Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

Research

Current Research Projects 

  1. Development of an open source automatic differentiation library and computational fluid dynamics code for conducting sensitivity analysis and design optimization in heat transfer devices for energy storage applications. Funding provided by NSERC Discovery Grant.
  2. Numerical modelling of wastewater treatment processes. Projects include filtration of solids from municipal wastewater using rotating belt filters as well as biological treatment processes. Funding provided by NSERC CRD Grant with Trojan Technologies.
  3. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of photobioreactors using a coupled flow/biokinetics/radiation model developed in OpenFOAM. Collaboration with Prof. Damien Batstone at Advanced Water Management Centre (University of Queensland).