Mechatronics Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Technical support for the Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering department with a focus on undergraduate laboratories in the Mechatronics Engineering program and electromechanical research equipment.
  • Support encompasses managing undergraduate laboratories and providing technical assistance and advice for undergraduate student design projects as well as design, sourcing, construction, development, troubleshooting, and maintenance of research and teaching equipment.

Education

  • B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with an option in Mechatronics, University of Waterloo (2000)
  • M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo (2002)
  • Thesis topic:  Design and Testing of a Robot for Operating on Vertical Surfaces

Additional Information

Course Support

  • MTE 380 – Mechatronics Engineering Design Workshop
  • MTE 460 – Mechatronic System Integration
  • MTE 481/482 – Mechatronics Engineering Design Project

M.E.S.S. (Mechatronic Equipment Surplus System)

The MESS is an inventory of parts and equipment that can be used by Mechatronic students for their 3rd and 4th year projects.  Equipment can range from power supplies to multimeters to hand tools.  Parts can range from consumables like wire and building materials to parts like motors, sensors and microcontrollers. 

Check it out at:  mess.uwaterloo.ca

Engine Dissection Lab

Students work in small groups to disassemble a 6.5Hp four-stroke gas engine in order to measure, analyze and document various features.  With careful planning and organization they re-assemble the engine to bring it back to a working state. 

Currently used in:

  • ME 100 – Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • MTE 100 – Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering
  • ME 321 – Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
  • ME 340 – Manufacturing Processes
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo