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Adrian Gerlich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and part of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research at the university. He is affiliated with the Canadian Welding Association, American Welding Society, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Canada.

Professor Gerlich’s research interests are in the physical metallurgy of welded components, friction stir welding and processing, roll bonding, overlay welding, and material characterization of light alloys, steels, and metal matrix composites using quantitative electron microscopy.

His current efforts focus mainly on welding metallurgy of high strength steels, and dissimilar metal joining for transportation applications. To-date he has published over 60 journal papers, and 25 conference papers.