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Tom Wanyama, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor, Process Automation Technology
McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology
School of Engineering Technology | McMaster University


PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary- Calgary, Canada – June 2006

Certificate in University Teaching, University of Calgary – Calgary, Canada - March 2004

M. Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales - Sydney, Australia – April 1996

B. Sc. Engineering (Electrical), Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda – January 1994



Dr Tom Wanyama joined the Engineering Technology program as an assistant professor in May 2012. He has over 15 years of university teaching experience. Over that period he taught at Makerere University - Uganda a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate courses, including: Digital Electronics and Systems, Electricity and Magnetism, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Electrical Machines, Microwave Engineering, Data Communication and Computer Networks, Software Architecture, Software Design Process and Metrics. Moreover, he taught Computer Architecture at the University of Calgary – Canada.

Industrial Experience
Before joining the Engineering Technology program, Dr. Tom Wanyama led the team that developed, built and maintained packaging equipment for DuPont Canada at its Calgary distribution centre. Dr. Wanyama led the team that carried out simultaneous design of Mechanical, Electronic and Software Systems of packaging equipment (Nanomates, Fleximates, and Automated Scales for the Form Fill and Seal (FFS) machines and Tablemates). Moreover, he designed industrial Control Area Networks (CAN) based on TCP/IP, CsCAN, and Profinet. Dr. Wanyama has wide experience in the design and installation of electrical systems in Commercial and industrial buildings, and he continues to consult in the area of packaging systems automation

Dr. Wanyama’s research work falls in three areas, namely: System Composition and Integration, System Monitoring and Maintenance, and Tools for Personnel Training. He has published many Journal and conference paper, as well as book chapters.

Membership to Professional Organizations

Dr. Tom Wanyama is a professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta. He is also a professional member of the Institution of electrical and electronic Engineers (IEEE).