Our People - Engineering Research Office

David A. Clausi
519-888-4567 x47543
Location: 
E7 7426
Group(s): 
Associate Deans; Engineering Research Office→Administration
Dave Dietz
519-888-4567 x47303
Location: 
E7 7422

Role and responsibilities:

Increases funding for Engineering’s research enterprise through large-scale, strategic initiatives in partnership with industry and government funding agencies; Promotes Engineering’s research capacity and expertise to external parties, and supports Engineering researchers’ applications to government programs.

Contact for:

  • Inquiries about Engineering’s research expertise
  • Introductions to Engineering professors from industry and introductions from Engineering professors to current or prospective industry partners
  • Information about applying to government funding programs that support collaborative research with industry
Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Industry & Government Partnerships
Jon Walgate
519-888-4567 x49265
Location: 
E7 7448

Role and responsibilities: 

Grows the Faculty of Engineering’s research portfolio by pursuing major research funding opportunities, strengthening the Engineering research ecosystem, and quantifying Engineering's research strengths, thus raising the profile of Waterloo Engineering research. 

Contact for:

  • Maximize the operational effectiveness of the Faculty’s research support services
  • Facilitate the discussion of strategic priorities with stakeholders across campus
  • Identify new national and international opportunities, pursuing these and other  major research funding opportunities
Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Research Strategy & Portfolio
Stefanie Bruinsma with Engineering tattoo on knuckles
519-888-4567 x40203
Location: 
E7 7418

Role and responsibilities:

Identifies, interacts with and engages industry partners in engineering research programs. Serves as a conduit that can match and then meld industry need with academic capacity. Collaborates with faculty researchers, government funding agencies, university research centres and institutes, and various relevant university administration offices such as Co-op and Sedra Student Design Centre, etc. Coordinates government and industry tours specific to engagement opportunity discovery within the Faculty of Engineering.

Contact for:

  • Industry members (government, non-profit, SME, corporate, etc.) wanting to connect with the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Assistance with research expertise within the faculty including conduit connection with university centres and institutes.
  • Assistance with ways of engaging such as sponsorship and research models.
  • Inquiries about engagement models between research and industry.
Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Industry & Government Partnerships
519-888-4567 x48975
Location: 
E7 7446

Role and responsibilities:

Proposal development and review support for research grants and awards.

Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Proposal Development & Review
Wendy de Gomez portrait
519-888-4567 x40045
Location: 
E7 7454

Role and responsibilities:

Gathers data, conducts analyses and prepares strategic proposals in support of major grant competitions.

Contact for:

  • Information regarding the Faculty of Engineering’s research strengths, outputs, funding and impacts; commercialization and entrepreneurship activity.
  • Assistance in developing reports and analyses of the existing research strengths of the Faculty’s departments and schools, and the development potential of these research areas with respect to emerging national and international priorities.
Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Research Strategy & Portfolio
picture of laura wilson.
519-888-4567 x42060
Location: 
E7 7424

Role and responsibilities:

The Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Research and External Partnerships (ADR) is the front-line liaison for all internal and external contacts to the Engineering Research Office (ERO), and provides primary administrative and financial support to the ADR. The Administrative Assistant assists the ADR in growing research funding in the Faculty of Engineering, serving three vital functions in this capacity: 1) Supporting the preparation and submission of research funding applications; 2) Planning, coordination, and execution of outreach activities that connect engineering researchers with potential industry and government partners and promote engineering research; and 3) Developing and continuously updating tracking systems to monitor shared infrastructure across departments.

Contact for: 

  • General inquiries on the Engineering Research Office.
  • Coordinates the process of securing the ADR signature on research proposals (cover sheets) and sending them to the Office of Research.
  • Managing the Associate Dean, Research and External Partnership's calendar.
Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Administration
Sonya Walton
519-888-4567 x46718
Location: 
E7 7452

Role and responsibilities:

Proposal development and review support for research grants.

Group(s): 
Engineering Research Office→Proposal Development & Review