519-888-4567 x33694
Location: 
E5 4112
Group(s): 
WatCAR
519-888-4567 x38114
Location: 
EC4 1103
Group(s): 
WatCAR
519-888-4032 or x44032
Location: 
E7 7419
Group(s): 
WatCAR
519-888-4567 x40203
Location: 
E7 7418
Group(s): 
Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility
Research Expertise
  • Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids and Multiphase Flows​
  • Computational Methods in Engineering
  • Topological optimization of structural analysis

Computational Multiphysics Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing; Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cryptography and data security
  • High speed communication networks
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Hub location and hub network design
  • Reverse logistics network design
  • Location Analysis
  • Network Design

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Software and Data→Logistics, Supply Chain Management; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Analysis of software requirements and specifications with computer-aided tools and techniques
  • Configurable model-driven development (MDD)
  • Practitioner-friendly specification and design notations that have precise semantics suitable for automated analysis
  • Software modeling, model checking, documentation, and analysis

Waterloo Formal Methods Research Group

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle Control; Software and Data→Embedded Software, Hazard and Safety Analysis; A to D profiles

Research Expertise

  • Transportation systems data collection and modeling 
  • Energy demand for electric vehicle charging
  • Intercity travel and accessibility
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries; Software and Data→Data - Analytics, Mining and Management, Modelling and Design; A to D profiles

Research Expertise

  • Vestibular (balance) system
  • Object recognition
  • Head movement and orientation
  • Coordinated movement

Multisensory Brain and Cognition Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Human Machine Interface (HMI); A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Biologically inspired intelligent systems
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)/Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems
  • Hybrid systems
  • Intelligent embedded systems
  • Sensory systems design

Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Telematics, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • 5-Axis numerically controlled machining
  • Automated polishing
  • Complex curve machining methods: Principle Axis Method (PAM) and Multi-Point Method (MPM)
  • Design of Numerical Control (NC) machines and controllers
  • Efficient tool path planning
  • Flank milling
  • Gouge detection and avoidance mechanisms
  • Machined surface evaluation
  • Surface finish estimation

5-Axis Surface Machining Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing, Precision Machining; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Metallurgical Transformations During Welding
  • Post-weld Properties
  • Improving Weld Process Robustness (increasing Manufacturability)
  • Effect Of Microstructure And Mechanical Property Hetrogenity On Weld Performance
  • Physical Simulation Of The Welding Process
  • Weld Defect Formation
  • Welding Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)
  • Dissimilar Material Welding

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Applied operations research
  • Logistics/Inventory management
  • Modes of transport and transportation systems

Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems (WATMIMS)

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Software and Data→Logistics, Production Management; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Advanced signal processing algorithms for wireless communication
  • Cognitive and software defined radios (CR and SDR)
  • Design of high power and spectrum efficient linear radio frequency amplifiers
  • Hybrid Radio Frequency and Digital Signal Processing (RF/DSP) design of wireless communication transmitters
  • Microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and systems design
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) transceiver schemes
  • Nonlinear and linear radio frequency (RF) circuits and systems characterization and behavioural modeling
  • Power amplifier and transmitter linearization techniques (Baseband and RF Digital Predistortion, Feed-forward)
  • RF integrated circuits (CMOS)

Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cognitive work analysis
  • Ecological interface design
  • Graphical interface design and visualization

Advanced Interface Design Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Human Machine Interface (HMI); A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Fracture
  • Formability
  • Plasticity
  • Micromechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Automotive Metal Forming & Crash Simulations
  • Advanced/Ultra High Strength Steels
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Warm Forming & Hot Stamping

Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Battery charging systems
  • Network/distributed and web-based programming applications in power systems
  • Nonlinear systems theory and its applications to electricity markets
  • Optimal power management in competitive electricity markets
  • Smart charging systems

Power and Energy Systems Group

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Fuel cells; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Application of geographic information systems (GIS) to urban area analysis
  • Design and operation of public transportation systems, highway systems, and facilities for non-motorized modes of transport
  • Development and implementation of utility-based multi-modal travel forecasting models
  • Transportation and land use impacts
  • Urban transportation systems

Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Biomaterials design
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Colloid and surface science
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Interfacial Engineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer and biopolymer synthesis

Biomedical Engineering and Engery Storage Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Advanced nanostructured conductive polymers
  • Nanocomposite membranes for fuel cell and water purification
  • Nanostructured fuel cell catalysts
  • Synthesis, functionalization and fabrication of nanostructured materials
  • Zeolite nanoparticles and membranes

Applied Nanomaterials & Clean Energy Laboratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Fuel cells; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Biofuel production – including biohydrogen, biodiesel, and biobutanol
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Bioprocessing technologies
  • Recombinant protein production

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Computer vision
  • Design and development of automated interpretation algorithms
  • Digital image processing
  • Pattern recognition

Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Emissions control using CO2 abatement technologies
  • Hydrogen production
  • Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) simulation and modeling
Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control, Fuel cells; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automotive crash and occupant simulation
  • Automotive crashworthiness
  • High-rate materials characterization
  • Impact biomechanics
  • Pipeline integrity
  • Trauma prediction

Impact Mechanics & Material Characterization Group

​Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Optimization
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Game Theory
  • Autonomous and connected car
  • Automotive
  • Operational Artificial Intelligence

Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving; Software and Data→Data - Analytics, Mining and Management; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Embedded systems and software
  • Generative programming and model-based software development
  • Software design
  • Software system families and product lines

Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Lab (WISE Lab)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); Software and Data→Embedded Software, Multi-disciplinary Optimization; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Coding Theory
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and space-time communications
  • Multiuser detection
  • Wireless communications

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Combustion diagnostics and nanoparticle metrology
  • Gas/surface scattering
  • Inverse analysis and optimal design of heat transfer systems
  • Molecular gas dynamics
  • Thermal radiation heat transfer

Inverse Problems in Combustion and Heat Transfer

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Casting, Forming, Materials and Processing; Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; Structure and Safety→Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Development of automated and interactive formal methods tools
  • Formal methods of system analysis
  • Hardware verification
  • Requirements specification and analysis
  • Software Engineering
  • System safety

Waterloo Formal Methods (WatForm) 

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Software and Data→Embedded Software, Hazard and Safety Analysis; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Turbulent combustion modelling
  • Emissions
  • Auto-ignition
  • Spray/mixing

Turbulent Combustion Modeling Lab

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Combustion Analysis, Emissions Control, Flow Analysis; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Large-scale linear and integer optimization (interior-point methods, decomposition, column generation)
  • Supply-chain design: logistics, inventory, routing and scheduling

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Software and Data→Logistics, Production Management; E to H profiles

Research Expertise

  • Process Systems Engineering; Computer-Aided Product Formulation and Design
  • Systems Biology
  • Carbon Management, Energy and Environmental Systems
  • Optimization of Oil, Gas, Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Operations
  • Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems.

Personal Website

Group(s): 
E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Modeling and Identification
  • Optimal trajectory generation
  • Precision motion control

Precision Controls Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing, Precision Machining; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Collaborative driving technologies
  • Nonlinear/switching control of multivariable/time varying/multi-agent systems
  • Robust adaptive control
  • Specific designs for mechatronic systems
  • Supervisory control
  • Triangular systems and backstepping control
  • Vehicle stability and control technologies

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Collaborative Driving, Vehicle Control; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems
  • Real-Time Safety Critical Software

Real-time Embedded Software Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); Software and Data→Embedded Software; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Conductive polymer blends
  • Design and performance of fuel cell stacks and systems
  • Development and testing of polymeric materials
  • Fuel cell materials testing
  • Fuel cell system reliability and modelling
  • Hydrogen production and distribution
  • Life cycle analysis

Green Energy and Fuel Cell Research Group

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Fuel cells; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Alternative fuels
  • Energy analysis of energy conversion systems
  • In-cylinder combustion diagnostics and engineering
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Thermodynamics of ecosystems
  • Vehicle fleet/power plant/industry emissions impacts (local and regional)
  • Window thermal performance modelling

