Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Buoyancy effects on fluid motion, with applications in two-phase flow, natural convection, ventilation and pollution dispersion; Plumes and their interaction with the environment with applications in ventilation of large structures; metallurgical furnaces.

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Analysis and design of high-speed flexible mechanisms; finite element analysis applied to vibrations; computeraided analysis and design of mechanisms; computer-aided kinematic and dynamic optimization of robotic systems.


The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering’s Professor William L. Cleghorn received his PhD from the
University of Toronto in the field of kinetoelastodynamics. Since 1982, he has been teaching courses in mechanics and design at the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto. From 2001-11, Professor Cleghorn served as the Clarice Chalmers Chair of Engineering Design. He has written numerous publications related to instructional aids and methods of teaching.

Dr. William L. Cleghorn has authored several papers on Engineering Education and the textbook, Mechanics of
Machines (Oxford University Press, 2005). He is a past recipient of the Faculty Teaching Award.
Iain G. Currie, PhD, P.Eng., FCSME

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Email: currie@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-946-0343 | Office: MC308

Research Areas

  1. Thermal and Fluid Sciences Engineering


Iain G. Currie holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He has taught fluid mechanics at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Toronto since he joined the academic staff in 1966. During the period 1993 to 1998 he served as the Chair of the Department. This period includes the merger of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering in 1996 to form the present Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Currie’s research involves fluid structure interactions, and recently he has become involved in studying low Reynolds number flows involving both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. He is the founder and Director of the Flow Measurements Laboratory, a facility which utilizes LDA and PIV flow measurement techniques. He is the author of the well known graduate text entitled Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids, the 4th edition of which was published by CRC Press in 2012.
Andrew A. Goldenberg, PhD, PEng, FAAAS, FIEEE, FASME, FEIC, FCAE

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Consulting Engineer

Research: Mobile robots for defense and security; Industrial robots for manufacturing and modular robot arms for space applications; Custom robotics for nuclear plants, gas pipes, and laboratory automation; Robots for image-guided medical surgery; Personal robots for remote telecommunication, domestic help, and private security.

Laboratory: Robotics and Automation Laboratory (RAL)

Email: golden@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-595-5519- | Office: N/A

Research Areas

  1. Robotics
  2. Mechatronics and Instrumentation


Dr. Goldenberg is the founder of the field of Robotics at University of Toronto where he has been since 1982 as a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, cross appointed in the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, and previously cross-appointed in the Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Goldenberg is also an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University and Guest Professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China. From 1975-1981 Dr. Goldenberg has been an employee of SPAR Aerospace Ltd., of Toronto, working on the development of the first Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm).

Dr. Goldenberg has supervised the largest number of graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (46 PhD and 64 MASc). He has an exceptional publication recordwith over 4500 citations (128 archival journal papers, 294 papers in major conferences, 15 book chapters and 55 patents granted and applied). The citations count is the highest in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and one of the highest in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Though now a Professor Emeritus, since 2011, he maintains a full time load of graduate students and research. He is currently involved in technology development projects that include: mobile and modular robots, medical surgery robots, robots for hazardous environments, smart materials, and expert systems.

Dr. Andrew Goldenberg, PhD, is the founder and President of Engineering Services Inc. (ESI) - www.esit.com, established in 1982. ESI is a high-technology company involved in the development of robotics-based automation. Under his leadership the company has achieved significant growth and a global leading role in a wide range of industrial sectors. From 2000-2001 Dr. Goldenberg was also the President of Virtek Engineering Science Inc. (VESI), a high-technology company formed after the acquisition of part of ESI by Virtek Vision International Ltd., a publicly-listed company. Dr. Goldenberg is also President of Anviv Mechatronics Inc. (AMI), which he founded in 2006. Anviv is a high-technology company involved in the development of mechatronics products. Since May 2015 ESI has been acquired by a Chinese consortium located in Shenzhen, P.R. China. Dr. Goldenberg is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEng), and a Designated Consulting Engineer in Ontario. He is the recipient of the 2010 PEO Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship and the 2013 EIC Sir John Kennedy Medal for Outstanding Merit in the Engineering Profession.

Dr. Goldenberg is a former editor of the archival international journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, and a member of the editorial boards of Robotica, Robotics in Japan, Journal of Robotics, Robotics Journal, Scientific World Journal, Industrial Engineering and Management Journal, SOJ Robotics and Automation and International Journal of Automation and Computing.

