DIRECTORS

 

Research Director
Ehsan Toyserkani, PhD, PEng

Professor, University Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing

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

 


Managing Director
Mark Barfoot

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

 

Associate Research Director

Mihaela Luminita Vlasea, PhD

Assistant Professor

Email: mihaela.vlasea@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: (519) 888-4567 x38329
Location: EC4 1029

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Mary Wells, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Kaan Erkorkmaz, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Amir Khajepour, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Adrian Gerlich, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Shahrzad Esmaeili, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Kaan Inal, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Hamid Jahedmotlagh, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Norman Zhou, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Link
Ali Ghodsi, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Link
Shoja’eddin Chenouri, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Link
Hani Naquib, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Link

AFFILIATED ADJUNCT PROFESSORS

Dr. Vladimir Paserin, Scientific Manager, Metal Powders, Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium
Dr. Ali Bonakdar, Leader, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Siemens Canada Limited
Dr. Ali Emamian, Research Council Officer in Additive Manufacturing, National Research Council Canada

PDFs AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

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Elahe Jabari

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

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

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

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

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

Philippe Meszaros

Project: Next generation AM system development
MASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017
BASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2014
BSc: Computing Technology, University of Ottawa, 2014

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Yahya Mahmoodkhani

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

Project:
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

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

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

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

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Geoffrey Fowler

Project: Design for AM
BSc: Conestoga College

Esmat Sheydaeyan

Project: TBD
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2017
MASc: Mechatronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2013
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010

 
 

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

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Farzad Liravi

Project: Additive Manufacturing of Soft Polysiloxane-based Bio-structures with Heterogeneous Properties
MASc: Industrial and Systems Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014
BSc: Industrial Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, 2012

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: TBD
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: TBD
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 Keshavarzian

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

Masters Students

Chinedu Francis Dibia

Project: Modeling of Sensor Created via Micro-scale Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016

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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

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Evan Wheat

Project: Process Mapping and Optimization of Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing
BSc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2015

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

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Laurie Wilfong

 
 

TECHNICIANS

Jerry Ratthapakdee

Karl Rautenberg

 

UNDERGRADUATE CO-OP STUDENTS AND URA

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

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. 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

  • 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

  • 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