Stuart Guest graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of Alberta in June 2010. Upon taking a welding course and working as a welding technician at a consulting firm during his undergraduate degree, Stuart was very interested in pursuing an advanced degree focussed on welding in Alberta. Stuart joined the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining under Dr. Patricio Mendez as a Master's of Science student in May 2010. His research project focusses on using hot-wire assist technology to deposit Ni-WC wear resistant overlays for oil sands and mining operations as a lower cost alternative to the welding process currently utilized.
Stuart has experience working with ASME, CSA, and AWS standards and is knowledgeable of the ISO 9000 and 10000 series quality systems. Stuart currently sits on the Chemical and Materials Engineering Safety Committee and is actively involved with EH&S at the CCWJ. Upon completion of his Master's degree, Stuart desires to work as a Welding Engineer in Alberta, with a focus on procedural development and the implementation of new welding technologies to enhance productivity in Alberta. In his spare time, Stuart enjoys skiing, automobile restoration and modification, and photography.