Research Areas

Biomedical Systems

Biomedical Systems

The application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. The field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance healthcare treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy 

Current projects

Intelligent and Automated Systems

Intelligent & Automated Systems

Technology-driven solutions that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to autonomously perform tasks, make decisions, and adapt to changing circumstances. These systems leverage data and algorithms to optimize efficiency, reduce human intervention, and achieve smart, self-improving functionality in various applications across industries. 

Current projects

Human Factors and Interfaces

Human Factors & Interfaces

The study and design of systems, products, and environments to optimize their usability and user experience. It involves considering human capabilities, limitations, and preferences to create efficient, safe, and user-friendly interactions between people and technology, enhancing overall usability and satisfaction. 

Current projects

Physical and Mechatronic Systems

Physical & Mechatronic Systems

Integrated mechanical and electronic systems designed to perform specific physical tasks or operations. They combine mechanical components with sensors, actuators, and control systems to enable precise, automated, and adaptable functionality in areas such as robotics, manufacturing, and automation 

Current projects

Societal and Environmental Systems

Societal & Environmental Systems

The design and analysis of the interconnected networks of infrastructure, resources, and social dynamics that promote sustainability and well-being. This encompasses the consideration of environmental impact, resilience, and societal needs when developing solutions, ensuring responsible and holistic engineering practices. 

Current projects

Research Centres

SYDE faculty are pleased to partner with interdisciplinary research centres across campus including: