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:

The University of Toronto has a long tradition of collaborative scholarship that enhances the student experience and promotes research excellence. The breadth and depth of our programs, centres, and institutes provides an extraordinary range of opportunities for multidisciplinary research and teaching. Collaborative educational and research programs are a fundamental part of U of T Engineering, and the Faculty continues to expand its offerings. Below is a list of our affiliated institutes and centres:

Faculty Level:

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studie (UTIAS)

Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)

Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead)

Institute for Water Innovation (IWI)

Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM)

Department/Institute Level: 


Centre for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE)

Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA)

Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre (MSTC)

Chemical Engineering


Centre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (CMTE)

Chemical Engineering Research Consultants Ltd. (CERCL)

Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC)

Ontario Centre for Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM)

Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR)

Civil & Mineral Engineering

Centre for the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure (CRCI)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Centre and Testbed

Lassonde Institute of Mining

University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE)

Centre for Interdisciplinary Mobile Software and Hardware (CIMSAH)

Centre for Power and Information (CPI)

Identity, Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI)

Toronto Nanofabrication Centre (TNFC)

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT)

Center for Advanced Diffusion-Wave and Photoacoustic Technologies (CADIPT)

Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE)

Centre for Microfluidic Systems for Chemistry and Biology (MATCH)

Centre for Healthcare Engineering (CHE)

Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation (UT-IMDI)

Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics (IRM)

Institute for Sustainable Energy

Materials Science Engineering

Ontario Centre for Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM)