Mechanical Engineering

Design and Manufacturing

This is a multi-disciplinary research area addressing societal and industrial needs through creative conceptualization, knowledge engineering, and the conversion of ideas into new or updated products, processes, or technologies via the most economic, efficient, and effective way possible. Our faculty members are very active in this field, focusing on design and development of systems, processes, machines, tools, and production equipment. Such research effort often requires consideration of economics, safety, informatics, as well as environmental, cognitive, cultural, sociological, and even physiological issues.

The following group of faculty members is keen to serve the community and industry partners across a range of sectors via novel industrial and academic research collaboration projects. The research program in the department covers, but is not limited to, the following key areas:

Design Theory and Methodology
Collaboration and interaction methodology; Design content and process management; Trans-disciplinary design Integration and optimization; DFX; Function modeling; User-centered design modeling

Design and Manufacturing Informatics
Computer aided design (CAD); Computer aided manufacturing (CAM); Consumer product innovation; Engineering information integration; Industrial management informatics; Knowledge engineering; Robust design; Product lifecycle management; Intelligent planning

Manufacturing and Production System Design and Automation
Additive manufacturing; Automation and robotics; Computer numerical control (CNC); Flexible manufacturing system (FMS); Hybrid manufacturing; STEP-NC, Laser welding of dissimilar materials; Physics, function, tool, and production model integration; and Manufacturing tooling design

Manufacturing process optimization
Assembly/disassembly; Customization and development of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems; Extensions for manufacturing supply chains; Human-robot collaboration; Interoperability of industrial information interactions; Lean-manufacturing; Optimization of engineering design, manufacturing, and production processes; Manufacturing quality assurance; Simulation and analysis of manufacturing processes; Tolerance analysis and allocation.


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Rafiq Ahmad

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-7180
Office: 10-364 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: rafiq.ahmad@ualberta.ca

Advanced Manufacturing, CNC Machining, CAD-CAM, STEP-NC, Hybrid Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Integrated Design, Robotics, Assembly/Disassembly Automation, Lean Manufacturing, Laser-Joining of Dissimilar Materials, Intelligent Planning Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vision-Based Systems.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

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Basel Alsayyed Ahmad

Industrial Professor

Phone: 780-492-7148
Office: 10-255 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: balsayye@ualberta.ca

Additive Manufacturing, Design, Engineering Management

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

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Xinming Li

Assistant Professor

Office: 10-365 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: xinming.li@ualberta.ca

3D-Visualization and/or Sensor Based Ergonomic Risk Assessment Approaches to Proactively Identify, Evaluate, and Mitigate Ergonomic Risks, Ensuring a Safe Working Environment. Manufacturing Continuous Process Improvement, Including LEAN Manufacturing, Facility Layout and Workstation Design. Ergonomic Mechanical Design and Assistive Device to Reduce the Physical Workload During Manufacturing. Sustainable HVAC System Design in Building and Smart Monitoring.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

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Yongsheng Ma

Professor

Phone: 780-492-4443
Office: 10-235 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: yongsheng.ma@ualberta.ca

Energy Systems, Oil Sands Extraction, Systems and Control, Manufacturing System Simulation and Analysis, Mechanical Design Engineering, System Engineering Informatics, Manufacturing Management and Process Planning, Design and Manufacture Knowledge Engineering.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

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Ahmed Qureshi

Assistant Professor

Office: 10-361 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: ajquresh@ualberta.ca

Mechatronics, Engineering Design, Manufacturing, Mathematical Modeling, Reliability Engineering, Design Theory and Methodology, Robust Design, Tolerance Analysis and Allocation, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Reverse Engineering.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management