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Continuing Lecturer, PEng

Contact InformationOscar Nespoli

Phone: 519-888-4420 or x84420
Location: E5 3037

Biography Summary

Oscar Nespoli is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo.  Oscar joined Waterloo following a 23 year career in research, engineering and management practice in industry and government.

Oscar’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of interdisciplinary engineering design, design methods, case study methods and lightweight composite material structures.  Oscar maintains strong industry-university relations and a commitment to remain close to engineering design and design management practice.

Before joining Waterloo, Oscar was employed at L-3 Communications Wescam where he led inter-disciplinary teams toward successful development and commercialization of camera systems.  Earlier in his career Oscar was employed at Department of National Defence, the Canadian Space Agency, Owens Corning Canada, and the research division of the Bata Shoe Organization.

Oscar has been a licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1986.  He is a member of the Design Society and co-leads a Special Interest Group in Design Practice.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Design, Methods and Practice
  • Engineering Education
  • Advanced Composite Materials System and Process Design


  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University (Kingston), 1981
  • MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1984


  • GENE 403 & 404 - Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • ME 680 - Advanced Design Engineering
  • ME 681/2 - Advanced Design Engineering - Design Project
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