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
Our research in the news
- Canadian scientists create a functioning, virtual brain
- Waterloo launches its anechoic chamber
- Research partnership gives Canada competitive edge in hybrid vehicle design
- New funding for undergraduate research
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