DIRECTORS

Research Director
Ehsan Toyserkani, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor, University Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing

Email: ehsan.toyserkani@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x37560
Location: EC4 1031

Associate Research Director Mihaela Luminita Vlasea, PhD

Assistant Professor

Email: mihaela.vlasea@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: (519) 888-4567 x38329
Location: EC4 1011

Managing Director
Vladimir Paserin, PhD, P.Phys.

Email: vlad.paserin@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: (519) 888-4567 x37196
Location: EC4 1027

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

University of Waterloo

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

University of Toronto

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo

Department of Systems Design Engineering

University of Waterloo

AFFILIATED ADJUNCT PROFESSORS

Dr. Vladimir Paserin

MSAM Managing Director

University of Waterloo

Dr. Ali Bonakdar

Leader, Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Siemens Canada Ltd.

Dr. Ali Emamian

Research Council Officer in Additive Manufacturing

National Research Council Canada

COORDINATORS AND STAFF

Financial Manager
Laurie Wilfong

Email: laurie.wilfong@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x37229
Location: EC4 1137

Research Administrative Assistant
Meghan Schmuck

Email: mschmuck@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x
Location: EC4 1021

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Safety Coordinator
Allan Rogalsky (PDF)

Email: adrogals@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x37302
Location: EC4 1037

Lab Space and Infrastructure Coordinator
Evan Wheat (RA)

Email: evan.wheat@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x38411
Location: EC4 1037

Internal and External Services Coordinator
Chinedu Francis Dibia (RA)

Email: cfdibia@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x
Location: EC4 1037

Lab Tour Coordinator
Yahya Mahmoodkhani (PDF)

Email: y3mahmoo@engmail.uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x
Location: EC4 1037

NSERC HI-AM Network Manager
Farzad Liravi

Email: fliravi@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x36765
Location: EC4 1037

 
 

PDFs AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

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Elahe Jabari (PDF)

Project: Additive manufacturing of advanced materials for sensor development
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016
MASc: Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology., 2011
BSc: Materials Science and Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2009

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Ehsan Marzbanrad (PDF)

Project: Micro-scale Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
PhD: Mechanical Engineering (Nanotechnology), University of Waterloo, 2016
PhD: Advanced Materials, Tarbiat Modares University
MASc: Material selection, Shiraz University
BSc: Metal Forming, Shiraz University

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Allan Rogalsky (PDF)

Project: Reducing Raw Material Costs for Metal Additive Manufacturing
PhD: Mechanical Engineering – Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, 2016
MSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2009
BSc: Mechanical Engineering – Honors Co-operative Program, University of Waterloo, 2006

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Haniyeh Fayazfar (PDF)

Project: Advanced Powder Development for Additive Manufacturing Processes
PhD: Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2013
MSc: Materials Science and Engineering,Sharif University of Technology, 2008
BSc: Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2006

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Mehrnaz Salarian (PDF)

Project: Advanced feedstocks for AM processes
PhD: Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials), University of Western Ontario, 2015
MASc: Materials Science and Engineering, Tehran science and Research Branch, Azad University, 2008
BSc: Materials Science and Engineering, Tehran science and Research Branch, Azad University, 2004

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Yahya Mahmoodkhani (PDF)

Project: Plastic Deformation Modeling of Residual Stresses Induced During AM
PhD: University of Waterloo
MSc: Sharif University of Technology
BSc: Sahand University of Technology

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Usman Ali (PDF)

Project: Mechanical and Fatigue Behavior of AM Parts
PhD: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017
MSc: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2013
BSc: Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2010

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Farid Ahmed (PDF)

Project: Microscale AM Application
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, 2015
MSc: Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, 2007
BSc: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Dhaka, 2003

Dyuti Sarker (PDF)

Project: Advanced Material for Powder Bed AM
PhD: Metallurgy Engineering, Ryerson University, 2014
MSc: Metallurgy Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2010
BSc: Metallurgy Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 2006

Hamed Asgari (PDF)

Project: Advanced Material for AM
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2015
MASc: Materials Engineering, McMaster University, 2012
MSc: Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2006
BSc: Materials Engineering, Shiraz University, 2002

Esmat Sheydaeian (PDF)

Project: Monitoring and quality assurance for selective laser melting
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017
MASc: Mechatronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2013
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010

Farzaneh Kaji (RA)

Project: CAM software development for Laser Powder-Fed Additive Manufacturing
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2015
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2012

Paola Russo (PDF)

Project: Advanced inks and materials for AM
PhD: Mechanical Engineering (Nanotechnology), University of Waterloo, 2017
PhD: Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, 2014
MASc: Industrial Chemistry, University of Catania, 2010
BSc: Industrial Chemistry, University of Catania, 2008

