The University of Western Ontario
Dr. Ovidiu-Remus Tutunea-Fatan
Dr. Evgueni Bordatchev
Jonas Churchill-Baird has received his Bachelors of Engineering Science in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario in 2021. He is currently in the process of obtaining his Masters of Engineering Science in Mechanical co-supervised by Dr. Tutunea-Fatan from the University of Western Ontario and Dr. Bordatchev from the National Research Council of Canada. Jonas research is within the field of micromachining, mainly focusing on the application of functionality to a surface, specifically V-grooves/micro-riblets fabrication. During his undergraduate years, Jonas was the suspension lead for Western’s Baja SAE club. He was also the director of marketing for Westerns Students Fight Parkinson’s Club.
Otoniel Fernandes Rangel is a Master of Enginneering Science student at the University of Western Ontario whose work is focused on microfabrication and practical applications of V-grooves. His research is rooted in creating cutting strategies to optimize the fabricaiton process of V-grooves. Namely, investigating how cutting parameters (depth of cut, cutting speed, etc) influence the cutting force, burr formation, and practical application in open capillary channels and hydrophobic surfaces.
Honghe (Richard) Wu is an Engineering undergraduate student from The Univeristy of Western Ontario. Currently working as an Co-op student researcher at the National Research Council of Canada on laser manufacturing technologies.