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Research Team

Michelle Chretien, BSc, PhD

Director, CAMDT

Michelle Chrétien is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies at Sheridan College. Michelle is passionate about the commercialization of innovation and public engagement in science. She has substantial experience with Canadian funding programs for academia, entrepreneurs, and small/medium-size enterprises and enjoys working with companies to help them achieve their business and technology goals.

Michelle received her BSc in Chemistry from Dalhousie University and PhD from the University of Ottawa for work in photochemistry and photophysics. Her PhD thesis was nominated for the Governor General’s Medal and was awarded the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists. Michelle was an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Montréal. Michelle has published 21 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 81 US patents on novel materials and manufacturing technologies.

Saleh Jiddawi, MBA, BASc.

Manager, CAMDT

Saleh Jiddawi is the Research Manager for the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT). In this role, Sal is responsible for supporting operations and research projects in the advanced manufacturing technology space.He has extensive experience in additive and digital manufacturing, robotics, and 3D printing. He has 6 pending applications and 1 active US patent in additive manufacturing. He holds an MBA from the University British Columbia and a BASc. in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo.Sal brings with him technical and business experience across several industries, from automotive, research, robotics, mobile, and medical device companies globally. He is passionate about the application of cutting-edge technology in the development of new products that transform the way we work and live.

Belinda Pompey

Assistant to the Director

Belinda Pompey is the Assistant to the Director for the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) at Sheridan College.

In this position, Belinda provides administrative assistance for the CAMDT director and principal investigators. She serves as the primary contact for external offices and assists with the coordination of various special projects and events.

John Phillips, Ph.D.

Design Engineer (3D Printing Medical Specialist)

Dr. John Phillips has been working as a Design Engineer for the past 15 years.  John tackles multidisciplinary problems with a diversity of software tools and advanced manufacturing methods to provide unique solutions to problems in the fields of science, engineering, and the arts.  He has provided products for groups such as NASA and the European Space Agency as well as custom solutions for the medical industry, agricultural/food sector, professional artists, and marketing tools for entrepreneurs.

Ramzy Ganady 

Research Technologist 

Ramzy Ganady is a Research Technologist for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology (CAMDT). He is a recent graduate of the Sheridan Electromechanical Diploma program.  During his time as a Sheridan student he worked on many applied research projects in CAMDT with various industry partners.  Ramzy has a passion for technology and is highly skilled in robotics, fabrication, design, 3-D printing, CNC machining & PLC programming. Over the last several years, he has also participated and played an essential role representing Sheridan in various winning competitions and projects; including the 2017 Electric Vehicle Challenge, 2019 World Skills Test Project, 2019 “La tête dans le nuage” exhibit at Le Musée de la civilisation in Québec, and 2019 SCADA System Design for ABC Exterior Systems.