Courses: ECOR1047; ECOR1048; MAAE2101; MAAE2300; MAAE4907C; AERO3002
Dr. Edward Cyr joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an Instructor in 2021. Edward earned his Ph.D. at the University Waterloo working in the Computational Mechanics Research Lab of Dr. Kaan Inal. His Ph.D. research focused on plasticity of aluminum alloys and using parallel computation and advanced microstructure models to predict formability and large strain behaviour of aluminum sheet alloys at elevated temperatures. After completing his PhD, Edward continued his research as the inaugural McCain Postdoctoral Fellow in Innovation at the University of New Brunswick. Interested in new additive manufacturing techniques for the marine and aerospace industries, he worked with Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi to develop computational models to describe thermo-mechanical behaviour of additively manufactured metals at the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. In 2019, Edward became the Director of Programs and Innovation at the Centre.
Dr. Cyr also has a long passion for teaching. Beginning early as a music teacher in Haliburton Ontario, Edward has worked as an Engineering Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo and completed his Fundamentals of University Teaching certification at Waterloo’s Centre for Teaching Excellence during his PhD. Edward was voted Class Prof in his first year as a Lecturer at Waterloo and continued to grow his passion for teaching during his postdoc at the University of New Brunswick. Edward’s teaching interests include Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Numerical Methods, Finite Elements, Metal Forming Analysis, and Plasticity. Outside of engineering, Edward is an avid curler, and has won silver and gold medals at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships while at the University of Waterloo.