Contact InformationDavid Mather

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31478
Location: CPH 3611F

Biography Summary

David Mather is a professional engineer focused on improving the energy and environmental performance of buildings. He has been an instructor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2010. His teaching includes courses focused on building energy analysis, HVAC systems, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and energy conversion.

From 2000 to 2016, David worked as a building energy consultant and was involved in the energy design and analysis of more than 200 building projects, including more than 50 projects that achieved LEED certification. He has presented training courses on energy conservation and energy simulation in locations across Canada. From 2007 to 2012, David served as a member of the National Research Council of Canada “Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings”. HE has received certification from the CaGBC as a “LEED accredited professional” and from ASHRAE as both a “Building Energy Assessment Professional” and a “Building Energy Modeling Professional”.

In 2018, David began PhD studies on a part-time basis in the “Sustainability Management” program in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on addressing climate change through the reduction and elimination of fossil-fuel use in buildings— particularly those in cold-climates.


  • CIVE 497 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ME 599 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ME 459 - Energy Conversion
    • Taught in 2016
  • ME 760 - Special Topics in Thermal Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • SYDE 381 - Thermodynamics
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • ME 354 - Thermodynamics 2
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • MTE 309 - Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.