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Research & industry

At UVic Engineering and Computer Science, we engage in high-impact research – often with industry, government, communities and other sectors – to develop intelligent, innovative solutions that address society’s most pressing challenges.

researcher in engineering lab

Our graduate students and 109 faculty members work as part of multi-disciplinary teams that are:

  • integrating technologies to transition to sustainable economies
  • ensuring green and resilient infrastructure
  • advancing healthcare and its availability
  • designing computational systems that promote inclusive communities

$30+ million research funding

Over the past 3 years, our researchers attracted more than $30 million from external funding partners.

Business & industry partnerships

Our faculty’s researchers work in a diverse array of fields, including:

  • green structures and materials
  • smart buildings
  • environmentally compatible energy systems
  • biomedical engineering
  • data science
  • autonomous systems
  • wave and wind power
  • photonics
  • software engineering

To learn more about research at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and how we work with industry, please contact:

Associate Dean Research
Research Funding Officer
Community Partnerships Officer

UVic’s Research Partnerships team connects industry, government and business partners with cross-campus research expertise.

The team can also help you access funding programs for sponsored research and technology development. 

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Award winning faculty

Every year, our researchers receive significant national and international awards and recognition. These include:

  • Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars
  • EWR Steacie Memorial Fellowship
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
  • Michael Smith Foundation’s Innovation to Commercialization Award
  • Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher list

Research centres

Advanced materials

The Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC) conducts interdisciplinary work on advanced materials and technology. The applications of their work span from health to renewable energy. CAMTEC members work closely with scientists and engineers from the private and public sectors.

Institute for Integrated Energy Systems

UVic's Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) is an international leader in research on sustainable energy solutions. Their work includes fuel cells, energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. They also engage in large-scale, long-term analysis of how policy and technology can work together.

Data science

The Matrix Institute for Applied Data Science brings together diverse members from academia, industry and government. They facilitate discovery research, innovation, training and technical transfer to industry on applied data science.


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Contact us

If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean of Research Colin Bradley or at 250-508-0571

To find a specific researcher, please search using the Find a UVic expert search function.

Or, visit the researcher listings for each department and program below: