Emerging materials and processes: design and development

Our lives are surrounded by materials.

The focus of the research in materials at uOttawa Engineering ranges from the very small (nanomaterials) to the very large (construction and building materials). Our researchers work diligently to design and develop emerging materials and processes ranging from bio-based materials for sustainable applications to metals for transportation needs, as well as sophisticated materials for our digital world and life-saving materials for biomedical applications.

While the focus is on the synthesis of novel and innovative materials, along with the development of the processes to make them more cost- and energy-effective, the possibilities are truly endless at the Faculty of Engineering.

Areas of research

  • Nanomaterials
  • Composite materials
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Sustainable materials
  • Biomedical materials
  • Electronic materials
  • Reactor design
  • Optimization, modeling and process control

What's happening in this field?

uOttawa's Faculty of Engineering at the forefront of protecting Canada's infrastrusture

How much thought do you give to the roads and bridges you drive over on your daily commute?

Ask an elite team of Ottawa-based researchers, and the answer will likely be “quite a lot.”

The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering is home to a range of seasoned academics whose work revolves around the study of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. This research area leverages the strengths of the faculty’s Department of Civil Engineering.

Creating and maintaining sustainable solutions for concrete infrastructure

Civil infrastructure is critical to society. A large number of concrete structures built in the 1960’s to 1980’s in Canada and worldwide are showing signs of distress caused by multiple damage mechanisms. 

Considering the need for sustainable and resilient infrastructure, it is essential that the structures meant to replace them be built with eco-efficient techniques and environmentally friendly materials.

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