Former Members of CFD and Propulsion Group

Former Research Assistants/Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Name   Research Area Time Period
Dr. Olga TRICHTCHENKO
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Improved Models for Soot Formation in Gas Turbine Engines 2017-2018 (currently Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada)
Dr. Lucian IVAN
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High-Order Finite-Volume Schemes on Cubed-Sphere Hexahedral Meshes 2013-2015 (co-supervised by Prof. De Sterck, University of Waterloo, currently Computatioanal Scientist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Canada)
Dr. Marc CHAREST
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Multi-Scale Adaptive Modelling and Numerical Methods for Reactive Flows 2010-2012 (Computational Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A.)
Dr. Mario COMMODO
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Thermal Stability of Aviation Jet Fuels 2008-2010 (co-supervised by Prof. Gülder, currently Research Scientist, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Napoli, Italy)
Dr. Manish JUGROOT
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Numerical Studies of Ion and Neutral Gas Transport Phenomena in Mass Spectrometer Systems 2001-2005 (currently Professor, Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada)
Dr. Marc RATZEL
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Numerical Investigation of Orthogonal Ion Extraction Interfaces for ICP Mass Spectrometer Systems 2002-2003 (currently Engineer, Altair Engineering, Troy, MI, U.S.A.)

Former Graduate Students

Name   Thesis Degree

Andy WANG
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Moment Closures Mehtods for Predicting Poly-Disperse Poly-Kinetic Sprays M.A.Sc, 2019 (Ph. D. student, UTIAS)
Luiz TOBALDINI NETO
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High-Order Finite Volume CENO Scheme for Large Eddy Simulation of Premixed Flames Ph.D., 2018 (currently CFD Engineer, Embraer, São Paulo, Brazil)
Graeme SUPEENE
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Development of a RANS-Based Fully Multiphase Flow Model for Predicting Transcritical Turbulent Sprays Ph.D., 2018
Ken MIURA
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Development of a Multifluid Magnetohydrodynamic Model for Anisotropic Partially Ionized Plasmas Ph.D., 2018
Joachim Andre Raymond SARR
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Evaluation of Maximum Entropy Moment Closures for Predicting Radiative Heat Transfer Phenomena M.A.Sc., 2018 (currently, Ph. D. student, UTIAS)
Wasi SYED
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Conjugate Heat Transfer and Sooting Propensity of Ethanol for Laminar Coflow Diffusion Flames at Elevated Pressures M.A.Sc., 2107 (currently CAE Analyst, Litens Automotive Group, Toronto, Canada)
Jeremie LAPLANTE
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Fourteen-Moment Maximum-Entropy-Inspired Closures for Non-Equilibrium Gases and Liquid Sprays M.A.Sc., 2017 (currently, Numerical Methods Analyst, Pratt & Whitney, Mississauga, Canada)
Ravindu LOKUWITHANA
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Investigating the Influence of Geometric Features on the Performance of a Spill Return Nozzle M.A.Sc., 2017 (co-supervised by Prof. Sampath)
Maciej HRYNIEWICKI
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On the Transition Boundary Between Regular and Mach Reflections from a Wedge in Inviscid and Polytropic Gases Ph. D., 2016 (co-supervised by Prof. Gottlieb, currently Analyst, Price Waterhouse Cooper, PWC, Toronto, Canada)
Christopher LAM
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Application of Gaussian Moment Closures to Three-Dimensional Micro-Scale Flows Ph.D., 2016
Boone TENSUDA
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Interpolative Hyperbolic Realizable Moment Closures for Non-Equilibrium Flows with Heat Transfer M.A.Sc., 2015 (co-supervised by Prof. J. G. McDonald, University of Ottawa, currently)
Roger ANTONY FRANCIS
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Investigation of Fuel Nozzle Technologies to Reduce Gas Turbine Emissions M.A.Sc., 2015 (co-supervised by Prof. Sampath, currently Engineer, Pratt & Whitney, Mississauga, Canada)
Nikhil SHARMA
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Heat Transfer Analysis for Preliminary Design of Gas Turbine Combustion Chamber Liners M.A.Sc. (co-supervised by Prof. Sampath, currently Software Developer, Jonah Group, Toronto, Canada)
Adam O'BRIEN
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Numerical Simulation of Thermoacoustic Response of Laboratory Scale Premixed Multi-Slit Burner Flames M.A.Sc., 2015 (co-supervised by Prof. Gülder, currently Ph.D. student, University of Toronto)
Nasim SHAHBAZIAN
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Subfilter Scale Combustion Modelling for Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Premixed Flames Ph.D., 2015 (co-supervised by Prof. Gülder, currently Senior Engineer, Siemens PLM Software, Seattle, U.S.A.)
Martin JUHAS
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Adaptive Mesh Refinement Based on a Posteriori Error Estimation M.A.Sc., 2014 (currently Advanced Technology Work Engineer, General Motors, Oshawa, Canada)
Vishal SINGH
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Numerical Investigation of Sooting Propensity of Ethanol at Elevated Pressures M.A.Sc., 2014 (currently Research Associate, Universiti Sains, Malaysia)
