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Dr. Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan
Associate Professor
BASc, MSc, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 556612

Areas of Academic Interest


Advanced manufacturing

3D printing

Artificial intelligence



Year University Degree
1999 University of Victoria PhD
1994 University of Victoria MSc
1992 University of Waterloo BASc

Selected Courses

Course Code Course
MEC 825 Mechanical Design
MEC 431 Advanced Manufacturing
MEC 830 Mechatronics Systems Design


Vincent Chan believes that a drive to improve or perfect lies at the heart of engineering. “I see it in my students,” he says. “They start with questions about how something works and quickly get to how it could work better. It’s an inclination that all engineers have.”

Chan’s family members have this inclination, too. His grandfather was a civil engineer and his older brothers work in the electrical and chemical disciplines. As a mechanical engineer, Chan is particularly interested in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics, such as using machine vision to regulate quality control, with the ultimate goal of making manufacturing processes cheaper, faster and better. “I guess the family business is fixing and improving things.”

 Vincent’s LinkedIn Profile (external link, opens in new window) 

Vincent Chan

“The best part of my day is when a student catches on to a new concept.”

  • Advanced Manufacturing Lab
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • SPIE
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)