Patrick H Oosthuizen - Curriculum Vitae

P.Eng; Fellow ASME; Fellow EIC

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UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Degree
Institution
Area
Year

B.Sc. (Eng.)

University of Cape Town

Mechanical Engineering

1959

M.Sc.
University of Cape Town
Mechanical Engineering
1963
M.A.Sc.
University of Toronto
Aerospace Engineering
1967

Ph.D.

University of Cape Town

Mechanical Engineering

1968

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Currently Professor Emeritus, Queen's University
1976-2004 Professor, Queen's University
1970-1976 Associate Professor, Queen's University
1968-1970 Assistant Professor, Queen's University
1967-1968 Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town
1962-1966 Lecturer, University of Cape Town
1961 Junior Lecturer, University of Cape Town

RECENT HONOURS AND AWARDS

Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada

2008

"For exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada."

Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007 Awarded by the Alumni Association to honour faculty who show "outstanding knowledge, teaching ability, and accessibility to students."
CANCAM Award
2005
Awarded by the Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics in recognition of outstanding achievement and technical excellence in thermofluids engineering.

Distinguished Service Award

2004

Awarded for outstanding contributions to Queen's University over an extended period of time.

Jules Stachiewicz Medal

2001

Awarded jointly by CSChE and CSME for outstanding contributions to Heat Transfer in Canada

Golden Apple

2001-02

1995-96

1979-80

Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

Silver Wrench

2012

2002

1999

1997

1996

1995

1993

1992

Presented each year to the professor who displays the most interest and enthusiasm towards Queen's Mechanical Engineering, as chosen by the Graduating Year.

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE


While at Queen's University and the University of Cape Town, undergraduate courses in the following areas have been developed and taught:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Energy Supply and Use
  • Experimental Methods
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Engineering Graphics

Supervised more than 200 undergraduate projects.

GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Developed and taught graduate level courses in:

  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Turbulent Flow
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Finite Element Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Impacts of Civil Aviation

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES


Some Current:

  • Chair, Board of the Faculty of Applied Science
  • University Dispute Resolution Advisor (to August 31, 2016)
  • Member, Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid

Some Previously Held:

  • Vice-Chair, Senate of Queen's University (to June 30, 2014) 
  • Chair, Senate Nominating Committee (to June 30, 2014)
  • Member, Senate of Queen's University
  • Research Chair, Division III of the School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Chair, Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Chair, Senate Computing Committee
  • Principal's Colleague, Council of Ontario Universities
  • Member, COU Standing Committee on Relationships with Other Postsecondary Institutions
  • Member, Principal Selection Committee
  • Chair, Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Chair, Regulations Committee of the Faculty of Applied Science
  • Chair, Council of the School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Chair, Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD)
  • Principal's Colleague to Council of Ontario Universities (COU) 1996-2005
  • Member, Senate Agenda Committee
  • Member, Academic Planning Committee
  • Member, Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD)
  • Member, Relationships with Other Post Secondary Instututions Committee, Council of Ontario Universities
  • Member, Policy and Planning Committee, Council of Ontario Universities
  • Member, Ontario Universities Admissions Centre (OUAC) Advisory Board
  • Member, Geography Internal Academic Review Team
  • Chair, Civil Engineering Internal Academic Review Team
  • Co-Ordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering

MAJOR RESEARCH GRANTS & CONTRACTS


Holds or has held grants and contracts from: NSERC (Research, Strategic, CRD, Engage), NRC, MITACS, NCE, CANMET, CFI, CIGGT, IDRC, CP Rail, McConnell Foundation, Queen's University and others.

SCHOLARLY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


Typical Current:

  • Canadian Delegate, Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences
  • Member, Scientific Committee for International Heat Transfer Conferences (e.g. IHTC 15)
  • Member, International Scientific Committee for Conferences on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (e.g. PRES'06, PRES'07 ... PRES'12)
  • Member, Scientific Council ICHMT (The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer)
  • Chair, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) Honours & Awards Committee
  • Member, K-8 Committee of the Heat Transfer Division, ASME
  • Member, Editorial Board of Computational Thermal Sciences journal
  • Member, Editorial Board of Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer

Typical Previous:

  • Chair, K-8 Committee of the Heat Transfer Division of the ASME
  • Chair, 1993 Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics at Queen's University
  • Chair, NSERC Women's Faculty Award Selection Committee
  • Chair, Symposium on Engineering Applications of Mechanics at Queen's University
  • Chair, 1996 Canadian Conference on Engineering Education at Queen's University
  • 2009 Research Frontiers Programme panellist (Engineering, Mechanical, Other) Science Foundation Ireland
  • Set PEO Aerospace examinations (2003-05, 2008, 2011)
  • President, Central Committee for CANCAM (Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics)
  • Vice-Chair, K-8 Committee of the Heat Transfer Division of the ASME
  • Regional Editor, International Journal of Transport Phenomena
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer
  • Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow
  • Member, Organizing Committee of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th International Conferences on Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer
  • Member, Scientific Committee, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (2009) Canadian Solar Buildings Conference
    Member, Scientific Committee for CHT-08 (Advances in Computational Heat Transfer)
  • Member, International Scientific Advisory Committee, 10th Conference on Advanced Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements in Heat and Mass Transfer Heat Transfer 2008
  • Member, Organizing Committee of Computational Methods & Experimental Measurements V
  • Committee Member, International Advisory Committee and Technical Program Committee for HEFAT 2010-12, 2014 (International Conferences on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics)
  • Member, Scientific Committee of 3rd World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Invited Speaker at the International Conference on Computational Methods for Energy Engineering & Environment, Tunisia, November 2009.
  • Instructor in Pan-American Study Institute workshop on Advances in Heat Transfer, NSF funded and held in Mexico.
  • Member, NSERC Grant Selection Committee
  • Member, NSERC Cooperative grant evaluation teams
  • Member, NSERC Engineering Scholarships& Fellowships Selection Committee (2008-2010)
  • Departmental Representative (Queen's University), CDIO, Curriculum & Program Evaluation

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMEBERSHIPS

  • PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario)
  • OSPE (Ontario Soceity of Professional Engineers)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering)
  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education)

JOINT RESEARCH:


Has undertaken joint research with the National Research Council of Canada, University College Galway, University of Toronto, several West African institutions, Ryerson Polytechnic Universtiy and the University of Western Ontario.

TYPICAL CONSULTING EXPERIENCE:


Has undertaken a number of studies of energy related problems for private and government agencies, has worked with a number of consulting and rail transportation companies on freezing problems involving the freezing of coal and other bulk materials, has worked with a number of companies on the design of heat transfer equipment and on the design of solar crop dryers.