Amir Khajepour is an outstanding graduate student mentor. A Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, he has supervised 71 master’s students, 58 doctoral students, and 39 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have taken up leadership roles in industry and academia.

Dr. Khajepour is known for inspiring his graduate students to become global leaders in the creation, dissemination and implementation of new knowledge. He integrates students into the culture of their discipline and helps them network with relevant individuals in their field. His current and former students benefit from collaborative projects with international experts, which expand their professional networks and enrich the quality of their research. Of Dr. Khajepour’s over 200 refereed journal articles, almost all have been co-published with his graduate students.