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Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing

TIAM continues to establish partnerships with the manufacturing sector that maximize the impact of transformative technologies developed by its world-renowned researchers.

Ontario Centre for the Characterization of Advanced Materials

OCCAM fosters collaboration between universities and industry, enabling interactions that traverse the traditional boundaries between science, engineering and medicine.

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IRM conducts research on robotics and mechatronics through collaborative research projects and innovative educational programs.

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CACT conducts fundamental research—experimental, analytical, and computational—in the areas of thermal spray coatings and plasma processing.

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Our Master of Engineering students can choose from a wide range of technical emphases including Advanced Manufacturing, while all engineering graduate students have the option of pursuing a Robotics & Mechatronics emphasis. Undergraduates in the Engineering Science program can major in Robotics, while students in our core engineering disciplines can pursue minors in Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics.

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A team of U of T Engineering researchers led by Professors Yu Zou (MSE) and Tobin Filleter (MIE) has received $2.8 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Innovation Fund (CFI-IF) to develop the Toronto Integrated Platform for Materials under Extreme Conditions (TIME).  

This facility will house equipment to test materials in many severe conditions — from temperatures above 1,000 Celsius to a vacuum space empty of matter that replicates outer space — for use across various industries, including space exploration, critical minerals, nuclear energy, zero-emission vehicles and medicine.  

"We're pushing the limit of material performance to design a new generation of materials and this facility will play a crucial role in achieving this goal," says Zou, who leads U of T’s first metal additive manufacturing lab, and specializes in designing advanced metal alloys and composites for biomedical, automotive and energy applications. 

TIME will be a shared space equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge machinery that will enable researchers from diverse fields and faculties to test the performance of materials.  

Co-applicants on the CFI-IF proposal include Professors Fae Azhari (CivMin, MIE), Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE), Adele Changoor (Surgery, MSE), Thomas Coyle (MSE), Xinyu Liu (MIE), Chandra Singh (MSE) and Ning Yan (ChemE). 

"This facility will help us understand how materials behave and degrade in harsh environments,” says Filleter, who is the principal investigator of the Nanomechanics and Materials Lab