Unversity of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Fuel cells; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Artificial Intelligence, Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Intelligent Paratransit: scheduling, dispatching and simulation
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Public transportation, safety and winter road maintenance
  • Shortest path algorithms for in-vehicle route guidance systems
  • Travel time modeling and estimation for advanced traveler information systems

Innovative Transportation System Solutions Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Advanced Hardware Architectures
  • Baseband communication circuits and algorithms
  • Energy-efficient circuits and systems
  • Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) signal processing

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Embedded Hardware Security
  • Countermeasures for Hardware Hacking, including techniques for resistance to side channel analysis, reverse engineering, fault injection attacks
  • Protection of Keys, Secure Boot
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security; Software and Data→Embedded Software; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Friction stir welding and processing, roll bonding, overlay welding
  • Materials characterization of light alloys, steels, and metal matrix composites using quantitative electron microscopy
  • Physical metallurgy of welded components

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Materials and Processing; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Data analysis of vehicle usage, through WeBike Project.
  • Data mining and management.

Data Systems Group

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Software and Data→Data - Analytics, Mining and Management; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cryptographic primitives
  • Multimedia communication security
  • Network and ad hoc network security
  • Sequence design for wireless Code Division Mutilpe Access (CDMA) communications

Communications Security Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Speech recognition applications for advanced smartphone devices
  • Voice interface design

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design and evaluation of intelligent transportation system components
  • Development and application of simulation tools
  • Environmental impacts of transportation policies
  • Safety
  • Traffic demand management

Waterloo Transportation Research for Improving Proformance & Safety (WATTRIPS)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Dynamics and Control of Structures
  • Non linear structural dynamics
  • Micropolar materials modeling
  • Composite materials
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component Structures; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Multiphysics simulations
  • Turbulent simulations (LES, DNS)
  • High-speed aerothermodynamics
  • Trans-/Supercritical combustion 
  • Turbulence modelling in two-phase flow
  • High-pressure fuel injector systems
  • Low-order modelling of fluid systems

Multi-Physics Interaction Lab

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; Software and Data→Modelling and Design; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Broadband wired and wireless communication networks
  • Coded video multicasting, Medium Access Control (MAC) layer scheduling and performance analysis
  • Cross-layer design in Institute of Electrical and  Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.16 networks
  • Integration of fiber and wireless communication systems (FiWi)
  • Relay placement on cooperative communications and survivable routing for high availability design
  • Secure and privacy-preserving vehicular communications
  • Wireless network security
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • Arc Acoustics in Gas Metal Arc (GMA) welding
  • Automatic end-of-arm and tool-centre-point calibration
  • Autonomous Navigation Using Artificial Neural Networks
  • Dynamic Seam Tracking for Robotic Welding
  • Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Modelling of Human Locomotion
  • Walking Wobot Welder
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving; Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; E to H profiles
Research Expertise
  • High performance computing – parallel computing
  • Instabilities and localized deformation phenomena in materials
  • Metal formability
  • Micromechanics, crystal plasticity

Computational Mechanics Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Structural Crashworthiness; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cyclic plasticity
  • Fatigue failure analysis and fatigue life prediction
  • Finite deformation
  • Mechanical testing of micro- and submicron specimens, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Modelling, analysis and design of materials under inelastic and cyclic loadings
  • Multi-axial fatigue of magnesium alloys
  • Residual stresses

Fatigue and Stress Analysis Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Fatigue; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Analysis or conduction and breakdown mechanisms in insulating materials under high voltage stress
  • Characterization analysis of batteries and supercapacitors
  • High voltage and electrical insulation engineering
  • Performance evaluation of energy storage elements
  • Pulse power technologies
  • Use of partial discharge and other high frequency components as diagnostic tools for insulation failure analysis

High Voltage Engineering Lab

Power and Energy Systems Group

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Fuel cells, Power Electronics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design and control of mechatronic systems
  • Instrumented robotics
  • Non-smooth dynamic systems
  • Sensory information processing of motion control

Waterloo Mechanical System & Control Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Development and application of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to flows
  • Fan design and testing
  • Fluid-thermal component design and analysis
  • Incompressible flow turbomachinery (turbines, fans, and pumps)
  • Jet and nozzle flows
  • Large scale PIV and measurement techniques
  • Pump design and testing
  • Wind energy and wind turbines
Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; I to M profiles

