My research lies primarily in the area of experimental fluid mechanics. I am interested, in particular, in turbulent flows and the mixing that occurs therein. In my work, scalar (e.g., temperature, moisture, chemical species/pollutant, etc.) mixing is examined with an aim to further understanding the underlying physics of many thermo-fluid processes, including combustion and pollutant dispersion into the environment. The mixing of momentum (which leads to drag) is also studied. The research is approached from a fundamental perspective in which the results are applied to engineering problems, and is performed by way of hot-wire / hot-film anemometry, acoustic Doppler velocimetry, particle-tracking velocimetry, cold-wire (resistance) thermometry and laser-induced fluorescence.
Reynolds and Péclet number effects on turbulence statistics
Scalar dispersion and mixing in turbulent flows
Investigations into the anisotropy of a turbulent passive scalar
Differential diffusion in turbulent flows
Effect of scalar-field initial conditions on turbulent passive scalars
Effect of background turbulence on turbulent flows
Source locating in turbulent flows
Lagrangian analysis of turbulent flows
Measurements within a model of a hydraulic turbine surge chamber
Should you be interested in applying for graduate studies under my supervision, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please include your CV and an unofficial academic transcript. Note that due to the large amount of e-mail I receive, I am not able to reply to all inquiries.
Financed researcher in the "Programme stratégique de professeurs-chercheurs, Volet établissement de nouveaux-chercheurs" competition, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies - Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche, 2000/01-2004/05.
Engineering Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, 1999.
Click here for more information on the Committee on Teaching and Learning, which I chaired from 2000/01 to 2004/05.