Research Expertise
  • Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids and Multiphase Flows​
  • Computational Methods in Engineering
  • Topological optimization of structural analysis

Computational Multiphysics Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing; Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; A to D profiles
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

Personal Website

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing, Precision Machining; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Metallurgical Transformations During Welding
  • Post-weld Properties
  • Improving Weld Process Robustness (increasing Manufacturability)
  • Effect Of Microstructure And Mechanical Property Hetrogenity On Weld Performance
  • Physical Simulation Of The Welding Process
  • Weld Defect Formation
  • Welding Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)
  • Dissimilar Material Welding

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Fracture
  • Formability
  • Plasticity
  • Micromechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Automotive Metal Forming & Crash Simulations
  • Advanced/Ultra High Strength Steels
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Warm Forming & Hot Stamping

Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
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

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and Polymers; A to D profiles
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
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
Research Expertise
  • Modeling and Identification
  • Optimal trajectory generation
  • Precision motion control

Precision Controls Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing, Precision Machining; E to H profiles
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
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
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
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Automated Driving, Collaborative Driving; Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; E to H profiles
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
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
  • 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
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
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
Research Expertise
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Power bed fusion
  • Power bed binder jetting
  • Digital design optimization
  • Process optimization
  • Data analytics
  • Monitoring and controls strategies

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab (MSAM)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced Manufacturing; T to Z profiles
Research Expertise
  • High strain rate material behaviour
  • Numerical simulation of vehicle crashworthiness
  • Sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming
  • Structural crashworthiness

Waterloo Forming and Crash Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; T to Z profiles
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.

Surface Science and Bio-nanomaterials Laboratory

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