Mechanical Engineering

Our mechanical engineering researchers are an interdisciplinary group working on a wide selection of topics including, but limited to: waste-to-energy solutions, new materials, energy storage, intelligent systems, sustainable systems, thermo-fluids, renewable energy and energy conversation.

This breadth of expertise positions us well to push the boundaries of what we know about the engineering of sustainable solutions through the application of innovative technologies. Aligning well with the rest of the School of Engineering and the University of Guelph’s research expertise, the Mechanical Engineering group strives to make a difference every day by driving these pursuits while also training and preparing the next generation of highly qualified engineers.

Please follow the links below to see a more detailed profile including personal research webpages.

Wael Ahmed

Wael H. Ahmed Ph.D.

  • Multiphase Flow
  • Modeling & Experimentation of Thermo-fluid Sysyems
  • Sustainable Energy Systems


Alexander Bardelcik

Alexander Bardelcik, PhD 

  • Low to high strain rate (and elevated temperature) material characterization
  • Fracture characterization of automotive sheet metal alloys
  • Development of novel metal forming processes: Tailored Hot Stamping of 22MnB, Warm Forming and Hot Stamping of Aluminum alloys
  • Advanced Finite Element modeling of metal forming and impact/crash
  • Constitutive characterization of multi-phase (martensite, bainite, ferrite, pearlite) steels


Mohammad Biglarbegian

Mohammad Biglarbegian Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Intelligent & Nonlinear Control
  • Robotics (manipulators & mobile robots), Multi-Agent Systems
  • Dynamics: Vehicle Dynamics


Ryan Clemmer

Ryan M. C. Clemmer, Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Metal-ceramic composites
  • Processing & sintering of porous powder compacts
  • Alternative energy & conversion systems
  • Solid oxide fuel cell technology


Fantahun Defersha

Fantahun M. Defersha Ph.D., P.Eng.

  • Manufacturing systems, design & analysis
  • Reconfigurable machine tools
  • Part sequencing & scheduling; production & inventory planning
  • Supply chain modeling & simulation


Ibrahim Deiab

Ibrahim Deiab Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Modeling of Machining 
  • Machinability of Difficult-to- Cut materials
  • Sustainable machining, Environmentally Benign Machining, EFD/EFM & CAD/CAM/CAE


Animesh Dutta

Animesh Dutta PhD, P.Eng

  • Thermochemical conversion for fuel & energy
  • Renewable & cleaner energy technologies
  • Supercritical water gasification for energy & fuel
  • Advanced energy for fuel & power
  • Life cycle analysis & thermodynamic optimization


Mostafa Elsharqawy

Mostafa Elsharqawy, Ph.D. P.Eng

  • Desalination, Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Porous Media; Pore Network Modelling
  • Thermophysical Properties; Exergetic Analysis


Andrew Gadsden

S. Andrew Gadsden, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.M.P. 

  • Intelligent, adaptive, or cognitive systems
  • State and parameter estimation theory
  • Nonlinear and robust control strategies
  • Fault detection and diagnosis
  • Applications to mechatronics, robotics, and unmanned systems 
  • Intelligent agricultural systems


Marwan Hassan

Marwan Hassan, Ph.D., P.Eng.

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design
  • Fluid-structure Interaction
  • Material Deformation & modelling
  • Wear


Shohel Mahmud

Shohel Mahmud Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Thermoacoustic engine & refrigeration systems
  • Flexible power drive & clean energy conversion mechanisms 
  • Thermal remote sensing & ecosystem’s health monitoring


Soha Moussa

Soha Eid Moussa, Ph.D. P.Eng.

  • Flexible & cellular manufacturing systems
  • Part sequencing & scheduling
  • Production & Inventory Control
  • Optimization through the use of intelligent agents


Syeda Tasnim

Syeda Tasnim Ph.D, EIT

  • Clean energy conversion using thermoacoustic devices
  • Energy & sustainable building
  • Energy storage & phase change process
  • Porous media modelling

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