Professor John McPhee, P.Eng., studies things that move. What does that mean exactly? In McPhee’s words, his “research is devoted to the modelling, control, simulation and design of dynamic physical systems.”
McPhee, who received his degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Acadia University, the Technical University of Nova Scotia and the University of Waterloo, is currently a professor in Systems Design Engineering and the Canada Research Chair in System Dynamics at the University of Waterloo.
Systems Design Engineering Professor John McPhee has been awarded the 2019 Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence.
The Engineering Medal honours those association members who have contributed substantially to advancing the engineering profession, and recognizes excellence in the practice of engineering, where the innovative application of engineering knowledge and principles has solved a unique problem, led to advanced products, or produced above-average results.
As technology advances, there is often an expectation of using it to make life easier. There is a strong push towards automating everyday activities for the purposes of saving time, improving efficiency or added safety. This is especially evident in the automotive industry, where the journey towards autonomous vehicles has seen companies create self-driving vehicles and consider the reality of driverless roadways.