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Become our Industrial Partner
If you operate an industrial company, you know that success and growth are often dependent on your ability to improve current products and imagine new ones. Outsourcing research and development has traditionally been a long term proposition, involving a significant investment of your financial and human resources.
What if you had an applied research and development partner who could access grants and other funding sources to double or even triple your R&D investment? What if this partner could transform your research challenge into a solution in two to three years instead of the usual three to five?
That’s exactly what Lassonde’s Department of Mechanical Engineering industry-mechanical partnership can do for you.
Find out more and contact our chair for more information:
Zheng Hong (George) Zhu,
Professor and Department Chair,
Tier 1 York Research Chair in Space Technology
416 736 2100 ext. 77729
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an innovative approach to matching graduate students with industry research and development projects. Our graduate engineers have completed their undergraduate engineering degrees and are working on advanced degrees that give them additional tools to tackle complex R&D projects. So, when you partner with Lassonde Mechanical Engineering, your company benefits from onsite state-of-the-art research and development expertise while our graduate engineers have the opportunity to solve real world problems.
Our graduate engineers are assigned projects as their graduate work, so they have a professional and personal interest in ensuring the project is successful, on time and on budget. Your company’s technical staff provides mentorship and technical supervision in collaboration with the participating Engineering professor. Our Engineering staff also provides quality assurance, project management and technical mentorship. In addition, we manage all the administration related to the student and their project, thus freeing you to focus on your core business.
Time and money drive advanced engineering degree programs. That means our students are required to complete their graduate degrees within a fixed period of time. Working with Lassonde Mechanical Engineering, you can expect results within one to three years, depending on the project requirements. That’s at least two years sooner than most private research and development firms can deliver.
In addition to an outstanding team of engineers, scientists, researchers and administrators, you will access to cutting edge equipment and facilities to support your project. The Mechanical Engineering building on the Keele campus houses a modern, well-equipped machine shop and state-of-the-art laboratories.
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