Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering @ University of Toronto

Principal Investigator
Hani E. Naguib | Ph.D, P.Eng., C.Eng., FIOM3, FASME, FSPE, FCSME
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Smart and Functional Materials

Smart and Adaptive Materials are emerging class of materials that possess unique properties, including the ability to sense and respond to different stimuli, such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, and biological, in a prescribed fashion. Examples of these materials include active polymers, metamaterials and nanopolymers and composites. These synthetic materials have proven themselves in challenging environments and can be used in a variety of applications including tissue engineering, light-weight materials, biologically inspired materials, materials for biomedical devices, sensors and actuators, electronics packaging, and automotive materials.

WordCloudAug12Our research interests include the fabrication of smart functional materials and composites, self assembly of conjugated, 1D and 2D materials, characterization of properties (mechanical, viscoelastic, thermal, electric, etc.), correlation of morphological variations with properties, and analytical modeling and numerical simulation of materials properties.

The research on these materials and their properties will advance and improve the current technologies in a variety of fields that require new or more efficient multi-functional materials.


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Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto