Farzad Rayegani Ph.D., P.Eng
Fellow of Engineers Canada; Associate Dean, Professor, School of Engineering; Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
Dr. Farzad Rayegani is credited with developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address technological and educational need of Halton and Peel regions in CANADA. Over the past 15 years, he has been simultaneously partnering with SME enterprises on product and process innovation projects while developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address issues of product development / refinement, process automation, systems integration and manufacturing management. In the past few year, this work has been bolstered by a range of successful, high-profile, federally-funded projects with companies in Halton and Peel regions in CANADA.
Under his leadership, through Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Sheridan has been reaching out to a significant number of manufacturers in Canada, particularly small and medium enterprises, to support adoption and integration of efficient manufacturing practices and product innovation performance and improvements. CAMDT now supports over a dozen local and regional SMEs who are struggling with limited availability of technological, human, financial, and management resources.
Under his leadership, Sheridan College recently become a member of the CDIO Initiative – a worldwide movement to restore the balance between teaching practice skills and the fundamentals of math and science to engineering students. What started as a partnership between MIT and a few Swedish universities in 2001 has gained significant international momentum with 120 institutions adopting the model.Sheridan is the fifth Canadian institution and the first college in the world to be accepted.
As a CDIO collaborator, Dr. Rayegani is seeking to develop new curriculum structure based on a new philosophy for engineering education, the framework educates students to Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate complex, value-added engineering products, processes and systems in a modern, team-based, global environment.Rich in project-based, hands-on learning, he aims to produce engineers who are ‘ready to engineer’ when they graduate.
Dr. Rayegani is ASME Chair on Additive Manufacturing. As the Committee Chair, he will be leading the launch of ASME’s inaugural additive manufacturing challenge designed to give mechanical and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency. In the role of the Chair, he will also be collaborating with ME Department Heads to develop educational material on behalf of ASME to benefit the educators and students.
In recognition of his achievements, Rayegani has been named a Fellow of Engineers Canada and Chair, Additive Manufacturing of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was awarded a leadership Excellence Award in 2015 from CiCan, the National Association of Colleges and was recognized with the Brampton (CANADA) Board of Trade's Leadership Award at its 2016 Business Excellence Awards.
Dr. Rayegani has been a full-time professor in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology since 2004. Currently he is Associate Dean of School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology and Director of Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT).