Hani Naguib


Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM)

Email: naguib@mie.utoronto.ca
Tel: 416-978-7054
Office: MC420
Research Group: Toronto Smart Materials & Structures (TSMART)

Research Area

Materials, Mechanics & Design, Robotics

Research Interests

Programmable materials: smart materials, metamaterials,  nanostructured materials, biomaterials; Advanced manufacturing: self assembly, micro and nano fabrication, additive manufacturing; Smart skins: sensors and actuators, soft robotics,  e-textiles and wearables; Energy management materials: triboelectrics, supercapacitors, and flexible batteries.


Hani Naguib is a Professor at the University of Toronto, and director of the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and the Toronto Smart Materials and Structures Group. His major expertise is in the area of manufacturing of programmable materials including stimuli responsive materials, meta materials, nanostructured materials, and biomaterials. His research group focus on the development of new synthesis, micro and nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques for developing these material systems. Naguib is the recipient of many honours and awards such as the Canada Research Chair, the Premier’s Early Research Award of Ontario, and the faculty Early Teaching Award. He is a Professional Engineer in Canada P. Eng, and a Chartered Engineer in U.K.

Naguib is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining IOM3, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers CSME.  He is the associate editor for the journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, SPE Polymers, Cellular Plastics, Cellular Polymers. Naguib has been serving on the technical divisions’ board of directors for several international societies and has been organizing and chairing various conferences, symposia and seminars in international conferences in the field. The main goal of his research program is to develop sustainable and transformational materials and manufacturing for the energy, environment and health care sectors.

Naguib has been a Visiting Professor in Polytechnique Montréal, École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique ENSMA in France, University of Naples in Italy and University of Kyoto in Japan.  In addition to his research, Naguib is active in teaching topics in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, he has developed both undergraduate and graduate curricula covering series of courses and labs including: Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Smart Materials and Structures, Macromolecular Materials, Composite Materials, Soft Materials, and Advanced Manufacturing. He has also served as the associate chair undergraduate studies and associate chair research for the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.

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