SWE.org calls Dr. Mary Wells one of the ten global “Woman Engineers You Should Know”
Dr. Mary Wells is a champion.
The Society of Engineers (SWE.org) honoured the soon-to-be Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, at University of Waterloo, for her dedication to championing the representation of women in engineering fields.
She is the only Canadian on the list.
“For more than a decade, Dr. Wells has led initiatives that address the persistent underrepresentation of women in engineering. She recently completed a five-year term as president of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, a collective of 25 institutions that provide resources and programming for current and future women engineers.” Read the Full Article
About Professor Mary Wells:
Professor Wells started her academic career in 1996 in a department of metals and materials engineering au University of British Columbia. In 2007, joined the University of Waterloo's Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering as a Professor. She was chosen as the inaugural Associate Dean Outreach in 2008 and continued in this role until 2017. In 2013, Professor Wells was selected to be the Chair of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) for a five-year term.
Professor Wells’ research focuses on the development and manufacturing of advanced metallic products used in the transportation sector. This involves developing mathematical models of the manufacturing processes used to make metallic products, as well as understanding the microstructure and property changes that occur in the material. A materials final properties and structure depend on the process or manufacturing history such as thermal and deformation conditions. The mathematical models developed help manufacturers design casting and deformation processes that optimize a metal’s microstructure.
Wells takes over as the Dean of Engineering, University of Waterloo, July 1st, 2020.