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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Research theme areas

Vehicle thermal management

  • energy storage
  • heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) interior systems
  • thermal and fluid-structure interaction
  • vehicle aerodynamics
  • vehicle thermal modelling

Vehicle dynamics and performance

  • active safety and steering systems
  • active vibration control
  • automotive electro-mechanical systems
  • driver-in-the-loop real-time simulations
  • integrated vehicle control systems
  • multidisciplinary design optimization for vehicles
  • steer by wire
  • vehicle lateral stability control
  • vehicle system dynamics

Electric/hybrid vehicles and alternative fuels (hydrogen, biofuels)

  • advanced hybrid powertrains
  • alternative fuels
  • battery module design
  • fuel cells
  • life cycle assessment
  • vehicle control systems

Automotive manufacturing and materials

  • automotive assembly
  • lighter weight materials
  • machining of automotive materials
  • manufacturing and production processes for cost reduction
  • quality and efficiency improvements
  • robotics
  • sheet metal stamping
  • smart materials
  • welding

Automotive communications, software and electronics

  • automotive software and control systems
  • electronics and mechatronics for performance enhancement
  • haptics
  • power electronics
  • vehicle to grid
  • wireless communications for vehicular applications