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Sustainability programs and research at U of T Engineering are at the forefront of alternative technologies that can mitigate the impact of climate change.

$67M
in research grants received U of T-wide since 2013
More than half our faculty are engaged in sustainability research
70+
We work with companies on collaborative research focused on sustainability
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Carbon Management
  • Combustion
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Storage
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Life-Cycle Assessment
  • Smart Grid
  • Sustainable Aviation
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Transportation
  • Urban Development

Centre for Power and Information

CPI addresses pressing societal energy challenges at an infrastructural level through fundamental research, industry collaboration, and education, both locally and worldwide. 

BioZone

BioZone advances genome science and genome analysis tools, to provide sound bioengineering solutions to pressing health care challenges.

Institute for Sustainable Energy

ISE is a multidisciplinary research centre that focuses on increasing energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of energy use and conversion.

Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation

CRSA is an interdisciplinary research centre developing future generations of environmentally sustainable aircraft.

Centre for Global Engineering

CGEN prepares engineering graduates for a global workplace and generates high-impact research projects which address development challenges around the world.  

Study Sustainability at U of T Engineering

Our Master of Engineering students can choose from technical specializations in Advanced Water Technologies, Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Aviation. At the undergraduate level, students can pursue minors in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, and Engineering Science students can major in Energy Systems Engineering.

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A research team from U of T Engineering has developed a new electrochemical path to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable products such as jet fuel or plastics. The technology could significantly improve the economics of capturing and recycling carbon directly from the air.

“Today, it is technically possible to capture CO2 from air and, through a number of steps, convert it to commercial products,” says Professor Ted Sargent (ECE) who led the research team