Paula Meyer

Paula Meyer
School School of Engineering and Technology
ProgramBachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Professional Engineer, Province of Ontario
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Master's of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Society (minor in philosophy), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • DSGN73030 - Design of Machine Elements I
  • DSGN73050 - Design of Machine Elements II
  • DSGN73105 - Analysis and Design of Mechanisms
  • MECH73255 - Year 3 Project – A
  • MECH73265 - Year 3 Project – B
  • LAW74600 - Law Ethics and Professional Practice
  • QUAL74035 - Quality Assurance
  • MECH3080 - Thermodynamics (Mechanical Engineering Technology)
  • IFME1080 - Fluid Power (Mechanical Engineering Technology)
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Machine Tools
  • Vibrations
  • Project Management
  • Mechatronics
  • Stress Analysis
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 9+ years in industry. Positions held include:
    • Project Manager, RWDI
    • Senior Engineer, AMEC NSS Ltd.
    • Senior Contact Engineer, General Motors of Canada Ltd.
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

  • Ph.D. thesis: "A Framework for Enhancing the Accuracy of Ultra Precision Machining"
  • Master's thesis: "Accuracy Analysis and Calibration of a Hexapod Machine Tool"

Additional Information
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering Year 3 Project coordinator for:
    • Design and fabrication of an Automated Assembly Proof of Concept
    • Design and build a proof of concept for a hockey puck de-molding and de-flashing machine
    • Design and fabrication of an eavestrough leaf and debris guard for water reclamation
    • Automated modular bottling line equipment
    • Proof of concept of an automated bean top cutting mechanism