Research at the School of Engineering

The University of Guelph has a strong reputation for research and academic excellence in its school of engineering. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of engineering disciplines, including biological, mechanical, environmental, engineering systems & computing, biomedical and computer engineering.

Research focuses on a range of areas including sustainable energy systems, advanced manufacturing processes, smart systems, ground water source protection, environmental concerns and developing new materials for a variety of industrial and practical applications.

The University of Guelph is also well known for its interdisciplinary research programs, which bring together experts from different fields to tackle complex engineering problems. Starting in the Ontario Agricultural College over a hundred years ago, engineering enjoys a rich history of collaboration across campus and beyond.

Several research centers and institutes advance the field, including the Center for Sustainable Energy, the Morwick G360 Groundwater Institute, the Institute for Computational Engineering, and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Institute.

Please feel free to review some of our research highlights listed here as well as in our archives.

Individual faculty pages and research profiles can be found here.


Engineering Focused Research Highlight Articles

Increasing Electric Vehicle Battery Life
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Q&A with Dr. Fattane Zarrinkalam
Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

A New Life for Waste Plastics and Coffee Grounds
Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Celebrating Sustainability on Earth Day 2022
Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Modelling Invasive Zebra Mussels
Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Climate Models Help Build Sustainable Cities
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

New Models Make Circuit Design More Efficient
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

A Holistic Approach to Clean Up Groundwater
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Barrett Funding Makes Food Industry Greener
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

How Steel Can Mitigate Climate Change
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

A Holistic Study to Conserve Our Great Lakes
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Bettering Biofuel Production
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Have You Seen My Keys?
Thursday, January 28th, 2021

LEGO Advances Automated Physical Design
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Eco-Friendly Material for a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Renewable Heat for Buildings Worldwide
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Working Together
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Capturing Carbon
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Point and Click
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Seeing Clearly
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Drink Up
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Chip Away Costs
Friday, August 9th, 2019

Let Them Eat Bread
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Harnessing Harmful Gas Emissions for Good
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018