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Under the leadership of Dr. Ehsan Toyserkani, a professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada's largest metal additive manufacturing facility has opened in Kitchener. This 15,000 square foot, $25 million facility, equipped with advanced technology, aims to be a research hub for metal studies. It includes the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) lab, where University of Waterloo students can engage with cutting-edge 3D printing technologies. Dr. Toyserkani believes this facility will boost local technological innovation and address global supply chain challenges, emphasizing its position as one of the top five global leaders in academic metal additive manufacturing.

Mary Wells, Dean of Waterloo Engineering and professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women by The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as a recipient under the Canadian Tire Impact category for her commitment to making the Faculty of Engineering a welcoming community for all by eliminating barriers.

Since becoming dean in 2020, Wells has become a founding partner of the Indigenous & Black Engineering Technology PhD Project, has taken meaningful action towards reconciliation with the creation of a new Elder-in-Residence role, and continues to be a fierce advocate for greater outreach initiatives to encourage equity-deserving groups to pursue their passion for STEM.

The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) is an organization that aims to propel and celebrate the advancement of professional women. The Canadian Tire Community Impact Award celebrates women from many sectors, including education, who bring people together, embrace community outreach, and amplify underrepresented voices.

Learn even more about the prestigious award win by reading the full story.

A professor at Waterloo Engineering was recently honoured by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany in front of an audience of almost 2,000 people

Kaan Erkorkmaz, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, was one of 11 top international researchers recognized as TUM Ambassadors on stage during an annual summer concert.

Michael Phillips and Phil Cooper, the two co-founders of Vena Medical, announced their first government approval this week for a device to remove blood clots from the brains of stroke patients. The inflatable balloon temporarily restricts blood flow while surgeons use tools to remove the clot, increasing the chances of success on the first attempt.

The first Associate Chair Teaching position, formerly known as the Teaching Chair has been appointed to Carol Hulls. The role of the Associate Chair of Teaching is to encourage the development of instructors and promote creativity and innovation in teaching within the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Ehsan Toyserkani publishes new book

MME professor, Ehsan Toyserkani, worked in collaboration with fellow co-authors to publish a new book titled Metal Additive Manufacturing.

This textbook is one of the firsts to link the basics of fundamental undergraduate Engineering courses with metal additive manufacturing processes. It serves as an introduction to principal physical concepts, metal additive manufacturing processes, and their applications. This book can be used as foundational material for a core MME undergraduate course, as well as graduate courses.

Student team featuring members from Waterloo Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering took home $5,000 each from the recent Concept $5k pitch competition for Fall 2021. Concept is an experiential entrepreneurship and pre-incubator program at the University of Waterloo. It is provided by Velocity, an incubator for early stage, pre-send startup companies.