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Brian Surgenor

Program Director

Brian Surgenor

Dr. Surgenor has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's, an MEng from McMaster, and his PhD from Queen’s – earned while working as a sessional instructor. He has been instrumental in driving innovative research and teaching in the department since his arrival. Dr. Surgenor has held several administrative positions including Head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering from (1993-2002), Acting Head in 2007 and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Research and External Affairs) (2008 – 2013) and Vice-Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) (2013-2016). Dr. Surgenor believes in the importance of multi-disciplinary approaches, innovation and growth which was evident while he served as a Project Manager during the design and construction of Mitchell Hall and is currently an active member of Ingenuity Labs Research Institute.

Keyvan Hastrudi-Zaad

Undergraduate Chair

Kayvan Hastrudi-Zaad

Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, in 2000. As well as heading up the MRE program, he is co-director of BioRobotics Research Laboratory and a member of the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute. Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad's research interests include control systems design for telerobots and haptic interfaces, biomedical robotics, autonomous vehicles, and system dynamics identification and modeling.

Administrative Staff

Mary Bouchard

Lauren Hare

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Beamish-Munro Hall, Room 112

613-533-6000 ext. 75369 for all MRE Undergraduate Program inquiries


Mary Bouchard

Program Manager

Beamish-Munro Hall, Room 113

613-533-6000 ext. 75427 for all MRE Undergraduate Program inquiries


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