Former PhD Student

Affiliations

Victor Baltazar Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Contact Information

Phone: (519)-888-4567, ext. 35625
Fax: (519)-888-6197
Office: E3-3110
Email: vhbaltaz@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

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

Biographical Information

2001: MASc, Metallurgy and Materials Science, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia Michoacán, México

1998: BASc, Mechanical Engineering, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico

Research Projects

Resistance Spot Welding of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)

Automobile industry is dealing with the use of advanced high strength steels. Weight reduction, strength increase, crashworthiness behaviour and tailored weld blanks are subject of lately assessment. Dissimilar welding of advanced high strength steels is being studied in order to understand the metallurgical phenomena. Mechanical properties and phase transformation are being analyzed.

Project supervisor(s)

  • Professor Y. Norman Zhou

Research Interests

  • Metallurgical behaviour of advanced high strength steels (AHSS)
  • Resistance spot welding of AHSS
  • Laser welding of AHSS

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Y. Norman Zhou
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo