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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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