Evan Wheat (RA)

Project: AM process development for multiple industry applications
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2015

Chinedu Francis Dibia (RA)

Project: TBD
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2018
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016

Joe Canhoto (RA)

Project: Leading the software group | Software architecture development for a novel AM system
BSc: University of Waterloo

 
 

PHD STUDENTS

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Zhidong (Brian) Zhang

Project: Topology Optimization for Laser Powder-Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, 2015
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, 2012

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Bahareh Marzbanrad

Project: Additive-based Embedding Technologies for Developing Mg Smart Structures
MSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2015
BSc: Applied Physics, Shiraz University, 2007

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Yuze Huang

Project: Accelerated Modeling of Laser Powder- Bed/Fed Additive Manufacturing Processes and the Associated Magnetic Focusing Module
MASc: Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014
BSc: Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 2011

Sera Ertay

Project: Control of Laser Powder Fed Additive Manufacturing Process
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2017
BSc: Manufacturing Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2014

Sagar Patel

Project: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials
MASc: Materials Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2016
BSc: Production Engineering, University of Mumbai, 2014

Gitanjali Shanbhag

Project: Theoretical modeling of powder bed additive manufacturing processes
MASc: Mechanical & Mechatronics
Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017
M. Eng: Materials Science & Engineering,
University of Toronto, 2015
BSc: Metallurgy & Materials Science, Indus
University, 2014

Rani Kasinathan Adhitan

Project: Modeling of metal based additive manufacturing
MASc: Manufacturing Systems and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2016
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Amrita University, 2014

Elham Davoodi

Project: AM applications in sensors and wearable devices development
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2017
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee University, 2014

Reza Esmaeilizadeh

Project: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials
MASc: Materials Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2014
BSc: Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2012

Osezua Ibhadode

Project: Topology optimization of Additive Manufacturing
MASc: Mechanical Engineering (Design and Production), University of Lagos
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin

Shahriar Imani

Project: Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Process
MASc: Mechanical engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, 2015
BSc: Mechanical engineering, Babol University of Technology, 2013

 

Ali Keshavarzkermani

Project: Microstructure simulation and analysis of Additive Manufacturing
MASc: Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2016
BSc: Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2014

Mohammad Ansari

Project: Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing
MASc: Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, 2014
BSc: Materials Engineering, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, 2010

Pablo Enrique

Project: Post Processing of AM-made Parts
BSc: Nanotechnology Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017

Katayoon Taherkhani

Project: Deep learning algorithms for quality assurance in AM processes
MASc: Mechatronics Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, 2016
BSc: Electrical Engineering, Azad University, 2011

Winston Ma

Project: Deep learning for Additive Manufacturing
MASc:  University of Waterloo
BSc: Nankai Universtiy

 
 

MASTER’S STUDENTS

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Jeremy Vandenberg

Project: General Electric Aviation Project: Synthesis of Metal Alloy Inks for Aerosol Inkjet Printing
BASc: Nanotechnology Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016

Henry Ma

Project: Process Optimization and Modelling of Powder Bed Fusion
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016

Yanli Zhu

Project: Distortion prediction and machining strategies for AM parts
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017

Lisa Brock

Project: TBD
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017

Pouyan Rahnama

Project: TBD
BSc: Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2016

Issa Rishmawi

Project: TBD
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017

Soheil Bakhshivash

Project: Advanced Materials for SLM
BSc: Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2016

Marc Wang

Project: piezoceramic sensor development using a hybrid additive manufacturing method
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2017

Gijs Johannes Jozef van Houtum

Project: TBD
BSc:

VISITING SCHOLARS

Sayyed Erfan Aghili

Project: Laser Materials Processing-Laser Cladding PhD Candidate: Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology
MASc: Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2011
BSc: Materials Engineering, MUT, 2008

Sayed Mahmood (Ramez) Rabiee
Associate Professor
Babol Noshiravani University of Technology

Project: Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials for Biomedical Application
PhD: Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials), Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008
MASc: Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials), Amirkabir University of Technology, 2003
BSc: Materials Science & Engineering (Ceramics), University of Tabriz, 2000

 

TECHNICIANS

Jerry Ratthapakdee

Karl Rautenberg

 

UNDERGRADUATE CO-OP STUDENTS AND URA

Kaylie Choi (Spring 2018), Co-op
Christina Lee Sullivan (Spring 2018), Co-op
Misha Karpinska (Spring 2018), Co-op
Shirin Khanna (Spring 2018), Co-op

