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McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L8

Room: ETB 535
(Engineering Technology Building)

Date & Time:

November 20, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


McMaster University
SimuTech Group, Inc.


This event is FREE to attend. Limited seats available. Please register to reserve your seat today!

Insight Into Advanced Engineering Strategies
Design for Additive

Join us on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at McMaster University where industry and academic experts will discuss and review insights into new and upcoming product development trends.

Robert Scriban
Business Development Manager
SimuTech Group – ANSYS

Tel: 416-928-9614
Email: rscriban@simutechgroup.ca

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McMaster University in partnership with SimuTech Group, brings together researchers and experts from industry and academia to discuss growing product complexity and how challenges in design and manufacturing can be addressed with advanced engineering strategies.

For smart devices, the combination of software, electronics, and hardware design challenges significantly increases the complexity of the product's architecture and expands the scope of engineering design. Smart interconnected products have thousands of unique requirements that are served by multiple components.

Abdul Khan
Inside Sales and Marketing Representative
SimuTech Group – ANSYS

Tel: 416-644-4037
Email: akhan@simutechgroup.ca

Charles Simoneau, PhD
FEA Consulting Engineer, SimuTech Group

From 2006 to 2016, Charles Simoneau completed his bachelor, master, and doctorate at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal. During his graduate studies, he attained experience with (FEA) in structural mechanics and with the metal AM Process. Charles joined SimuTech early in 2018 actively working on the AM process simulation. He is also a part-time undergraduate lecturer at ETS.

Current and fast-developing technologies require more discussion between academia and industry. Join us at our free seminar where industry and academia help you navigate through product development trends from design to manufacturing.



Szymon Buhajczuk P.Eng., MASc
Engineering Manager, SimuTech Group

Szymon is an Engineering Manager at SimuTech Group’s Toronto, Ontario office.  He graduated from Ryerson University’s Master of Applied Science program, specializing in Aerospace Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).  His current duties include managing one of the Toronto engineering teams as well as performing analysis in the fields of CFD and Fluid Structure Interaction. This includes consulting services projects and technical support done on the ANSYS CFX, FLUENT, AIM and IcePak line of products.  In his personal time Szymon pursues hobbies in animation, visual effects, and development of Virtual Reality experiences.

Dr. Siavash Khajehhasani, PhD, P.Eng.
Microsat Systems Canada Inc.

Deep knowledge of CFD, thermal/stress analysis, aerodynamics, mechanical/aerospace/space component design, optimization, fluid mechanics, turbulence modeling, heat transfer and turbomachinery. Dr. Khajehhasani is the Lead Mechanical Engineer and Senior Analyst at MSCI in Mississauga.

Dr. Elbestawi's experience spans several research and administrative roles over 30 years, including Vice President- Research and International Affairs, Dean of Engineering, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and founding Director of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute. His experience in industry included research engineer, unit head-structural dynamics, and Ontario Hydro Research Division. Currently, he is the Director of McMaster's W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT).

Dr. Mo Elbestawi
McMaster University

Nejib is an Additive Manufacturing Specialist at Liburdi Automation Inc. Nejib has a PhD in philosophy, mining and materials engineering from McGill University with a MSc in mechanical engineering.

Nejib Chekir, PhD
Liburdu Automation Inc.

Mostafa Yakout is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Additive Manufacturing Group (AMG) at McMaster University. His research interests include metal additive manufacturing, design optimization, and material characterization. He is a member of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and International Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations (IIAV). He is also a voting member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing and Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys. He is a peer reviewer for Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology; Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Machines; Vibration; Processes; Applied Sciences; Designs; Materials; International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration; ASME Turbo Expo. 

Mostafa Yakout, PhD.
McMaster University


8:30 AM

9:00 AM
Mostafa (McMaster) & Robert (ANSYS) -Introduction

9:10 AM
Professor Mo Elbestawi (McMaster) - Welcoming and Keynote: Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

10:00 AM

10:10 AM
Charles Simoneau (SimuTech Group) - End to End Additive Manufacturing Process

11:30 AM
Siavash Khajehhasani (Microsat Systems) - Simulation and Design

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
Amir Seif (AB Sciex) - Engineering Validation

1:20 PM
Nick Rapolti (SimuTech Group) - Electrification and Simulation

2:00 PM
Nejib Chekir (Liburdi) - The Use of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

2:30 PM
Closing Remarks

2:30 PM
Lab Tours

Amir Seif, MSc

As a Simulation Engineer at Sciex, Amir is involved in the finite element multi-physics simulation of mass spectrometer system components. In this position, he helps develop standards, guidelines, and practices to ensure precise and accurate solutions. Before joining Sciex, Amir was a mechanical designer for Linear Transfer and a Lead Designer on several mechanical press transfer designs. Amir has a MSc in Applied science and a BSc from Ryerson University in Aerospace Engineering.