Amir A. Aliabadi

Ph.D. Students

Mohsen Moradi

Mohsen Moradi: Mohsen's research work focuses on developing fast and accurate Urban Atmospheric Models (UAMs). UAMs allow prediction of urban micro-climate and pollution dispersion. UAMs can be used stand-alone toward sustainable urban development or integrated in regional numerical weather prediction or air quality models.

Hossam Elmaghraby Abdelaal

Hossam Elmaghraby Abdelaal: Co-advised with Emily Chiang, Hossam's research work focuses mainly on studying the dispersion of infectious airborne particles generated by expiratory events, such as coughing and sneezing, of passengers in an aircraft cabin environment using computational simulation tools. Both personalized air supply through overhead gaspers providing zonal air streams from above the heads of the occupants, and the conventional mixing air supply through ceiling slot vents are investigated as possible means of controlling and mitigating the infection caused by these airborne particles.

M.A.Sc. Students

Ryan Byerlay

Ryan Byerlay: Ryan's research involves experimental investigations of the atmospheric boundary layer. This research aims to develop measurement techniques to probe micro-climate and air pollution with high spatiotemporal resolution near the earth surface.

Soroush Ebadi

Soroush Ebadi: Co-advised with Shohel Mahmud Soroush's research involves experimental and numerical investigations of nano particle Phase Change Materials (PCMs). Compared to other Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Systems, nano particle PCMs exhibit improved performance such rapid transfer of energy.

M.Eng. Students

Amir Nazem

Amir Nazem: Amir's research involves experimental and numerical investigations of atmospheric flows with Green House Gas (GHG) emissions over mining facilities. This research aims to quantify emissions from complex and large terrains that have experienced land surface modifications.

Adil Khan

Adil Khan: Co-advised with W. David Lubitz, Adil's research involves the analysis of Archimedes screw microhydro systems as a renewable energy technology. The Archimedes screw is a water turbine which uses the principle of the Archimedean screw to convert the potential energy of water on an upstream level into kinetic energy and subsequently electricity. It is suitable for application with low head and poses small environmental risks compared to other relevant technologies.

Undergraduate Students

Phillip Labarge Amanda Pinto Katharine McNair Darian Vyriotes

Phillip Labarage, Amanda Pinto, Katharine McNair, and Darian Vyriotes: Phillip, Amanda, Katharine, and Darian's research is focused on the integration of a thermal imaging system to an airborne sensing platform. The platform is titled the Tethered And Navigated Air Blimp (TANAB). This technology enables thermal mapping of large areas on the earth surface with applications in urban, mining, agriculture and industrial climate and pollution research.

Denis Clement Jason Dorssers

Denis Clement, James Scott, and Jason Dorssers: Denis, James, and Jason's research is focused on the integration of a high frequency airborne weather station in to the Tethered And Navigated Air Blimp (TANAB). The system enables studying atmospheric transport and particularly turbulence as a function of elevation.

Alumni and Past Highly Qualified Trainees

Denis Clement
B.A.Sc. - University of Guelph, Environmental Engineering, Guelph, Canada

Cole Merrill
B.A.Sc. - University of Guelph, Environmental Engineering, Guelph, Canada

Sean Ratcliffe
B.A.Sc. - University of Guelph, Environmental Engineering, Guelph, Canada

Jacob Ludlow
B.A.Sc. - University of Guelph, Environmental Engineering, Guelph, Canada

Galen Woods
B.A.Sc. - University of Guelph, Environmental Engineering, Guelph, Canada

Atoussa Deylami
B.A.Sc. - University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Andrea Slade
B.A.Sc. - University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Megan O'Brien
M.A.Sc. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, U.S.A.

Lup Wai Chew
M.A.Sc. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, U.S.A.

Byron Roehrl
B.A.Sc. - University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Ben Thomas
B.A.Sc. - University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Kelly Lim
B.A.Sc. - University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Kevin Asperin
B.A.Sc. - University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada

Anne-Claire Fabry
M.Sc. - French Institute of Advanced Mechanics (IFMA), Mechanical Engineering, France

Michael Liu
B.Sc. - University of Waterloo, Computer Science, Waterloo, Canada

Siavash Omidi
M.Eng. - University of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering, Toronto, Canada

Yuan You
P.D.F. - Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto, Canada