L. H. Shu

Associate Professor



shu (at) mie (dot) utoronto (dot) ca


(1) 416 946 3028


(1) 416 978 7753

mailing address:

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto
5 King's College Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G8

office location:

Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 420


Research Interests

Creativity in conceptual design
Systematic identification and application of biological analogies in biomimetic (biologically inspired) design
Identifying and overcoming obstacles to personal environmentally significant behavior

Professional Societies Affiliations and Activities

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    DTM (Design Theory and Methodology) Committee Chair 2009–2011
    DTM Conference Chair 2008
    DTM Program Chair 2007

CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering Research)
    Associate Member 2003–
    F.W. Taylor Medal Award 2004

The Design Society
    Advisory Board Member 2003–2009



Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Design for Remanufacture


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Aided Design


University of Nevada

Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Fluid Sciences



University of Toronto

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management

AlliedSignal Aerospace Canada Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario

Engineering Design

Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.

Office Imaging Remanufacturing

Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Naval Training Systems Center, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A .

Human-Computer Interfaces


Biomimetics for Innovation and Design Laboratory

Publications on biomimetics (biologically inspired design)

Publications on remanufacture, etc.