Vincent Thomson


Werner Graupe Associate Professor of Manufacturing Automation


Ph.D. McMaster University

B.Sc. University of Windsor

Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 159 Map

External Website

514-398-2597 [office]

514-398-7365 [Fax]

vincent.thomson [at] (Email)

Research Interests

Primary Research Theme: Design and Manufacturing
Research Group/Lab : Manufacturing and Process Management

Process Management - The improvement of productivity and cycle time for manufacturing activities. Knowledge work activities are emphasized, e.g., design, production planning, concurrent engineering. Development of theories, metrics and new methods for engineering. Realtime Control - Cycle-to-cycle and in-cycle adaptive processes. Architectures for plant wide control.

Current Research Projects

  • Process Management
  • Production in Aerospace
  • Model-Based Control

Most Significant Publications

  • Bashir, H., Thomson, V., "Models for Estimating Design Effort and Time", Design Studies, (2001) Vol. 22, p141-155.
  • Bashir, H., Thomson, V., "Estimating Design Complexity", Journal of Engineering Design, 1999, Vol 10, No 3, p247-257.
  • Bashir, H., Thomson, V., "Metrics for Design Projects: A Review", Design Studies, 1999, Vol 20, No 3, p263-277.


MECH 497 Value Engineering
MECH 524 Compu Integrated Manufacturing
MECH 627 Manufacturing Industrial Stage
MECH 628 Manufacturing Case Studies
MECH 628D1 Manufacturing Case Studies
MECH 628D2 Manufacturing Case Studies
MECH 629 Manufacturing Industrial Sem
MECH 629D1 Manufacturing Industrial Sem
MECH 629D2 Manufacturing Industrial Sem

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