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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Automotive manufacturing and materials

The automotive manufacturing and materials area seeks to develop new technologies for manufacturing processes that reduce weight, costs and time to produce automotive components and systems. It also strives to improve quality of the manufactured parts, by improving the flexibility and efficiency of manufacturing processes. Specific current research includes sheet metal stamping, welding, lighter weight and composite materials, smart materials (such as shape memory alloys and magnetorheological fluids), better tool designs for machining of automotive parts, robotics, mechatronics and automation.

Faculty members

Selected publications and grants

Kannan S., Kishawy, H. A., Deiab I. M., "Cutting Forces and TEM Analysis of the Generated Surface During Machining of Metal Matrix Composites", Journal of Material Processing Technology, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 2260-2269, 2009, AUTO21 Research Grant.

Islam, M. R., Semeralul, H. O., Rizvi, G. M., "Recyclable, Light-Weight Polymeric Composites for Automotive Applications: Foamed Wood Composites", APMA-AUTO21 Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, 2009.

Ham, M., Jeswiet, J., "Single Point Incremental Forming", International Journal of Materials and Product Technology", vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 374-387, 2008.

Park, C., Pop-Iliev, R., "Reduction of TPO Materials in Class-A Automotive Components through Creation of Fine-Celled Foam Structures", AUTO21 Research Grant, 2007-2008.

Ham, M., "Advanced Manufacturing Applying Incremental Forming Techniques", NSERC RTI Research Grant, 2008.

Pop-Iliev, R., Dong, N., Xu, D., Park, C. B., "Visualization of the Foaming Mechanism of Polyethylene Blown by Chemical Blowing Agents under Ambient Pressure," Advances in Polymer Technology, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 213-222, 2008.

Sun, Q., Rizvi, G. M., Bellehumeur, C. T., Gu, P., "Effect of Processing Conditions on the Bonding Quality of FDM Polymer Filaments", Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 14, no. 2 pp. 72-80, 2008.

Zhang, D., Novel Design of Compact Catalytic Silencer for Industrial Engines, E. I. Williams Industries, OCE Research Grant, 2007.

Park, C., Rizvi, G., "Fine-Celled Foam Structures for Automotive TPO Components", AUTO21 Research Grant, 2007-2008.

Kannan S., Kishawy, H. A., "Surface Characteristics of Machined Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites", International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture, vol. 46, pp. 2017-2025, 2006, AUTO21 Research Grant.

Kishawy, H. A., Dumitrescu, M., E-G. Ng, Elbestawi, M. A., "Effect of Coolant Strategy on Tool Performance, Chip Morphology and Surface Quality During High Speed Machining of A356 Aluminum Alloy", International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 219-227, 2005, AUTO21 Research Grant.