Goal 9 - Research Institutes, Centres & Projects


Research Institutes, Centres & Projects

Canadian Rail Research Laboratory

The Canadian Rail Research Laboratory is one of Canada’s premier rail research programs. It is focused on making the transportation system more innovative, resilient and efficient in a changing environment.

Changing the way we build, building a better future

Working with fully engaged industry partners, the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering is revolutionizing construction. For more than a decade, engineering research teams have been working with industry to understand and streamline construction processes, improve building materials and increase construction company competitiveness.

Faculty of Engineering Research Groups

The Faculty of Engineering is home to a wide range of research groups with varying focuses, including the Construction Innovation Centre, the Canadian Centre for Joining and Welding and the Centre for Smart Transportation.

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation

The Imperial Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) is a partnership between the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial Oil Limited, and Alberta Innovates. IOSI supports post-secondary researchers as well as companies focused on research and developm

Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering

The Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering fosters research and education in building and construction sciences. The school's vision is to emerge as a nerve centre for innovation, industry collaboration and the training of future building engineers.

U of A researchers innovate less intrusive lithium extraction technology

Their technology extracts lithium from brines, waste water already produced by the oil and gas industry.