Undergraduate Research

Research Opportunities

The following are research projects opportunities offered by the Faculty members in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.  Please keep in mind that if a professor is not listed here, it does not necessarily mean that they do not have a research position available.  Some professors prefer to recruit students through other channels.  Feel free to contact the faculty members directly to inquire about other possible projects or to propose your own.

Category Project Contact

IndE

Minimization of a makespan for multiproject job scheduling

Viliam Makis

IndE

Application of SPC and DE  in Automotive Industry

Viliam Makis

IndE

Development of a Stochastic Dynamic Model  for a Make-to-Order Production System

Viliam Makis

IndE

Quality Control and Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma Approach

Viliam Makis

IndE

Optimal scheduling of repairs for several production facilities considering a single repair crew

Viliam Makis

MechE

Conducting Polymer Based Pressure Sensors for smart Skin Applications

Hani Naguib

MechE

Development of shape memory materials actuator for soft robotics applications

Hani Naguib

MechE

Smart Materials Based Environmental Sensing

Hani Naguib

MechE

The development of high performance EMI shielding materials for next generation wearable electronics

Chul B. Park

MechE

Foaming behavior of immiscible polymer blends in a gas assisted foam injection molding process

Chul B. Park

MechE

Functional Nanofiber-Reinforced Nanocomposites Foams for Wearable Electronics

Chul B. Park

MechE

Hybrid nanofibrillar polymeric composites with improved physical-mechanical properties

Chul B. Park

MechE

Impact of model foam processing into the physical chemistry of various polyolefin

Patrick C. Lee

MechE

Investigating the foaming behaviour of branched and linear Nylon

Chul B. Park

MechE

A microfluidic system for cancer cell biology

Xinyu Liu

MechE

Design and control of a soft robot

Xinyu Liu

MechE

Fabrication and Testing of Stretchable Conductive Electrodes

Xinyu Liu

MechE

Paper-based microfluidic biosensors

Xinyu Liu

MechE

Tailoring polymer property by developing in-situ nanofibrils

Chul B. Park

MechE, IndE, or other

System for Investigating Foam Processing Methods under High Pressure (P) and High Temperature (T)

Chul B. Park

MechE, IndE, or other

Production of nanocomposite with tailored properties

Chul B. Park

MechE, IndE, or other

Production of flexible thin film aerogel

Chul B. Park

MechE, IndE, or other

Nanocomposites with exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets

Chul B. Park

MechE

Dynamic flow delivery in microfluidic system

Lidan You

MechE

Development of a Catheter for Photoacoustic Endoscopy Imaging of Coronary Artery Lipids

Andreas Mandelis

MechE or IndE

Investigation of learning methods and collaboration strategies in Multi User Computer Aided Design tools

Alison Olechowski

MechE or IndE

Hardware Accelerated Exact Optimization

J. Christopher Beck

Research Awards

NSERC USRA Undergraduate Student Research Awards:
FAQS | Application Instructions | Checklist | Student-Supervisor Certification

MIE Summer Research Awards (NSERC applicants automatically considered for this award):
Application Instructions | Student  Application | Supervisor Application

  • MIE (Department) or APSC (Faculty) Summer Research Fellowship
  • DUNLAP SURP: http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/SURP
  • Science Without Borders program (SWB) students from Brazil