519-888-4567 x32178
Location: 
E3 3134B
Research Expertise
  • 5-Axis numerically controlled machining
  • Automated polishing
  • Complex curve machining methods: Principle Axis Method (PAM) and Multi-Point Method (MPM)
  • Design of Numerical Control (NC) machines and controllers
  • Efficient tool path planning
  • Flank milling
  • Gouge detection and avoidance mechanisms
  • Machined surface evaluation
  • Surface finish estimation

5-Axis Surface Machining Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced manufacturing, Precision machining control; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x35586
Location: 
QNC 4622
Research Expertise
  • Biomaterials design
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Colloid and surface science
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Interfacial Engineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer and biopolymer synthesis

Biomedical Engineering and Engery Storage Group

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x32682
Location: 
EC4 1157
Research Expertise
  • Automotive crash and occupant simulation
  • Automotive crashworthiness
  • High-rate materials characterization
  • Impact biomechanics
  • Pipeline integrity
  • Trauma prediction

Impact Mechanics & Material Characterization Group

​Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; Structure and Safety→Occupant protection, Structural crashworthiness; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x30291
Location: 
CPH 3653
Research Expertise
  • Characterization and modeling of contacting interfaces and thermal interface materials
  • Development of compact analytical and empirical models at micro- and nano-scales
  • Development of thermally enhanced greases
  • Entropy generation minimization in electronic systems
  • Experimental and analytical modeling of nano-fluids
  • Micro-scale refrigeration
  • Microelectronics cooling
  • Modeling and development of thermoelectric devices
  • Natural and forced convection cooling
  • Surface roughness in micro-tubes
  • Thermal characterization of metal foams
  • Thermal contact resistance in polymeric interfaces
  • Thermal management of integrated nano-devices and thermal/electric energy conversion

Microelectronics Heat Transfer Laboratory (MHTLab)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x37871
Location: 
E3 2133J
Research Expertise
  • Combustion diagnostics and nanoparticle metrology
  • Gas/surface scattering
  • Inverse analysis and optimal design of heat transfer systems
  • Molecular gas dynamics
  • Thermal radiation heat transfer

Inverse Problems in Combustion and Heat Transfer

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Casting, Forming, Materials and processing; Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions control; Structure and Safety→Structural crashworthiness; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x35214
Location: 
EC4 1013
Research Expertise
  • Modeling and Identification
  • Optimal trajectory generation
  • Precision motion control

Precision Controls Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced manufacturing, Precision machining control; E to H profiles
519-888-4567 x37536
Location: 
E5 3016
Research Expertise
  • Advanced multi-functional materials
  • Innovative thermo-mechanical processing methods for advanced light alloys
  • Metallic biomaterials
  • Microstructural characterization and modeling of light alloy processing
  • Phase transformations in advanced light alloys
  • Processing, characterization and properties of fine-grained, ultrafine-grained and nanostructured alloys

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming, Materials and processing; Structure and Safety→Material characterization, Structural crashworthiness; E to H profiles
519-888-4567 ext38560
Location: 
E5 3036
Research Expertise
  • Friction stir welding and processing, roll bonding, overlay welding
  • Materials characterization of light alloys, steels, and metal matrix composites using quantitative electron microscopy
  • Physical metallurgy of welded components

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Materials and processing; Structure and Safety→Material characterization; E to H profiles
519-888-4567 x33339
Location: 
E5 3048
Research Expertise
  • Moving Boundary Analysis of Cracks and Notches
  • Multiaxial Elasto-Plastic and Creep Stress-Strain Analysis Near Notches Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading
  • Weight Functions and Structural Modeling for Stress Intensity Factors

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; E to H profiles
519-888-4648 or x84648
Location: 
E3 4109
Research Expertise
  • Dynamics and Control of Structures
  • Non linear structural dynamics
  • Micropolar materials modeling
  • Composite materials
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures; Structure and Safety→Material characterization; E to H profiles
519-888-4508 or x84508
Location: 
E5 3027
Research Expertise
  • Arc Acoustics in Gas Metal Arc (GMA) welding
  • Automatic end-of-arm and tool-centre-point calibration
  • Autonomous Navigation Using Artificial Neural Networks
  • Dynamic Seam Tracking for Robotic Welding
  • Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Modelling of Human Locomotion
  • Walking Wobot Welder

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Autonomous driving, Collaborative driving; Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; E to H profiles
519-888-4567 x38114
Location: 
EC4 1103
Research Expertise
  • High performance computing – parallel computing
  • Instabilities and localized deformation phenomena in materials
  • Metal formability
  • Micromechanics, crystal plasticity
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Structural crashworthiness; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x33730 or x31583
Location: 
DC 2708, DC 1708
Research Expertise
  • Application of experimental modal analysis to mathematical models of structures
  • Machine health monitoring techniques
  • Modelling, monitoring and control of machining chatter
  • Sculptured surface machining strategies
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Precision machining control; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x37826 or x31406
Location: 
E2 2354G, E5 3047, E5 3029
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
519-888-4567 x33427 or x31410
Location: 
E5 3043, E5 3049
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
519-888-4567 x33376
Location: 
E6 4006
Research Expertise
  • Biomaterials and sustainability
  • Environmental engineering
  • Protein and biomimetic engineering
  • Treatment of organic wastes
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Materials and processing; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x31662
Location: 
E6 5108
Research Expertise
  • Emulsion rubber
  • Microfluidics
  • Applied Statistics - Modeling, Design of Experiments, Parameter Estimation
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; Software and Data→Modelling and design; Structure and Safety→Material characterization; I to M profiles
519-888-4024 or x84024
Location: 
E5 3009
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
519-888-4567 x37015
Location: 
E6 5010
Research Expertise
  • Applied Polymer science and engineering
  • Chemical modification of polymers
  • Free radical polymerization kinetics

