June 4 – 6, 2019 | Edmonton EXPO Centre | Edmonton, Alberta
Prof Mendez is the Weldco/Industry Chair in Welding and Joining and Director of Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining at University of Alberta. His research focuses on physics and mathematics of welding, with applications to metal transfer in GMAW, weld pool defects, FSW, plasma arcs, microjoining, and metallurgy. Most recently his work at the CCWJ has made significant contributions to the development of processes and consumables for wear protection overlays. Before joining the University of Alberta in January 2009, he taught and researched at the Colorado School of Mines. Before that, he was a consulting engineer at Exponent Inc. In 1995 Dr. Mendez co-founded Semi-Solid Technologies Inc. in Cambridge, MA. Prof. Mendez holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. degree in Materials Engineering MIT, and a Mechanical Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a Fellow of the AWS, and other distinctions are the CWA Fellowship Award, AWS William Irrgang Award, IIW Kenneth Easterling Award, the ASM Brian Ives Award, and the NSF CAREER Award.