Dr. Floryan is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He received an M.Sc degree from the Warsaw Technical University (Poland) in 1974, PhD from Virginia Tech (USA) in 1980, and went through postdoctoral training at the Northwestern University (USA) in 1981. He specializes in fluid mechanics, with analysis and simulations as the primary methodologies. His current interests are focused on the development of flow manipulation strategies with applications across all flow regimes.
Dr. Floryan held visiting appointments at the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLVR, Gottingen), French Aerospace Research Establishment (ONERA, Toulouse), Japanese National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL, Tokyo), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Beijing Institute of Technology (China), Stuttgart University (Germany), Darmstadt University (Germany), Technion (Israel), City University (Hong Kong), Ohio University (USA), Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan), University of Canterbury (New Zealand). He is Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, Engineering Institute of Canada as well as STA Fellow (Japan), Humboldt Fellow (Germany), Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow (Japan) and Senior NATO Research Fellow (France). He is recipient of the Humboldt Research Prize in Germany.
Dr. Floryan served as Associate Dean – Academic of the Faculty of Engineering and as Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He is presently serving as President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, President of the CANCAM Central Committee and Canadian representative to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, among many others.