Dr. Goldenberg obtained his PhD in 1976 from the University of Toronto, and his MSc and BSc degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1969 and 1972, respectively. Dr. Goldenberg was born in Bucharest, Romania.

Frank C. Hooper, PEng, FCSME

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Heat transfer, applied to the determination and modelling of the magnitude and direction of the diffuse component of solar radiation, and to the evaluation and design of thermal energy storages.

David F. James, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Fluid mechanics; flow of non-Newtonian fluids; experimental and theoretical rheology; liquid elasticity; structure of complex fluids, from molecular to microscopic; friction reduction with polymer additives; microfluidics; biomechanics; physiological lubrication.

Laboratory: Rheology Laboratory

Email: david.james@utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-3049 | Office: MC307

Research Areas

  1. Biomedical Engineering


David F. James is currently Professor Emeritus of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, having joined the Department in 1967 after his PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He is still active in research and teaching. His research is related to fluid mechanics, especially the flow of complex liquids such as suspensions, solutions and pastes. His research interests include rheology, elastic liquids, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, and his speciality is the fluid mechanics of polymeric liquids.

Professor James has received several teaching awards from the Department, and in 1984 he received the first Teaching Award given by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. He continues to be involved in teaching, as a Teaching Mentor for the Faculty, typically advising his junior colleagues.

Professor James’ research has been recognized through the 2011 Annual Award from the British Society of Rheology and the S.G. Mason Award from the Canadian Society of Rheology (2005), as well as through prestigious appointments at other universities, including the Chevron Visiting Professor at Caltech, the University Visiting Professor at Monash University, the Commonwealth Fellowship at St. John’s College and a Visiting Fellowship at Trinity College, both at the University of Cambridge.

His primary administrative service has been the Chair of the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto (1991-95) and as the Secretary of the International Committee of Rheology (1988-2004).
Andrew K.S. Jardine, PhD, P.Eng., CEng, FCAE, FIIE, FISEAM (Hon.)

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering

Research: Manufacturing; operations research; Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE), industry-guided real-world research for optimal asset management.

Email: jardine@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-2921 | Office: BA8132

Research Areas

  1. Operations Research


Dr. Andrew K.S. Jardine is Founding Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE). He is author of economic life software AGE/CON and PERDEC, licensed to organizations in the transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and process industries, and author of OREST software used for optimizing component preventive replacement decisions and forecasting demand for spare parts. In addition to writing software, C-MORE has developed and commercialised two software packages: EXAKT for the optimization of condition based maintenance decisions and SMS for optimization of stock holding policies for slow-moving expensive capital spares

Dr. Jardine is a prolific researcher and advocate of advances in maintenance decision-making and reliability engineering. His views are sought after by industry, he has published numerous books and papers, and he presents his work at professional seminars and conferences worldwide. His first maintenance-related book, Maintenance, Replacement and Reliability (1973) is in its 6th printing. He is co-editor with J.D. Campbell of Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life Cycle Decisions (2001); the second edition was published in 2010 as Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions. The second edition of the bestselling Maintenance, Replacement & Reliability: Theory and Applications(2006), co-authored with Dr. A.H.C. Tsang, appeared in 2013.

In 1998, Professor Emeritus Jardine was the first recipient of the Sergio Guy Memorial Award from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the maintenance profession and was elected a Fellow of both the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013. In 2013 he also received the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Society for Engineering Asset Management. In 2014 he was admitted to the status of Honorary Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.
James F. Keffer, PhD, PEng

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Investigation of turbulent flows using experimental and computational techniques, i.e. computer analysis, digital imaging, flow visualization, pattern recognition, C.F.D. applied to environmental and industrial situations.

Derek McCammond, PhD, PEng, FCSME

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Fatigue behaviour of high strength alloys, in particular, fatigue crack growth, effects of stress biaxiality and combined high and low cycle fatigue; Static and fatigue properties of highly oriented thermoplastics; Biomechanics.

A. Wilhelm Neumann, Dr.Rer.Nat.

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Thermodynamics of contact angles, wetting and adhesion generalization of the classical theory of capillarity to high curvature situations; Applications of Digital Image Analysis and Processing to interfacial tension and other surface science problems; Modelling of cell and protein adhesion to synthetic and natural biomaterials; Applications of surface thermodynamics to biotechnological problems.

Laboratory: Applied Surface Thermodynamics (LAST) Laboratory

Email: neumann@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-3052 | Office: BA8131B

Research Areas

  1. Energy and Environmental Engineering
  2. Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Neumann has received his Dr.rer.nat in Chemical Physics, at University of Mainz, Germany in 1962, his habilitation in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, at University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1972. He is currently Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.

