Research Facilities

Advanced Optimization Laboratory

The Advanced Optimization Group aims for excellence in research in theoretical and applied aspects of optimization, both discrete and continuous. This goal is pursued by coupling the provided state-of-the-art infrastructure installed in the Advanced Optimization Laboratory with the strengths of the participating faculty and students.

Cognitive Systems Laboratory

Research into Cognitive Dynamic Systems (CDS) in the CSL has been going for over six to seven years, during which time signicant contributions have been made to Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radar. Recently, the research has broadened to Cognitive Control. Last but by no means least, the research program into CDS also includes the application of cognition to the cocktail party problem, work on which is carried out in collaboration wih the University of Sherbrooke, Québec.

Machining Systems Laboratory

The Machining Systems Laboratory is focused on the area of Machining Systems, including studies related to advanced machine tools and metal cutting and is strongly linked to industrial R&D of interest to manufacturing industries involved in machining.

McMaster Advanced Control Consortium

McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) MACC is an industrially orientated research center with the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. The center promotes and advances process control by bringing together researchers and practitioners for the investigation and application of leading-edge control technology.

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Operating since 1959, the facilities, skills and people of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) are used by students, faculty, small businesses and international industry leaders to fills the real need to match student learning with research and industry.

Microwave Acoustics Laboratory

The Microwave Acoustics Laboratory (MAL) undertakes research in acoustic wave devices for communications applications.

Power Research Laboratory

The Power Research Laboratory facilitates experimental research and development in electric power engineering and related areas. These activities improve service to the engineering community and foster increased interactions in the general area of electric power engineering.

Robotics and Manufacturing Research Laboratory

The Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory is an extensively equipped facility for manufacturing automation research that features four industrial robots, a robotic hand, a 6-axis Force Sensor and a Computer Vision System.

Simulation Optimization Systems (SOS)

The SOS Research Laboratory paved the way to the world's first statistical modeling/yield-driven design technology used in major CAD/CAE products. Work continues on efficient techniques for large-scale optimization, active device parameter extraction, physics-based statistical device modeling and simulation, design centering and yield-driven design for GaAs MIMICs (Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuits).

Software Quality Research Laboratory

The Software Quality Research Laboratory (SQRL) is a group of researchers working together to improve the quality of software products. We perform fundamental research, applied research, technology transfer, and contractual software quality assessments. We represent a broad variety of approaches but cooperate in a single unit that applies combinations of sound new ideas to practical problems.

Water Resources Environmental Information Systems Laboratory

The Water Resources Environmental Information Systems Laboratory develops innovative tools for solving complex environmental engineering problems. The lab focuses on the development and application of advanced state-of-the-art computer models to be used in computational hydraulics and hydrology supporting decision making for engineering design projects, contingency planning studies, and regulatory compliance support.

Walter W. Smeltzer Corrosion Laboratory

The lab provides experimental research facilities for faculty, research associates and graduate students, functions as a vehicle for the promotion of corrosion knowledge among university, industry and government and provides a service to industry in corrosion consulting and the examination and testing of corrosion-related problems.