University of Waterloo

The Forming and Impact Mechanics Research group is under the direction of Professor Michael Worswick and focuses on the characterization and prediction of material behaviour under large plastic strains and/or elevated rates of deformation using a balance of experimental and analytical methods. Research on electromagnetic (EM) forming has been ongoing for over a decade and in the last five years the focus has broadened to EM joining processes. Specific areas of research include: increasing formability with EM forming, hybrid conventional/EM forming, joining of dissimilar metals and high strain rate materials characterization.

Professor and Canada Research Chair in “Light Weight Materials Under Extreme Deformation: Forming and Impact” Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering University of Waterloo
Michael Worswick, PhD, PEng, FCAE
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 CANADA
Tel: (519) 888-4567 extension 35830
Fax: (519) 885-5862