Toronto Smart Materials & Structures (TSMART)

Toronto Smart Materials & Structures (TSMART’s) research focuses on the fabrication of smart functional materials and composites.

Smart and Adaptive Materials are an emerging class of materials that possess unique properties, including the ability to sense and respond to different stimuli, such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, and biological, in a prescribed fashion. Research on these materials and their properties will advance and improve the current technologies in a variety of fields that require new or more efficient multi-functional materials. These synthetic materials have proven themselves in challenging environments and can be used in a variety of applications including tissue engineering, light-weight materials, biologically inspired materials, materials for biomedical devices, sensors and actuators, electronics packaging, and automotive materials.


Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

University of Toronto
5 King’s College Road
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G8

Area of Expertise

Stimuli-responsive materials
Nanostructured materials
Biopolymers, fibers, and textiles


Materials R&D

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Published: September 22, 2021

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