Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Systems

Research in fluid systems engineering is broad and encompasses many nuanced areas. Given our dependence on these systems, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has created research thrusts to contribute to the advancement of science and technology for use in this area. Research in fluid mechanics and systems in the Department draws attention to foundational subjects as well as to applications. This has created exciting opportunities for novel experimental and numerical research.

Our Department continues to grow and nurture expertise in this research area and general topics include, but are not limited to, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems; aerodynamics; turbulent flows; numerical simulation of complex flows; flow visualization and control; aerosols, particle dynamics, and climate; and nano-satellites.

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Martin Barczyk

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-2340
Office: 10-380 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: martin.barczyk@ualberta.ca

Mechatronics, Robotics, Systems and Control, Sensors, Image and Signal Processing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

Other Research Areas:
Mechanical Systems and Control

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Brian Fleck

Professor

Office: 10-271 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: brian.fleck@ualberta.ca

Mixing, Multiphase Flow, Atomization, Turbulence, Wind Energy.
 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:
Energy and Environment

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Sina Ghaemi

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-248-2056
Office: 10-370 Donadeo ICE
Website: 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:
Energy and Environment

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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
Energy and Environment

 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:
Mechanical Systems and Control
Energy and Environment

 Alexandra Komrakova

Alexandra Komrakova

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-6298
Office: 10-229 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: alexandra.komrakova@ualberta.ca

Direct Numerical Simulations of Laminar and Turbulent Liquid-Liquid Dispersions, , Population Balance Equation Modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Numerical Simulations of Complex Flows.
 Carlos Lange

Carlos Lange

Associate Professor

Phone: 780-492-6714
Office: 10-277 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Carlos.Lange@ualberta.ca

Renewable and Alternative Energy, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Atmospheres, Nano Satellites, Open to Collaboration on AlbertaSat Cubesat Student Team.
 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:
Energy and Environment

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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:
Energy and Environment

 Jamie Wong

Jaime Wong

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-1681
Office: 10-349 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: jgwong@ualberta.ca

Bio-inspired swimming and flying, wind energy and alternative energy, fluid-structure interaction, experimental fluid dynamics, particle image velocimetry, particle tracking velocimetry
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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:
Energy and Environment