Professor

Contact InformationSanjeev Bedi

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32178
Location: E3 3134B

Biography Summary

Sanjeev Bedi is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He leads the 5-Axis Surface Machining Lab and is the Director of Mechatronics Engineering.

Professor Bedi’s research interests are in flank milling, the development of tool path strategies, the design of NC controllers, 5-axis numerically controlled machining, the modeling of the machining process and the design of NC machines. His research expertise lies in automated polishing, complex curve machining methods, efficient tool path planning, gouge detection and avoidance mechanisms, machined surface evaluation, and surface finish estimation.

The 5-axis machine lab is designed to conduct research into 5-axis machining. 5-axis machines are becoming increasingly popular in the industry, however the techniques required to take advantage of the additional flexibility of these machines are still in their infancy.

Research Interests

  • 5-axis SUrface Machining
  • Flank Milling
  • Tool Positioning Methods
  • CNC Controller Design
  • Tool Path Planning
  • Live Model based Controller
  • Paradigms for 5-axis Machining
  • Automotive
  • Ornamental Wood Working
  • Mechatronics
  • Gouge detection and Avoidance Mechanisms
  • Automated Polishing
  • Complex curve Machining Methods: Principle Axis Method (PAM) and Multi-Point Method (MPM)
  • Design of Numerical Control (NC) Machines and Controllers
  • Machined Surface Evaluation
  • Surface Finish Estimation

Education

  • 1987, Doctorate, Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • 1984, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 1982, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Courses*

