature of particular research projects in these areas ranges from applied research and development, to the acquisition of fundamental scientific knowledge. Separate laboratories, each supplied with special purpose instruments and apparatus, support the four areas. Information on each laboratory can be found under each corresponding Research group mentioned above and accessible by the top or side navigation.
Funding comes from major granting agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and contract work has been undertaken with, for example, ALCAN, CAMM, CANMET, DND, IDRC, MIROC, MMO and Transport Canada.