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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 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.

  2. May 3, 2017MME brings home two best poster presentation awards from annual American conferenceBest poster winners at at the American Filtration and Seperations Society 2017 Annual Conference

    Two of our MME graduate students just won Best Poster Presentation Award at the American Filtration and Seperations Society 2017 Annual Conference, April 10-14, Louisville, KY, USA. 

    Joerg Ahne, PhD student, 2nd Place award, for his research work on "Electrospun Ceria Nanofibers for Diesel Soot Filtration." Joerg is co-supervised byZhongchao Tan and Eric Croiset.

    Ben Tan, MASc student, 3rd Place award, for his research on "Evaluation of Laser Based Particle Sensors". Ben is co-supervised by Zhongchao Tan and Tao Chen.

  3. Feb. 16, 2017Gordon Stubley has become a 3M National Teaching Fellow Award Winner2017 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Winners

    2017 3M National Teaching Fellowship

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  1. June 9, 2017Entrepreneurship: What to build beyond your startup

    Explore and expand your growth mindset with Lyon Wong, SYDE ‘03, cofounder Spectrum 28.

    This event will focus on building a solid foundation for all your future endeavors (whether entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial) and assist you in achieving your aspirations. You will be encouraged to explore and expand your growth mindset as you are asked to examine your core values and motivations. Established founder teams will gain insight into their "founder framework" and be able to immediately apply key findings to improve their personal effectiveness.

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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