Mechanical Engineering

Professors Emeriti

Department of Engineering

Donald Bellow

Professor Emeritus Donald G. Bellow Joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1963 having completed an MSc and PhD as the first Graduate Student in the newly formed Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. His... Read More
Department of Engineering

David Budney

Professor Emeritus
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David Checkel

David Checkel

Phone: 780-619-4606
Office: 4-09 MEC E
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I study issues related to energy production, combustion and emissions, particularly in transportation. This includes work on conventional and alternative fuels, innovative powertrains and life cycle assessment of energy systems.
Department of Engineering

John Colbourne

consults internationally on gearing.
Department of Engineering

Anthony Craggs

A. Craggs current projects involve the response and stability of ships and sailing yachts being subjected to wind and sea forces. The text is in preparation.
J Doug Dale

J Doug Dale

Phone: 780-492-5317
Office: 5-08U MEC E
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Research interests include ignition and combustion phenomena applied to engines, heat transfer and energy conservation in housing and evaluating protective clothing. Current and recently completed research projects are: * The Alberta Home... Read More
Department of Engineering

Gary Faulkner

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Peter Flynn

Peter Flynn

Phone: 780-492-6438
Office: 5-01J MEC E
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After spending 25 years in industry in engineering, management and executive roles, I returned to the University of Alberta in 1999 to hold the Poole Chair in Management for Engineers, until June 2009. A prime responsibility was to rebuild the... Read More
Tom W Forest

Tom W Forest

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research activities centre on the application of phase transitions to moisture deposition in houses and icing phenomena. The objective of the building science work is to predict the amount and distribution of moisture within a building envelope... Read More
Department of Engineering

Ted Heidrick

Phone: 780-492-5317
Office: 5-08U MEC E
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Department of Engineering

Gerald.S.H Lock

G.S.H. Lock, with funding from NSERC, continues his work on tubular thermosyphons, incorporating experimental studies and numerical modelling.
Department of Engineering

David Marsden

D.J. Marsden is continuing his investigation into vorticity distribution and span-wise loading related to winglet performance. He is also building a two-seater aircraft, based fully on his own design, and his years of experience in the aerodynamics... Read More
Andrew Mioduchowski

Andrew Mioduchowski

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research interest's include inclusions in solids; non-circular and multi-face inclusions are considered in anti-plane shear and plane-strain modes. Particular attention is given to the influence of the interface layer on the stress distribution... Read More

Lorenz Sigurdson

Professor Emeritus

Office: 10-369 Donadeo ICE
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KEYWORDS: education, engineering creativity, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, aerospace, vortex fluid dynamics, flow visualization, flow control, separated flows, large-scale structures, turbulence, impacting drops, vortices, DNA micro-arrays,... Read More
Department of Engineering

Jim Sprague

Roger W Toogood

Roger W Toogood

Phone: 780-492-4412
Office: 4-08H MEC E
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Dr. Toogood's major activities revolve around the administration of the undergraduate program. He is the primary instructor of the core course in engineering graphics and design taken by all students in the program. He also teaches a senior... Read More
John D Whittaker

John D Whttakeri

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Department of Engineering

David J Wilson

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Zihui Xia

Zihui Xia

Phone: 780-492-3870
Office: 5-08L MEC E
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Dr. Xia’s research interests cover a wide range in solid and applied mechanics and material engineering. The main research areas are: Experimental characterization and theoretical prediction of mechanical properties of materials, especially under... Read More