Research Expertise

  • Geospatial technology
  • Location-based technology
  • Communications and information sharing

Waterloo Civic Map Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Autonomous and intelligent systems
  • Computational intelligence and applications
  • Cognitive robotics and advanced mechatronics
  • Distributed real time systems
  • Concept extraction and natural speech understanding
  • Multi modal information retrieval

Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving, Human Machine Interface (HMI); Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; Software and Data→Data - Analytics, Mining and Management; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Active power filters
  • Battery electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • Current-source converter/inverter applications
  • Distributed power generation
  • Flexible alternating current (AC) transmission systems (FACTS)
  • Fuel cell power conditioners
  • Matrix converters
  • Photovoltaic grid-connected inverters
  • Power quality
  • Pulse power applications
  • Sustainable energy storage systems
  • Utility interface of alternative energy sources

Power and Energy Systems Group

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Fuel cells, Powertrain Systems, Power Electronics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Active vehicle stability
  • Advanced vehicle systems
  • Air-gas hybrid engine
  • Complex hydraulic and vehicle dynamic systems modelling for articulated vehicles
  • Configuration and power management control strategies for electric and electric-gas hybrid
  • Embedded suspension systems
  • Engine and body mounting systems (Passive and Active)
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

WATonoBus

Mechatronic Vehicles Systems Laboratory

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Powertrain Systems, Power Electronics; Software and Data→Multi-disciplinary Optimization; Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Clean room applications
  • Electromagnetic dampers
  • Micromanipulation using magnetic levitation
  • Microrobotics
  • Smart structures and actuators
  • Wind tunnel testing

Maglev Microrobotics Laboratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Channel coding and transmission for fading environments
  • Channel coding with an emphasis on Turbo-codes
  • Coding and interference cancellation for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) systems
  • Constellation design and implementation for multi-level modulation over band-limited channels
  • Cooperative networking
  • Digital/Wireless Communications
  • Information Theory with an emphasis on networks
  • Multiple-access, multiple antenna systems
  • Receiver structure for fading channels
  • Soft decision/soft output decoding of binary codes
  • Structure of lattices with applications in digital communications

Coding and Signal Transmission (CST) Laboratory

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Crystal Structure Prediction
  • Inorganic Materials
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cell traction force measurement using optical sectioning techniques
  • Constitutive modelling of soft bio-polymers
  • Mechanical measurements using the Digital Image Correlation method
  • Viscous fracture of soft materials
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automotive Design
  • Drive-by-wire
  • Electronic stability and control
  • Fatigue and fracture

Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle Control; Software and Data→Modelling and Design; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Modeling, model reduction methods, simulation, sensitivity analysis techniques, design and optimal control of advanced vehicle components and systems
  • Novel model-based design tools for automotive systems
  • Optimization of power management strategies for hybrid vehicles
  • Speed trajectory control for fuel optimal driving

Smart Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems Lab (SHEVS)

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control, Powertrain Systems, Power Electronics; Software and Data→Multi-disciplinary Optimization; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design of mixed analog/digital circuits for wireless communication
  • Phase noise of oscillators, mixer noise and mixer distortion analysis
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); I to M profiles

Research Expertise

  • Mobile mapping solutions for outdoor and indoor mapping
  • 3D object detection GeoAI for multi-scale geospatial mapping and change detection
  • LiDAR point cloud processing for 3D urban modeling
  • Machine learning for intelligent processing of earth observation data
  • Remote sensing applications in transportation

Geospatiail Sensing and Data Intelligence Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Energy and exergy analysis
  • Energy conversion technologies
  • Fuel atomization and spray formation
  • Fuel Cell performance modelling and optimization
  • Heat transfer processes
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Modelling of transport phenomena in fuel cells
  • Techniques for design and fabrication of fuel cell components

Fuel Cell and Green Energy Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control, Fuel cells; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Aoerdynamics and Aeroaucoustics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow visualization and animation
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Wind Engineering and Dispersion
Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cognitive ergonomics
  • Driver performance and safety
  • Individual differences and information manipulation
  • Navigation and manipulation in virtual environments and 3D simulations
  • Usability testing and human-computer interaction

