Research Team

Research Engineer

Name Primary Project
Ronnie Hanson Skin friction drag reduction via active control of
turbulent boundary layers.

Graduate Students

Name Thesis Research Degree
  Mark
  Feero
   Active control of separation on low
   Reynolds number airfoil.
  Ph.D.
  Candidate
Ross Cruikshank Active flow control of a bunt trailing edge
model via an array of synthetic jets.
  Ph.D.
  Candidate
Sean Fabbro DBD plasma actuator development.
  Ph.D.
  Candidate
Wenyi “Rachel” Zhao Effect of boundary layer thickness on
the wake of a blunt trailing edge.
  M.A.Sc.
  Candidate
Jacob Zilli Effect of freestream turbulence on laminar separation bubbles.
  M.A.Sc.
  Candidate
Creighton Lane On the measurement of turbulent boundary layer induced pressure fluctuations.
  M.A.Sc.
  Candidate
Omar El Moghany Tandem slanted cylinder induced sound.
  M.A.Sc.
  Candidate

Alumni

Name Thesis/Current position Degree
  Heather
  Clark
  Characterization and estimation of three-dimensional structure in unforced and forced blunt trailing edge wake flows .   Ph.D.
  2016
  Hamed
Sadeghi
  On the scaling, structure and evolution of the near to intermediate fields of the round turbulent jet.   Ph.D.
  2016
Derrick Chow Design and Characterization of the UTIAS Anechoic Wind Tunnel .
  M.A.Sc.
  2016
David Sutton Experimental characterisation of low
Reynolds number airfoils.
  M.A.Sc.
  2015
Jason Hearst
Grid turbulence and impact of initial
conditions in turbulence.
Ph.D. 2015
Arash Naghib-Lahouti Active control of a blunt trailing edge
profiled body using plasma actuators.
Post-Doc 2010-14
Rafik Chekiri
Experimental aeroacoustic study of a
landing gear in the unsteady flow induced
by a propeller.
M.A.Sc. 2014
Leon Li
Experimental testing of low Reynolds
number airfoils for unmanned aerial
vehicles.
M.A.Sc. 2013
  Nicole
  Houser
Manufacturing of dielectric barrier discharge
plasma actuator for material degradation
resistance.
M.A.Sc. 2013
Ronnie Hanson Control of transient growth induced
transition in boundary layers using plasma
actuators.
Ph.D. 2013
Luke Osmokrovic
Receptivity of a laminar boundary layer to
plasma actuator excitation.
M.A.Sc. 2012
John Murphy Plasma actuator characterisation for
flow control applications.
Post-Doc 2011-12
Zhou Yuan Development and error analysis of Conrad
probe for measurements of 2D velocity in laminar boundary layer.
M.A.Sc. 2012
Leticia Gimeno Plasma actuator characterisation
and manufacturing.
Post-Doc 2010-11
Denis Palmeiro Plasma actuator modelling for control. M.A.Sc. 2011
Jagannath Rajasekaran On the flow characteristics behind a
backward-facing step and the design of a
new axisymmetric model for their study
axisymmetric wake.
M.A.Sc. 2011

Group picture taken in May 2014.