Working with industry partners such as Canfor and Dupont, we are leading a national initiative to develop processes that create value-added, sustainable products from underutilized forest biomass.
- Alternative Fuels
- Carbon Management
- Emissions Reduction
- Energy Policy
- Energy Storage
- Infrastructure Management
- Life-Cycle Assessment
- Smart Grid
- Sustainable Aviation
- Sustainable Energy
- Urban Development
CPI addresses pressing societal energy challenges at an infrastructural level through fundamental research, industry collaboration, and education, both locally and worldwide.
BioZone advances genome science and genome analysis tools, to provide sound bioengineering solutions to pressing health care challenges.
ISE is a multidisciplinary research centre that focuses on increasing energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of energy use and conversion.
CRSA is an interdisciplinary research centre developing future generations of environmentally sustainable aircraft.
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.
With global demand for dynamic, reliable and renewable energy storage solutions on the rise, Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) and her Laboratory for Strategic Materials are investigating new battery chemistries that could offer superior performance and enhanced safety.
Renewable energy from intermittent sources — such as solar or wind power — requires reliable energy storage systems to hold excess energy and release it when and where it’s needed