Adjunct Faculty

Stephen Armstrong, PEng, MA, FCGI, DSc, CEng, FIMechE, FCMC

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Innovation

Research: Management of Innovation, Applying Innovation, Business Transformation and Change Management, Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Engineering and Product Development Management, Strategic Operations and Production Management, Process and Project Management, Strategic and Systems Thinking, Management Consulting, Engineering Education, and History and Philosophy of Engineering.

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Stephen Armstrong began teaching at U of T in 2009 as an adjunct lecturer in the MEng ELITE programme. His flagship course “APS1012 Management Business Innovation and Transformational Change” led to developing a further 6 graduate courses and two undergraduate courses. Armstrong has over 25 years of success in leading large-scale deep impact business transformation initiatives with an initial pedigree in the tier 1 aerospace and defense industry and then spreading to other industry sectors. Included are 23 large-scale enterprise-wide turnaround and strategic change assignments, in technologically complex environments. Armstrong built his C-level leadership capability on a solid foundation as an aerospace manufacturing engineer serving a 5 year higher technical apprenticeship in aeronautical engineering at Bombardier Aerospace (Short Brothers)-Belfast. His engineering specialty was the development of manufacturing processes for advanced aerospace composite materials. After a 6-year period in operations management specializing in computer-integrated manufacturing he changed career direction and entered the management consulting industry in 1988 with KPMG. Eventually he became principal in charge of the advanced manufacturing system practice in Canada. He founded AMGImanagement.com in 1993, which was initially a management consultancy specializing in engineering, product development and strategic operations management. The company expanded into the broad area of innovation management and in recent years has focussed on education, training, and organizational development. He has served on many professional engineering institutions’ boards and councils as trustee, and was appointed visiting professor to the Business Psychology Centre, within in the department of Psychology at the University of Westminster, London, UK in 2012. In 2014 he launched a radio show “Innovation Nation” on CUIT FM 89.5.
Daniel De Kee, PhD, FBIS, FCIC

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Transport phenomena, rheology, advanced mathematics, polymer science and engineering.

Email: ddekee@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-946-8476

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Prof. Daniel De Kee, a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Montreal. Following a distinguished career in Canada he became, in 1997, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Tulane Institute for Macromolecular Engineering and Science (TIMES) at Tulane University in the USA. From 2009 to 2012 Dr. De Kee was Program Director, Engineering Research Centers and Cluster Leader for Nano Science and Engineering Centers at the National Science Foundation. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto.

His research interests are in the general area of rheology. In particular, he is engaged in research concerning the development of constitutive equations, bubble dynamics, yield stress measurements, diffusion in polymers and (bio) polymer based nanocomposite materials. He published over 200 papers in the area of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and polymer processing. He is the co-author of five textbooks and eight edited books.

Dr. De Kee was the recipient of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering ERCO AWARD for distinguished contributions in chemical engineering, before the age of forty. He also received the Chemical Institute of Canada PROTECTIVE COATINGS AWARD, and the Tulane School of Engineering OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER AWARD. He was Chair of the XIIth International Congress on Rheology.

He is currently associate editor of the AIP journal: Physics of Fluids.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Academic Program Development, SCFI MEng Program for Automotive Engineers

Research: Mathematical modelling of metal forming, metallurgical transformations during thermo-mechanical treatment of alloys, material and process optimization for automotive industry applications of forming and joining technologies, multi-disciplinary design optimisation. Innovation management models in manufacturing entreprises.

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Engineering

Research: Engineering psychology and human factors; human-computer interaction; cognitive ergonomics; perception and psychophysics; cognitive psychology

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
VP Corporate Science and Technology Projects, TOTAL American Services Inc.

Research: Polymer Composites and Blends, Reaction Engineering, Catalysis, Energy systems, Renewables, Biomaterials, Hydrogen

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Multifunction Nanostructures, Targeted & Guided Bioimaging, Targeted Drug Delivery, Theranostics, Cancer Thermodynamics, Chaos of Biological Systems, Photoacoustic, Fluorescence, and Plasma Spectroscopy, Ferroscaffolds, Nanobiosensors Nano-based Laser Tissue Soldering, Fast dynamics studies, Micro/Nano Scale Heat Transfer, Nanoferrofluidics, and Laser-driven Mass Transfer.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials, nano-engineered composite materials, modeling of nanomaterial nucleation and growth in reactive thermofluids, thermal plasma technologies for energy and the environment.

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Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Seoul National University in 2005. He is a Research Officer at National Research Council Canada (NRC). With growing interest in energy, materials, and the environment, his research interest has focused on the development of new plasma technologies for renewable energy production, advanced nanomaterial synthesis, and thermo-chemical conversion of low-valued materials into value-added materials.

In 2009, he joined in NRC and is working on the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, graphene and boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). By leading the research at NRC, Dr. Kim recently made a seminal breakthrough in synthesis of BNNTs in bulk and demonstrated world's first pilot-scale production (ACS Nano 2014, also spotlighted by C&EN News, and commercialized with TEKNA in 2015), which helped place NRC as a world-leader in nanotechnology.

In recognition of his excellence in science and technology, Dr. Kim is a recipient of Public Service Award of Excellence 2015 in scientific contribution from the Government Canada (by Governor General, David Johnston) and named as the Engineer of the Year by the Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (2016). Dr. Kim has published over 30 journal papers and delivered over 25 invited/oral talks in many international conferences.

Adjunct Professor, General Engineering

Murray R. Metcalfe, Professor of Globalization in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Engineering

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Murray Metcalfe is Professor of Globalization in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering. He holds a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and a MS and PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. He began his professional career at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and then spent over 20 years in the venture capital industry in the US until returning to academia in 2008. In the spring of 2008 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Development Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. At U of T he is a member of the Centre for Global Engineering, and teaches a course entitled: Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems. Professor Metcalfe also serves as a senior advisor in the private equity area at Lee Munder Capital Group, an investment management firm in Boston. He has been involved with that firm since 2001, during which time it has grown from a start-up mode to managing over$4 billion (USD). Additionally he is involved in a number of not-for-profits in the areas of international development and social entrepreneurship, including the Acumen Fund, Echoing Green, and the Asian University for Women.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Joaquin E. Moran, PhD, P.Eng.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Wind Power, Renewable Power and Hybrid Energy Systems, Energy Management, Flow-Induced Vibrations, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Piezoelectric materials and applications, smart materials, sensors and actuators, underwater acoustics, energy harvesting, MEMS, Collaborative and multidisciplinary work, product and systems development.

Email: eprasad@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 705-444-1440

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S. Eswar Prasad has over 30 years experience at a senior management level in the industry. He is currently Chairman of Sensor Technology Limited, a company he founded in 1983. His experience encompasses fields of materials research (primarily piezoelectric ceramics and glasses), acoustic transducers, hydrophones, system design, and hardware development for defence, aerospace, medical and industrial sectors. S.Eswar Prasad has over 35 publications and over 70 conference presentations and was an invited speaker at several international meetings. He has also served on the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Smart Materials published by John Wiley & Sons, was the Canadian Representative of an International committee on sensors & actuators (American Ceramic Society) and a lecturer at a course organized by NATO Advanced Vehicle Technology Panel. S. Eswar Prasad is also currently on the board of directors of CANSMART, an organization dedicated to promoting smart structures in Canada.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Engineering

Email: asmiley@hfn.ca |

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Email: jtjong@ford.com |
W. David Warnica, PhD, P.Eng.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Moving-bed heat exchangers and steam-generator thermal hydraulics.

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Email: dr@drrobot.com |