The following are the biographies of the instructors in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Kelvin Zhou, PhD, P. Eng.
Mechanical Design Project Instructor
Dr. Kelvin Zhou holds a PhD degree and has more than 10 years of design and manufacturing experience in mechanical engineering. He is currently working as a chief design engineer for a large consulting company specializing in mechanical design projects. He is also a mechanical design project instructor at Metro College of Technology. He is popular with his students because he brings his valuable working experience to his students through the design projects.
William Yan, M. Eng.
CNC & MasterCAM Instructor
William holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a senior CNC/MasterCAM Programmer and Senior Engineer, specializing in MasterCAM programming in an aircraft manufacturing company. He has over 20 years of working experience as a Machinist, senior CNC programmer & MasterCAM programmer in addition to his training experience in CNC (including 5-Axis milling machine) and CAD/CAM software applications.
John Scarborough, B. Eng.
CNC Programming Instructor
John brings to Metro College of Technology 30 years of manufacturing experience in CNC programming, CNC machining and mechanical design. He holds General Machinist, Mold Maker, Mastercam® and SolidWorks® certifications. With his CNC Programming and Mastercam® skills, John has had the opportunity to be involved with the automotive, aerospace, plastic container, robotics and footwear industries. Currently, he operates his own consulting business, where he offers mechanical CAD design, CNC programming and customized business services. Currently he is teaching CNC programming at Metro College of Technology. He enjoys working with students and sharing his many years of CNC programming and CNC machining knowledge along with valuable industry insider tips. He is a favorite with our students as he delivers extensive real world working experience, which students take away to build their new careers upon.
Ramana Rajasooriar, B. Eng.
CNC Operation Lab Instructor
Mr. Ramana Rajasooriar holds an engineering degree in mechanical manufacturing. He has more than 20 years of working experience in a CNC workshop. His expertise includes CNC programming and CNC set up operation. He is the CNC workshop manager of a manufacturing company in the GTA. He also works as a CNC Operation Lab Instructor on a part-time basis.
Vijay Gohil, M. Eng., P. Eng.
Mechanical Engineering Instructor
Vijay holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a Professional Engineer of Ontario. He has more than 10 years of design and teaching experience with a variety of CAD software skills. He is familiar with AutoCAD, MicroStation, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks and currently he is teaching AutoCAD, MicroStation, mechanical design principles and mechanical design project at Metro College of Technology. He believes that working with different CAD tools in mechanical engineering enrich the student learning experience in the classroom. His rich industrial design experience helps students close the gap between the classroom learning and the real working environment.