Research Expertise
  • High performance computing – parallel computing
  • Instabilities and localized deformation phenomena in materials
  • Metal formability
  • Micromechanics, crystal plasticity

Computational Mechanics Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Structural Crashworthiness; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cyclic plasticity
  • Fatigue failure analysis and fatigue life prediction
  • Finite deformation
  • Mechanical testing of micro- and submicron specimens, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Modelling, analysis and design of materials under inelastic and cyclic loadings
  • Multi-axial fatigue of magnesium alloys
  • Residual stresses

Fatigue and Stress Analysis Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Fatigue; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Analysis or conduction and breakdown mechanisms in insulating materials under high voltage stress
  • Characterization analysis of batteries and supercapacitors
  • High voltage and electrical insulation engineering
  • Performance evaluation of energy storage elements
  • Pulse power technologies
  • Use of partial discharge and other high frequency components as diagnostic tools for insulation failure analysis

High Voltage Engineering Lab

Power and Energy Systems Group

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Fuel cells, Power Electronics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design and control of mechatronic systems
  • Instrumented robotics
  • Non-smooth dynamic systems
  • Sensory information processing of motion control

Waterloo Mechanical System & Control Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Development and application of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to flows
  • Fan design and testing
  • Fluid-thermal component design and analysis
  • Incompressible flow turbomachinery (turbines, fans, and pumps)
  • Jet and nozzle flows
  • Large scale PIV and measurement techniques
  • Pump design and testing
  • Wind energy and wind turbines
Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; I to M profiles

Research Expertise

  • Geospatial technology
  • Location-based technology
  • Communications and information sharing

Waterloo Civic Map Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Autonomous and intelligent systems
  • Computational intelligence and applications
  • Cognitive robotics and advanced mechatronics
  • Distributed real time systems
  • Concept extraction and natural speech understanding
  • Multi modal information retrieval

Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving, Human Machine Interface (HMI); Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; Software and Data→Data - Analytics, Mining and Management; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Active power filters
  • Battery electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • Current-source converter/inverter applications
  • Distributed power generation
  • Flexible alternating current (AC) transmission systems (FACTS)
  • Fuel cell power conditioners
  • Matrix converters
  • Photovoltaic grid-connected inverters
  • Power quality
  • Pulse power applications
  • Sustainable energy storage systems
  • Utility interface of alternative energy sources

Power and Energy Systems Group

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Fuel cells, Powertrain Systems, Power Electronics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Active vehicle stability
  • Advanced vehicle systems
  • Air-gas hybrid engine
  • Complex hydraulic and vehicle dynamic systems modelling for articulated vehicles
  • Configuration and power management control strategies for electric and electric-gas hybrid
  • Embedded suspension systems
  • Engine and body mounting systems (Passive and Active)
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

WATonoBus

Mechatronic Vehicles Systems Laboratory

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Powertrain Systems, Power Electronics; Software and Data→Multi-disciplinary Optimization; Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Clean room applications
  • Electromagnetic dampers
  • Micromanipulation using magnetic levitation
  • Microrobotics
  • Smart structures and actuators
  • Wind tunnel testing

Maglev Microrobotics Laboratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Channel coding and transmission for fading environments
  • Channel coding with an emphasis on Turbo-codes
  • Coding and interference cancellation for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) systems
  • Constellation design and implementation for multi-level modulation over band-limited channels
  • Cooperative networking
  • Digital/Wireless Communications
  • Information Theory with an emphasis on networks
  • Multiple-access, multiple antenna systems
  • Receiver structure for fading channels
  • Soft decision/soft output decoding of binary codes
  • Structure of lattices with applications in digital communications

Coding and Signal Transmission (CST) Laboratory

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Crystal Structure Prediction
  • Inorganic Materials
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cell traction force measurement using optical sectioning techniques
  • Constitutive modelling of soft bio-polymers
  • Mechanical measurements using the Digital Image Correlation method
  • Viscous fracture of soft materials
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automotive Design
  • Drive-by-wire
  • Electronic stability and control
  • Fatigue and fracture

Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle Control; Software and Data→Modelling and Design; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Modeling, model reduction methods, simulation, sensitivity analysis techniques, design and optimal control of advanced vehicle components and systems
  • Novel model-based design tools for automotive systems
  • Optimization of power management strategies for hybrid vehicles
  • Speed trajectory control for fuel optimal driving

Smart Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems Lab (SHEVS)

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control, Powertrain Systems, Power Electronics; Software and Data→Multi-disciplinary Optimization; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Design of mixed analog/digital circuits for wireless communication
  • Phase noise of oscillators, mixer noise and mixer distortion analysis
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); I to M profiles

Research Expertise

  • Mobile mapping solutions for outdoor and indoor mapping
  • 3D object detection GeoAI for multi-scale geospatial mapping and change detection
  • LiDAR point cloud processing for 3D urban modeling
  • Machine learning for intelligent processing of earth observation data
  • Remote sensing applications in transportation

Geospatiail Sensing and Data Intelligence Lab

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Telematics; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Energy and exergy analysis
  • Energy conversion technologies
  • Fuel atomization and spray formation
  • Fuel Cell performance modelling and optimization
  • Heat transfer processes
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Modelling of transport phenomena in fuel cells
  • Techniques for design and fabrication of fuel cell components

Fuel Cell and Green Energy Lab

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control, Fuel cells; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Aoerdynamics and Aeroaucoustics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow visualization and animation
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Wind Engineering and Dispersion
Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Cognitive ergonomics
  • Driver performance and safety
  • Individual differences and information manipulation
  • Navigation and manipulation in virtual environments and 3D simulations
  • Usability testing and human-computer interaction

Usability and Interactive Technology Lab (Use-IT)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Human Machine Interface (HMI); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Advanced modeling and design methodologies for radio frequency (RF)/microwave
  • Analysis of integrated RF systems (components, packaging and interconnect)
  • Computer aided diagnostic/tuning tools for Electromagnetic band gap structures
  • Filters and multiplexers
  • RF-Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and nano-based sensors
  • RF-Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) components
  • Superconductive microwave devices

Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE)

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Sensors; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Electronic packaging
  • Microfabrication
  • Microjoining processes
  • Sensor technology
  • Thermosonic and ultrasonic wire bonding
  • Ultrasonic Finite Element Models

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automotive system modelling
  • Biomechanics
  • Multibody dynamics and vehicle design optimization
  • Real-time simulation
  • Vehicle dynamics

Motion Research Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Powertrain Systems; Software and Data→Multi-disciplinary Optimization; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Autonomous navigation and mobile manipulation
  • Computational intelligence
  • Design, modelling, and control of advanced mechatronics systems
  • Modular and reconfigurable robotics and automation

RoboHub

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving, Vehicle Control; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Coding theory
  • Cooperative and cognitive networks
  • Information theory
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless communications
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X); I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Long-term durability of lightweight composites

  • Fatigue and creep failure

  • Impact of composite structures

  • Damage mechanics and constitutive modeling

  • Micromechanics

  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)

Composites Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component Structures, Composites and Polymers; Software and Data→Modelling and Design; Structure and Safety→Fatigue, Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Estimation of charge in batteries
  • Control of smart materials
  • Optimization of sensor and hardware placement

Infinite-dimensional Systems Research Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Vehicle Control; Powertrain and Emissions→Batteries, Sensors; I to M profiles