Research Groups

The University of Toronto is home to many computational research groups, with world class faculty and students from all around the world. Computational specialties range from fluid mechanics to machine learning. This page serves as a directory for active computational research groups at the University of Toronto.


Aerospace Computational Engineering Lab

The Aerospace Computational Engineering Lab focuses on the development and analysis of numerical methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) with applications in continuum mechanics with emphasis on aerodynamics. The goal of the group is to improve the reliability and autonomy of numerical simulations for complex phenomena. Here, reliability refers to the ability to estimate and control various sources of error in numerical predictions. Autonomy refers to the ability to complete the ana...

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Biomedical Simulation Laboratory

The primary research focus of the Biomedical Simulation Laboratory is the integration of computer modeling and medical imaging technologies in novel studies aimed at improving the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disease. Local blood flow patterns (hemodynamics) are thought to play an important key role in the development, diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. Despite decades of active research, many questions remain unanswered about the role of hemodynamics in v...

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Computational Aerodynamics Lab

The Computational Aerodynamics lab at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies is focused on the application of aerodynamic shape optimization to the development of high-efficiency unconventional aircraft configurations. Aerodynamic shape optimization combines numerical optimization with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to find optimal aerodynamic geometries, such as wings and complete aircraft, that minimize a specified objective function, such as drag, subject to constra...

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EMPACT Laboratory

Our research covers fundamental aspects and advanced applications of numerical electromagnetics, related to emerging wireless communication and sensing technologies. Emphasis is given on the formulation of high-order finite-difference methods, enhanced stability time-stepping schemes, multi-grid methods, uncertainty quantification and convex optimization techniques, as well as ray tracing and parabolic equation methods. These fundamental advances are applied to large-scale propagation pro...

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Interfacial Flow Laboratory

Fluid-fluid interfaces play a dominant role in the behaviour of many industrial processes, in particular those that involve the coating (wetting) or separation (de-wetting) of solids. Examples of such processes include the extraction of bitumen from the tar sands, fabrication by ink-jet printing, drug delivery from micro- and nano-capsules, production of food such as ice cream and the stabilization of foams and emulsions. The Interfacial Flow Laboratory is dedicated to the development of m...

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MODELICS Lab

The Modeling Engineering and Living Complex Systems (MODELICS) lab focuses on the computational modeling of complex systems arising in electrical engineering and in the life sciences. Modeling techniques play nowadays a crucial role in engineering, and are becoming increasingly important in medicine. However, many systems of practical interest are extremely complex. An example is a modern microprocessor, which can include billions of transistors and millions of tiny wires that ...

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Thermofluids for Energy and Advanced Materials

The Thermofluids for Energy and Advanced Materials (TEAM) Laboratory focuses on the study and utilization of microfluidic and nanofluidic transport phenomena to achieve unique material designs, operation strategies, and water management techniques for clean energy technologies. In particular, we investigate thermofluidic transport in the porous media of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, PEM electrolyzers, and microfluidic fuel cells to achieve improved performance and design, as ...

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