Welcome to the home of a premier North American research centre.
The Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) is a multi-disciplinary research centre with participation of research groups from the faculties of Applied Science, Science and Dentistry and strong collaborations with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Forestry.
of the Cyborg
The melding of artificial materials within the body has long fascinated humans and been the basis for captivating science fiction. [Read more about this AMPEL member's research...]
on a Small Scale
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Karen Cheung designs biomedical microdevices for neuroprosthetic applications and cell culture and characterization. [Read more about this CERC member's research...]
Over 160 people work in AMPEL, from many diverse disciplines including Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry and Biomedical Science. The main goal of AMPEL is to bring together top level basic and applied research groups working in a synergistic manner on leading edge research of materials, devices and processing sciences in a collaborative environment sharing both their expertise and the most advanced research facilities. In addition to striving for a leadership position in research, the center provides talented graduate students, post doctoral fellows and research associates a broad range of expertise and modern research equipment. Our research group leaders not only enjoy leadership in their particular field of research but also excellent mentors by graduate students and post doctoral fellows from outside of AMPEL with an active international visiting scholar program. We also strive for an active interaction with industry and strongly encourage entrepreneurship.