Dr. S. C. Veldhuis


McMaster University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

Office: JHE 326C (Mail to JHE-310)
Voice: (905) 525-9140 x27044
Website: MMRI

  • B. Eng and Mgmt. McMaster University, 1990
    M. Eng., Carnegie Mellon University, 1992
    Ph.D., McMaster University, 1998

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing
  • Machine tools
  • Precision machining
  • Ultra precision machining
  • Manufacturing process modeling and simulation
  • Tribology
  • Nano indentation
  • Surface engineering
  • Hard wear protective coatings
  • Process optimization


Specific Research Activities

My current research interests lie in the area of high performance manufacturing with a specific focus on precision and ultra precision machining. The main objective of my research is to enhance competitiveness of machining operations by improving productivity and quality while reducing cost. The approach taken involves a detailed framework for selecting and developing tooling followed by process optimization which aims to fully utilize the capabilities of the tool and machine.

Selected Publications