  • ME 739 - Manufacturing Processes Topics
    • Taught in 2014
  • MTE 204 - Numerical Methods
    • Taught in 2014
  • MTE 481 - Mechatronics Engineering Design Project
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ME 780 - Special Topics in Mechatronics
    • Taught in 2015
  • MTE 482 - Mechatronics Engineering Project
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ME 595 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    • Taught in 2016
  • ME 597 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017
  • MTE 100 - Mechatronics Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ME 748 - Topics in Surface Modelling
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Sood, S., Duvedi, R.K. and Bedi, S., and Mann, S., "3D representation and CNC machining of 2D digital images", Procedia Manufacturing, 26: 10-20, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2018.07.001 (Accepted in 2018)
  • Duvedi, R.K. and Bedi, S., and Mann, S., "An efficient multipoint 5-axis tool positioning method for tensor product surfaces", IJAMT, 97(1-4): 279-295, 2018. (Accepted in 2018)
  • Jawanda, A.S., Batish, A., and Bedi, S., Adaptive ball drop algorithm for toolpath generation of axisymmetric triangulated parts to eliminate overcutting, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 99(1-4), 2018, 461 - 474
  • Duvedi, R.K. and Bedi, S., and Mann, S., "Numeric implementation of drop and tilt method of five-axis tool positioning for tensor product surfaces", IJAMT, 95(1-4): 219-232, 2018. (Accepted in 2018)
  • Sharma, S., Duvedi, R.K. and Bedi, S., and Mann, S., "A method for generating multiple solutions for multipoint five-axis tool positioning", IJAMT, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-2871-3 (Accepted in 2018)
  • Duvedi, R.K. and Bedi, S., and Mann, S., "Drop and tilt method of five-axis tool positioning for tensor product surfaces", IJAMT, 93(1-4): 617-622, 2017. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Manos NP, Bedi S, Miller D, et al., 2007, "Single controlled axis lathe mill", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 32 (1-2), 2007, 55-65. (Accepted in 2006)
  • C. Rennick, D. Wright, E. Li, C. Hulls, A. Milne, S. Bedi, "Engineering Design Days: Engaging with Authentic Problem-Solving in an Academic Hackathon", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 06 2018, Salt Lake City, UT (Accepted in 2018)
  • R. Al-Hammoud, A. Hurst, C. Rennick, C. Hulls, A. Prier, E. Jobidon, E. Li, S. Bedi, M. Mostafapour, "Practicing What We Preach: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Teaching Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 06 2017, Columbus, OH (Accepted in 2017)
  • A. Hurst, E. Jobidon, A. Prier, T. Khaniyev, C. Rennick, R. Al-Hammoud, C. Hulls, J. Grove, S. Mohamed, S. Johnson, S. Bedi, "Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork Training Series for Undergraduate Engineering Students: Development and Assessment of Two First-Year Workshops", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 06 2016, New Orleans, LA (Accepted in 2016)
  • Ada Hurst, M Mostafapour, R Al-Hammoud, A Prier, E Jobidon, C Rennick, J Grove, E Li, S Bedi, “Practicing What we Preach: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Teaching Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork”, Proc. ASEE 124th Annual Conference and Exposition (Columbus, OH). (Accepted in 2017)
  • S. Bedi, C. Hulls, C. Rennick, M. Robinson, W. Melek, "Design of an Introductory Engineering Design and Communications Course which Integrates First Semester Courses", Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference,06 2017, Toronto, ON. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Sanjeev Bedi, Carol Hulls, Chris Rennick, Mary Robinson, William Melek, “Design of an introductory course which integrates first semester courses”, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 2017. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Li, E., Rennick, C., Hulls, C., Robinson, M., Cooper-Stachowsky, M., Boghaert, E., Melek, W and Bedi, S., "Tron days: Horizontal integration and authentic learning", Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference,06 2017, Toronto, ON. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Teertstra, P., and Bedi, S., “Backing up a trailer – An application-based vector analysis project for 2nd year calculus”, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 2017. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Rania Al-Hammoud, Ada Hurst, Andrea Prier, Mehrnaz Mostafapour, Chris Rennick, Carol Hulls, Erin Jobidon, Eugene Li, Jason Grove, Sanjeev Bedi, “Teamwork for engineering students: Improving skills through experiential teaching modules”, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 2017. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Eugene Li, Chris Rennick, Carol Hulls, Mary Robinson, Michael Cooper-Stachowsky, Eline Boghaert, William Melek, Sanjeev Bedi, “Tron Days: Horizontal Integration and Authentic Learning”, Proc. 2017 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA17) Conference. (Accepted in 2017)
  • C. C. W. Hulls, C. Rennick, S. Bedi, M. A. Robinson, W. Melek, "The Use of an Open-Ended Project to Improve the Student Experience in First Year Programming", Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference,06 2015, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. (Accepted in 2015)
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  • C. C. W. Hulls, C. Rennick, M. A. Robinson, W. Melek, S. Bedi, "Integrative Activities for First Year Engineering Students-Fuel Cell Cars as a Linking Project Between Chemistry, Mechatronics Concepts and Programing", Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference,06 2014, Canmore, AB. (Accepted in 2014)
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  • J. Rigsby, C. Hulls, S. Bedi, "Machining Speed Gains by Geometry Sacrifice", CSME Forum 2010, 06 2010, Victoria, BC (Accepted in 2010)
  • S. Bedi, “Design of custom footwear”, Leaders of Academics conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, 29 March 2012.
  • S. Bedi, “Bike Design”, Leaders of Academics conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, 29 March 2012.
  • C. Hulls, S. Mohamed, S. Bedi, "Use of Learning Communities in Fourth Year Elective STEM Courses", Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference (STLHE 2016),06 2016, London, ON. (Accepted in 2016)
  • S. Mohamed, F. Mansour, S. Bedi, “Constructing a DC Brushless Motor – an Experiential Engineering Clinic Activity”, 2015 Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference, WLU University, Waterloo. (Accepted in 2015)
  • M. A. Robinson, C. C. W. Hulls, S. Bedi, "Helping Make First Year Engineering Fun - The Mechatronics Experience", Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference,06 2013, Montreal, QC. (Accepted in 2013)
  • S. Bedi, “Distillation Apparatus and Method”, Provisional US Patent filed. November, 2017. (Filed in 2017)
  • Jon Taylor and S.Bedi, “Arcuate motion apparatus and method”, US9814928B2. (Patented in 2017)
  • S. Bedi, "The Entrepreneurial Engineer", Keynote Speech, General Assembly, OSPE, May 7, 2013.
  • S. Bedi, “Future of Manufacturing in Canada”, Keynote Speech, Waterloo Development Council, April 2013.
  • S. Bedi, "Future of Engineering Education", Guest of Honour (Valedictory), the International Conference on "Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications", held on Nov 30, 2013 at Thapar University, Patiala, India.
  • S. Bedi, “Life Cycle Design.” Keynote Speech, Intl. Conf. on Powder, Granules and Bulk Solids Innovations and Applications. Thapar University, Patiala, India, Nov. 2013.
  • S. Bedi, “Life Cycle Design.” Keynote Speech, Intl. Conf. on Powder, Granules and Bulk Solids Innovations and Applications. Thapar University, Patiala, India, Nov. 2013.
  • S. Bedi, “Custom Orthotic design”, Keynote Address, Sinergia’12, ITESM, Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov 1-3, 2012.
  • S. Bedi, “Mountain Bike Design”, Keynote Address, Sinergia’12, ITESM, Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov 1-3, 2012.
  • S. Bedi, “Life Cycle testing of Bikes”, PEO Brampton Chapter – Keynote speaker, Annual Awards dinner, January 27, 2012.