Dr. Hani Naguib is a Professor at the University of Toronto and a Canada Research Chair in Smart and Functional Materials. He is the Director of the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. Dr. Naguib is the recipient of numerous honours and awards such as the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award, a Canada Foundation for Innovation award, and the faculty Early Teaching Award. He is a Professional Engineer in Canada, a Chartered Engineer in U.K., a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining IOM3 in UK, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers SPE and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers CSME. He continues to serve on the technical divisions’ board of directors for the SPE, ASME, ASM and CSME and to organize and chair various conferences, symposia and seminars at national and international conferences. Dr. Naguib is the Associate Editor of the IOP Journal of Smart Materials, Journal of Cellular Plastics and Cellular Polymers.
His research scope encompasses the area of advanced materials and manufacturing, and enabling materials and technologies. His major expertise is in the area of smart and active materials; nanostructured polymers and composites; and bio-based materials. His group has applied these materials in a range of industrial and health care technologies such as smart sensors and actuators, energy management materials, batteries and supercapacitors, artificial muscles, smart textiles, biomedical and clinical devices. The main goal of his research program is to develop sustainable and transformational materials and manufacturing for the energy management, and health care sectors.