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University of Waterloo | Advanced Manufacturing

Key facilities

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab: One of the largest research and development additive manufacturing facilities in the world.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Engineering-focused and optimization of management of supply chain, logistics and operations

Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems: A world-class radio science & technology research facility, which focuses on low-cost modular/scalable technologies for intelligent antenna/radio systems for emerging millimetre-wave mobile communications and sensing.

Major collaborations

Advanced Monitoring for Laser Power-bed additive manufacturing: In partnership with EOS GmbH Electrical Optical Systems, and funded by FedDev, Ehsan Toyserkani led this project to help with many manufactures

Smart Graphene Based Composites for High-Energy and Self-Healing Lithium Ion Batteries: Professor Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy with support from Canadian Solar , General Motors Canada and Grafoid inc, sponsored by an NSERC strategic grant.

Machine Optimization for Combustion Chamber manufacturing: Kaan Erkorkmaz optimized the processing time to manufacture combustion chambers for Pratt and Whitney Canada.


  • Ehsan Toyserkani, Professor Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing.
  • Samir Elhedhli, Professor and Departmental Chair in Management Science Research Chair. Optimization of supply-chain, logistics, inventory, routing and scheduling.
  • Kirsten Morris, Professor of Mathematics in Applied Math, research interests in control and estimation of systems modelled by partial differential equations such as smart materials
  • Kaan Erkorkmaz, Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Research in precision Controls of machinery
  • Linda Nazar, University Professor of Chemistry & Canada Research Chair Solid State Energy Materials, research in electrochemical energy storage devices and materials

Special programs and work integrated learning initiatives

  • Member of the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium and the Next Generation Manufacturing Canada Supercluster.
  • Global Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Innovation (GEDI)
  • Corporate Research Partnership Managers
  • Co-operative Education and Career Action Centre
  • Waterloo Commercialization Office
  • University of Waterloo- Velocity


  • Siemens
  • C-Com
  • GE
  • GM
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada

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