Patricio Mendez, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Email
pmendez@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 248-1587
Address
12-332 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Professor Mendez is the Weldco/Industry Chair in Welding and Joining and Director of Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining at University of Alberta. His teaching and research focus on physics and mathematics of welding and materials processing, including heat transfer, magnetohydrodynamics, arc plasma, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Applications include wear protection for mining, and oil extraction, alloy development, procedure development, new welding processes such as laser cladding, casting, solidification, and direct metal additive manufacturing using semi-solid processing. 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 the CWA. Awards include, UofA Outstanding Mentorship in Undergraduate Research, AWS William Irrgang Award, IIW Kenneth Easterling Award, the ASM Brian Ives Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the MIT Rocca Fellowship, and UBA Research Fellowship. He has 68 indexed publications and 9 patents.


Research

His teaching and research focus on physics and mathematics of welding and materials processing, including heat transfer, magnetohydrodynamics, arc plasma, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Applications include wear protection for mining, and oil extraction, alloy development, procedure development, new welding processes such as laser cladding, casting, solidification, and direct metal additive manufacturing using semi-solid processing. 

Keywords: Advanced welding and joining processes; modeling of multicoupled, multiphysics materials processes; semi-solid metals processing; scaling and similarity methods

Courses

CH E 314 - Heat Transfer

Principles of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Design and performance analysis of thermal systems based on these principles. Prerequisites: MATH 201, CH E 312. Corequisite: CH E 374.

Winter Term 2021
MAT E 481 - Fundamentals of Welding Engineering

Terminology, welding processes and materials considerations, mechanisms of welding including the welding arc, molten metal issues, mass and energy balances, heat transfer, basics of procedure development, design of weldments, codes and standards, non-destructive testing, guest lectures from industrial practitioners and specialists. Pre-requisites: Completion of 2 years in any engineering discipline or consent by Instructor.

Fall Term 2020
MAT E 681 - Advanced Welding Engineering

Terminology, welding processes and materials considerations, mechanisms of welding including the welding arc, molten metal issues, mass and energy balances, and heat transfer, basics of procedure development, design of weldments, codes and standards, and non-destructive testing, guest lectures from industrial practitioners and specialists. Completion of a report based on independent research is required. Credit cannot be obtained if previous credit has been obtained for MAT E 481.

Fall Term 2020

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