Our Research Scope

Smart Materials and Structures

Smart and Adaptive Materials are an 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 electroactive materials, auxetic materials and nanostructured materials. These synthetic materials have proven themselves in challenging environments and can be used in a variety of applications including tissue engineering, biologically inspired materials, materials for biomedical devices, sensors and actuators, electronics packaging, and automotive materials.

Our research interests include the fabrication of smart functional materials and composites, characterization of properties (mechanical, viscoelastic, thermal, electric, etc.), correlation of morphological variations with properties, and analytical modelling and numerical simulation of materials properties. The main goal of this research program is to develop sustainable and transformational materials and manufacturing for the energy, environment and healthcare sectors. 

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

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto

Recent Publications