Contact InformationEhsan Toyserkani

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37560
Location: EC4 1031


Biography Summary

Dr. Toyserkani, who is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, holds the University Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and has over 17 years of experience in different aspects of AM research and development, from mechatronics AM system development to AM applications in medicine and engineering. He established the first AM laboratory at a Canadian university - the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory – which focuses on the development of the next generation of AM processes and applications. With recent investments from FedDev Ontario and Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS), worth $15.1 million, his lab is now the largest AM facility in Canada and one of the top 10 academic AM facilities in the world. His extensive experience in AM and leadership have allowed him to devote his academic life to addressing AM challenges holistically and promoting this strategic research area at the national and international level.

His research programs focus on next generation additive manufacturing processes. To this end, the lab explores novel techniques to develop advanced materials, innovative products, modeling and simulation tools, monitoring devices, closed-loop control systems, quality assurance algorithms and holistic in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques.

He has six granted/pending patents on monitoring and real-time control of laser AM, AM technologies for embedding optical sensors within metallic structures, and AM of porous structures. He has actively transferred his innovative technologies to industry. To name a few, he transferred an AM process for personalized biodegradable biphasic porous scaffolds for bone substitutes, osteochondral, and cranial/ maxillofacial osteosynthesis applications to Mount Sinai Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto); and, a novel micro-scale AM for making advanced sensors to GE Aviation. Two start-up companies have been established that stem from his R&D programs. His work has been highlighted by major newspapers, such as “The Globe and Mail”.

Research Interests

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Monitoring and Closed-loop control of Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser Material Processing
  • Mechatronics Design
  • Bio-additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing of Smart Structures with Embedded Optical Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing


  • 2003, Doctorate, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1995, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic (Amirkabir) University of Technology
  • 1992, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Marzbanrad, Bahareh and Jahed, Hamid and Toyserkani, Ehsan, On the evolution of substrate's residual stress during cold spray process: A parametric study, Materials & Design, 138, 2018, 90 - 102
  • Fayazfar, Haniyeh and Salarian, Mehrnaz and Rogalsky, Allan and Sarker, Dyuti and Russo, Paola and Paserin, Vlad and Toyserkani, Ehsan, A critical review of powder-based additive manufacturing of ferrous alloys: Process parameters, microstructure and mechanical properties, Materials & Design, 2018
  • Karimi, Kamyar and Jabari, Elahe and Toyserkani, Ehsan and Lee-Sullivan, Pearl, Highly conductive graphene paper for flexible electronics applications, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29(3), 2018, 2537 - 2549
  • Liravi, Farzad and Toyserkani, Ehsan, A hybrid additive manufacturing method for the fabrication of silicone bio-structures: 3D printing optimization and surface characterization, Materials & Design, 138, 2018, 46 - 61
  • Sheydaeian, Esmat and Toyserkani, Ehsan, A new approach for fabrication of titanium-titanium boride periodic composite via additive manufacturing and pressure-less sintering, Composites Part B: Engineering, 138, 2018, 140 - 148

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