Hani Naguib

Hani Naguib is a Professor at the University of Toronto, and director of the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. His major expertise is in the area of advanced manufacturing of emerging materials including smart materials, adaptive structures, and biomaterials. His research group focus on new micro and nanofabrication and additive manufacturing techniques for these systems. Naguib is the recipient of many honours and awards such as the Canada Research Chair, the Premier’s Early Research Award of Ontario, the Canada Foundation of Innovation, and the faculty Early Teaching Award. He is a Professional Engineer in Canada, a Chartered Engineer in U.K., Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining IOM3, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers SPE, Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers CSME, and Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. The main goal of his research program is to develop sustainable and transformational materials and manufacturing for the energy, environment and health care sectors. 

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  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
  • Naguib's research scope encompasses the area of manufacturing of new materials and systems. His expertise is in the area of smart materials, adaptive structures and biomaterials. His lab focuses on advancing these materials and their properties and using them to improve current technologies in the clinical and rehabilitation engineering. Examples are development of biosensors and actuators for wearables, implants and soft robotics; clinical tools and devices; medical phantoms with multimodal properties. New fabrication technologies for these materials and systems including micro and nanofabrication, 3D printing, electrochemical synthesis. Characterization of materials systems: mechanical, viscoelastic, thermal, electric, biological. Analytical and numerical simulation of these materials and systems.