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
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection, Structural Crashworthiness; 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Modal Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Identification and Control
  • Vibration based Signal Processing

The Structural Dynamics, Control & Identification Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH), Structural Crashworthiness; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x38531
Location: 
E5 3046
Research Expertise
  • Continuum modeling, vibration analysis and modal testing
  • Smart materials
  • Wave propagation in composite materials

Vibration and Energy Harvesting Laboratory

Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x43345
Location: 
E7 3402
Research Expertise
  • Development of improved diagnostic techniques for use in reacting and non-reacting flows
  • Reacting turbulent flows: fires and fire modeling, pool fire research
  • Stability considerations in turbulent flows

The University of Waterloo Fire Research Group

Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection; 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 x35442
Location: 
E3 3152
Research Expertise
  • Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
  • Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow and Noise Control
  • Fluid Structure Interactions

Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

Group(s): 
Powertrain and Emissions→Flow Analysis; Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); 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