Chemical Engineering research at McMaster builds new advances and better understanding
of pulp dewatering, on-off membranes and metallocene catalysts for making polymers.
The three major research areas are polymer production technology, control of
chemical processes, and pulp and paper technology. Other active areas include
environmental engineering, water purification, fluid mechanics, biomedical research,
liquid extraction, membrane separation processes, surface phenomenona and process
Civil Engineering Research encompasses Environmental Engineering
/ Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural and Earthquake
Engineering, and Transportation
and Software Research
Research in CAS focuses on software engineering, theory of non-sequential
system, parallel and distributed computing, artificial intelligence,
complexity, design and analysis of algorithms, and combinatorial computing.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
One finds that will find that research interests within the ECE
department span the range of frequencies from 0 Hertz (direct current)
to Giga Hertz (microwave and above) and above. Active research is carried
out in the such fields as electrical machines, power systems, RF and
microwave circuits, DSP multiprocessor systems, impulse radar, semi-conductor
device modelling, electromagnetic theory, solid state converters, photonic
networks, and virtual reality simulation.
Engineering Physics Research
The optoelectronics programme is concerned with research involving
the fabrication, processing and characterization of state-of-the-art
heterojunction lasers, detectors and electronic devices for optical
fibre communication and optical data processing. A complete set of
experimental facilities is available for crystal growth molecular bean
epitaxy, plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition, device processing
technologies, and device characterization.
Materials Science and
MSE Research at McMaster is comprised of ceramics and glass, composites,
corrosion and surface properties, electrical properties, iron and steel
making, materials processing, mechanical behaviour, phase transformations,
polymers, recycling/re-use of Materials, and thin films.
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering
Drawing on the formidable research productivity and impact of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, students in the Graduate Program will work and be trained as true interdisciplinarians within six specialized research areas.
McMaster School of Computational Engineering and Science
The School’s research activities cover a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary areas, and are organized into three major themes: Computational Physical Sciences, Computational Optimization, Design and Control, Computational Biosciences.
Research in Mechanical Engineering focuses on manufacturing, automation,
robotics, theoretical mechanics, heat transfer, two phase flow, nuclear
reactor thermal hydraulics, solid and surface modelling, manufacturing
engineering, CAD/CAM, and energy systems modelling.