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mechanical and industrial engineering

Faculty

Dr. Ayse Basar Bener

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering  
PhD, London School of Economics, UK
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering 
Building predictive models, and data science applications in software engineering, health care and green IT.
ayse.bener@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Habiba Bougherara

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, l'ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE de MONTRÉAL, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Biomechanics, Smart biomaterials for medical applications, Design and manufacturing of biomimetic implants, Finite Element analysis, Modelling and simulation of biological processes, Topology optimization. 
habiba.bougherara@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Jun Cao

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, APPLIED MATHEMATICS
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids 
CFD, Adaptive finite element methods, Fuel cell technology, Groundwater pollution remediation.
jcao@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Vincent Chan

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Automating the collection and recognition of data points for the purposes of geometric reverse engineering of industrial objects and for quality control, use of photonics for metrology applications, rapid manufacturing methods and the use of on-line sensors for quality control in manufacturing. 
v7chan@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Daolun Chen

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Dr.rer.nat., UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, CHEMISTRY-MATERIALS SCIENCE;
PhD, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Advanced materials (bio- and nano-materials, composites, etc.) and other critical engineering materials: mechanical properties, fatigue, fracture, deformation, physical metallurgy, phase transformation, microstructural characterization, materials processing, welding, brazing, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, failure analysis and life prediction. 
dchen@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Seth Dworkin

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, YALE UNIVERSITY, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING;
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids
CFD, Combustion Simulation, Numerical Modelling of Soot Particle Formation, Carbon Nanotube Synthesis, Biofuels, Combustion Emissions, High Performance Parallel Computing. 
seth.dworkin@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Liping Fang

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEERING
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Decision making and strategic planning in management, environmental management systems and operations research, environmental decision support systems, risk and reliability, bargaining and negotiations. 
lfang@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Jacob Friedman

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids
Energy and the environment, spray combustion, fluidized bed combustion and heat transfer, combustion diagnostics. 
jfriedma@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Alan Fung

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Program Area: Thermofluids
Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Energy Systems, Building HVAC Systems, Alternative/Renewable Energy, Green/Solar/Net-zero Energy Building, Building Control, Building Simulation, Sustainable Energy/Technology Evaluation. 
alanfung@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Ahmad Ghasempoor

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Intelligent manufacturing systems, tool wear monitoring systems, optimization of machining processes. 
aghasemp@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Saman Hassanzadeh Amin

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Operations Research, Optimization, Information Technology, and Decision Support Systems.
saman.amin@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Siyuan He

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS): micro sensors and actuators with applications in biomedical devices, information and communication, micro manipulation, environmental monitoring and car safety systems. 
s2he@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Mohamad Jaber

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Inventory management, project management, organizational learning, production planning and control. 
mjaber@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Wey Leong

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids
Thermal and transport properties of porous media, system modelling, thermodynamic and exergy analysis, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental measurements of heat transfer. 
weyleong@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Der Chyan Lin

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING SCIENCE & MECHANICS
Program area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Nonlinear dynamical systems in mechanical/manufacturing systems, time series analysis in mechanical/physiological systems, chaos applied to communication systems, biological/physiological complex systems. 
derlin@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Guang Jun Liu

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
PhD, University of Toronto, Robotics
My Webpage
Program Area: Aerospace Engineering, Control Systems and Robotics
gjliu@ryerson.ca

 

 

Dr. Hua Lu

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Solid mechanics, emphasizing applications to fracture/damage mechanics, composite mechanics, multi-material interfacial mechanic and microelectronic packaging mechanics. 
hlu@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. David Naylor

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids
Experimental and numerical heat transfer, interferometric and finite element studies, thermal behaviour of complex fenestration and insulation systems, metal casting. 
dnaylor@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Patrick Neumann

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, LUND UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN, DEPT. OF DESIGN SCIENCES 
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Human factors engineering in the design of productive and sustainable operating systems, production ergonomics, organizational design and the organization of development work, human factors in virtual design processes. 
pneumann@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Don Oguamanam

Director and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Analytical dynamics, vibration and mechanics, intelligent structures, the mechanics of composite materials. 
doguaman@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Marcello Papini

Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Solid particle impact and erosion, abrasive jet micro-machining, fracture mechanics of coatings, adhesive joints, bimaterial interfaces, finite element analysis with biomedical (orthopedic) applications.
mpapini@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Peter Pille

Professor, School of Information Technology Management 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Information Systems - strategy, analysis and design. 
ppille@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Comondore Ravindran

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Near-net-shape casting of ferrous & non-ferrous alloys and composites for automotive and aerospace applications. 
rravindr@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Ziad Saghir

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids
Computational fluid dynamics, porous media, crystal growth. 
zsaghir@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Filippo A. Salustri