ALUMNI AND FORMER MEMBERS

PDF AND VISITING SCHOLARS:

  • Dr. Yan Feng (Oct. 2016-Oct.2017), currently associate professor, Nanchang University
  • Dr. Mihaela Vlasea, (2014-2015), currently assistant professor, Uni. of Waterloo
  • Dr. Hamidreza Alemohammad (2010-2012), currently CEO of AOMS Technologies Inc.
  • Dr. Yaser Shanjani (2011-2012), currently PDF, Stanford University
  • Dr. Ehsan Foroozmehr (2010-2011), currently Assistant Prof at IUT
  • Dr. Masoud Alimardani, (2009-2010), currently with
  • Dr. Andrew Pinkerton (2007-2008), currently Senior Lecturer, Lancaster Uni.
  • Dr. Christ Paul (2006-2007), currently Scientific Officer at RRCAT
  • Dr. Saeed Farasat(2006-2006), currently Prof. at USB
  • Dr. Alireza Fathi (2005-2006), currently Assistant Prof at BNU

COMPLETED PHD

  • Dr. Farzad Liravi (2014-2018), currently NSERC HI-AM Network Manager
  • Dr. Esmat Sheydaeyan (2013-2017), currently PDF at University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Amir Azhari (2012-2017), currently president AOMS Technologies
  • Dr. Elahe Jabari (2011-2016), Currently PDF at University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Olivier Jay (2012-2015), Currently with University of Grenoble, France
  • Dr. Ahmad Basalah (2009-2015), currently assistant professor, Umm Al-Qura Univ.
  • Dr. Negar Rasti (2008-2014), currently with Spectra-Physics, USA
  • Dr. Mihaela Vlasea (2008-2014), currently assistant professor, Uni. of Waterloo
  • Dr. Yaser Shanjani (2006-2011), currently PDF at Stanford University, USA
  • Dr. Hamidreza Alemohammad (2006-2010), currently CEO of AOMS Technologies Inc.
  • Dr. Masoud Alimardani (2005-2009)

COMPLETED MASC

  • Chinedu Francis Dibia (2016-2018), currently Research Associate at University of Waterloo
  • Evan Wheat (2015-2017), currently Research Associate at University of Waterloo
  • Philippe Meszaros (2015-2017), currently Research Associate at University of Waterloo
  • Stephen Peterkin (2015-2016), currently with CNC shop, Richmond Hill
  • Foss Jiao (2014-2016), currently Research Associate at University of Waterloo
  • Bahareh Marzban (2013-2015), currently PhD student at Waterloo
  • Farid Behzadian (2013-2015), current at Canadian Babbitt Ltd, Canada
  • Richard Liang (2012-2014), currently at AOMS Inc., Canada
  • Ali Jahed (2015-2016), Research Associate
  • Xixi Zhang (2010-2013), currently at SAIPEM, Calgary, Canada
  • Steven Tong (2010-2012), currently at ATX Networks Inc., Ajax, Canada
  • Joyce Lam (2010-2012), currently at Nissan Tech. Cent. North America, USA
  • Hajar Sharif (2007-2009), currently RA at Rehabilitation Inst., Chicago, USA
  • Hanieh Aghighi (2006-2008), currently Control Engineer at SNC Lavalin Inc,
  • Munther Al-Hammad (2005-2008), now Eng. at Oil/Gas industry, KSA
  • Christina Wei (2005-2007), currently engineer at HVAC Inc
  • Mehrdad Iravani (2005-2007), currently PhD student at UW
  • Mathew Asselin (2004- 2006), now Project Manager at Profound Medical Inc.

