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Welcome to Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Part of Canada's largest engineering school, the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department at the University of Waterloo is home to nearly 1600 undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.
Our programs are designed to produce skilled problem solvers, leaders and innovators able to create mechanical systems and electro-mechanical designs that impact industries and improve the world.
Research in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Waterloo has global impact.
  • Waterloo is Canada's largest university for automotive research 
  • The first Canadian university with a full undergraduate mechatronics engineering program
  • First in the country to offer interdisciplinary research and collaborative programs in nanotechnology engineering
  1. Feb. 16, 2017Gordon Stubley has become a 3M National Teaching Fellow Award Winner2017 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Winners

    2017 3M National Teaching Fellowship

  2. Sep. 21, 2016Thalmic Labs raises US$120M in venture capital fundingThalmic Labs logo


    A Kitchener-based tech startup has announced a massive new round of funding, which it says will help it develop new products and advance its business.

  3. May 12, 2016Student Awards - George Dufault Medal

    George Dufault Medal for Excellence in Communication

    The George Dufault Medal is awarded annually to the graduating student in the 4B term in Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in communication ability through the submission of outstanding work-term reports and the oral presentation of one of these reports in a competition held during the last (4B) term of the academic program.

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Meet our people

John Montesano

John Montesano

Assistant Professor, PEng

Contact Information

Phone: 519-888-4567 X 38086
Location: EC4 1159
Fax: 519-888-4351


PhD   - Ryerson University, 2012
MASc - Ryerson University, 2005
B.Eng - Ryerson University, 2003