Prof. Wagdi Habashi
Director and NSERC Industrial Research Chairholder
Ph.D. Cornell
M.Sc. McGill University
Known internationally in the field of CFD, Prof. Habashi has continuously developed novel simulation techniques and applied them in industrial and academic settings, initially within the jet engine community in Canada and now in aerospace companies worldwide. Professor Habashi is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is the recipient of the Canada Council’s Killam Prize, the AIAC James C. Floyd Award, the CASI McCurdy Award, the Prix Innovation-Inspiration, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Quebec’s ultimate recognition, Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Vincent Casseau
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Casseau’s research interests include: Hypersonics, Rarefied flows, and DSMC.


Graduate Students

Mr. Shrutakeerti M.V
Ph.D. Student
M.Sc. Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Thesis title: Direct Simulation Monte Carlo methods in hypersonics

Mr. Gan Yang
M.Sc. Student
B.Sc. McGill
Thesis title: FEM simulation of weakly ionized hypersonic flows
Mr. Guangwei Liu
M.Sc. Student
B.Sc. McGill
Thesis title: Coupling of Gas-Surface Interaction and Material Response in Hypersonic Ablation

Mr. John Huang
M.Sc. Student
B.Sc. McGill
Thesis title:  Ablation simulation in Hypersonics Flows



(known affiliation)

Ph.D., Postdoctoral Studies, Research Associates:

Dr. Abdelkader Baggag (Senior Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Dr. Ahmed Bakkar (Scientist/Engineer, Building Performance Team, RWDI Inc.)
Dr. Amir Borna (Structural Aerodynamicist, Bombardier Aerospace)
Dr. Amik St-Cyr (Principal Science Expert for Mathematics, Computational and Data Science, Shell TU-Delft, USA)
Dr. Anna Tam (General Electric, USA)
Dr. Claude Lepage (ACE, The McConnell Brain Imaging Center, McGill University)
Dr. Cong Jun Wang (CTO, Shanghai ArcTron Data & Innovation Technologies Co., China)
Dr. Dan Stanescu (Professor, Mathematics Department, University of Wyoming, USA)
Dr. David Bilodeau (Development Engineer-Fluids, Dassault Systèmes Simulia, USA)
Dr. Dennis Cronin (Associate Director Aftermarket Program, UTC Aerospace Systems, USA)
Dr. Djaffar Ait-Ali-Yehia (Associate Director – PW800 Programs, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Dr. Erika De Candido (Team Leader-Power Electronics & Mechanics Development – T&SD –
PGGI, Germany
Dr. Farzad Taghaddosi (Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA)
Dr. François Morency (Professeur, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal)
Dr. Giulio Croce (Professore, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy)
Dr. Grant Guèvremont (Senior Engineer CFD, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Dr. Guido Baruzzi (Technical Fellow, ANSYS Inc.)
Mr. Guilhelm Chevalier (Engineering Specialist, Airbus, France)
Dr. Habibollah Fouladi (Software Developer, ANSYS Inc.)
Dr. Héloïse Beaugendre (Maître de Conférences, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux, France)
Dr. Hooman Keyhan (Engineering Manager, West Power Energy)
Dr. John Maris (President, Marinvent Corporation)
Dr. Julien Dompierre (Scientist, ANSYS Inc.)
Dr. Kasidit Leoviriyakit (Aircraft Design Engineer, Airbus, U.K.)
Dr. Konstantinos Kontzialis (Freelance Senior Mechanical Engineer, Greece)
Dr. Lakhdar Remaki (Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Laura Dutto (Retired)
Dr. Mahdi Pourbagian (Senior Software Developer, MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies, Siemens)
Dr. Malika Remaki (Professeure, Collège Édouard Montpetit, Montréal)
Mr. Marc Bogstad (Senior Engineer Specialist, Bombardier Aerospace)
Dr. Marie-Gabrielle Vallet (Meshing and CAE Integration – Maya Heat Transfer Technologies, Siemens)
Dr. Marco Fossati (Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K.)
Dr. Mohamed Sleiman (CFD Specialist, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Dr. Mohammed Chaaban (Principal Scientist, Institut de Recherche de l’Hydro-Québec, IREQ)
Dr. Nizar Ben Salah (Professeur, L’École Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia)
Dr. Rooh-Ul-Amin Khurram (Senior Scientist, KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory, Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Song Gao (Software Developer, ANSYS Inc.)
Dr. Stephan Bansmer (Head, Multi-phase Flow & Icing Group, TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Dr. Vahid Abdollahi (Thermal Software Developer, MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies, Siemens)
Dr. Xiangda Cui (Analysis & Simulation Engineer, Westport Fuel Systems, Vancouver)
Dr. Wenbo Zhang (AI Research Engineer, Riskfuel, Toronto)
Dr. Yue Zhang (Senior Developer-Fluids, ANSYS Inc.)
Dr. Yves Bourgault (Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of

