Research Areas

Biochemical Engineering is a branch of chemical engineering that applies processes to biological organisms or systems, such as bioreactors.

Biomedical and Regenerative Medicine applies engineering principles to the study of drugs and other medical technologies.

Corrosion and Wear investigates the breakdown of engineered materials due to factors such as exposure, strain and weakness caused by the manufacturing process.

Fluid Dynamics  is the study of flow – liquids and gases in motion. It has applications in many areas, including the oil sands, the aerospace industry, and meteorology.

Materials Characterization and Processing is the study of the fundamental building blocks of materials, particularly the relationship between their structure, properties, and processing.

Mathematical and Molecular Modeling Reaction and Catalysis uses simulation to test hypotheses or predict outcomes. It can be used throughout engineering as a safer, easier, more affordable and faster method of seeking solutions.

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication involves the application of materials science and engineering at the nanoscale. It includes areas of study such as nanofabrication, biomedicine, and molecular self-assembly.

Oil Sands and Energy is a wide ranging research area including extraction and upgrading of oil sands, transport, waste management, clean coal technologies, fuel cells and more.

Process Control examines dynamic systems, and manipulates those systems to provide desired outcomes.

Reactions and Catalysis are the fundamental processes that underlie all chemical engineering. The reaction of individual molecules and the role that catalysts can play in controlling those reactions all play an integral part in the design of process controls and other chemical systems.

Surface Science and Engineering is the study of phenomena occurring when two phases of matter interact. Surface engineering uses this information to create more durable surfaces that resist corrosion and wear.

Thermodynamics is the study of energy within chemical reactions and changes of state, and its relationship to factors such as temperature and pressure.

Welding and Metallurgy goes beyond the trades to look at the fundamental science underlying metal fabrication and joining.