Directory of Experts
Back to search results
René Mayer
B.Ing. (Poly), Ph.D. (Surrey)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Professor Mayer's research work is primarily in the area of precision engineering. Precision here refers to the dimensional and geometric characteristics of manufactured products. It requires the ability to make and measure the key characteristics on the parts and also to measure and act upon key process characteristics, those that directly impact the part quality. In other words, it is about making things accurately in a productive manner. It is also about making things always more accurate to meet the demand in various industries including the aeronautics, automotive, electronics, biomedical industries.

  • Precision Engineering

  • Manufacturing

  • Calibration

  • Metrology

  • Machine tools

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1702 Advanced manufacturing
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2108 Aerospace, aeronautical and automotive engineering
  • 2109 Mechanical systems and instrumentation


Recent publications


Brief biographical history: Received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey (England) in 1988 on laser tracking instruments development for industrial robot metrology.  After tenure at the University of Surrey, he joined École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1993 where he teaches and conducts research in manufacturing metrology with a team of graduate students.  He has active collaboration with the Canadian aerospace industry as well as local and international academics.

Main actiivities: Machine tool error modelling, automation of machine tool precision monitoring and compensation, on-machine metrology.

Memberships in Professional, Learned and Academic Societies: CEng (UK), PEng (Canada), Fellow CIRP, Fellow IMechE



Coordinate metrology; machine tool metrology and calibration; geometric dimensionning and tolerancing (GD&T)

Supervision at Polytechnique


Other achievements

Passed PhD students

Babak Beglarzadeh (2022)

Sareh Esmaeili (2021)

Saeid Sepahi-Boroujeni (2021)

Kanglin Xing (2019)

Najma Alami Mchichi (2018)

Anna Los (2017)

Elie BItar-Nehme (2017)

Michal Rak (2016)

Mizanur Rahman (2016)

Apple Mahmud (2015)

Dong Xuan Truong (2015)

Mehrdad Givi (2015)

Rachid Guiassa (2012)

Abdelhak Nafi (2011)

Tibet Erkan (2010)

Mohamed Slamani (2009)

Tevfik Onat Ekinci (2009)

Roxanne Andrian (2001)

Ahn Vu Phan (1997)

Yousef Mir (1996)

Current PhD students

Rosalie Woulache

Min Zeng

Babak Beglarzadeh