Mechanical & Materials Engineering Facilities

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.

Human Mobility Research Centre
The Human Mobility Research Centre (formerly the Clinical Mechanics Group) is a multidisciplinary group of clinician-scientists, basic scientists, and engineers interested in the mechanisms of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders (e.g., the cause, the prevention and the treatment of bone and joint disorders caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, and injury).

Centre for Advanced Computing
The Centre for Advanced Computing (formerly HPCVL) 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. We specialize 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.

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 (Mechanical Engineering Department) 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.

Reactor Materials Testing Lab
The Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) is an exciting research endeavor for 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.

Queen's RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre
The Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC) is Canada's leading university-based research and development organization in partnership with Industry, dedicated to advancing the knowledge base for addressing the key technology challenges to the commercialisation of fuel cell applications.