Welcome to Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

This centre is directed by Professor Y. (Norman) Zhou. The primary goal of Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ) at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is to develop new and innovative technologies for materials joining. CAMJ has cutting edge laboratory facilities and research areas to collaborate with leading companies in the industry for research and development. CAMJ trains students on the undergraduate, Masters, PhD, and Post Doctoral levels and collaborates with students from foreign institutes of excellence to extend their research.

The projects taken up in CAMJ are from the following areas:

  • Microwelding soldering, wire bonding, laser and resistance microwelding for medical and electronic applications
  • Nanojoiningpractical interconnection and construction technologies of nano-mechatronics and molecular devices
  • Laser, arc, resistance, and impact welding - automotive applications
  • Brazing - diffusion brazing, ceramic/metal bonding, etc. for aerospace and other applications



The Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ) is the culmination of about 40 years of welding and joining work at the University of Waterloo. Joining is a fundamental requirement in manufacturing of industrial products, including: welding, brazing, soldering, and adhesive bonding. It plays the recognized role of joining in assembly of automobiles, bridges, buildings, process plants, pipelines, and product sectors (microelectronics and medical devices). 

Contributions to Success

Diode Laser Welding