Phil Koshy, PhD PEng FCIRP



Department of Mechanical Engineering

326E, John Hodgins Engineering Building

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7



+1 905 525 9140 ext. 27833

My field of research is machining: cutting, grinding and electrical discharge machining (EDM) processes. The emphasis in the research program is on science-based innovative approaches to expanding process capability and enhancing productivity. Topics that are of current interest include:

  • Unconventional applications of EDM

  • Applications of non-Newtonian fluids in machining

  • Surface engineered cutting tools

  • Cutting fluid application

  • Cutting tool edge preparation techniques

  • Process monitoring, modelling and simulation 

I teach two undergraduate courses: MECH ENG 2P4 Statics and Mechanics of Materials (Fall), and MECH ENG 4D3 Metal Removal (Winter), the course material of which can be accessed by registered students through Avenue to Learn. I also teach a graduate course on machining during the Winter Term. 

You are invited to watch a presentation from recent research by clicking on the image below: