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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Brian W. Surgenor, P.Eng

Professor

Room 225, Nicol Hall
Phone: (613) 533-2568
Fax: (613) 533-6489
Email: brian.surgenor@queensu.ca

Areas of Research

  • Manufacturing process automation
  • Machine vision for inspection
  • Pneumatic servosystems
  • Mechatronics engineering education

Surgenor 2011

gantry polishing configuration

The basic research interest of Prof. Surgenor is in the area of pneumatic servosystems. Exposure to industrially based automation problems led to an applied research interest in the area of intelligent algorithms for machine vision systems as applied to inspection in manufacturing processes. Prof. Surgenor is also active in the field of mechatronic system design education.

Click here for further information on current projects in the Intelligent Automation Laboratory.

Student Coursework Projects (from 2016)

Recent Graduate Theses

  • Fault Detection and Classification in Automated Assembly Machines Using Machine Vision, Vedang Chauhan (2016 PhD grad)
  • ANNs for Fault Detection and Identification on an Automated Assembly Machine, Heshan Fernando (2014 MASc grad)
  • Position Control of a Pneumatic System using Adaptive Intelligent Methods, Behrad Dehghan (2012 MASc grad)
  • Machine Vision Based Inspection: Case Studies on 2D Illumination and 3D Depth Sensors, Mike Yan (2012 MASc grad)
  • Vision- Based Fault Detection in Assembly Automation , Greg Szkilnyk (2012 MASc grad)

Courses

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