Research & Innovation

Rick Williston


M. E. Sc. Material Science and Engineering, University of Western
B.Sc. Applied Physics, University of Waterloo

Research Expertise

  • Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Design

Bio & Academic Background

Rick Williston has 30 years of experience in the high tech manufacturing sector including technology development and commercialization in the areas of flat panel displays, diamond growth, compound semiconductor production and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Rick has primarily worked in Microsystems, MEMS and advanced materials, but this has also entailed engagement with the aerospace, sensor, automotive defence, telecom, biomedical, and a variety of other industries as well. Rick has extensive experience in management of technical staff, successfully negotiating and working with researchers and academics, and management of industrial projects.

Rick assumed the role of Project Manager/Research Engineer at the Bluewater Technology Access Centre (BTAC) within Lambton College's Applied Research & Innovation department in 2017.

Research Areas

Advanced Manufacturing

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