U of T Engineering Research

U of T Engineering develops innovative solutions to complex global challenges. We create entirely new technologies and processes that drive economic development, improve lives and protect the planet.

Our Faculty is an international leader in engineering research and innovation. We are a community defined by creative trailblazing, multidisciplinary collaboration and technical ingenuity. Together with our industry partners, we pursue projects that have a profound impact around the world.

Explore our four strategic research areas:

Sustainability

Researchers at U of T Engineering are at the forefront of the most pressing environmental issues of today. Our efforts influence policy makers, institutions and the public in order to make more informed decisions and bring about positive, sustainable change.

State-of-the-art resources and laboratories, multidisciplinary collaboration, a myriad of funding opportunities and potential for a broad range of industry partnerships make U of T Engineering the ideal place for students and faculty to make their footprint on the world while reducing their footprint on the environment.

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Bioengineering

As our population continues to grow, age and deplete natural resources, engineers are increasingly looking to the natural world as both an inspiration and a challenge to innovate.

The University of Toronto is uniquely located in Canada's largest city, home to some the nation's premiere hospitals and research centres. This central hub, combined with U of T's own state-of-the-art resources, provides an ideal environment for life-changing research, multidisciplinary collaboration and bio-inspired innovation.

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Information and Communications Technology

As more of our information goes virtual, from bank accounts to smart energy meters, it becomes increasingly vital that we ensure our data is safe, secure and sustainable.

U of T Engineering researchers are designing advanced solutions to global communication and technology challenges that ensure our personal data is protected, and highly efficient.

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Enabling Technologies

Once in a while, a new technology completely revolutionizes the way we live our lives. It is hard to tell where that next big breakthrough will come from, but fostering the environment to hatch those big ideas is a key component to engineering a better future.

U of T Engineering researchers are making these breakthroughs every day, crossing disciplinary boundaries to collaborate on the next big technology.

Each new innovation contributes to our world and to our quality of life, making things easier, more accessible and safer for the global community.

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Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Our research institutes and centres contain facilities and expertise that are unique in the world. They are inherently multidisciplinary, bringing together technical knowledge from many fields to solve global challenges. Find out more about our faculty-level institutes below or choose an academic area.


Faculty-level Research Institutes & Centres
Select an academic area to explore 25+ other institutes and centres.

Institute for Aerospace Studies


Research Institutes & Centres

Areas of Research »
Aircraft Flight | Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion | Design Optimization and Structures | Robotics, Spacecraft and Microsatellites | Engineering Physics

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Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering


Areas of Research »
Neural, Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering | Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine | Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging and Systems Biology | Engineering in a Clinical Setting

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Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry


Research Institutes & Centres

Areas of Research »
Areas of Research | Biomolecular & Biomedical Engineering | Bioprocess Engineering | Chemical & Materials Process Engineering | Environmental Science & Engineering | Informatics | Pulp & Paper | Surface and Interface Engineering | Sustainable Energy

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Dept. of Civil Engineering


Research Institutes & Centres

Areas of Research »
Building Science | Construction Management | Engineering Education | Environmental Engineering | Geomechanics and Mining | Structural Engineering | Transportation Engineering and Planning

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The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Research Institutes & Centres

Areas of Research »
Biomedical Engineering | Communications | Computer Engineering | Electromagnetics | Electronics | Energy Systems | Photonics | Systems Control

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Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering


Research Institutes & Centres

Areas of Research »
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering | Applied Mechanics and Design | Biomedical Engineering | Energy and Environmental Engineering | Human Factors/Ergonomics | Information Engineering | Operations Research | Robotics, Mechatronics and Instrumentation | Thermal and Fluid Sciences Engineering

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Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering


Research Institutes & Centres

Areas of Research »
Advanced Electronic Materials & Systems | Advanced Coating Technologies | Biomaterials & Biotechnology | Computational Materials Engineering | Materials Fracture & Failure | Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology | Renewable Energy Systems & Devices | Sustainable Materials Processing & Modelling

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