John McPhee

Professor and Canada Research Chair

john_synergy_awardIn general, my research is devoted to the modelling, simulation, and optimal design of dynamic physical systems. Quite simply, I study things that move.

Awards

• Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, 2016
• Best Paper Award, International Conference on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics, 2016
• NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, 2014
• Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014
• Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013
• Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, since 2011
• Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, since 2005
• Best Paper Award, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003
• I.W. Smith Award, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001
• Premier's Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario, 2000
• Sandford Fleming Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering, 1998
• NATO/NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1990-1992

Courses Taught

• SD 181: Physics 1 (Statics)
• SD 182: Physics 2 (Dynamics)
• SD 281: Mechanics of Deformable Solids
• SD 382: Modelling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems
SD 553: Advanced Dynamics
SD 652: Dynamics of Multibody Systems

Service

• Chair, International Association for Multibody System Dynamics
• Science Advisor, Golf Digest
• Contributing Editor, Multibody System Dynamics
• Past Executive Director, Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research
• Associate Editor, Transactions of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers
• Associate Editor, Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems
• Associate Editor, Mechanics-Based Design of Structures and Machines
• Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems
​• Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

Links

MapleSim: research spin-off software for dynamic modelling
​• Canada Research Chairs program

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo
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