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Dr. Timber Yuen

Assistant Professor
Member of the McMaster Experiential Learning Task Force
B. Tech. Automotive & Vehicle Technology Program

Phone: 289-674-0250 x 59101

Address: MARC 270
Email: timber@mcmaster.ca



  • Ph.D. “Control of Robotic Fixtureless Assembly”, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University (1998)
  • M. Eng. “Adaptive Force Control for Robotic Disk Grinding”, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University (1991)
  • B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University (1989)

Industrial Experience:

  • Spar Aerospace, Brampton, ON, Robotic Dinosaur Motion Control Team, (1996-1998)
  • ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Cambridge, ON, System Specialist - Robotics, Fluid Dispensing & Vibration Control, (1998-2011) 

Courses Taught:

  • ENG TECH 1EL3 - Electricity and Electronics (Lab Instructor)
  • AUTO TECH 2TS3 - Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • AUTO TECH 3CT3 - Control Theory
  • AUTO TECH 3TS3 - Fluid Mechanics
  • AUTO TECH 3VD3 - Mechanical Vibrations
  • AUTO TECH 4DV3 - Vehicle Dynamics
  • AUTO TECH 4TR3 - Capstone Design


  • After designing and building automation equipment for 15 years, Timber joined the B. Tech. team as an assistant professor in July 2011.  The course materials he designs are always a nice balance between the theory and the practical knowledge. With industrial applications in mind, Timber employs insightful in-class demonstrations and interesting lab experiments to engage the students in the learning.
  • In his spare time, Timber likes to play with his audio systems. He is especially interested in tuning loud speakers. He also manages and runs the sound systems for his church.

Research Interests:

  • Fluid Dispensing, Robotics, Control Systems, Vibration Control & Experiential Learning.