Ali AFSHAR
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Evaluation of Liquid Fuel Spray Models for Hybrid RANS/LES and DLES Prediction of Turbulent Reactive Flows M.A.Sc., 2014 (currently Engineer, Kepstrum Inc., Vaughan, Canada)
Weichao (Winston) WANG
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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Structure and Extinction Limits of Biofuels in Laminar Counterflow Diffusion Flames M.A.Sc., 2014 (co-supervised by Prof. Gülder, currently Program Manager, Pratt & Whitney, Mississauga, Canada)
Alamin AZIZ
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High-Order CENO Reconstruction Scheme For Three-Dimensional Unstructured Mesh M.A.Sc., 2014 (currently Fluid Dynamics Specialist, Brampton Engineering, Brampton, Canada)
Scott NORTHRUP
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A Parallel Implicit Adaptive Mesh Refinement Algorithm for Predicting Unsteady Fully-Compressible Reactive Flows Ph.D., 2014 (currently CTO Hardware & Operations, SciNet, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Michael WILLIAMSCHEN
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Parallel Anisotropic Block-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Flows M.A.Sc., 2013 (currently Researcher, US Naval Research Laboratory)
Michael MARCHAND
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Multi-Dimensional Carbon Monoxide Emission Predictor for Preliminary Gas Turbine Combustor Design Optimization M.A.Sc., 2013 (co-supervised by Prof. Sampath, currently Engineer, Bombardier Aerospace, Toronto, Canada)
Hasnain LANEWALA
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Multi-Dimensional Nitric Oxide Emissions Predictor for Preliminary Gas Turbine Combustor Design Optimization M.A.Sc., 2013 (co-supervised by Prof. Sampath, currently Electrical Analyst, Pratt & Whitney, Mississauga, Canada)
Shawn PRASAD
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Parallel Block-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement Finite-Volume Scheme for Solution of the Three-Dimensional Favre-Averaged Navier Stokes Equations M.A.Sc., 2013 (currently Research Engineer at C-FER Technologies Inc., Edmonton, Canada)
Abhishek BARNWAL
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Combustion Properties of Biologically Sourced Alternative Fuels M.A.Sc., 2012 (currently Data Scientist, Fair.com, Los Angeles, U.S.A.)
Doreen FAN
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Evaluation of Maximum Entropy Moment Closure for Solution to Radiative Heat Transfer Equation M.A.Sc., 2012 (co-supervised, Dr. F. Liu, NRC, currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, U.S.A.)
Jason ZHENG
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Block-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement Finite-Volume Schemes for Hybrid Multi-Block Meshes M.A.Sc., 2012 (currently Product Developer, Litens Automotive Group, Toronto, Canada)
Jeff NIJSSE
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Numerical Modelling of Staged Combustion Aft-Injected Hybrid Rocket Motors> M.A.Sc., 2012 (currently Physics Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, Aukland, New Zealand)
Prabhakar REGMI
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A High-Order Finite-Volume Scheme for Large-Eddy Simulation of Premixed Flames on Multi-Block Cartesian Mesh M.A.Sc., 2012 (currently Analytics Developer, Kinaxis, Ottawa, Canada)
Pradeep JHA
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Modelling Detailed-Chemistry Effects on Turbulent Diffusion Flames Using a Parallel Solution-Adaptive Scheme Ph.D., 2011 (currently Aerospace Engineer, Duto, India)
Jenmy ZHANG
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Parallel Anisotropic Block-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement Finite-Volume Scheme M.A.Sc., 2011 (currently Post-doctoral Researcher, Autodesk Research, Toronto, Canada)
Francisco HERNÁNDEZ-PÉREZ
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Subfilter Scale Modelling for Large Eddy Simulation of Lean Hydrogen-Enriched Turbulent Premixed Combustion Ph.D., 2011 (co-supervised Prof. Gülder, currently Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST)
Christopher LAM
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Application of the Gaussian Moment Closure to Three-Dimensional Micro-Scale Flows M.A.Sc., 2011
Sintia BEJATOVIC
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Evaluation of Discrete Explicit Filtering for an Approximate Deconvolution Approach to LES M.A.Sc., 2010 (co-supervised Prof. Gülder, currently CFD Developer at Maya HTT, Montreal, Canada)
Sean McDONALD
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Development of a High-Order Finite-Volume Method for Unstructured Meshes M.A.Sc., 2010 (currently Engineer, Shell Oil, Calgary, AB, Canada)
Samuel WONG
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A Parallel Adaptive-Mesh Method for Predicting Flows Through Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines M.A.Sc., 2010 (currently Software Developer, Paymentus, Markham, Canada)
Marc CHAREST
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Numerical Modelling of Sooting Laminar Diffusion Flames at Elevated Pressures and Microgravity Ph.D., 2010 (co-supervised Prof. Gülder, currently Computational Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A.)
James McDONALD
