McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence
University of New Brunswick
Dr. Edward Cyr is the inaugural recipient of the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation award at the University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE). Dr. Cyr completed both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees at the University of Waterloo conducting research in microstructure modelling of aluminum alloys in collaboration with General Motors. Dr. Cyr is also an avid curler and triathlete, winning a national title in university curling in 2013, and competing at the Ironman world championships in the same year. His current research interests are microstructure characterization of 3D printed metals, computer modelling of metal 3D printed structures, and cognitive design for additive manufacturing for aerospace, marine, and defence applications. Dr. Cyr is also an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNB.
For all of history, engineering and design has dictated a world of parts and assemblies. The additive manufacturing revolution is interrupting this notion, moving from synthesis to growth, opening new avenues in technology, design, and the way we interact with our world. In his research, Dr. Edward Cyr discovering new opportunities and challenges for the role of additive manufacturing in engineering and design in the fields of defence, aerospace, and marine manufacturing.