Yuchi Zhao

Mechatronics Engineering 2023
Yuchi Zhao

Introduce yourself briefly: 

Hey, I’m Yuchi(Allan) Zhao and I am studying mechatronics engineering. I will be graduating in 2023. A big fan of robotics! Feel free to contact me via email!

Waterloo Engineering in one word: 

Beyond limits! 

I choose Waterloo Engineering because: 

  • Waterloo Engineering has the unique co-op opportunity to work in different industries and explore your interests.  
  • Waterloo Engineering has a STRONG community!
  • Waterloo Engineering has world-class labs and equipment such as the RoboHub. 

The best thing about my program is:

In mechatronics engineering, I have the chance of exploring different fields including mechanical, electronics, embedded systems, control, and AI. This not only helps me to gain a better understanding of mechatronics systems as a whole, but more importantly, it helps me to find what I truly love doing. If you are interested in many things and you are not sure what you want to study specifically, this program is for you!   

About my Co-op experience: 

I totally explored everything I am interested in through my six co-op terms. I have worked on website development, mechanical designs, embedded software, data science, and research in robotics. Also, I have had the opportunity to experience different companies’ cultures, from startups to high-tech companies. 

I wish I had known before I came: 

Professors are so nice! They are willing to talk with you about anything! 

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with: 

  • UW Robotics Design Team
  • Tron Mentor Chat Program
  • Robotics Research

A fun project I’ve completed: 

My team built a robot manipulation system that helps chemists to conduct time-consuming and dangerous chemistry experiments. 

One more thing about me: 

I love traveling and taking photos. 


Contact me: y556zhao@uwaterloo.ca