Amy Bilton is the director of the Centre for Global Engineering, and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is the Director of the Water and Energy Research Lab (WERL), which focuses on developing innovative water and energy technologies and computer-based design methods. She has worked on development projects in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Mexico. She completed her Ph.D. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at M.I.T. and her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, Aerospace Option, from the University of Toronto. Amy has also worked as a Systems Engineer at Pratt and Whitney Canada and Honeywell Aerospace.