Usability and Interactive Technology Lab (Use-IT)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Human Machine Interface (HMI); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Advanced modeling and design methodologies for radio frequency (RF)/microwave
  • Analysis of integrated RF systems (components, packaging and interconnect)
  • Computer aided diagnostic/tuning tools for Electromagnetic band gap structures
  • Filters and multiplexers
  • RF-Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and nano-based sensors
  • RF-Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) components
  • Superconductive microwave devices

Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE)

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Electronic packaging
  • Microfabrication
  • Microjoining processes
  • Sensor technology
  • Thermosonic and ultrasonic wire bonding
  • Ultrasonic Finite Element Models

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automotive system modelling
  • Biomechanics
  • Multibody dynamics and vehicle design optimization
  • Real-time simulation
  • Vehicle dynamics

Motion Research Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Powertrain Systems; Software and Data→Multi-disciplinary Optimization; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Autonomous navigation and mobile manipulation
  • Computational intelligence
  • Design, modelling, and control of advanced mechatronics systems
  • Modular and reconfigurable robotics and automation

RoboHub

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving, Vehicle Control; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Coding theory
  • Cooperative and cognitive networks
  • Information theory
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless communications
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Long-term durability of lightweight composites

  • Fatigue and creep failure

  • Impact of composite structures

  • Damage mechanics and constitutive modeling

  • Micromechanics

  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)

Composites Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component Structures, Composites and Polymers; Software and Data→Modelling and Design; Structure and Safety→Fatigue, Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Estimation of charge in batteries
  • Control of smart materials
  • Optimization of sensor and hardware placement

Infinite-dimensional Systems Research Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Energy-cost modelling of wireless applications
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Low power software and communication protocols
  • Mobile and ad hoc networks
  • Mobile communication and computing
  • Optical networks
  • Testing communication protocols
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Modal Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Identification and Control
  • Vibration based Signal Processing

The Structural Dynamics, Control & Identification Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH), Structural Crashworthiness; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design and analysis of advanced materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Development of new materials for enhanced energy storage and conversion
  • Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Catalyst Materials
  • Mesoporous metal oxides
  • Solid state electrochemistry of metal oxides, metal phosphates and pnictides

NAZAR Group

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Fuel cells; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Catalyst development for hydrocarbon processing
  • Catalytic distillation
  • Heavy oil and emulsion upgrading
  • Production of ultra low Sulphur gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Production of value added products from waste plastics

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology 

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) sensors for operation in harsh environments
  • MEMS/NEMS processing, packaging and microassembly
  • Micropower generation
  • Micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) and adaptive optics
  • Physical MEMS/NEMS sensors and devices
  • Self-contained integrated microsystems

Sensors and Integrated MicroSystems Laboratory (SIMSLAB)

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design, mathematical modelling and computer simulation of polymer reactors
  • Emulsion/solution/suspension polymerization
  • On-line sensor development for polymer and latex characterization
  • Optimization and computer control
  • Polymer research and engineering
  • Polymerization kinetics

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Biological Fluid Dynamics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Fluid/Structure Interaction
  • Optical Diagnostic Methods for Fluid Mechanics
  • Vortex Dynamics

Fluid Flow Physics Group

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Electrochemical techniques for fabrication of nanostructures
  • Leaching, adsorption and ion exchange processes
  • Metal and alloy electrodeposition
  • Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) experimentation and modelling
  • Process Modelling
  • Simulation and optimization of oriented strand board manufacturing
Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Fuel cells; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Biomedical Applications of electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic compatibility and interference
  • Electromagnetic propagation mechanisms
  • Electronic packaging
  • Material measurements
  • Photonics
  • Radiating systems, theoretical and computational electromagnetics

Advanced Concepts Research (ACR) Laboratory

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Rhetoric and semiotics of Human-Computer Interaction
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Collaborative Driving; N to S profiles

Research Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure Integrity
  • Software Engineerin

