Background and activities
My research is focussed on the experimental measurement of turbulent flows. Some topics that I am actively pursuing are:
- The generation of bespoke turbulence at high Reynolds numbers.
- The impact of turbulence on various geometries (e.g., airfoils, buildings, wind turbines).
- The influence of free-stream turbulence on a turbulent boundary layer.
- The instantaneous structure of turbulent shear flows.
- High Reynolds number pipe flows.
2015 - 2017 Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Southampton
2009 - 2014 PhD, University of Toronto Instititute for Aerospace Studies
2005 - 2009 BASc, University of Toronto, Engineering Science (Aerospace)
I am looking for a post-doctoral fellow to conduct experiments in a turbulent channel flow. Particularly looking for someone with experience with PIV and/or hot-wires. More information here.
I still have some open MSc projects in aerodynamics. If you are looking for a project supervisor feel free to email me.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Time evolution of uniform moment zones in a turbulent boundary layer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. vol. 842.
- (2017) Modelling high Reynolds number wall-turbulence interactions in laboratory experiments using large-scale free-stream turbulence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. vol. 375.
- (2017) Tailoring incoming shear and turbulence profiles for lab-scale wind turbines. Wind Energy. vol. 20 (12).
- (2016) Effects of multi-scale and regular grid geometry on decaying turbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. vol. 803.
- (2016) Effect of turbulence on the wake of a wall-mounted cube. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. vol. 804.
- (2015) Quantification and adjustment of pixel-locking in Particle Image Velocimetry. Experiments in Fluids. vol. 56 (10).
- (2015) The effect of active grid initial conditions on high Reynolds number turbulence. Experiments in Fluids. vol. 56 (10).
- (2015) Velocity derivative skewness in fractal-generated, non-equilibrium grid turbulence. Physics of fluids. vol. 27 (7).
- (2014) Decay of turbulence generated by a square-fractal-element grid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. vol. 741.
- (2014) Scale-by-scale energy budget in fractal element grid-generated turbulence. Journal of turbulence. vol. 15 (8).
- (2012) Experimental estimation of fluctuating velocity and scalar gradients in turbulence. Experiments in Fluids. vol. 53 (4).
Part of book/report
- (2016) Interaction layer between a turbulent boundary layer and freestream turbulence. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015).
- (2016) Influence of an extended non-equilibrium region on far-field grid turbulence. Progress in Turbulence VI.