PhD Student (Machine Tool Active Vibration Suppression)

Oier Franco DobaranMASc (University of Mondragon)
BSc (University of Deusto)

University of Waterloo, Department of Mechanical Engineering
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
Tel : (519) 888-4567 
Fax: (519) 885-5862


I was born in 1990 in Bilbao. I graduated from the University of Mondragon in 2016 and since then, I had been working at IK4-IDEKO as a Machine Tool Dynamics and Control Research Engineer. In January 2018, I joined the University of Waterloo to start my PhD.

Research interests

My research interest involve metal cutting process, machine dynamics, regenerative chatter identification and suppression, active damping control algorithms and machining optimization.


  • Franco, O., Beudaert, X., Erkorkmaz, K., Barriosa, A., Mancisidor, I., Munoa, J., 2017, Control Strategies for Structural Chatter Suppression Using a Rack and Pinion Drive, 6th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT), Montréal, Canada, May 29 - June 2, 2017. 

Hobbies and activities

Jogging, cycling and photography

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