Dr. Ahmed Qureshi is the Director of the ADaMS Lab. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan. He then obtained both his M.Sc. in Design Innovation and Industrial Production and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Arts et Métier ParisTech in France. He has since established a strong profile as an educator, researcher, and industry consultant. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Design and Manufacturing for the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, where he founded the ADaMS Lab in July 2015. He brings a diverse background and skill set to the lab.
Dr. Qureshi’s research interests are centered around the areas of concurrent design and manufacturing with applications towards Design and Mnaufacturing Process improvement, Biomedical Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Automation. These are divided into five research themes that guide the ADaMS Lab’s work:
Lifecycle-based design, robustness in early design concept, robust design, virtual prototyping, design for X, and design for the developing world.
Tolerance analysis and optimization, and uncertainty management in manufacturing.
Variation management in FDM-based manufacturing processes, tolerancing for additive manufacturing, design for bio-printing, 3D scanning.
Design Theory & Methodology
Transdiciplinary design processes, cognitive aspects of transdisciplinary design, and automation through quantitative design processes.
Autonomous multi-rotor platforms for payload deployment, and model-based design.