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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. May 25, 2017Engineering associate dean wins national award for supporting women

    Mary Wells wins Engineers Canada award for encouraging young women to consider careers in engineering.

    Waterloo Engineering’s Associate Dean of Outreach has received a national award from Engineers Canada for expanding outreach activities that encourage young women to consider a career in engineering.

  2. May 24, 2017University of Waterloo lab will help shape the future of industrial 3D printingMark Barfoot, managing director at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Waterloo holds a sample 3D-pr

    Mark Barfoot, managing director at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Waterloo holds a sample 3D-printed part for a space shuttle.

  3. May 8, 2017Developing The Ultimate Lightweight Alloy For Cleaner CarsCar frame with alloy

    Engineers from the University of Waterloo applied neutron beams in the developing a promising new magnesium alloy. In addition to being cost-effective, the material’s alloying elements ensure increased ductility and strength—paving the way for lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles.

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Meet our people

John Montesano

John Montesano

Assistant Professor, PEng

Contact Information

Email: john.montesano@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 X 38086
Location: EC4 1159
Fax: 519-888-4351

Education

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