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Edris Hassan

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, P.Eng., PMP, LEED, CUTL


Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Edris Hassan is an Assistant Professor at Lassonde School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Program, where he brings over 15 years of experience in academia and 8 years in progressively responsible supervisory and management roles in the industry. With a focus on engineering design, product development, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, project management, energy, and green building practices, Dr. Hassan has led multidisciplinary teams and acquired a wealth of knowledge across various domains.

He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University, Canada, and has completed a Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (CUTL). Dr. Hassan is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI-USA, and a LEED Green Associate certified by USGBC.

Throughout his career in academia, Dr. Hassan has been focusing on bridging the gap between industry and academia by developing balanced curricula and leading applied research and development projects. His teaching experience spans sophomore engineering courses to senior applied mechanics and design courses, including supervision of capstone design projects and graduate students collaborating with industries and participating in international competitions. Dr. Hassan has also implemented curriculum- and industry-specific software and machinery to create a technology-enriched learning environment.

With a strong background in additive manufacturing, composite materials, smart structures, electro-mechanical experimental design, product architecture and prototyping, digital manufacturing, project management, energy, and engineering consultancy, Dr. Hassan has collaborated with researchers and stakeholders from various institutes. His scholarly work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences.

Dr. Hassan has demonstrated leadership through chairing, coordinating, and mentoring academic and technical groups, academic accreditation teams, and committees. His contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career.

Looking ahead, Dr. Hassan is committed to continuous learning and improvement in teaching, research, and consultancy. He aims to create a learning environment that inspires students to gain solid engineering knowledge and fosters innovation in engineering practices.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Composite Materials
  • Smart Structures
  • Biomechanics
  • Clean Technology

Recent courses taught

  • Introduction to Engineering.
  • Engineering Design and Graphics.
  • Mechanics of Materials.
  • Mini Design 1 & 2.
  • Materials Science.
  • Machine Elements Design.
  • Product Design and Development.
  • Manufacturing Processes.
  • System-level Engineering.
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials.
  • Finite Element Analysis: Theory & Application.

Dr. Hassan is dedicated to fostering a dynamic learning environment tailored to diverse learning styles and cultural backgrounds. His teaching philosophy emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and hands-on learning experiences. By integrating design project-based, student-centered, and experiential learning methods, along with active engagement techniques such as flipped classrooms, Dr. Hassan ensures his courses resonate with students' needs and aspirations. Moreover, his collaborative endeavors with local industries enrich the educational experience, preparing students for real-world challenges and opportunities.