UTIAS CFD and Propulsion Group


Clinton P. T. Groth

Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto
4925 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3H 5T6

Phone: (416) 667-7715
Fax: (416) 667-7799



Research Expertise & Interests

Prof. Groth heads the CFD and Propulsion group at UTIAS. He is a theoretical and computational fluid dynamicist with expertise in finite-volume schemes for compressible non-reacting and reacting flows and in the development of parallel adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) methods. He also has expertise in the computation of reactive, non-equilibrium, rarefied, and magnetized flows, and the development of generalized transport models and solution methods following from kinetic theory. His current research focuses primarily on the development of reliable and robust, parallel, high-order, AMR, finite-volume methods for the solution of multi-scale, physically-complex flows and the application of these techniques to numerical combustion modelling, including research on large-eddy simulation (LES) techniques for turbulent reactive flows, as well as fundamental studies of laminar flames for conventional and bio-based fuels under high-pressure gas-turbine-like conditions. Industrial research partners include Pratt & Whitney Canada, a leading manufacturer of gas turbine engines for aviation applications.

Research Highlights

Prof. Groth has been invited to give the keynote lecture at the CFD Israel Multidisciplinary Parallel Advanced Computational Turbulence (IMPACT) Conference to be held at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), in Haifa, Israel on June 28, 2016. Please see the link found here for further details.

Prof. Groth was co-chair of the Workshop on Moment Methods in Kinetic Theory II held at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Ontario, from October 14-17, 2014. Please see the link found here for further details.

Prof. Groth was one of 125 recipients of a prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) in the 2014 NSERC competition. More information on the NSERC DAS program can be found here.