Contact InformationEhsan Toyserkani

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37560
Location: EC4 1031


Biography Summary

Dr. Toyserkani holds the Canada Research Chair position in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and has over 20 years of experience in different aspects of AM research and development, from mechatronics AM system development to AM applications in medicine and engineering. He established the first AM laboratory at a Canadian university - the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory – which focuses on the development of the next generation of AM processes and applications.

His lab is now the most comprehensive AM academic facility in Canada and one of the top 5 academic AM facilities in the world. His extensive experience in AM and leadership have allowed him to devote his academic life to addressing AM challenges holistically and promoting this strategic research area at the national and international level.

He is an active steward in the AM field. He is the director of a Pan-Canadian NSERC Strategic Network entitled “Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM)”, that brings together leading AM experts from seven top Canadian universities including University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, University of Alberta, Laval, and, Dalhousie. Several international universities and 14 industrial partners are involved in this network. Further information can be found in this website: HI-AM | NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (

He is a voting member of the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM)-Committee F42, which is a leading committee in the development of standards for AM. He is also a member of the AM Advisory Committee of Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster (NGen) and was a member of the NSERC Selection Committee for Strategic Grant Applications (Advanced Manufacturing Target Area) from 2015 to 2018. He has been invited for >50 talks/panels in different countries. His research has been highlighted in many magazines and newspapers such as “The Globe and Mail”.

He has 18 granted/pending patents on different aspects of AM. He has actively transferred his innovative technologies to industry. Two start-up companies have been established that stem from his R&D programs.

His research is having a significant impact in the young AM field. He has published 135 AM-related journal articles (received >5800 citations as of October 2021). His research has been recognized through many awards/honours.

Research Interests

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Monitoring and Closed-loop control of Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser Material Processing
  • Mechatronics Design
  • Bio-additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing of Smart Structures with Embedded Optical Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing


  • 2003, Doctorate, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1995, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic (Amirkabir) University of Technology
  • 1992, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology


  • ME 739 - Manufacturing Processes Topics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • MTE 262 - Microprocessors Digital Logic
    • Taught in 2016, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Fayazfar, Haniyeh and Salarian, Mehrnaz and Rogalsky, Allan and Sarker, Dyuti and Russo, Paola and Paserin, Vlad and Toyserkani, Ehsan, A critical review of powder-based additive manufacturing of ferrous alloys: Process parameters, microstructure and mechanical properties, Materials & Design, 2018
  • Karimi, Kamyar and Jabari, Elahe and Toyserkani, Ehsan and Lee-Sullivan, Pearl, Highly conductive graphene paper for flexible electronics applications, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29(3), 2018, 2537 - 2549
  • Liravi, Farzad and Toyserkani, Ehsan, A hybrid additive manufacturing method for the fabrication of silicone bio-structures: 3D printing optimization and surface characterization, Materials & Design, 138, 2018, 46 - 61
  • Sheydaeian, Esmat and Toyserkani, Ehsan, A new approach for fabrication of titanium-titanium boride periodic composite via additive manufacturing and pressure-less sintering, Composites Part B: Engineering, 138, 2018, 140 - 148
  • Marzbanrad, Bahareh and Jahed, Hamid and Toyserkani, Ehsan, On the evolution of substrate's residual stress during cold spray process: A parametric study, Materials & Design, 138, 2018, 90 - 102

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