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STEP Disruptive Technologies Research Lab

STEP Disruptive Technologies Research Lab

  • Examines the Socio-Technical-Economic-Political (STEP) implications of disruptive technologies.

  • Conducts research into the design, analysis, and implications of developing technologies on manufacturing, energy, and engineering systems.

  • Investigates the technological changes and disruptions that are needed to achieve the vision of Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilient Systems. This includes looking at the needed developments in connectivity, artificial intelligence, automation, autonomous systems, and the implications of these developments.¬†

  • Conducts research into engineering entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, intrapreneurship, and management and how these can be better integrated into engineering practice and education.¬†

  • Participates in the development and implications of technical and international engineering codes and standards for autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

  • Collaborates with industry and international scholars.

  • Uses Text Data Analytics on unstructured data.


To get involved with the STEP Disruptive Technologies Research Lab

Contact: Dr. Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech
Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering 
519-253-3000, Ext. 5937
basl@uwindsor.ca