Xiris Automation is pleased to welcome Dr. Patricio Mendez as a special adviser to help the company develop new camera and inspection technologies for the welding industry. A world leading expert in Welding and Joining processes, Dr. Mendez is a Professor, the Weldco/Industry Chair in Welding and Joining, and Director of the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining at the University of Alberta.
His teaching and research focus on the physics and mathematics of welding and materials processing, including heat transfer, magnetohydrodynamics, arc plasma, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Applications include wear protection for mining, and oil extraction, alloy development, procedure development, new welding processes such as laser cladding, casting, solidification, and direct metal additive manufacturing using semi-solid processing. Professor Mendez holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from MIT, and a Mechanical Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He is the recipient of various research and teaching awards, and has 78 indexed publications and 9 patents.
Developing world class technology for the welding industry does not happen on its own. Instead, it involves a well curated team of technical experts in Optics, Electronics, Mechanical Design and Software, working hard to develop new and innovative technology. As a Special Adviser, Dr. Mendez will contribute to, and help steer this product development underway at Xiris.