Dr. Zhao Zhan (Aerodynamics Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Canada)

Master Studies:

Mr. Adam Targui (Drone Volt, Laval, Head of R&D)
Mr. Abd Almaged Yassin (Simulation Engineer, CAE)
Mr. Andrew Pendenza (Assistant Technical Engineer, Ontario Power Generation)
Ms. Asal Kaveh (Aviya Technologies)
Mr. Bao Nguyen (Quality Engineer – ISCDP, Honeywell Engines, USA)
Mr. Cristhian Aliaga (Director of Consulting, ANSYS Inc.)
Mr. Danial Zeppetelli (Special Counsel, International Civil Aviation Organization)
Ms. Daniela Caraeni (PhD Candidate, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Mr. Daniel Kelly (Engineer, Tru Simulation)
Mr. David Switchenko (Senior Software Developer, ANSYS Inc.)
Dr. Farzad Taghaddosi (Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA)
Mr. France Surich-Gulick (PhD Candidate, McGill University)
Mr. Gaétan Hotte (Operation Specialist, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Dr. Grant Guèvremont (Engineering Software Analyst, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Dr. Guido Baruzzi (Technical Fellow, ANSYS Inc.)
Dr. Guillaume Houzeaux (Manager, Physical & Numerical Modelling Group, Barcelona Supercomputer Center, Spain)
Mr. Hong Zhi Wang (Senior Engineering Specialist, Thermodynamics, Bombardier Aerospace)
Mr. Jory Seguin (Data Analyst, National Research Council)
Mr. Julian Anthony (Software Developer, Maya Heat Transfer Technologies, Siemens)
Mr. Iyad Akel (Engineer, Bombardier Aerospace)
Mr. Kunio Nakakita (Engineer, Honda R&D, Aircraft Engine R&D Center, Japan)
Ms. Marie-Ève Dumas (Data Scientist, Dataperformers Inc.)
Mr. Martin Aubé (Directeur des Transports et de La Mobilité Durable, Ministère du Transport, Gouvernement du Québec)
Mr. Matei Butnarasu (Customer Support Team Lead, OSIsoft)
Mr. Mathieu Pellissier (Flight Systems Engineer, Bombardier Aerospace)
Mr. Mohamed Sleiman (Engineer, Computational Methods Group, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Mr. Mostafa Najafiyazdi (PhD Candidate, McGill University)
Mr. Munir Nathoo (Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Ms. Nikita Nagappan (Research Associate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
Mr. Pascal Tremblay (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa)
Mr. Peter Findlay (Vice President Corporate Finance Strategy: Energy, EY Inc.)
Mr. Raimund Honsek (Principal Engineer, EXXON Research Center)
Mr. Remo Marini (Staff Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Mr. Shezad Nilamdeen (Honeywell Aerospace Account Executive, Ansys-Arizona)
Mr. Shiping Zhang (CAE Durability Engineer, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)
Mr. Shoukat Hashim (Scientist, Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Mr. Visnawath Tata (Engineering Specialist Senior, Bombardier Aerospace)
Mr. Vladislav Lappo (Software Developer, Plastic Mobile)
Mr. Wael Taha (Principal, Lasalle | Northwest Hydraulics Consultants)
Mr. Xavier Veillard (Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, U.K.)
Mr. Yana Indrulenayte (Engineer, Russian Helicopters, Russia)
Mr. Ziad Boutanios (Professor, Zagreb University, Croatia)