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x38086
Location: 
EC4 1159
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)

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
519-888-4567 x35254
Location: 
E6 4010
Research Expertise
  • Diffusion transport in biomaterials and polymeric films
  • Enzyme reaction engineering
  • Food proteins and processes
  • Membrane filtration processes
  • Protein recovery and purification

Centre of Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Materials and processing; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x37716
Location: 
MC 6419
Research Expertise
  • Computational solid mechanics using the finite element method
  • Failure analysis and cohesive fracture of polymeric and glassy materials and polymer-based composites
  • Finite elasticity and viscoelasticity
  • Multi-scale modeling of asphalt, concrete and polymer based composites
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x36634
Location: 
E6 5004
Research Expertise
  • Design, mathematical modelling and computer simulation of polymer reactors
  • Emulsion/solution/suspension polymerization
  • On-line sensor development for polymer and latex characterization
  • Optimization and computer control
  • Polymer research and engineering
  • Polymerization kinetics

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x32702
Location: 
DWE 2535C
Research Expertise
  • Advanced rubber materials
  • Chemical modification of polymers
  • Development of catalytic systems
  • Environmental and pollution control
  • Green catalytic processes
  • Reactive polymers
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; N to S profiles
519-888-4580 or x84580
Location: 
CPH 3678
Research Expertise
  • All-Speed Flow Prediction Methods
  • Control-Volume-Based Finite Element Methods
  • Machine Vision
  • Phase-Change Energy Transport. Equation Solving for Physical Problems
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x33301
Location: 
E6 5012
Research Expertise
  • Correlation of syntheses-structure-properties of polymers
  • Development and evaluation of novel bioproducts for automotive applications
  • Development of composite materials and leading-edge technologies in nanomaterials
  • Development of polymer nanocomposites
  • Fuel cell materials
  • Mathematical modeling of polymerization mechanisms

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers, Materials and processing; N to S profiles
519-888-4522
Location: 
CPH 4301C, E3 2119A
Research Expertise
  • Adhesive bonding of dissimilar structural materials (e.g., polymeric composites to metal)
  • Characterization and modeling of advanced polymers and composites
  • Development of smart structures
  • Micro-engineering

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x37560
Location: 
EC4 1031
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Modeling/Simulation and real-time control of metal laser additive manufacturing
  • Micro-scale additive manufacturing
  • Opto-mechanical dual-parameter optical sensors developed through additive manufacturing

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced manufacturing; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x33442
Location: 
E6 5016
Research Expertise
  • Analysis and design of co-extrusion dies
  • Analysis and on-line monitoring of polymer compounding operations
  • Analysis of polymer mixing in twin screw extruders
  • Chemical modification and functionalization of polymers by reactive extrusion
  • Compounding of polymers for fuel cell applications
  • Devulcanization of recycled rubber with supercritical carbon dioxide
  • Extrusion of polymers and polymer blends with supercritical fluids
  • Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of polymer processing operations
  • Polymer micronization using supercritical carbon dioxide

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x35455
Location: 
MC 6326
Research Expertise
  • Mathematical imaging
  • Diagnostically lossless medical image compression
  • Fractal-based methods of analysis and approximation
  • Dynamical systems and their applications
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures, Composites and polymers; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x32861 or x32304
Location: 
E5 3023, E3 2118C
Research Expertise
  • Arc welding processes including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, variable polarity plasma arc welding, double-sided arc welding and others
  • Laser welding and laser materials processing
  • Modelling of weld microstructure evolution
  • Numerical modelling of thermomechanical and thermofluids phenomena in welding processes

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x38356
Location: 
E5 3034
Research Expertise
  • Boiling water heat transfer
  • Casting of light metals
  • Hot deformation of metallic materials
  • Microstructure/processing models
  • Process modelling
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Casting, Forming, Materials and processing; Structure and Safety→Structural crashworthiness; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x35830
Location: 
EC4 1141
Research Expertise
  • High strain rate material behaviour
  • Numerical simulation of vehicle crashworthiness
  • Sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming
  • Structural crashworthiness

Forming and Impact Mechanics Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material characterization, Structural crashworthiness; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x36095
Location: 
E5 3007
Research expertise
  • Diffusion brazing
  • Laser and resistance welding
  • Microjoining: wire bonding, laser and resistance microwelding, soldering, etc.
  • Nanojoining and nanofabrication

​Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining, Multi-memory materials; Structure and Safety→Corrosion; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x31306
Location: 
E6 3016
Research Expertise
  • Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids and Multiphase Flows​
  • Computational Methods in Engineering
  • Topological optimization of structural analysis
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced manufacturing; Powertrain and Emissions→Flow analysis; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x38666
Location: 
E6 2012
Research Expertise
  • Polymers, interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry
  • Advanced coating and adhesive bonding technology
  • Multifunctional "green" and "smart" materials and processes, additive manufacturing or 3D printing.

Centre of Advanced Material Joining (CAMJ)

Institute of Polymer Research (IPR)

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced manufacturing, Composites and polymers, Joining; T to Z profiles