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Mobile Security; Software and Data→Embedded Software, Multi-disciplinary Optimization; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Broadband networks: Internet protocol (IP), Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), and Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS)
  • Cellular networks: cross-layer integration, resource management, mobility and power management, opportunistic scheduling
  • Multimedia applications: Content delivery network (CDN), peer-to-peer, and location-based services
  • Network security: Distributed denial of services (DDOS), traffic monitoring
  • Traffic engineering: quality of service, game theory and pricing, dynamic provisioning, network design, routing, congestion control, scheduling
  • Wireless networks: sensors and Wireless local area networks (WLANs)

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; Software and Data→Hazard and Safety Analysis; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Complex propogation and scattering phenomena
  • Computational electromagnetics and photonics
  • Devices and novel electromagnetic materials
  • Guided-wave and free space optical systems and components
  • Intelligent Navigation Systems
  • Microwave and millimeter wave planar circuits and antenna systems
  • Microwave high temperature superconductor (HTSC) thin film technology
  • Radio frequency (RF)/microwave packaging and Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)/Electromagnetic interface (EMI) analyses
  • RF/microwave/millimeter wave/Terahertz (THz) systems
  • Vehicle wireless communications and safety systems

Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Behavioural & organizational aspects of information systems and management of technology
Group(s): 
Software and Data→Logistics, Production Management; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Distribution system automation and load management
  • Distribution system performance analysis
  • Distribution system planning
  • Energy Systems
  • Grounding system analysis
  • Power quality analysis
  • Power system asset management and monitoring
  • Reactive power control

Power and Energy Systems Group

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Power Electronics; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Continuum modeling, vibration analysis and modal testing
  • Smart materials
  • Wave propagation in composite materials

Vibration and Energy Harvesting Laboratory

Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Simulation & Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Novice and Older Driver Training
  • Predictive & Conceptual Modeling of Behaviour
  • Eye tracking
  • Attention & Cognition
  • Perception
  • Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Aging
  • Automotive Human factors
  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Caregiver Behaviours & Errors
  • Assistive & Automotive Interfaces
  • Vulnerable Road User Safety (Pedestrians & Bicyclists)
  • Motorcyclist Safety
  • Special Populations (ADHD & Dementia)
  • Traffic Control Devices & Roadway Infrastructure Design
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Human Machine Interface (HMI), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • All-Speed Flow Prediction Methods
  • Control-Volume-Based Finite Element Methods
  • Machine Vision
  • Phase-Change Energy Transport. Equation Solving for Physical Problems
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component Structures; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • RF/microwave/millimeter wave/Terahertz (THz) circuits and antenna systems
  • Radio frequency (RF)/microwave packaging and Electromagnetic compatibility 
  • (EMC)/Electromagnetic interface (EMI) analyses
  • Vehicle and UAV wireless communications, navigation systems, and telematics systems
  • Bio-wearable electronics and systems
  • Energy harvesting systems
  • Complex propagation and scattering phenomena
  • Devices and novel electromagnetic materials and wireless sensors

Wireless Sensors and Devices Laboratory

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Radio resource and mobility management
  • Voice over mobile Internet protocol (IP)
  • Wireless ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Wireless network security
  • Wireless/Internet interworking
  • Wireless local area network (WLAN)/Worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX), Wireless application protocol (WAP), Ultra-wide band (UWB) wireless communications

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Correlation of syntheses-structure-properties of polymers
  • Development and evaluation of novel bioproducts for automotive applications
  • Development of composite materials and leading-edge technologies in nanomaterials
  • Development of polymer nanocomposites
  • Fuel cell materials
  • Mathematical modeling of polymerization mechanisms

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers, Materials and Processing; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Advanced processing technologies for microelectronic devices and process modeling
  • Low-permittivity dielectric films and device integration
  • Low-thermal budget, rapid thermal, and optothermal processing in silicon
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology, silicon micromachining
  • Nanocrystalline semiconductors and nanostructures
  • Silicon-based crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic devices: design and fabrication technology

Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Fuel cells; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Autonomous systems
  • Distributed and coordinated contrl
  • Optimization and control theory
  • Robotics and multi-robotic systems

