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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Dr. Jana Abou-Ziki

Dr. Jana Abou-Ziki

BSc, PhD, P.Eng

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact information

 2000 Simcoe Street North
  Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
  Office: ACE 2024

 905.721.8668 ext. 5725

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  • Spark Assisted Chemical engraving (SACE)
  •  Hybrid additive-subtractive micro-manufacturing
  •  Surface functionalization
  •  Microfluidic devices
  •  Advanced manufacturing
  •  Electroplating and electroforming of 3D printed parts
Graduate Certificate (University Teaching)
Concordia University, Canada 2015

PhD (Mechanical engineering)
Concordia University, Canada 2014

BSc (Mechatronics Engineering)
Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon 2009

Master Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laurentian University of Sudbury (2015-2018)

Design for Manufacturing

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Modeling Manufacturing systems

Advanced manufacturing processes and methodologies

Capstone project supervision

Awarded Concordia University Achievement Plaque (2017)

Nominated for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015)

Awarded Golden Medal from The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (2014)

Carolyn & Richard Renaud Teaching Assistantship (2014)

Doctorate Thesis ranked Outstanding (2014)

Ph.D. Seminar Award (2013)

John W. O'Brien Graduate Research Fellowship (2012)

FQRNT DE Doctoral Scholarship; awarded by name, withdrawn due to holding PBEEE Quebec Merit Scholarship (2012)

Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students (Programme de Bourses d'Excellence pour Étudiants Étrangers-PBEEE) FQRNT (2012-2014)

Concordia University Full Tuition Remission (2012)

Concordia University Travel Award (2011-2012)

Posalux Excellence Scholarship (2011-2014)

Concordia University Partial Tuition Remission (2010-2011)

RHU Partial Ruition Remission (2006-2009)

RHU Dean's Honor List (2007-2009)

Abou Ziki J.*, Wuthrich R. (2021). Effect of Machining Limiting Factors on Drilling Progress during Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving (SACE): General Trends. Ceramics. 8: 618-627.

Seyedi Sahebari S.M., Barari A., Abou Ziki J.* (2021). Neural Network Signal Processing in Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving (SACE) Micromachining. 14th IEEE International Conference on Industry Applications (INDUSCON), pp. 1169-1176, doi: 10.1109/INDUSCON51756.2021.9529814.

Bassyouni, Z., Abou Ziki, J.D.* (2020) The Capabilities of Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving: A Review.  J. Manuf. Mater. Process.  4: 99

Hof L, Abou Ziki J. (2017). Micro-hole Drilling on Glass Substrates- A Review. Micromachines (MDPI). 8: 53-76.

Abou Ziki J, Wüthrich R. (2015). Nature of Drilling Forces during Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. Manufacturing Letters. 4: 10-13.

Abou Ziki J, Hof L, Wüthrich R. (2015). The Machining Temperature during Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving of Glass. Manufacturing Letters. 3: 9-13.

Abou Ziki J, Wüthrich R. (2015). The Machining Gap during Constant Velocity-feed Glass Micro-drilling by Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. Journal of Manufacturing Processes. 19: 87-94.

Abou Ziki J, Wüthrich R. (2013). Forces Exerted on the Tool-electrode during Constant-feed Glass Microdrilling by Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 73: 47-54.

Abou Ziki J, Didar T, Wüthrich R. (2012). Micro-texturing Channel Surfaces on Glass with Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 57: 66-72.

Abou Ziki J, Wüthrich R. (2012). Tool Wear and Tool Thermal Expansion during Micro-machining by Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 61: 481-486.

Wüthrich R, Abou Ziki J. (2014). Micromachining Using Electrochemical Discharge Phenomenon: Fundamentals and Application of Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. 2nd: 218. William Andrew.

Wüthrich R, Abou Ziki J, El-Haddad R. (2014). Electrochemical Reactors. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. 34-45. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Wüthrich R, Hof L, Abou Ziki J, Cusanelli G, Thibaut P. (2017). Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving machine, a workpiece machined by the machine, and a process related thereof. WO201706458. Switzerland.

Seyedi Sahebari S.M., Barari A., Abou Ziki J.D. Enhancing the Gas Film Stability during Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving (SACE) Process. CSME International Congress, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 27-30, 2021.

Ikwuagwu I., Kiani A., Abou Ziki J.D.* Nanofiber-coated glass microstructures for lab-on-chip devices. 1st International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering, New Jersey, USA, June 11-14, 2019.

Ikwuagwu I., Kiani A., Abou Ziki J.D. Hybrid method combining SACE micro-machining and laser processing to fabricate glass micro-features with special surface properties. 13th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Oshawa, Canada, August 12-14, 2019.

Abou Ziki J.D. Investigating the surface layer of micro-features machined by Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving. 13th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Oshawa, Canada, August 12-14, 2019.