Lab Directors

Dr. Hossam Kishawy

Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor

BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng

My research interests cover several aspects of advanced manufacturing and sustainable manufacturing processes, environmentally friendly processes, optimization, design and stress analysis. My recent book entitled “Machining Difficult-to-Cut Materials: Basic Principles and Challenges” (published by Springer) presents the state of the art research related to the machining of difficult to cut materials and findings in the area of machining mechanics as well as surface quality and integrity. Together with my research group, I have a patent and my work has been featured in over 200 publications in reputable journals, conferences and book chapters. During my research career, I have supervised over 30 Masters and Ph.D. students.

Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini

Associate Professor

BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng

I received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering and completed a one year postdoc at Ontario Tech University. I started my independent research career as a tenure-track assistant professor at Ontario Tech in 2018 and became the university’s first alumnus to transition to a tenure-track faculty member with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. I am currently one of the directors of the Machining Research Laboratory (MRL) with research focused on the combination of additive and subtractive manufacturing, both implementing and building upon my experience. As a principal investigator or co-applicant, I have been awarded several research grants including NSERC Discovery Grant, NSERC Research Tools and Instruments, NSERC Innovation Link Grant, Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund, and the Ontario Tech Student Success Innovation Fund. In 2021, I was interviewed on the science series Colossal Machines, a program produced by Toronto’s Go Button Media and Autentic Media of Munich, Germany. In Episode 6 (‘Mammoth Manufacturing’) I discuss the world’s largest 3D printer that prints a full vehicle and an enormous Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine that creates parts with ultra-precision. I am currently serving the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering as the vice-chair of the Manufacturing Technical Committee and a Technical Editor for the CSME bulletin. I am also a licensed member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). In recent years I have been actively engaged in outreach activities with PEO Lake Ontario Chapter and helped them organizing Mathletics, a competition designed to create a passion in the application of mathematics in solving day-to-day scientific and engineering problems for high school students.

Current Lab Members

Doctoral Students

Mehrdad Sadeghieh

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini

Hi! I’m Mehrdad, a Ph.D. student in the Machining Reserach Lab. I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. During my undergraduate studies, I became interested in trajectory planning and its effects on production processes and the behaviour of final parts. For this reason, I pursued my M.Sc. thesis on developing a trajectory planning algorithm for devices operating in non-cartesian coordinate systems. My Ph.D. research focuses on developing trajectory planning strategies for metal additive manufacturing processes in which I will be investigating the effect of nozzle trajectory on the behaviour of the final parts and how trajectory optimization could improve the production process. Hopefully this work will play a small role in further utilizing more sustainable production methods. Aside from lab duties I would prefer to spend my free time on reading plays, and watching almost all that can be found on the silver screen.

Tim Clarke

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini

I first began working with 3D printers in 2016 by building my first printer from a kit. Since then I have continued to work with 3D printers by developing techniques for large scale fused filament fabrication and design of large scale 3D printers. After working for three years, I returned to Ontario Tech to pursue a Master's of Applied Science degree. My research has been focused on the structural modeling of fused filament fabricated materials and predicting failure from the parameters used to manufacture them. Starting in the Fall of 2023, I will begin a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and continue this work further into 5-axis fused filament fabrication 3D printing.

Masters Students

Saba Molazadeh

MSc Student, Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini

I am Saba Molazadeh, a Master of Applied Science student in Mechanical Engineering at MRL lab. My research interests primarily focus on Finite Element Modeling applied to Additive Manufacturing. Specifically, I am fascinated by the potential of using laminate theory to accurately predict the mechanical properties of parts produced through Fused Filament Fabrication techniques. By investigating the feasibility of this approach, I aim to contribute novel insights into the mechanical behavior of Additively Manufactured parts and develop innovative solutions to address real-world challenges in this field.

Bita Porrang

MSc Student, Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini

I'm Bita, a Master of Applied Science student in Mechanical Engineering with a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. I joined the Machining Research Lab in 2022 and it has been a great journey so far. I have experience working with different additive manufacturing technologies which has made me more enthusiastic to dig into the material behavior of the 3D-printed parts. Currently, my research is centered around porosity analysis of metal 3D-printed parts manufactured by Fused Filament Fabrication technology. I investigate the effects of porosity on mechanical properties while employing finite element modeling to predict material behavior. In addition to my academic pursuits, I have a great passion for art. Exploring various artistic mediums allows me to express my creativity and keeps me motivated.

Nahid Zabih Hosseinian

MSc Student, Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Kishawy

I am Nahid, a Master of Applied Science student in Mechanical Engineering. I obtained my MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. I have always had a keen interest in vibration and machining-related subjects; therefore, to expand my knowledge in the field of machining additively manufactured metals and their vibration characteristics, I am currently pursuing a second master's degree.

Mohammad Valiyan

MSc Student, Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini and Dr. Barari

I'm Mohammad Valiyan a Master of Applied Science student in Mechanical Engineering, currently specializing in predicting the cutting forces of additively manufactured parts. With a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, I was able to hone my skills in understanding manufacturing processes. My journey began when I joined the machining research lab in 2023, where I have been able to focus on the understanding of the machining of Additively Manufactured parts. This pursuit has presented me with an exciting challenge for my master's thesis. Beyond my academic pursuits, I nurture a passion for photography. During my leisure time, I enthusiastically delve into learning new techniques in this regard.

Undergraduate Students

Muhammad Asim Ghaffar

MITACS Globalink Research Intern

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini

I am Muhammad Asim Ghaffar, a final year Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. I joined MRL as a MITACS Globalink Research Intern in the summer of 2023. My research interests focus on developing a porous metal plasticity model using Finite Element Modeling for Fused Filament Fabricated metal parts based on the Gurson Tvergaard Needleman model. I aspire to unite my strong academic background and passion for innovation to contribute effectively to research.

Barath Mathialagan

MITACS Globalink Research Intern

Supervisor: Dr. Hosseini

I am Barath, I joined the Machining Research Lab as a Visiting Research Scholar in the summer of 2023 through the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship program. I undertook my Bachelors in Production Engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. My research interests are primarily focused on additive manufacturing, process planning, and machining. I researched the machinability of additive manufactured metals during my internship, which will serve as a to strengthen my knowledge and add to the global pursuit of research. I am looking forward to beginning my career in manufacturing engineering and to making a positive impact in the industry; leveraging my skills and knowledge to enhance productivity, drive advancements and provide sustainable solutions.

Lab Alumni

Doctoral Students

Name Year Supervisor(s) Thesis Title
14 Amr Salem 2022 Dr. Kishawy Sustainable Machining Using Micro-texture Cutting Tools
13 Zahra Fattahi Massoom 2021 Dr. Kishawy Modeling and Experimental investigations of Drilling Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites
12 Waleed Abdelfattah 2021 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. Mohany Modeling and Analysis of Metal Cutting Process using Self-Propelled Rotary Tools”.
11 Hossein Gohari Bahabadi 2020 Dr. Barari & Dr. Kishawy Analytical and Experimental Methodologies for Improving Surface Quality and Geometric Accuracy in Additive Manufacturing
10 Abdelkrem Eltaggaz 2018 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. Deiab (University of Guelph) Investigation of Sustainable Machining Strategies for Difficult-to-cut Materials
9 Hussein Hegab 2018 Dr. Kishawy Towards Sustainable Machining of Difficult-to-Cut Materials using Nano-Cutting Fluids
8 Maryam Aramesh 2015 Dr. Balazinski (Polytechnique Montreal), Dr. Attia (NRC) & Dr. Kishawy On Deformation During Machining Titanium Metal Matrix Composites
7 Amirmohammed Ghandehariun 2015 Dr. Kishawy Mechanics of Machining Metal Matrix Composites: Analytical Modeling and Finite Element Simulation
6 Hossam Ragheb 2014 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. El-Gindy Torque Control for Off Road Vehicle Mobility
5 David Yan 2014 Dr. Kishawy Machinability and Material Behaviour during Cutting of Titanium Alloy 553
4 Ali Hosseini 2013 Dr. Kishawy Model Based Simulation of Broaching Operation: Cutting Mechanics, Surface Integrity and Process Optimization
3 Roland Beijan 2012 Dr. Balazinski (Polytechnique Montreal) & Dr. Kishawy Machinability and Modeling of Cutting Mechanism for Titanium Metal Matrix Composites
2 Lei Pang 2012 Dr. Kishawy Analytical Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process for Engineering Alloys
1 Sathish Kannan 2006 Dr. Kishawy Machining of Metal Matrix Composites: Forces, Tool Wear and Attainable Surface Quality