Autonomous Systems Laboratory

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Business and industrial statistics
  • Operations research
  • Statistical engineering
  • Statistical methods for process improvement and variation reduction
Group(s): 
Software and Data→Logistics, Production Management; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • Post combustion air pollution control
  • Syngas purification
  • Thermochemical process for alternative fuel production

Green Energy and Pollution Control Research

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; T to Z profiles
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Modeling/Simulation and real-time control of metal laser additive manufacturing
  • Micro-scale additive manufacturing
  • Opto-mechanical dual-parameter optical sensors developed through additive manufacturing

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Authorization systems
  • Information security
  • Network security technologies, in particular wireless technology

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Analysis and design of co-extrusion dies
  • Analysis and on-line monitoring of polymer compounding operations
  • Analysis of polymer mixing in twin screw extruders
  • Chemical modification and functionalization of polymers by reactive extrusion
  • Compounding of polymers for fuel cell applications
  • Devulcanization of recycled rubber with supercritical carbon dioxide
  • Extrusion of polymers and polymer blends with supercritical fluids
  • Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of polymer processing operations
  • Polymer micronization using supercritical carbon dioxide

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Mathematical imaging
  • Diagnostically lossless medical image compression
  • Fractal-based methods of analysis and approximation
  • Dynamical systems and their applications
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component Structures, Composites and Polymers; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Power bed fusion
  • Power bed binder jetting
  • Digital design optimization
  • Process optimization
  • Data analytics
  • Monitoring and controls strategies

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab (MSAM)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automated mechatronics design
  • Flexible link manipulators
  • Haptics
  • Nonlinear control
  • Robot manipulators
  • Telehaptics
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); Powertrain and Emissions→Power Electronics; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Development of improved diagnostic techniques for use in reacting and non-reacting flows
  • Reacting turbulent flows: fires and fire modeling, pool fire research
  • Stability considerations in turbulent flows

The University of Waterloo Fire Research Group

Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Biofuel Combustion
  • CO2 capture and storage
  • Combustion generated particulates
  • Energy utilization and storage technologies
  • Nanotechnology-based energy devices

Emerging Energy Research Laboratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control, Fuel cells; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image processing and data analytics
  • Medical imaging
  • Scanning
  • Sensors and devices
  • Drinking water
  • Autonomous and connected car
  • Automotive
  • Operational Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Smart Infrastructure

Vision and Image Processing Laboratory

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Heterogeneous integration
  • Laser processing of materials
  • Materials and devices for flexible electronics
  • Materials and devices for solid-state lighting
  • Nanofabrication for energy conversion and storage, sensing, and nanoelecronics

Giga-to- Nanoelectronics (G2N) Centre

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Sensors; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • High strain rate material behaviour
  • Numerical simulation of vehicle crashworthiness
  • Sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming
  • Structural crashworthiness

Waterloo Forming and Crash Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
  • Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow and Noise Control
  • Fluid Structure Interactions

Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); T to Z profiles

Research Expertise

  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)/Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Microassembly
  • Nanodevices for biomedical applications
Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Functionalization of carbon nanotubes and graphene
  • Nanomaterials (nanotubes, wires, platelets, and particles) synthesis and processing
  • Nanomaterials for engineering nanocomposites, solar cells, and sensors/actuators

Applied Carbon Nanotechnology Labratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Sensors; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Haptics
  • Human and biomedical engineering
  • Intelligent mechatronic control systems
  • Mobile robot navigation
  • Modelling, simulation, and systems theory
  • Signal imaging processing

Vision and Image Processing Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Human Machine Interface (HMI), Telematics; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Polymers, interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry
  • Advanced coating and adhesive bonding technology
  • Multifunctional "green" and "smart" materials and processes, additive manufacturing or 3D printing.

Surface Science and Bio-nanomaterials Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing, Composites and Polymers, Joining; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Diffusion brazing
  • Laser and resistance welding
  • Microjoining: wire bonding, laser and resistance microwelding, soldering, etc.
  • Nanojoining and nanofabrication

​Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining, Multi-memory Materials; Structure and Safety→Corrosion; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • Radio Positioning
  • Wireless communications
  • Wireless Networking

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Mobile Security, Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); T to Z profiles
Group(s): 
Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility