Featured research

Our professors are more than dedicated educators—they are also renowned researchers who continue our faculty’s history of contributing to the betterment of society. By applying their knowledge in creative and imaginative ways they improve upon current technologies and create new ways to solve problems.

Engineering is interdisciplinary in nature and our researchers form strong partnership with academics and industry professionals across both disciplinary and international boundaries. Our faculty receives over $50 million annually from external sources for sponsored research. With funding from federal and provincial granting councils, generous support of industry sponsors and world-class research facilities, our researchers are at the forefront of discovery. 


Improving the foundations for safety in earthquake-prone areas

Lijun Deng, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Reconstructing the building construction industry
Mohamed Al-Hussein, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Tackling the oilsands’ tailings issue
Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Unconventional approach to unconventional oil
Tayfun Babadagli, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Decidedly revolutionary decision making
Aminah Robinson Fayek, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Controlling the oilsands
Biao Huang, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering

Lasers help produce vivid medical images
Roger Zemp, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Using bacteria to protect groundwater
Ania Ulrich, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Building better implants
André McDonald, Department of Mechanical Engineering