Dr. S. Eswar Prasad (Adjunct Professor)
Chairman, Piemades, Inc.


Prof. Ridha Ben Mrad, PhD., P.Eng., FCSME
Phone: (416) 978-0689
Office location: MC224
Dr. S. Eswar Prasad is a well respected scientist and manager for 30 years. He is currently the Chairman of Piemades, Inc. and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. In 2010, he retired as the Chairman of Sensor Technology Limited (, a company he founded in 1983. His experience encompasses fields of materials research (piezoelectric ceramics and glasses), acoustic transducers, hydrophones, systems design, and hardware development for defence, aerospace, medical and industrial sectors.

S.Eswar Prasad has over 35 publications and over 70 conference presentations and was an invited speaker at several international meetings. He has also served on the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Smart Materials published by John Wiley & Sons, was the Canadian Representative of an International committee on sensors & actuators (American Ceramic Society) and a lecturer at a course organized by NATO Advanced Vehicle Technology Panel. S. Eswar Prasad is also currently on the board of directors of CANSMART, an organization dedicated to promoting smart structures in Canada.