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.
University of Windsor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Office 2141 Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), 401 Sunset Ave., 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

A. Barari

A. Barari

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research Interests / Specializations: metrology, precision manufacturing, computer-aided process planning, additive manufacturing and hybrid systems, topology optimization, tolerancing and design for manufacturing analysis, production quality, and digital inspection of complex geometries.
Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(905) 721-8668 x 5728
ahmad.barari@uoit.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

M. Ionescu

M. Ionescu

Ph. D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Plasma processes for thin films and nanomaterials synthesis; Functional coatings and nanomaterials; Nanostructured electrodes for energy storage and energy harvesting Devices; device integration
National Research Council of Canada 800 Collip Circle, London, ON, N6G 4X8
519-430-7124
mihnea.ionescu@nrc-cnrc.gc.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
j,johrendt@uwindsor.ca

J. Li

J. Li

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Laser micro/nano-fabrication, laser subtractive/additive manufacturing, laser material interaction mechanism, optical and photonic sensing, biophotonics and biomedical optics, multi-modal/dimensional spectroscopy and microscopy, nonlinear and quantum optics.
University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G4
416-978-7039
jianzhao.li@utoronto.ca

B.P. Minaker

B.P. Minaker

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research Interests / Specializations: Vehicle dynamics & control, Multibody dynamics, Numerical modelling & simulation, Suspension design.
Mechanical, Automotive, & Materials Engineering University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 x 2621
bminaker@uwindsor.ca

J. Montesano

J. Montesano

Ph.D., PEng

Research Interests / Specializations: Computational and experimental multi-scale mechanics of lightweight composite materials and structures for the automotive and aerospace sectors, with emphasis on their long-term durability, fatigue behaviour, crash performance, and corresponding damage modes and failure events
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering University of Waterloo 200 University Ave. West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
519-888-4567 x 38086
john.montesano@uwaterloo.ca

D. Muir

D. Muir

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Additive Manufacturing, Surface Functionalisation, Micromachining and Microfabrication, Specialty Coatings, Laser Manufacturing, Automation, Digital Manufacturing, Industrialisation of Advanced Manufacturing technologies
National Research Council Canada/Government of Canada
519-430-7095
David.muir@nrc-cnrc.gc.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

S. St. Lawrence

S. St. Lawrence

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Characterising the influence of irradiation on the mechanical properties of neutron irradiated materials, with a specialisation in fracture mechanics.
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) 286 Plant Road Chalk River, Ontario Canada K0J 1J0
613-584 8811 x 46292
sterling.stlawrence@cnl.ca

M. Tauhiduzzaman

M. Tauhiduzzaman



Research Interests / Specializations: Ultra-precision micro-nano scale machining; Optics fabrication; Metal cutting; Materials and machinability; Spindle Rotordynamics; Laser-material interaction; Design for Manufacturing (Example: Optics, CNC machining of lab-on-a-chip devices, mechanical enclosures).
National Research Council of Canada 800 Collip Circle, London, ON
226-374-6150
mo.tauhiduzzaman@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

M.R. Thompson

M.R. Thompson

Ph.D.

Research Interests / Specializations: Ultrasonic sensors for quality control, Composite/Bioplastics processing, Liquid-solid dispersions by extrusion.
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