During his career he has produced approximately 450 publications. His research interests include: Fundamental surface thermodynamic studies from both experimental and theoretical points of view, including: contact angle phenomena and surface energetic; Development of novel methodologies in applied surface thermodynamics: Application of image analysis and computer-aided techniques in measurements of surface thermodynamic properties such as surface tension, contact angle, and line tension; Applications of thermodynamics to process of biomedical relevance: Novel methodology for the energetic characterization of biosurfaces, most recently in lung physiology, specifically the role and function of lung surfactants.
Joseph C. Paradi, PhD, P.Eng., FCAE, SSHRC/NSERC

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering
Chair in the Management of Technological Change

Research: Technology management, applications of Information technology in the Financial Services Industry ("FSI") - Banking, Trust, Stock Brokerage, Insurance, Mutual funds and similar systems. Special interest on the electronic banking services and the Internet´s role in the FSI´s present and future. Productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in the services industry, emphasis on the knowledge industries. Entrepreneurship, teaching methods, performance evaluation, wealth creating innovation, technology transfer and intellectual property protection.

Email: paradi@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-6924

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering

Research: Manufacturing; Operations Research

J. Scott Rogers, PhD, PEng

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering

Research: Operations Research

John W. Senders, PhD, FAAAS

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering

Research: Cause of Human Error; Medical Error and Safety; Mathematics of Human Attention; Human Performance in Automobile Driving; Electronic Publication

Email: jwsenders@post.harvard.edu | Tel: 416-769-5071

Research Areas

  1. Human Factors/Ergonomics


John Senders is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor of Law at York University (Toronto), and James Marsh Professor-at-Large, University of Vermont, Burlington. Other appointments have included: Lecturer and Senior Research Associate in Psychology, Brandeis University (1965-72); Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1966-67); Research Professor of Engineering and Psychology, University of Maine (1981-88); Professor of Safety Science, Medical School of the University of Miami (2003-04). He co-founded the Institute for Safe Medication Practices—Canada in 1999, and continues as a Member of the Board of Directors.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and the American Psychological Association (APA). He is a Charter Member of the Psychonomic Society and a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was also Fellow of the American Rocket Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

He has worked on a great diversity of problems: the mathematics of visual attention; the attentional demand of automobile driving; the causal mechanisms of human error, especially medication and surgical error; perceptual-motor skills, and electronic publication. Professor Senders founded the world’s first electronic journal in 1975 and is the first recipient, in 2008, of The University of Toronto’s Knowledge Media Design Institute Pioneer Award for "an outstanding contribution to the field of electronic publication."
Burhan I. Turksen, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering

Research: Industrial Engineering Intelligent Systems; computational intelligence; neuro-fuzzy integration; linguistics to computations; signs and semiotic systems; T-formalism; data mining; data modelling; distributed information systems.

Email: turksen@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-1278

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Analysis and design of feedback control systems by nonparametric techniques. Design of multivariable control systems in the frequency domain using only methods and tools familiar from ´classiscal´ single-variable theory.

Ronald D. Venter, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Design theory; its relation to engineering design and industrial design in support of new product development; Manufacturing processes; Quality issues in design and manufacturing; Hydrogen systems for storage; Plasticity and metal forming.

Email: venter@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: TBD

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Thermodynamics and kinetics: gas and vapour adsorption kinetics; surface tension of solids; evaporation and condensation kinetics; surface tension-driven flow; energy transport at liquid-vapour and solid-liquid interfaces.

Laboratory: Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory (TKL)

Email: ward@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-4807 | Office: MC309

Research Areas

  1. Energy and Environmental Engineering
  2. Thermal and Fluid Sciences Engineering


Charles Albert Ward received his BSc from the University of Texas, Arlington, and his doctorate from Northwestern University. He joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Toronto in 1967, and was promoted to Professor in 1977.

Currently, he is the Director of the Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory. A theory for predicting the rate of molecular transport across phase boundaries—Statistical Rate Theory—was developed in his lab. It has been cited in the open literature over 400 times. He and his students have published over one hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals. His studies of interfacial kinetics led to the measurement of a temperature discontinuity at the liquid-vapour interface during evaporation and to the measurement of a new property of water: the surface thermal capacity. This property defines the energy transport by surface-tension-driven flow.

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) has recognized his research contributions. In 1988 he received the Robert W. Angus Medal in recognition of a paper on surface science and in 2008 he received the Jules Stachiewiez Medal for his contributions to heat transfer.