Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering offers opportunities for study in the following fields: casting and solidification of metals; ceramic processing and properties; refractories; corrosion; composites; high temperature coatings; biomaterials; extractive metallurgy including hydrometallurgy, bio-hydrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, and pyrometallurgy; physical metallurgy; thermo-mechanical processing related to materials production; environmental issues related to materials productions; electronic materials; nanofibers; textile structural composites.

Materials Engineers are experts on the entire life cycle of materials, including recovery of materials from minerals, making engineered materials, manufacturing materials into products, understanding and evaluating materials performance, proper disposal and recycling of materials, and evaluating societal and economic benefits.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Asselin, Edouard Hydrometallurgy (including leaching, electrometallurgy and residue characterization), Electrochemistry (including high temperature electrochemistry and sensors)
Cockcroft, Steven Clean Energy Research, Physical phenomena in non-ferrous casting, hot tearing, Optimization of industrial casting processes, Mathematical modeling
Dixon, David Fixed-bed leaching
Dreisinger, David Hydrometallurgy industry, iron, copper
Ko, Frank Textile Structural Composites
Liu, Wenying Use of sea water in heap leaching; Release of selenium and associated toxic elements from mine waste materials; Heap leach modelling
Maijer, Daan Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Stress, Microstructure Materials processing models employed for process control
Militzer, Matthias Multi-scale modelling of microstructure evolution, Physical metallurgy of advanced high strength steels
Poole, Warren Advanced aluminum alloys, High strengths, high formable steels, Metal matrix composites, Microstructure/property models
Poursartip, Anoush Polymer matrix composite materials
Sinclair, Chadwick Modelization and Simulation, Theoretical Approach, Metals and Alloys, Material Design, Mechanical and Physical Processes, Materials Science and Engineering, Computational Materials Science, Manufacturing, Alloy Design, Solid State Physics, Mechanics
Tafaghodi, Leili Sustainable high temperature materials processing; Synthesis and refining of high quality metals and alloys; Thermodynamics; Mineral processing
Troczynski, Tom ceramics, coatings, biomaterials, refractories, fracture, Medical applications, Processing, microstructure and properties of ceramics
Wang, Rizhi Biomaterials, biomechanics Also, the structure and formation processes of biologically formed materials (eg seashells, silk, teeth) and applies the mechanisms to the design and processing of novel materials
Xia, Guangrui Group IV semiconductors in microelectronics; Si compatible lasers; 2D semiconductors; 3D integration of Ics; Raman spectroscopy


Sherry Kiafar

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)