Michael Worswick, engineering professor in Mechanical Mechatronics Engineering at University of Waterloo, was recognized as one of thirty-six individuals receiving the Award of Excellence during Tech Day 2020. He was the only recipient of the Key Collaborator Category.
The award, is given by steel producing companies and automakers and sponsored by the Auto/Steel Partnership on (A/SP).
Award selections were based on A/SP project work conducted over the past year and voted on by the Joint Policy Council of the Partnership. Criteria included demonstrating technical expertise necessary to execute or significantly contribute to project results with excellence and on time.
About Michael Worswick:
Michael Worswick is a Professor in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Light Weight Materials Under Extreme Deformation: Forming and Impact. His research activities involve forming high strain rate material behavior and structural crashworthiness for automotive manufacturing. Professor Worswick is also co-Principal Investigator for the $46.5M "Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation", a joint initiative with McMaster University. He was the founding Executive Director of WatCAR, the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, and was also elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers in 2010.
About the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR):
The Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) conducts advanced research to further automotive innovation and competitiveness. The Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) focuses on collaborative research in automotive and transportation systems, by facilitating relations between those within the automotive industry and University of Waterloo faculty researchers. With the largest engineering faculty in Canada and with a computer science school based in the largest mathematics faculty in the world, Waterloo knows this convergence all too well. As a leading North American academic enterprise, WatCAR offers over 125 faculty with 40+ research competencies. We are a portal for assemblers, parts manufacturers, materials suppliers and regulators, and software and technology companies.
About the Auto/Steel Partnership:
Auto/Steel Partnership is a consortium of the American Iron ami Steel Institute's Automotive Applications Council, FCA US LLC, Font Motor Company, General Motors Company, and tier one Affiliates. Members of the Partnership leverage shared research in a pre-competitive environment as they work together to identify industrial solutions. Project teams within the Partnership conduct real-time studies in vehicle design applications using steel.