Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Instruction and Leadership Team

Instruction Team

The instructors for the MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing are renowned experts who have built strong connections and research partnerships with leading industry players.

Dr. Warren Poole

Warren Poole

Dr. Warren Poole worked for two years in the research and development group of Dofasco Inc., after receiving his BESc degree in materials engineering from the University of Western Ontario. In 2006, he was named the Rio Tinto Alcan Professor in Materials Process Engineering, and he is currently the head of materials engineering at UBC. Dr. Poole’s research interests include advanced aluminum alloys, high strength and high formable steels, metal matric composites and microstructure and property models.

dr. Steven Cockcroft

Steve Cockcroft

Dr. Cockcroft received his B.A.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering 1984, M.A.Sc. in Metals and Materials Engineering 1987 and Ph.D. in Metals and Materials Engineering in 1990 all from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He currently holds the TIMET Professorship in Advanced Titanium Processing and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Cockcroft’s expertise lies in the study of the processes used to transform metals into advanced light metal alloy mill-products and components. Focus areas include, additive manufacturing (3D printing), casting processes and electron beam and plasma cold hearth melting processes. His work often combines the development of sophisticated computer-based models with laboratory and industrial measurements.

Leadership Team

Get to know the Advanced Material Manufacturing Directors who are leading the program.

Dr. Daan Maijer

Daan Maijer

Dr. Daan Maijer received his BASc and PhD in Metals and Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1994 and 1999, respectively. He is currently the director of the Integrated Engineering Program and a professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at UBC. Dr. Maijer’s research is industry-oriented and has led to collaborations with companies within Canada (Alcan International Ltd., Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc., and Timminco Ltd.) and abroad (Corus, Titanium Metals Corp. and The Timken Co.).


Dr. Chad Sinclair

Chad Sinclair

Dr. Chad Sinclair studied materials engineering at McMaster University, where he obtained his PhD in materials science. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow jointly at the UGINE-ALZ (now APERAM) Stainless Steel Research Centre and INP Grenoble (France) on topics related to the processing and properties of ferritic stainless steels, including the phenomenon of ridging. In 2002, he joined the Department of Materials Engineering at UBC.


Dr. Casey Keulen

UBC MEL AMM Casey Keulen

Dr. Casey Keulen has a PhD from the University of Victoria in Mechanical Engineering and a Professional Engineering License (PEng) in the province of British Columbia. His research interests include the processing of out-of-autoclave composite materials (specifically liquid composite moulding processes), embedded fiber optic smart composite structures, and automotive composites.


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