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Design theory and methodology, artificial intelligence in design, information visualization, web-based computer-aided engineering, intelligent simulation, teaching design. 
salustri@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Cory Searcy

Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Program Area: Industrial Engineering; Environmental Applied Science and Management 
Corporate sustainable development, performance measurement, environmental management systems, quality management systems, industrial ecology, and life cycle assessment. 
cory.searcy@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Farrokh Sharifi

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Integrated manufacturing, robotics, biomechanics, mechatronics (MEMS), automation, DFMA, visual servoing and intelligent control for manufacturing automation, haptic interfaces
fsharifi@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. M.F. (Frankie) Stewart

Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, Engineering Education
Program Area: Manufacturing Automation, Design for Manufacture
Research Area: Engineering Education
fstewart@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Sharareh Taghipour

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage 
Program Area: Industrial Engineering, Operations Research
Reliability engineering, maintenance and inspection optimization, risk assessment and management, spare parts provisioning, statistical and reliability analysis of recurrent events, analysis and modelling of censored data, sustainable asset management, disease progression and survival modelling, optimization of medical decisions, such as cancer screening.
sharareh@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Donald Tham

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Activity-based costing (ABC), enterprise modelling, knowledge representation, ontological engineering, information systems. 
dtham@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Scott S. H. Tsai

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING SCIENCES;
My Webpage
Program Area: Thermofluids
Fluid mechanics, microfluidics, viscous flows, coating flows, cell coating, cell sorting, lab-on-a-chip systems.
scott.tsai@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Ahmad Varvani-Farahani

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Uniaxial and Multiaxial Fatigue Testing and Analysis, Crack Growth and Life Prediction, Stress Analysis, Elasticity and Plasticity, Finite Element Analysis, Damage Analysis and Durability of Engineering Components, Image Processing, Nondestructive Testing Methods, MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering.
avarvani@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Krishnan Venkatakrishnan

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Laser processing for Nanotechnology. Fundamentals of pulsed laser micro and nano processing, and its applications to micro-electronics, MEMS, photonics and biomedical device. Nano fiber and nano tip growth using pulsed laser and its application in nano electronics, nano composites and nano-biotechnology. fabrication of micro and nano fluidic device by 2-photon polymerisations
technique. 
venkat@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Shudong Yu

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Vibration theory and its applications, finite element method and its application to engineering problems (thermomechanical behaviour creep, contact), and kineto-elastodynamic problems of flexible mechanisms. 
syu@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Saeed Zolfaghari

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Simulation of production and service systems, manufacturing systems design, transportation planning, scheduling and planning, operations research, neural networks, heuristics.
zolfaghari@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdoli-Eramaki

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Public Health
PhD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, CANADA
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering 
Occupational Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Design of exoskeleton devices to reduce spine loading during lifting tasks and standing postures, Human vibration.
m.abdoli@ryerson.ca

Dr. Sanjiwan Bhole

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, INDUSTRIAL METALLURGY
Program Area: Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics
Physical metallurgy of steels and aluminum alloys, welding processes and weldability, structure property relations and modelling, mechanical properties of composites. 
sdbhole@ryerson.ca

Glenn Byczynski

gbyczynski@hotmail.com

Asim Nazir Cheema

cheemaa@smh.toronto.on.ca

Dr. Aziz Guergachi

Associate Professor, School of Information Technology Management
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Advanced system modelling, integration and simulation, applications to the analysis of engineering and business systems. 
a2guerga@ryerson.ca

Vinh Quan

vquan@ryerson.ca

Dr. Ramani Ramakrishnan

Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science 
DSc, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS & FLIGHT SCIENCES
Program Area: Thermofluids
Two-D finite element analysis in duct acoustic propagation with bulk materials; identifying onset of heat exchanger resonances in wind tunnels; research in error analysis of beam-forming acoustic source localization techniques; boundary layer noise in flow facilities such as wind tunnels.
rramakri@ryerson.ca

Arthur Ryman

arthur.ryman@gmail.com

Dimitry Sediako

ernie.small@agr.gc.ca

Jan Karel Spelt

spelt@mie.utoronto.ca

Seshasai Srinivasan

ssriniv@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Mohamed Wahab Mohamed Ismail

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program area: Industrial Engineering
Supply chain, manufacturing system, intersections between operations research and finance, real options, financial options, new product introduction, global supply chain design and risk hedging, valuation of contracts, supply chain flexibility and manufacturing flexibility. 
wahab@ryerson.ca

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock

Associate Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
My Webpage
Program Area: Industrial Engineering
Human factors and amusement ride safety (safety inspection, control interfaces, rider behaviour); human performance/human error, accident reporting and investigation; cognitive and physical ergonomics and sign language interpreting; ergonomics and disability, accessibility, deafness.
kathryn.woodcock@ryerson.ca

Radovan Zdero

zderor@smh.toronto.on.ca