David Frost

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Assoc Chair, CurriculumAffairs - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 151 [Map]
817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C3
514-398-6279 [Office]
514-398-7365 [Fax]



FACC 100 Intro to the Eng. Profession
MECH 240 Thermodynamics 1
MECH 341 Thermodynamics 2
MECH 534 Air Pollution Engineering

BASc University of British Columbia, Engineering Physics
MS California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics
PhD California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics


Research Interests

Metal-water reactions

Combustion of metal particles

Shock attenuation in multiphase materials

High-speed gas-particle flows

Steam explosions and rapid-phase-transitions

Research Experience

2012 Visiting Scholar, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK

2011-2012 Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida Gainesville

2006 Visiting Scholar, Shock Waves and Condensed Matter Research Centre, Kumamoto University, Japan

2005-2006 Visiting Scholar, Laboratoire de Combustion et Systèmes Réactifs, CNRS-Orléans, France

1997 Visiting Scholar, Dynamic Experimentation Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

1996-1997 Visiting Scholar, DRES, Suffield, Alberta

1985-1986 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aeronautics Department, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

1982-1985 Graduate Research Assistant, Aeronautics Department, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

1979-1980 Undergraduate Research Assistant, TRIUMF Cyclotron, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC