Research by Department

The Faculty of Engineering is comprised of five departments, each pursuing a broad range of research and innovation programs. Although each department is anchored by one or more traditional engineering disciplines, their research interests are highly interdisciplinary.

Researchers whose interests fall within the four research specializations (Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering; Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment; Information and Communications Technologies; and Nanotechnology and Interfacial Engineering), can be found in each department. 

When looking for a supervisor, collaborator or topic expert, you may need to consider researchers in multiple departments.

Department Specializations

  • Biomedical Engineering specializations:
    Nanostructured Biomaterials, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, High-resolution MR Imaging, Diffusion MR Imaging, Cardiac MR Imaging, Limbic System MR Imaging, Brain MR Spectroscopy.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering specializations:
    Advanced and Smart Materials, Construction Engineering Simulation, Cold Region and River Ice Engineering, Emerging Technology in Nanocellulose Fibres, Enhanced Oil/Heavy-Oil Recovery, Oilsands Tailings Management, Petroleum Geomechanics, Road Infrastructure and Underground Trenchless Technology, Slope Stability and the Cyclic Loading Of Embankments, Safety and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Structural Health Monitoring and Modeling, Human Biomechanics.
  • Chemical & Materials Engineering specializations:
    Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical and Regenerative Medicine, Corrosion and Wear, Fluid Dynamics, Materials Characterization and Processing, Mathematical and Molecular Modeling, Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication, Oil Sands Energy, Process Control and Systems Engineering, Reactions and Catalysts, Surface Science and Engineering, Thermodynamics, Welding and Metallurgy.
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering specializations:
    Biomedical Engineering, Communications, Computer Engineering, Control Systems, Electromagnetics and Microwaves, Energy Systems, Integrated Circuits and Systems, Microsystems and Nanodevices, Photonics and Plasmas, Signal and Image Processing, Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Solid State Electronics.
  • Mechanical Engineering specializations:
    Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering , Energy and Environment, Engineering Management, Nano and Micro Technologies, Thermo-Fluids, Solid Mechanics.

Are you considering a graduate degree in Engineering?

Applications for Master’s and PhD programs are handled by the individual departments.For more information on the different graduate programs, visit each department’s graduate studies site:

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering