Research has always been one of the core strengths of the University of Ottawa. The Faculty of Engineering has embraced this mindset and has become one of the strongest places in Canada in which to conduct research in engineering.

Our areas of research

The Faculty of Engineering is able to conduct its high-impact research due in large part to the external funding it receives. Members of the Faculty of Engineering are the recipients of a number of provincial and federal grants from organizations like the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and many others. A lot of our researchers also engage in partnership programs with members of the public and private sector.

Our researchers are all leaders in their field, and their efforts have resulted in growth in quality of life for all Canadians. Our professors, including 14 Research Chairs and members of 6 Research Centres and Institutes, conduct research in a broad range of interests that have an impact that can be seen everywhere in our daily lives.

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Enabling technologies for health care and augmented life

A key driver for uOttawa Engineering researchers is the potential to improve people’s lives. Along with key research partners at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences, our faculty brings a multi-disciplinary approach to making life better.

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Technology for the digital transformation of society

As a society, we are in a constant state of flux. Aided by technology, we are witnessing a digital transformation of our society, which is fast-tracked by researchers on a daily basis.

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Sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Researchers at uOttawa Engineering working within this field have the safety of society at heart. In addition, our experts go one step further in order to ensure that the work we do is done with sustainability in mind. Our goal is to reduce our environmental footprint and be faithful stewards of our planet and its people.

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Emerging materials and processes: design and development

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.

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Photonics for devices, networks and energy

The Centre for Research in Photonics at uOttawa is a world-recognized research facility in which our Faculty’s researchers are hard at work to bring you the latest developments and innovations to truly transform our present into the future.

Contact us

McKenna, Margaret F.

Senior Research Advisor
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2440
Work E-mail: [email protected]

Pearson, Mark

Senior Research Advisor
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 7915
Work E-mail: [email protected]

Zoë Ascoli

Intermediate Administrative Assistant, International Affairs
Work E-mail: [email protected]

Hinzer, Karin

Vice-Dean, Research
Room: ARC 345
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2872
Work E-mail: [email protected]