posted on June 19: Elbestawi named engineering dean


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Mo Elbestawi”]Mechanical engineering professor Mo Elbestawi has been named dean of engineering. He begins his five-year term on July 1.

Elbestawi arrived at McMaster 15 years ago and since that time has
consolidated his reputation as a leading researcher, teacher and

A graduate of Alexandria University, Elbestawi earned his M. Eng and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering at McMaster. He then worked for
several years in industrial research and development before returning to the University in 1986 as an associate professor.

He recently completed two terms as chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

His industrial experience has proven invaluable in his ability to
mobilize resources to support research. Founder of the Intelligent
Machines and Manufacturing Research Centre, he has most recently devoted his time to the establishment of the newly created McMaster
Manufacturing Research Institute where he serves as director.

As well, he holds the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Precision Machining and the Braley-Orlick Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

“I am confident that under Mo's leadership the Faculty of Engineering
will continue to build its reputation as one of the country's premier
engineering schools,” said McMaster President Peter George.