MME Alumni Profiles

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1. What can you do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering?

2. What can you do with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering?

3. Recent Undergraduate Alumni

4. Recent Graduate Alumni

5. MME Alumni Companies

6. Alumni Academics

7. Positions held by UWaterloo graduates

8. Alumni Feature Webform 


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What can you do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering?

An applied science degree in mechanical or mechatronics engineering provides several versatile career paths. University of Waterloo graduates often pursue careers in automation, automotive aerospace, and forensics.

Recent graduate positions:

  • Mechanical Engineer – Apple
  • Engineer in Training – Shell Canada
  • Reactor Designer – Candu Energy
  • Mechanical Engineer – Imperial Oil
  • Quality Control Engineer - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
  • Production Engineer – SeedMaster
  • Senior Hardware Engineer – Teledyne DALSA

What can you do with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering?

University of Waterloo graduates often pursue careers in product and software design, technology analysis, program coordination, and more. They usually work for technology companies, manufacturers, and telecommunication companies.

Recent graduate positions:

  • Systems Engineer – ATS Automation Tooling Systems
  • Telematics Engineer – Hyundai
  • iPhone Product Design Engineer – Apple 
  • Firmware Engineer – Fitbit 
  • Program Manager – Microsoft
  • Mechanical Engineer – Nikon
  • Android Partner Engineer – Google 






 



Undergraduate Programs Alumni:

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Devidutta Biswabharati

Hardware Designer at Swift Labs Inc.

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering - Artificial Intelligence Option

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Ronit Gandhi

Product Design Engineer at Apple

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering - Management Sciences Option

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Ambreen Visram

Solutions Engineer at Splunk

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineeri

Graduate Programs Alumni: 

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Arash Hashemi

Research Engineer at the University of Waterloo

Master of Applied Science (MASc), Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

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Behnaz Ahmadi

Engineer at General Motors

Master of Applied Science (MASc), Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

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Anreet Bhamra

Product Engineering Specialist at Purolator Inc.

Master of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (M.Eng.), Design Engineering

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Jaina Shah

Project Consultant at Senez Consulting Ltd.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Fire Protection Engineering

UWaterloo Alumni Companies: 

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  • ApplyBoard - Founded in 2015 by Martin Basiri (MASc ’13) and brothers, ApplyBoard helps international students applying to schools abroad. The company now has over 750 team members and representatives in over 20 countries. Read the full feature at  UWaterloo News.
  • Phonic - A startup founded by graduates of UWaterloo's mechatronics engineering program (Mitchell Catoen, Devon Copeland, David Ferris, and Rareș Topor-Gosman) which focuses on providing employment to youth populations. Team Phonic pitched their startup at the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge in New York, as finalists and the only Canadian startup competing. View the full feature at UWaterloo News.
  • Embark Trucks - Launched by former mechatronics engineering students Alex Rodrigues and Brandon Moak, Embark Trucks recently announced a proposed merger deal to go public, with a market capitalization of US $5.16 billion. View the full feature at UWaterloo News. 
  • Volta Technique - Co-owned by UWaterloo alumnus Kamyar Rouindej, PhD., Volta Technique was named one of 2021's top 11 energy startups in Waterloo. Volta Technique specializes in clean energy storage technology while enabling decarbonization through integration of renewable energy. View the full feature at Best Startup Canada.

Academics:

Mihaeala Vlasea

Mihaela Vlasea

UWaterloo alumna and associate research director of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Lab

Dr. Vlasea was recognized by a leading industry association as one of the 20 most influential academics in smart manufacturing. She specializes in  metal additive manufacturing (AM), a.k.a 3D printing. Dr. Vlasea’s research focuses on innovative design, process optimization and adoption of new materials for powder bed fusion and binder jetting additive manufacturing processes. View the full article at UWaterloo Engineering.

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Mujtaba Ahmad

MEng student in the Design Engineering Graduate program, Ahmad completed a co-op term at Intellijoint Surgical Inc., a company that specializes in medical devices for hip and knee replacement surgeries. View Ahmad's full student highlight feature on LinkedIn.

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Ramin Chitsaz Dehaghani

Alumnus of the MASc program in MME, Dehaghani worked in the department as a graduate student and currently is a research associate in the Composites Research Group. His research focuses on composite materials and adhesive bonding. His research has been supported by industry sponsors including Honda R&D Americas, 3M, and Laval International. View Dehaghani's full student highlight feature on LinkedIn

Martine McGregor

Martine McGregor

PhD student in MME, McGregor was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PGS Scholarship in May of 2020. The scholarship allowed McGregor to fund her research, which focuses on spinal implant fixation and loosening. McGregor currently works in collaboration with the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory Group, and has collaborated with manufacturing experts and clinicians in the field. View McGregor's full student highlight feature on LinkedIn.

For more information about the alumni achievements above, as well as resources for MME graduate students, visit our Student Experience webpage.  


 Positions held by UWaterloo graduates:

Hamid Alemohammad

Hamid Alemohammad

CEO at AOMS Technologies

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering

Milad Jalali

Milad Jalali

Development Lead at GM Canada

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering

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Raheleh Givehchi

Data Scientist at Pelmorex Corp

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering

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Asal Nahidi

Lead Vehicle Dynamics Control Engineer at General Motors Canada

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Mansour Ataei

Mansour Ataei

Acting Technical Review Board Lead - Active Safety and Autonomous Driving at General Motors

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Babak Ebrahimi

Babak Ebrahimi

Principal R&D Engineer at Johnson & Johnson

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

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Andrew Zwart

VP Sales & Business Development, Owner at Northridge Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering

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Fa Ghorbanishohrat

Research Assistant at the National Research Council Canada

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering

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Satyam Panchal

Senior Adv. Battery Systems Engineer at Fiat-Chrysler Automobile, Adjunct Assistant Professor at UWaterloo

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering


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