Instructor's Summary

Professor Chris Mechefske


Professor Chris Mechefske, PE, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an Authority and an International Expert in Machine Condition Monitoring, Fault Diagnosis, Vibration and Prdictive Maintenance with over 27 years of academic and industrial experience in this field. He is currently the Professor of Machinery Vibration & Condition Monitoring at Queens University, Ontario, Canada, where he is teaching and supervising postgraduate researchers (Masters, PhDs, Postdocs).

During his long career life, Professor Mechefske worked for many world-class companies such as Van-Rob, Mattamy Homes, Syncrude Canada, GM Defence, Ontario Power Generation, Philips, Boston Edison, Farmatic, Thames Valley, BTR Nylex, Cargill, Powertech and B.C. Hydro. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), East China Jiaotong University (China), Gunma University (Japan) and Monash University (Australia) and Chairman of the Canadian Machinery Vibration Association (CMVA) and Mechanical Vibration and Noise Committee of ASME.

Professor Mechefske is a Registered Professional Engineer and has PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Monash University (Australia), Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Guelph (Canada) with First-Class Honours. Further, he is a member of the Journal of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, Canadian Advisory Council (ISO Technical Committee 108), USA Vibration Institute (VI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME), British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Steering Committee of Asia Pacific Conference on Systems Integrity and Maintenance (ACSIM), Steering Committee of the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference (APVC). Moreover, he has 4 patents and numerous publications, proceedings, papers and presentations and he has received multiple awards from Canada, Australia, Japan, UK and USA for his excellent performance on Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring. His recent book “Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, Vibration and Shock Handbook” was just recently published by CRC Press (Florida, USA).