Information for

Mihaela Vlasea

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationMihaela Vlasea

Phone: 519-888-4567 x48329
Location: E7 3422


Biography Summary

Additive manufacturing or industrial 3D printing is rapidly changing the manufacturing landscape. Dr. Vlasea’s research focuses on innovative design, process optimization and adoption of new materials for powder bed laser fusion and powder bed binder jetting additive manufacturing processes. The research goals are to bridge the technological gaps necessary to improve part quality, process repeatability and reliability.

Research Interests

  • Developing Digital Design Software Tools
  • Monitoring And Controls Strategies
  • Power Bed Laser Fusion
  • Power Bed Binder Jetting
  • Material Extrusion Technologies
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing


  • 2014, Doctorate, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2011, Other, Space Studies Program, International Space University
  • 2008, Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo


  • ME 262 - Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Logic
    • Taught in 2013, 2014, 2017
  • MTE 262 - Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Logic
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ME 561 - Fluid Power Control Systems
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Liravi F, Vlasea M, Powder Bed Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing of Silicone Structures, Journal of Additive Manufacturing
  • Sheydaeian E, Fishman Z, Vlasea M, Toyserkani E, On the effect of throughout layer thickness variation on properties of additively manufactured cellular titanium structures, Journal of Additive Manufacturing, 18, 2017, 40 - 47
  • Sheydaeian, Esmat and Vlasea, Mihaela and Woo, Ami and Pilliar, Robert and Hu, Eugene and Toyserkani, Ehsan, Effect of glycerol concentrations on the mechanical properties of additive manufactured porous calcium polyphosphate structures for bone substitute applications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2016
  • Vlasea, Mihaela and Toyserkani, Ehsan and Pilliar, Robert, Effect of gray scale binder levels on additive manufacturing of porous scaffolds with heterogeneous properties, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 12(1), 2015, 62 - 70
  • Vlasea, Mihaela and Pilliar, Robert and Toyserkani, Ehsan, Control of structural and mechanical properties in bioceramic bone substitutes via additive manufacturing layer stacking orientation, Additive Manufacturing, 6, 2015, 30 - 38