Earth and Space Science and Engineering Department

The ESSE Department is home to nearly 22 faculty members, 300 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students,  and is one of the founding members of the Lassonde School of Engineering, offering several unique and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.

  • Canada’s only Space Engineering program

  • Ontario’s only Geomatics Engineering program

  • Ontario’s only Meteorology/ Atmospheric Science Program

ESSE Feature of the Week

Meet Matthieu Durand
Final Year Space Engineering Undergraduate Student & Vice-President of Lassonde Satellite Design Team

  • About Me

    I am the Project Manager for my Capstone team’s Hybrid Rocket Engine Project. I am passionate about futurism, and I am working towards a Master’s degree in Europe. I enjoy the study of Physics and Mathematics of outer space.

  • Someone who’s made a difference in my life

    I did some work for Professor Hugh Chesser in the summer of 2018. He showed me the ropes of space engineering, has been a good adviser for the Lassonde Satellite Design Team, helped me get into the ESA Introduction to Space Law Training in 2017 and is now helping me get into my Master’s program.

  • Fun Fact About Me
    I’ve lived in six countries

Each week, we feature a member of the ESSE Community to showcase their passions for the fields of study that comprise our department and their unique personalities.

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