Masters Students

Name Year Supervisor(s) Thesis Title
22 Tim Clarke 2023 Dr. Hosseini Predicting Yield Stress of Additively Manufactured Materials Using Composite Theory
21 Benjamin Sanderson 2023 Dr. Hosseini & Dr. Kishawy Finite Element Analysis of Additive Manufacturing of Polymers using Selective Laser Sintering, Challenges and Potentials
20 Nam Nguyen 2023 Dr. Hosseini Machining of Additively Manufactured Titanium Ti-6Al 4V; Cutting Forces and Chip Morphology.
19 Benjamin DeBoer 2022 Dr. Hosseini & Dr. Rossa (Carleton University) Design and Control of an Active Ankle-Foot Orthosis.
18 Zahra Khodabakhshi 2021 Dr. Hosseini Application of Traveling Salesman Problem in Generating a Collision- Free Tool Path in Drilling.
17 Mohamd Imad 2021 Dr. Hosseini & Dr. Kishawy Effect of Cutting Tool Microgeometry when Milling Hardened Steels, A Finite Element Simulation and Surface Integrity Analysis.
16 Connor Hopkins 2021 Dr. Hosseini Analytical and Experimental Study of the Effect of Cutting Tool Microgeometry on the Impact Resistance of Milling Tools.
15 Hakan Ciloglu 2013 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. Mohany Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Dynamic Seat Comfort in Aircrafts.
14 Grant Parker 2011 Dr. Kishawy Self-Propelled Rotary Tool for Turning Difficult to Cut Materials.
13 Snahungshu Sikder 2010 Dr. Kishawy Analytical Model for Force Prediction When Machining Metal Matrix Composites.
12 Lei Pang 2008 Dr. Kishawy Oxley Based Force Model for End Milling.
11 Abdulfatah Maftah 2008 Dr. Kishawy Finite Element Simulation of Orthogonal Metal Cutting Using an ALE Approach.
10 Trevor Desroches 2007 Dr. Kishawy Machining Titanium with a Tapered Ball-End Mill.
9 Thakare Swapnil 2007 Dr. Kishawy Machining of Titanium Alloys with Self-Propelled Tools.
8 Sagar Kaware 2006 Dr. Kishawy A Study of The Drilling Process of Aluminum alloys.
7 Mahendran Mani 2006 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. Dubay An Investigation of Control Strategies on A Machine Tool.
6 Leiming Li 2005 Dr. Kishawy A Force Model for Turning with Self-Propelled Rotary Tools.
5 Khaled Ibrahim 2005 Dr. Kishawy Characteristics of Cutting Forces in End Milling.
4 Andrew Haglund 2005 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. Rogers On Friction Modeling in Orthogonal Machining: An Arbitrary Langrangian_Eulerian Finite Element Model.
3 Yaopeng Zhu 2004 Dr. Kishawy On Machining Metal Matrix Composite: A Finite Element Model.
2 Yuxiang Zhang 2003 Dr. Kishawy An Assessment of Self-Propelled Rotary Tools During Machining Hardened Steel.
1 Nihad Balihodzic 2002 Dr. Kishawy & Dr. Rogers A Numerical Investigation of Orthogonal Machining.

Undergraduate Students

Name Year Supervisor(s) Project Title
9 Yatin Shankar Narayanan 2022 Dr. Hosseini Milling of Additively Manufactured Metals with Microstructural Porosity Defects
8 Philippe Shurtleff 2021 Dr. Hosseini Finite Element Analysis of Machining Additive Manufactured Metals
7 Philippe Shurtleff 2021 Dr. Hosseini Application of Topology Optimization in Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Parts.
6 Benjamin Sanderson 2021 Dr. Hosseini Application of Topology Optimization in Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Parts.
5 Nam Nguyen 2020 Dr. Hosseini Finish Machining of Additive Manufactured Metallic Parts
4 Muarij Khalil 2020 Dr. Hosseini Design and Development of a Mastery Module to Enhance Student Learning in Manufacturing Courses
3 Benjamin DeBoer 2020 Dr. Hosseini Topology Optimization of Additive Manufactured Metallic Parts for Automotive Industry.
2 Sterling Hattin 2019 Dr. Hosseini Design and Manufacturing of a Test bed for Cervico-Ocular Reflex (COR) Studies
1 Muarij Khalil 2019 Dr. Hosseini Design and Development of a Mastery Module to Enhance Student Learning in Manufacturing Courses.