PhD Student

Contact Information      David                                   

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Phone: During COVID restrictions a message can be left at 519-240-1688 (personal cell)

Office: ERC-2011

Biographical Information

1995: [Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, Management Sciences Option at University of Waterloo]

2016: [Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering at Conestoga College, ITAL]

2018: [Master of Applied Science in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at University of Waterloo]

2020: [Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at University of Waterloo, Graduate Diploma in Design]

Research Interests

  • Joining and Welding
  • Nanothermites
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Interfaces
  • Adhesives
  • Laminates

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor John Z. Wen
  • Professor Marco Alfano


  • Master’s Thesis: Feasibility Study of Ferromagnetic Particulate Path Diversion in Additive Manufacturing, 2018 (Available on UWSpace)
  • D.M.B. Dombroski, A. Wang, J.Z. Wen, M. Alfano, Joining and welding with a nanothermite and exothermic bonding using reactive multi-nanolayers –A review, J. Manuf. Process. 75 (2022) 280–300.
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