- Capstone Design
I am always seeking well qualified individuals who are interested in Fluid Dynamics
Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), or come and see me in McLaughlin Hall Room 208. Opportunites exist not only at the M.Sc and Ph.D levels, but also for talented undergraduate students who are interested in working for me during the summer. The thesis topics listed below and the current publications are available to give a flavour of the work conducted in the lab. I have had the honour to supervise over 40 graduate and post-doc students. To provide a flavour of the research topics, sample theses titles are given below.
For more information about graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, click here.
Some Recent Post Docs
|Year||Name||Former Institution||Current Employment|
|2009-2011||Liang Wei||Queen's University||Dr. Wei is now a PDF at KTH, Sweden|
|2009-2011||Abdul-Monsif Shinneeb||University of Saskatchewan and University of Windsor||Dr. Shinneeb is now on faculty at U of Garyounis, Bengazi, Libya|
|2007-2009||Hachimi Fellouah||Ph.D. Universite Nantes, 2005||Assistant Professor, Universite Sherbrooke|
|2006-2008||Guillaume Fournier||Ph.D., Université Pierre et Marie Curie -- Paris 6, France (2005)||University de Lille, France|
|2002-2005||Mesbah Uddin||Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia (1995)||
Adjunct Professor, Queen's University
Associate Professor, Uni. North Carolina, Charlotte
|2000-2002||Anthony Heenan||Ph.D., Imperial College, UK||Williams Formula 1, Oxford, England|
|Year||Student Name||Thesis Title|
|2011||Minyi Xu||Minyi is a PhD candidate at Peking University, China and is in the CEFDL as a visiting student. He is working on turbulent free jets issuing from a square duct.|
|2011-2013 (projected)||Rob. Andrews||
Metrological effects on the performance of PV panels.
(Rob isco-supervised by Prof. Pearce and Pollard; Prof. Pearce is now at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI)
Mohammad Mojab email@example.com
|PIV and DNS of heat exchanger flows|
|2011 proj.||Frank Secretain firstname.lastname@example.org||Ultrasound measurements in fluid mechanics|
|2011 proj.||Dustin Bespalko email@example.com||Lattice Boltzmann methods for complex turbulent flows. Dr. Bespalko successfully defended his thesis in August 2011. Congratulations, Dustin!|
|2010||Hassan Raiesi firstname.lastname@example.org||Theory and simulation of separated turbulent boundary layer and turbulence induced secondary motion. Dr. Raiesi is now a MITACS funded PDF in the Advanced Aero. Group, Bombardier Aerospace, Montreal.|
|2005-2007||Christopher G. Ball||Christopher has realised his dream to become a physician and has left our lab to attend medical school in Australia. Congrats, Christopher|
|2009||Liang Wei email@example.com||Direct Numerical Simulation of Compressible and Incompressible Wall Bounded Turbulent Flows with Pressure Gradients|
|Year||Student Name||Thesis Title|
Hamed successfully defended his M.A.Sc. thesis "Effects of initial conditions on turbulence length scale and energy distributions in the near to intermediate field of a round free jet". Congratulations, Hamed!
Hamed will join Prof. Lavoie's group at UTIAS for his Ph.D. in Sept. 2012 and will return to perform further experiments in my lab.
|2011-2012||Paul Werden||Green IT for HPC Centres|
|2007-2010||Andrew Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org||Pelletising biomass for co-firing applications (Andrew successfully defended his thesis in 2010. Congratulations, Andrew.)|
|2009-2010||Alireza Madhavifar||Direct Numerical Simluation of Flow and Mass Transfer in Spacer Filled Channels (Alireza successfully defended his thesis in Nov. 2010. Congratulations, Alireza). Alireza is now enrolled in a Ph.D. progamme at Georgia Tech.|
|2006||Dustin Bespalko, email@example.com||Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Channel Flow Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method (Completed)|
|2005||Christopher G. Ball||Lattice Boltzmann Method Simulation and Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Modelling of the Flow in an Idealised Human Extra-Thoracic Airway (Completed).|
|2003||Andrew Johnstone||Hot Wire Measurements in an Oropharyngeal Pathway|
|2001||Philippe Lavoie||Calibration and Error Analysis of Multi-wire Probes for use in Three-dimensional Turbulent Flows (Dr. Lavoie is now a assistant professor, University of Toronto)|