Our People - Structure and Safety

519-888-4567 x37080
Location: 
BMH 3122
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); Structure and Safety→Occupant protection, Structural crashworthiness; 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 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 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
519-888-4648 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
519-888-4567 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 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 ext 36159
Location: 
E3 4115
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)

Mechatronic Vehicles Systems Laboratory

Green Intelligent Transport Systems (Green ITS)

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Autonomous 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
519-888-4567 x36528
Location: 
ERC 2024
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
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
519-888-4567 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 x38081
Location: 
E2 2325
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→Transportation systems; 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
Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH); N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x33345
Location: 
E5 3033
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 x33069
Location: 
BMH 1036
Research Expertise
  • Repetitive strain injuries or work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Director, Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)

Group(s): 
Structure and Safety→Occupant protection; 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 x35442
Location: 
E5 3013
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