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 was 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.

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
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."

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.