Labs and centres

Advanced Micro-/Nano-Devices Laboratory

A lab performing research in the field of micro/nanotechnology with the goal of designing practical micro/nanosystem solutions to real-world problems.

Applied Nanomaterials and Clean Energy Laboratory

A lab focused on the development of unique, high-performance nanostructured materials for use in clean, sustainable energy technologies including fuel cells and batteries.

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

A centre for the development of new and innovative technologies for materials joining that features cutting-edge lab facilities and collaborations with leading companies.

Centre for Integrated Radio Frequency Engineering (CIRFE)

A centre focusing on emerging radio frequency (RF) technologies through research, development, modelling, design, fabrication, packaging and testing.

Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS)

A world-class facility for the exploration and development of innovations in all aspects of electromagnetic communication, and sensing science and engineering.

Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)

A centre breaking down barriers to enable multidisciplinary research and development in six areas related to the field of intelligent systems and data analysis.

Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG)

A group working to realize the next generation of hardware for ultra-broadband, hyper-connectivity, enabling the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication.

Fatigue and Stress Analysis Laboratory (FATSLAB)

A lab dedicated to research on the impact of cyclic stresses and strains on materials, a field of interest with implications in industries from aerospace to microelectronics.

Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre (G2N)

A unique, hands-on facility offering a wide range of capabilities for processing electronic materials and devices, with research spanning nano-materials to large-scale electronics.

Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA)

A state-of-the-art research and testing facility for the development of the next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles, featuring integrated cells on batteries and powertrains and a rolling dynamometer.

Laboratory of Computational Intelligence and Automation (LCIA)

A lab conducting advanced research in modular manufacturing and intelligent control, with equipment including a one-of-a-kind modular and reconfigurable robot.

Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Laboratory

A lab tackling numerous challenges related to development of the next generation of electric vehicles that satisfy stringent cost, performance, safety and environmental requirements.

Motion Research Group

A group specializing in the dynamic analysis, model-based control and design optimization of mechanical and biomechanical multibody systems.

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (MSAM)

A lab focused on next-generation additive manufacturing processes covering everything from the development of advanced materials to closed-loop control systems.

Precision Controls Laboratory

A lab conducting research on the design, modelling and control of precision motion delivery systems, with application in areas including high-speed machine tools, robotics and electronic manufacturing equipment.

QNC Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Research Group

A group dedicated to inherently collaborative research that aims to grow the most advanced III-V compound semiconductor nanostructures to enable the technologies of the future.

Real-Time Embedded Software Group

A group concentrating on research on real-time embedded software systems at the intersection of software technology, embedded networking and applied formal methods.


​A research and testing facility, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, that will enable innovative research on multi-robot teams with a state-of-the-art fleet of humanoid, aerial, ground and magnetically levitated robots.

Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab

A world-class facility focused on materials with potential for use in automotive light-weighting and their response to gross deformation conditions in manufacturing and impacts.

Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research Group (WATMIMS)

A group conducting research in conjunction with industry partners on tools and techniques to aid in the management of integrated manufacturing and logistics systems.