Mechanical Engineering

Energy and Environment

Research in the area of Energy and Environment is broad, and focuses on the development of technologies for production, conversion, and utilization of energy. This includes conventional forms of energy, such as coal, petroleum, bitumen, natural gas, non-conventional forms of energy, including biomass, wind, solar, and hydro, and energy conversion technologies, such as fuel cells and internal combustion engines. The interaction between energy use and its effect on the environment drives novel research within this larger area. Management and economic analysis of energy sources are also subsumed in the broad research area of Energy and Environment.

Our faculty members have achieved significant advancements in the areas of techno-economic analysis and assessment of energy systems, design of conventional and non-conventional energy technologies, and mitigation of the impact of energy use. Research in the area of techno-economic assessment has included semi-empirical modeling and simulation of energy systems; energy forecasting and planning; assessment of hydrogen production pathways from conventional energy systems; technical and economic feasibility of clean energy biofuels; and energy storage. In the area of conventional and non-conventional energy technologies, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has contributed to internal combustion engine design and emission reductions; oil sands extraction; oil sands mining and extraction; fuel cells; water electrolysis; and, bioenergy and biofuels. Research on the impact of energy use on the environment has concentrated on areas such as effect of nano-sized particles on climate and environment; estimation of greenhouse gas abatement and abatement costs; and development of technologies for improving water quality.


 Morris Flynn

Morris Flynn

Associate Professor

Phone: 780-492-5593
Office: 10-226 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: mrflynn@ualberta.ca

Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Transport, Buoyancy-Driven Flow.

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems

 sina ghaemi

Sina Ghaemi

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-248-2056
Office: 10-370 Donadeo ICE
Webiste: Website
Email: ghaemi@ualberta.ca

Aerodynamics, Turbulent Flows, Active Flow Control Particle Image Velocimetry,Polymer Additives for Turbulent Drag Reduction, Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Turbulent Drag Reduction, Particle-Laden Flows (Slurry Flows), Particle Image Velocimetry.

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems

 arman hemmati

Arman Hemmati

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-1672
Office: 10-352 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: arman.hemmati@ualberta.ca

Aerodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Turbulence, Turbulence Modelling, Aerospace, Bio-inspired Design, Alternative Energy Systems, and Cardiovascular Flows

Other Research Areas:
Biomedical, Biomechanics, and Human Mechanical Systems
Fluid Mechanics and Systems

 Stanislav Karapetrovic

Stanislav Karapetrovic

Professor

Phone: 780-492-9734
Office: 10-279 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: S.Karapetrovic@ualberta.ca

Quality Systems, Quality Assurance, Quality Auditing, Management System Standards, Integrated Management Systems.

Other Research Areas:
Reliability Engineering, Standards, and Safety Engineering
Engineering Management

 Bob Koch

Bob Koch

Professor

Phone: 780-492-8821
Office: 10-232 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Bob.Koch@ualberta.ca

Systems and Control, Energy Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Micro- and Nanofluidics, Automotive, Transportation, Combustion Engines, Flow Control, Combustion Control, Emission Reduction, Exhaust Sensors.

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems
Mechanical Systems and Control

 Larry W Kostiuk

Larry W Kostiuk

Associate Vice President Rsrch

Phone: 780-492-3450
Office: 10-261 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Larry.Kostiuk@ualberta.ca

Air Quality Management, Energy Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Micro- and Nanofluidics, Safety and Risk Management.

 
 Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Professor

Phone: 780-492-7797
Office: 10-263 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Amit.Kumar@ualberta.ca

Energy Systems, Renewable and Alternate Energy, Gasification and Pyrolysis, Pipelines and Pipeline Transport, Water Resources Engineering, Techno-Economic Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, Bioenergy and Biofuels, Energy Forecasting and Planning, GHG Abatement Cost.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

 Andre McDonald

Andre McDonald

Professor

Phone: 780-492-2675
Office: 10-230 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: andre.mcdonald@ualberta.ca

Building Systems, Corrosion and Wear, Energy Systems, Coatings, Wildland Fires.
 David Nobes

David Nobes

Professor

Phone: 780-492-7031
Office: 10-281 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: David.Nobes@ualberta.ca

Optical Diagnostics and Measurement Systems, Experiment Design and Development, Energy Systems, Droplet/Bubble/Particle Dynamics, Oil Sands Processing, Jets and Mixing, Micro-Nano Fluidics, Active Control of Fluid Processes.

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems

 Jason Olfert

Jason Olfert

Associate Professor

Phone: 780-492-2341
Office: 10-340 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Jason.Olfert@ualberta.ca

Aerosols and Particle Dynamics, Air Quality Management, Sensors, Aerosol Instrumentation, Aerosols and Climate, Automotive Emissions.

Other Research Areas:
Mechanical Systems and Control

 Mohtada Sadrzadeh

Mohtada Sadrzadeh

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-8745
Office: 6-74 NINT
Office: 10-367 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: sadrzade@ualberta.ca

Water Quality Management, Thin Films and Coatings, Polymer Science and Engineering, Oil Sands Process Affected Water, Materials Science and Engineering, Membrane, Water Treatment, Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD), Nanocomposites, in Situ Produced Water Treatment.

 Marc Secanell Gallart

Marc Secanell Gallart

Associate Professor

Phone: 780-492-6961
Office: 10-358 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: secanell@ualberta.ca

Simulation Tools for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Finite Element Analysis, Numerical Optimization, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Fabrication, Flywheels, Polymer Electrolyte Electrolyzer, Thermal-Cracking of Methane, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Renewable and Alternate Energy.

 Peichun Amy Tsai

Peichun Amy Tsai

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-5425
Office: 10-217 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: peichun.amy.tsai@ualberta.ca

Nano- and Micro-Fluidics, Complex Fluids, Porous Media Flow, Interfacial Science and Engineering, Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Wetting, Drop Impact, Experimental Fluids, Computational Fluid Mechanics, CO2 Sequestration, Environmental Remediation, Sustainable Energy.

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems

 Parshant waghmare

Prashant Waghmare

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-9074
Office: 10-215 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: waghmare@ualberta.ca

Colloids, Interfacial Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Modeling, Droplet Dynamics , Wetting , Coalescence , Low Energy/ Liquid Repellent Surfaces, Adhesion Force Measurement, Foam Analysis and Stability, Emulsion Stability, Interfacial Rheology.
 Tim Weis

Tim Weis

Industrial Professor

Phone: 780-492-2983
Office: 10-355 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: tweis@ualberta.ca

Energy Systems, Renewable and Alternate Energy, Electricity Market Modelling, Techno-Economic Assessment, Energy Forecasting and Planning, Climate Change
 Lexuan Zhong

Lexuan Zhong

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-8820
Office: 6-097 NINT
Office: 10-351 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: lexuan.zhong@ualberta.ca

Building Material Characterization, Air Cleaning and Odour Control, Indoor Air Quality Measurement, Building Environmental Impact and Climate, Design of Advanced HVAC Systems and Green Buildings, Health Exposure Assessment

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems