Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Systems and Control

The Mechanical Systems and Control research area in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is a combination of research activity in combustion, reactive flow, fluid and combustion control, systems control, and particle emissions diagnostics, with a focus on application to the automotive, aeronautical, and manufacturing sectors. Thus, the Mechanical Systems and Control research area concentrates on contributing to the development of moveable vehicles and power sources, and incorporates elements of mechanical, electrical, controls, combustion, and fluid engineering. Control and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is also a general focus of this area of research in the Department with novel research activities on alternative zero-emission power trains for vehicles based on polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which can provide long range transportation.

Research in this area has resulted in expertise in combustion flows; combustion engines and emissions reduction; aerosols, particle dynamics, and climate; mechatronics and control; and development and performance of polymer electrolyte fuel cells.

 Martin barczyk

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:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems

 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
Energy and Environment

 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.

 hossein rouhani

Hossein Rouhani

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-8344
Office: 10-368 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: hrouhani@ualberta.ca

Biomechanics, Control Systems, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sensors, Biomedical Instrumentation Design , Biomedical Data Processing, Human Motion Measurement, Ambulatory Health Monitoring, Neuroprosthesis Design.

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

 Alberta-vette

Albert Vette

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-1534
Office: 10-326 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: albert.vette@ualberta.ca

Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sensors, Mathematical Modeling, Systems and Control, Computational Neuroscience, Neuromechanics, Physiological Control Systems, Postural Control, Assistive Technology.

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