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Research Centres, Facilities, and Institutes

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences page for research centres, facilities, and institutes. 


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Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) is unique, as it integrates ethics, governance and social responsibility with technical leadership. Its researchers hail from all Colleges on U of G’s campus – working in one or more of the three core pillars: AI methodologies; AI applications; and/or AI responsibility.


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The G360 Institute for Groundwater Research conducts field-based groundwater research in three main areas: aged industrial contaminated sites; groundwater resource protection for drinking water supplies; and potential impacts to surface water and groundwater from upstream unconventional oil and gas development. G360 was founded by engineering professor Beth Parker in 2007 and is now a focal point of global groundwater research collaboration between over 20 institutions in 11 countries.


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Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) established in 2008 and is led by Professor Amar Mohanty and Professor Manjusri Misra. As the inventor of the first biodegradable coffee pod, this interdisciplinary cutting-edge research centre is developing greener bioproducts to replace non renewable materials from plastic cutlery and automotive parts to sustainable packaging.




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Advanced Analysis Centre (AAC) provides researchers with access to large-scale advanced analysis equipment and services. It hosts state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy and Genetic Sequencing instrumentation.


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The Electrochemical Technology Centre (ETC) aims to advance electrochemical science and technology; to facilitate internal, regional, national and international collaborations; and to train highly qualified personnel. ETC research encompasses topics of nanotechnology, electrocatalysis, thin films, electrometallurgy, sensors and waste remediation.




Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for theoretical physics research, training, and educational outreach, based in Waterloo, ON.


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TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre located in Vancouver, B.C. The centre provides advanced accelerator infrastructure for physics research in many areas including particle physics, nuclear medicine and materials science.