Engineering Research Office - Research videos

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing involves the utilization of the latest techniques and technologies to help industries improve high-value-added products and the processes used to design and fabricate them.

Artificial Intelligence Institute – A Message from the Co-Directors

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change our lives – transforming how we work, how we travel, how we treat disease, how we communicate, and how we learn. Co-Directors Peter van Beek and Fakhri Karray explain that the University of Waterloo has a vital role to play.


AVRIL (360 tour)

The Autonomous Vehicle Research, known as AVRIL at the University of Waterloo, is a shared research workspace dedicated to advancing connectivity and automated driving in a wide variety of mobility applications. It is home to Canada's largest fleet of research vehicles. AVRIL is a key component of Waterloo's complete ecosystem of mobility development. 

Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems

Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems, a world-class research facility, supports transformative national and international industry collaborative activities in radio science and technology. CIARS offers unique prototyping, simulation, and measurement capabilities for integrated antenna and radio system technologies in the MHz to THz bands.


Cybersecurity Research 

Waterloo Engineering's interdisciplinary cybersecurity experts are leaders in developing software and hardware-based solutions for a wide range of wired and wireless communication networks to protect the integrity of both business and personal data.

Forming and Crash Lab

In a drive to improve fuel-efficiency and reduce vehicle weight, green house emissions and cost; advanced high-strength and light-weight materials are attractive candidates for use in automotive components and structures.


Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) will imminently transform the global economy. Smart, connected products made possible by pervasive wireless connectivity will create entirely new industries. Building on the University of Waterloo's entrepreneurial ethos, dynamic industry relations and unrivalled strength in information and communications technology (ICT), we have developed unique strengths in connectivity and IoT. 

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing is the most comprehensive university additive manufacturing (AM) facility in Canada. Through research and industry partnerships, MSAM develops next-generation materials, innovative products, advanced modeling and simulation tools, monitoring devices, control systems, quality assurance algorithms, and holistic characterization techniques.

Operational AI Research

Operational AI is lightweight and compact, with highly effective intelligence that relies on minimal computing power and energy requirements. Our researchers are developing innovative Operational AI technology in areas including medical diagnostics, self-driving vehicles, speech recognition and living architecture.


The Waterloo RoboHub is a state-of-the-art research and testing facility with fixed-base, legged, aerial, wheeled, and maglev robots. Research in the RoboHub focuses on control, planning, perception, and human interaction challenges in heterogeneous multi-robot and human-robot teams.

RoboHub (360 tour)

Welcome to the RoboHub, a state-of-the-art robotics facility for innovative research on multi-robot and human-robot teams. Take a look around at this incredibly unique fleet of fixed-base, wheeled, humanoid, aerial and magnetically levitated robots, all of which enable our expert researchers to develop the next generation of robotics technologies.

Sports engineering research

Professor John McPhee's team studies the dynamics and controls of human interaction with mechatronic systems. Their goals are to improve athletic performance and safety through a deeper understanding of biomechanics, mechatronic training devices and equipment.


Sustainable pavement

Susan Tighe's research is focused on sustainable pavement, and designing infrastructure with a long, efficient life, reducing the need for later maintenance. Waterloo Engineering's laboratory facilities allow Susan and her research group to test their pavement designs under extreme conditions, something that they couldn't do anywhere else in Canada.

Targeted Drug Delivery

Using an in-vitro model which reconstructs a human eye, research into the reaction between eye and biomaterial, such as a contact lens, no only will reduce the need for animal testing and expensive clinical trials, it will eventually lead to better drug delivery systems and therapies for glaucoma and cataract patients.

Wireless Communications

Professor Sujeet Chaudhuri, Co-Director, Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems explains how the world-class facility at Waterloo is designed to completely absorb reflections of sound and electromagnetic waves. The research will advance wireless technologies in smartphones, cars, healthcare and much more. 

Wireless Communications & Networks 

Wireless communications and networks research is a vast area of science and technology concerned with the development of the most efficient means of packaging and transmitting information between nodes. Key goals include reducing costs and power usage through the design of application-specific antennas, and maximizing bandwidth of communication channels via improvements in information system theory.


Why Waterloo Engineering?

Discover why the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is one of the world’s top engineering schools, and Canada’s largest. With its renowned co-operative education program and a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, Waterloo Engineering is the place to be for undergraduate and graduate students. Emerging technologies, innovative research, and world class facilities, it’s all here at Waterloo.