COMPLETED RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, CO-OP OR URA

  • Martin Ethier (Winter 2018), Co-op
  • Matthew Lai (Winter 2018), Co-op
  • Alexander Forsyth (Winter 2018), URA
  • Marc Wang (Winter 2018), Research Associate
  • Solomon Jeyasam (Winter 2018), URA
  • Kannan Mahadevan (Winter 2018), Research Associate
  • Akash Pillai Kala (Winter 2018), Research Associate
  • Philippe Meszaros (2017-2018), Research Associate
  • Mark Barfoot (Spring 2017-Winter 2018), Lab Managing Director
  • Geoffrey Fowler (Winter 2017-Fall 2017), Research Associate
  • Shirin Khanna (Fall 2017), Co-op
  • Kelly Huang (Fall 2017), Co-op
  • Alex Forsyth (Fall 2017), Co-op
  • Agata Jarkiewicz (Fall 2017), URA
  • Bryan Ho-On (Fall 2017), URA
  • Shridhar Sundarraj (Fall 2017), URA
  • Ali Toyserkani (Fall 2017), URA
  • Ryan Schmidt (Spring 2017 to Fall 2017), RA
  • Alysan Young (Spring 2017), URA
  • Robert Weeks (Winter 2017), URA
  • Laurie Kwan (Winter 2017), ME482
  • Larry Yan Li (Winter 2017), ME482
  • Kevin Mattalo (Winter 2017), ME482
  • Ali Toyserkani (Winter 2017), URA
  • Abhinav Grover (Winter 2017), URA
  • Luciano Tosello Lauer (Fall 2016), Co-op Exchange, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André-SP, Brasil
  • Gijs Johannes Josef van Houtum (Fall 2016), MASc Exchange, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Robert Weeks (Spring 2016), URA
  • Richard Liang (Spring 2015 to Fall 2016), Research Associate
  • Ali Jahed (Spring 2015 to August 2016), Research Associate
  • Xixi Zhang (Fall 2015 to Summer 2016), Research Associate
  • Laurie Kwan (Fall 2016), ME481
  • Larry Yan Li (Fall 2016), ME481
  • Kevin Mattalo (Fall 2016), ME481
  • Abhinav Glove (Fall 2016), Co-op
  • Nick Bedi (Spring 2016), Co-op
  • Steve Freed (Spring 2016), URA
  • Jerry Li (Winter 2016 and Spring 2016), URA and Co-op
  • Robin Darleux (Spring 2015): Exchange student
  • Evan Wheat (Winter and Spring 2015): URA and RA
  • Ami Woo (Winter 2015): URA
  • Ami Woo (Fall 2014): Co-Op
  • Evan Wheat (Fall 2014): URA
  • Evan Wheat (Spring 2014): Co-op
  • Carole Villain (Fall 2013, Winter 2014): Exchange student
  • Nile Goerzen (Spring 2014), Co-op
  • Nancy Pham (Winter 2014), URA
  • Evan Wheat (Winter 2014), URA
  • Angel Burtun (Wainter 2014), Co-op
  • Evan Wheat (Fall 2013), Co-op
  • Daniel Pradon (Fall 2013), URA
  • Mark Park (Fall 2013), URA
  • Daniel Pradon (Spring 2013), Co-op student
  • Mark Park (Spring 2013), Co-op student
  • Lewis Joo (Winter 2013), URA
  • David Lee (Winter 2012), Co-op student
  • Bradley Cotten (Fall 2011 and Winter 2012), Co-op student and URA
  • Annabel Bothe (Winter and Spring 2011), Exchange student from Hamburg Uni
  • Bradley Cotten (Spring 2011), Co-op student
  • Brandon Van Asseldonk (Spring 2011), URA
  • Thomas Hudson (Winter 2011), Co-op student
  • Brent Komer (Winter 2011), Co-op student
  • Teresa King (Fall 2010), Co-op student
  • Dorothy Lui (Spring 2010 and Winter 2011), URA
  • Derek Yan (Spring 2010 and Winter 2011), URA
  • Zheng Feng (Spring 2010), Co-op student
  • Jean Nassar (Spring 2010), Co-op student
  • Sarah Mayer (Spring 2010), Co-op student
  • Saman Mohammadi (Winter 2008 to Spring 2010), Research associate
  • Teresa King (Winter 2010), Co-op student
  • Talha Jawaid (Fall 2009), Co-op student
  • Habib. A. Saleh (Fall 2008 to Fall 2009), Research associate
  • Ahmed Salam (Fall 2008 to Winter 2009), Co-op student
  • Kevin Kim (Fall 2008 to Winter 2009), Co-op student
  • Yen-Hsun Chen (Fall 2008), URA
  • Ash Charles (From Fall 2006 to June 2008), Co-op student and URA
  • Mihelea Vlasea (Spring 2007 to Winter 2008), Co-op student and URA
  • Jeff Loveless (Spring 2007), Co-op student
  • Matt Ueckermann (Fall 2006 to Spring 2007), Co-op student and URA
  • Mark Gesing (Fall 2006), URA
  • Mina Salama (Spring 2006), URA
  • Greg Lekarczyk (Winter 2006), URA
  • Kyle Kudoba (Winter 2006), URA
  • Jae Suk Na (Winter 2006), URA
  • Jeff Taylor (Winter 2006), Co-op student
  • Rodney Lau (Winter 2005), URA
  • Nelson Ngan (Winter 2005), URA
  • Linh Nguyen-Dang (Winter 2005), URA
  • Harry Leung (Winter 2005), URA
  • Christina Wei (Fall 2004 and Winter 2005), URA