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Engineering Research   

New initiatives for industrial and international partnerships are enabling Waterloo engineers to develop strategic research collaborations in areas such as wireless communications, the mobile internet, additive manufacturing, advanced robotics, biomedical engineering and sustainable energy.

The Engineering Research Office (ERO) proactively builds relationships with funding agencies, potential sponsors and other stakeholders, pairing the university’s leading engineering researchers with government and industry, to advance new technologies to improve the human condition.

Waterloo Engineering maintains research partnerships with close to 800 Canadian companies and 300 companies internationally, targeting strategic research partnerships with leading global universities.

Several Senate approved research centres, including the Centre for Advanced Trenchless Technology, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology form part of Waterloo Engineering’s commitment to research excellence.

Some of our areas of expertise

  • Additive and Advanced Manufacturing

  • Architecture and Design

  • Automotive and Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Bioengineering and Biotechnology  

  • Energy and Infrastructure

  • Information and Communications Technology

  • Nanotechnology

  • Water

Explore more of our areas of expertise. Or if you're looking for a research expert, use our Find a Research Expert search tool

Our research in the news

Find out how Professor Frank Gu and his team are revolutionizing water treatment: 

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There are a wide range of funding opportunities available from major programs to support your research.


Professor Hany Aziz in the lab

Engineering professors Aziz, Wen and Yeow receive funding to further advances in energy harvesting, imaging and nanosatellite technology.                            

Research videos

 golfer using golf simulator with wireless technology    

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Bloomberg Businessweek calls the University of Waterloo, Canada's Stanford.