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Extended Fluid-Dynamic Modelling for Numerical Solution of Micro-Scale Flows Ph.D., 2010 (currently Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
Lucian IVAN
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Development of High-Order CENO Finite-Volume Schemes with Block-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement Ph.D., 2010 (currently Computatioanal Scientist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Canada)
Wen LIN
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Large-Eddy Simulation of Premixed Turbulent Combustion Using Flame Surface Density Approach Ph.D., 2010 (co-supervised Prof. Gülder)
Stephen GUZIK
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Accurate Residual-Distribution Schemes for Accelerated Parallel Architectures Ph.D., 2010 (currently Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.)
Ramy RASHAD
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Development of a High-Order Finite-Volume Method for the Navier-Stokes Equations in Three Dimensions M.A.Sc., 2009 (currently Aerodynamics Engineer, Pratt & Whitney, Mississauga, Canada)
Willem DECONINCK
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Design and Application of Discrete Explicit Filters for Large Eddy Simulation of Compressible Turbulent Flows M.A.Sc., 2008 (currently Consultant, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMRWF), Reading, Berkshire, UK)
Xinfeng GAO
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A Parallel Solution-Adaptive Method for Turbulent Non-Premixed Combusting Flows Ph.D., 2008 (currently Associate Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.)
Alistair WOOD
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A Parallel Implicit AMR Scheme for Hypersonic Flows M.A.Sc., 2008 (currently Software Developer, GIRO, Montreal, QC, Canada)
Kheredine BELHIMEUR
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On the Transition from Regular to Mach Reflection M.A.Sc., 2007 (co-supervised Prof. Gottlieb, currently Engineer, Kinetrics, Toronto, Canada)
Marc ROBIN
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Discrete Explicit Filtering for LES of Compressible Turbulent Flows M.A.Sc., 2007 (currently at Acoustics, Noise, and Light Pollution Specialist, Golder Associates, Mississauga, Canada)
Dagmara BISKUPSKA (MAKARSKI)
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Hypersonic Flow Solution Using High-Temperature Equation of State M.A.Sc., 2007 (currently QMS Lead Auditor, CWB Group, Toronto, Canada)
Jai SACHDEV
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Parallel Solution-Adaptive Method for Predicting Solid Propellant Rocket Motor Core Flows Ph.D., 2007 (co-supervised Prof. Gottlieb, currently Computational Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, U.S.A.)
James McDONALD
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Numerical Modelling of Micron-Scale Flows Using the Gaussian Moment Closure M.A.Sc., 2005 (currently Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
Tomoki OHSAWA
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Development of an Extended Multi-Fluid Magnetohydrodynamic Model for Fully- and Paritally-Ionized Anisotropic Plasmas M.A.Sc., 2005 (currently Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
MingYao DING
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CFD Analysis of Off-Design Centrifugal Compressor Operation and Performance M.A.Sc., 2005 (currently CEO at Singularity Engineering, San Francicso, CA, U.S.A.)
Ken MIURA
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Development of an Extended Magnetohydrodynamic Model for Anisotropic Plasmas M.A.Sc., 2004 (currently Ph. D. student, UTIAS
Scott NORTHRUP
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A Parallel Adaptive Mesh Refinement Scheme for Predicting Laminar Diffusion Flames M.A.Sc., 2004 (currently CTO Hardware & Operations, SciNet, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Eric LI
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A Parallel Multigrid Method for Predicting Compressible Flow in Turbomachinery M.A.Sc., 2004 (currently Technical Coordinator, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI), Guelph, Canada)
Kalvin TSANG
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Parallel Implicit Newton-Krylov-Schwarz Method for Predicting Compressible Turbomachinery Flows M.A.Sc., 2003 (currently Mechanical Engineer, Canadian Natural, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada)

Former Visiting Students

Name   Thesis Degree
Romain JANODET
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Numerical Evaluation of the Transition Boundary Between Regular and Mach Reflections for a Moving Shock Interacting with a Wedge in Sulfur Hexafluoride Masters Thesis 2017 (Ecole centrale Paris, France)
Matthias VAN HOVE
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Assessment and Development of Subfilter-Scale Models for Performing Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Reactive Flows Diploma 2011 (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Sebastian SIKORA
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Discretization of the Diffusion Operator for High-Order Finite-Volume Methods Diploma 2010 (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Billy ARAÚJO
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Integrated Filling and Cooling Simulation of Injection Moulds Ph.D. 2009 (co-supervision, University of Minho, Portugal)