Centre for Advanced Computing

The Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) located at Queen’s University, is a consortium comprised of Carleton University, University of Ottawa, the Royal Military College of Canada, and Queen’s University. CAC specializes in providing high availability, secure, advanced computing resources and support for academic and medical researchers. CAC operates a high-performance data centre as part of the Compute Canada family serving Canada’s research community.

Centre for Health Innovation

The Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) is a multidisciplinary group of clinician-scientists, basic scientists, and engineers interested in the mechanisms of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders (for example, the cause, the prevention and the treatment of bone and joint disorders caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, and injury). It is a partnership between Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).

Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Materials

The NSERC/UNENE/Nu-Tech Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Materials was established in 2002 at the initiative of the Canadian Nuclear Industry. The Chair was the first in a series of seven chairs created as part of the University Centre of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), sponsored by Ontario Power, Bruce Power, the CANDU Owners Group, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The Chair’s primary goals are to supplement the research and development capabilities of AECL and Kinectrics Inc. and to train new staff to work in engineering or research and development, both to manage and extend the life of existing plants and to develop new reactors. The Chair program also offers the opportunity for a student's research to be carried out at the industrial nuclear laboratories.

Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering

The Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering Chair was established in honour of alumnus Donald McGeachy, Sc’40, and his wife Joan, long-time supporters of Queen’s. It is designed to enhance the biomedical discipline within Smith Engineering and to contribute to the national and international growth of research at the frontiers of biomedical engineering. The inaugural Chair was awarded to Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor, Dr. Timothy Byrant. In 2016, MME professor Dr. Brian Amsden assumed the Chair.

Human Mobility Research Laboratory

The Human Mobility Research Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that offers a unique means to measure the mechanical factors of joint loading, orientation, and neuromuscular function during activities of daily living including high demand recreational and occupational tasks. Located in Hotel Dieu Hospital and with the Skeletal Observation Laboratory and the Centre for Neuroscience as its neighbours, this lab is uniquely situated to facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Queen's Solar Calorimetry Lab

The Solar Calorimetry Laboratory (SCL) operates under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Harrison. This site was established within the National Research Council of Canada in 1977 and subsequently moved to Queen's University (Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering) in 1985. During that period, the objective of the research program at the SCL was the development and evaluation of test methods and standards for solar heating systems and components. The scope of activities has since increased, and current research topics include the design, analysis, and modeling of thermal systems in the HVAC and solar energy fields. Efforts are directed at improving the thermal performance and energy efficiency of both individual components and complete systems.

Reactor Materials Testing Lab

The Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) is a research endeavor of the Queen's Nuclear Materials Group. It uses a proton accelerator to introduce damage into materials at a microscopic scale. By studying the effects of this damage on the way that materials behave we can gain insight into, and draw parallels with, the way that materials are damaged within a nuclear reactor.

McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop

The McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop is a full service machine and fabrication shop, located on the first floor of McLaughlin Hall on Queen’s University Campus. We provide services to Faculty, research and student teams in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department as well as the greater University community.