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Norman Zhou

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Canada Research Chair

Research interests:nanomaterials, nanofabrication and nanodevices


Professor Norman Zhou is Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing. Zhou earned his PhD from the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Zhou worked as a Materials Scientist at the Fuel Development Branch, Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada and also worked as a Senior Research Engineer at the Microjoining and Plastics Group at the Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, Ohio,

U.S.A. Zhou has published over 400 peer reviewed journal papers and edited the first comprehensive books on “Microjoining and Nanojoining” and “Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices”.


  • PhD, Metallurgy and Material Science, University of Toronto, 1994

  • MSc, Welding Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1986

  • BSc, Welding Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1983

Norman Zhou

    University of Waterloo