Research Associate

Affiliations

Dr. Wen TanCentre for Advanced Materials Joining
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Contact Information

Phone: (519)-888-4567, ext. 37142
Office: E3-3134A
Email: wtan@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

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

Biographical Information

2008: Research Associate, Centre for Advanced Materials Joining, University of Waterloo

2005 to 2008: Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Resistance Welding)

2004 to 2005: Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (MIG Welding)

2000 to 2004: PhD, University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering (Resistance Welding)

1996 to 1999: MASc, Tsinghua University, Mechanical Engineering (Laser Cladding and Surface Alloying)

1991 to 1996: BASc, Tsinghua University, Mechanical Engineering (Laser Welding)

Research Interest

  • Welding process development and optimization, particularly resistance, laser and arc welding processes
  • Welding process monitoring and quality control
  • Laser materials processing

Selected Publications

  • W. Tan, Y. Zhou, H.W. Kerr, and S. Lawson, “A Study of Dynamic Resistance during Small-Scale Resistance Spot Welding of Thin Ni Sheets”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 37, 2004 (14), p1998-2008
  • W. Tan, Y. Zhou and S. Lawson, “Effects of Au Plating on Dynamic Resistance during Small-Scale Resistance Spot Welding of Thin Ni Sheets”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 36A, 2005 (7), p1901-1910
  • W. Tan, Y. Zhou and H.W. Kerr, “Effects of Au Plating on Small-Scale Resistance Spot Welding of Thin Sheet Nickel”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 33A, 2002 (8), p2667-2676
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo