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Dr. Timber Yuen, P.Eng.

Program Chair, B.Tech. Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Assistant Professor

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology
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Research Clusters:
MARC 270
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After working in the industry designing automation equipment for 15 years, Dr. Yuen joined the B.Tech. team as an Assistant Professor in July 2011. With industrial applications in mind, he employs insightful in-class demonstrations and interesting lab experiments to engage students in the learning process.

In his spare time, Dr. Yuen  likes to play with audio systems. He is especially interested in tuning loud speakers. He also manages and runs the sound systems for his church.


B. Eng., McMaster; (Mechanical Engineering)

M. Eng., McMaster; (Adaptive Control of Robotic Grinding)

Ph. D, McMaster; (Vibration Control for Robotic Assembly)

Did you know…

Dr. Yuen's research interests include Fluid Dispensing, Robotics, Control Systems, Vibration Control & Experiential Learning.


  • McMaster Student Union, MSU Teaching Award - Faculty of Engineering (2020/2021)
  • Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University - Dean's Teaching Honor Roll (Top 20 Professors Based on Teaching Evaluation) 
  •           12 Consecutive Terms 2014 - 2019
  • 15 Years of 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)
  • P. Eng. (Ontario)