Materials Science and Engineering



Dr. Neslihan Dogan has received a CFI grant! Congratulations to Dr. Dogan.

She will be using the money for her project: REMOVAL OF MICRO-PARTICLES IN STEEL PROCESSING to fund equipment that is "unmatched in Canada: a high temperature confocal scanning laser microscopy suite that will help optimize steel products and improve end-product quality in products such as those used in lightweight automobiles".


Drs. Jeffrey Hoyt, Joey Kish and Hatem Zurob for being recognized as "Top Teachers - Term 2, 2013/14"on the Dean's Teaching Honour Roll

Atom Probe Tomography (APT) Workshop

June 9-11 2014

All are invited to participate in the FREE workshop taking place at McMaster University to learn more about this technique.

More information and registration can be found here:

 APT Registration


Anand Senguttuvan and Gord Irons

Congratulations to Anand Senguttuvan and Gord Irons who are the recipients of the 2014 Jerry Silver Award for their work entitled "Model Studies on Slag Metal Entrainment in Gas-Stirred Ladles"

This award was named in honor of Jerry Sliver in recognition of his leadership in the development of student affairs and programs for the Iron & Steel Society. The award is presented to the author of a process metallurgy or product applications technical paper judged to be the best of class by the AIST Metallurgy Technology Division.

This award will be presented during the AIST Metallurgy, Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee Meeting, co-located with the MS&T 2014 conference in Pittsburgh, PA USA (14 October 2014).

125 inch JHE Lobby Display

The new JHE lobby display was funded by the Faculty of Engineering as well as the VP Research at McMaster University. It is a video wall that measures 125 inches diagonal and has a unique continuous screen without joins or gaps. It is capable of showing full colour video images with an equivalent resolution exceeding Full High Definition (HD).

Individual slides and slide transitions can be animated to make a dynamic and engaging display. The display will be highly visible for people walking into the lobby along the corridor leading south to the JHE annex and will therefore capture a huge audience every day.

This display is the product of start-up company Seamless Display Systems Inc that was the result of student projects in the Xerox Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the W. Booth School of Engineering Practice at McMaster University.

Dr. Adrian Kitai and his seamless screen
The 2014 TMS Conference was held in February in San Diego California. Here pictured are Hannah Deathe, Mary Gallerneault, Tara Power (Physics) and Brian Jamieson. Congratulations to Mary, Tara and Brian for their winning posters.

McMaster is starting off 2014 with good news from both the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Igor Zhitomirsky

The goal of NSERC’s Strategic Project Grants is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years. Todd Hoare associate professor, chemical engineering, and Igor Zhitomirsky, professor, materials science and engineering, were also awarded grants from the program.

- See more at: McMasters Daily News

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So proud to share that our department has been ranked between 51-100 in the QS World University Rankings again in 2013. See the full list HERE

Read the McMaster Daily News article HERE

Our rankings are evidence of our research leadership and performance in recent years. Congratulations to all our Faculty members!



Participating in an exchange is a fun and life-changing way to broaden your horizons academically, geographically and culturally.

Information regarding the 2014-2015 French Exchange to Grenoble, France can be found here.

If you would like to participate in the exchange email your year, program and GPA.




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Kenta Maeda (Dr.H. Zurob's MASc student) successfully defend his thesis - Hot Deformation Behavior of an Fe-Al Steel in the Two Phase Region on July 10th. Congratulations Kenta!!







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