Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

W. Altenhof

W. Altenhof

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research Interests / Specializations: Experimental and numerical modeling of structures subjected to impact/dynamic and quasi-static loading; large deformation of materials; metallic and polymeric foams; crashworthiness evaluation; child safety in vehicles; durability of mining vehicle wheels.
Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 x 2619
altenh1@uwindsor.ca

G. Avigad

G. Avigad

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Multi-objective and multi modal optimization, evolutionary algorithms, robotics, conceptual design, design for adaptability.
Mechanical Engineering, Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel, Israel
gideona@braude.ac.il gavigad@uwo.ca

E.  Bordatchev

E. Bordatchev

Ph.D., Dr.Sc.

Research Interests / Specializations: High-precision microfabrication; dynamics, monitoring, diagnostics, control and optimization of micro-machining processes; micro molds/dies; micromechatronics; MEMS/MOEMS; micromechanisms; microsensors; micromanipulations.
NRC Automotive & Surface Transportation London, ON
519-430-7107
Evgueni.Bordatchev@nrc.gc.ca

T. Burkhart

T. Burkhart

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Orthopaedic biomechanics specifically, the improvement of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders; distal radius fractures, knee joint soft tissue reconstruction, and knee and hip arthroplasty; three-dimensional kinematics, materials testing, cadaveric testing, finite element modeling, and large animal models.
C.E. Dunning

C.E. Dunning

Ph.D., P.Eng

Research Interests / Specializations: Human Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Joint Replacement (Implant) Design; Joint Kinematics; Impact Loading and Analysis
F. Henning

F. Henning

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Composite materials, in-line compounding of long-fibre reinforced polymers, injection moulding,design and construction of composite parts.
Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, ICT, Germany
490721-4640-420
frank.henning@ict.fraunhofer.de

K. Inal

K. Inal

MASc, PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Metal Formability, Micromechanics, Crystal Plasticity, Instabilities and Localized Deformation Phenomena in Materials, High Performance Computing, Parallel Computing
E2 2354H
519-888-4567 x38114
kinal@uwaterloo.ca

J. Johrendt

J. Johrendt

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research Interests / Specializations: Materials and component characterization, neural networks, novel structural methods, vehicle durability, road test simulation, and driver modeling.
University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 x 2625
jennifer@uwindsor.ca

B.P. Minaker

B.P. Minaker

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research Interests / Specializations: Modelling, simulation, and control of vehicle dynamics, multibody dynamics, finite element analysis, design of vehicle suspension systems.
Mechanical, Automotive, & Materials Engineering University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 x 2621
bminaker@uwindsor.ca

S. Nikumb

S. Nikumb

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Laser micro-processing of materials, high power laser development, photonic band gap materials, porous semiconductors, machine & process dynamics, micro-devices & sensor fabrication, micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS), diode laser joining of materials and multi-kilowatt carbon di-oxide lasers.
National Research Council of Canada
519-430-7058
suwas.nikumb@nrc.gc.ca

C. Park

C. Park

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research Interests / Specializations: Foaming of Thermoplastics and Composites
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G8
416-978-3053
park@mie.utoronto.ca

M. Sadayappan

M. Sadayappan

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Casting and solidification of non-ferrous metals, alloy development, Casting process development, High Pressure Die casting
CANMET - Materials Technology Laboratory Natural Resources Canada, McMaster Innovation Park
289-922-8567
Ksadayap@nrcan.gc.ca

M.R. Thompson

M.R. Thompson

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Polymer processing, extrusion machinery, composite materials, compounding technology, particle mechanics, foams.
Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Canada L8S 4L7
905-525-9140 x 23213
mthomps@mcmaster.ca

J.G. Zhou

J.G. Zhou

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Material science and engineering, electrochemical engineering and synchrotron characterization of nanostructures for sustainable energy applications.
Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLS)
306-657-3587
jigang.zhou@lightsource.ca