Prof. Wagdi Habashi
Director
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 Award, 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.
 
Prof. Marco Fossati
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. Politecnico di Milano
M.Sc. Politecnico di Milano
Prof. Fossati research interests are: Aerodynamics, Modal-based Reduced Order Modelling applied to Aero-icing problems, High-speed and Nonequilibrium Gas Dynamics, Mesh Generation, Deformation and Optimization. He is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics and also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Computational Physics, AIAA Journal, Aerospace Science and Technology  and for Mathematics and Computers in Simulations.
E-mail: marco.fossati@mcgill.ca

 

Dr. Zhao Zhan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. McGill University
M.Eng. Beihang University

Dr. Zhan’s research focuses on two directions: i) developing real-time Reduced Order Modeling techniques applied to in-flight icing certification problems and icing effects flight simulators; ii) modeling of complete helicopter in-flight icing, accounting for rigid and elastic blade deformation, and ice shedding.
E-mail: zhao.zhan@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

Mr. Vahid Abdollahi
Ph.D. Candidate
Vahid’s research is on the modeling of Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD) dynamics. The project aims at developing numerical methodologies based on the Quasi-molecular Dynamics (QMD) and multi-phase Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) approaches for droplet dynamics. QMD is a meso-scale approach that mimics the interactions between pseudo-molecules within a single droplet. SPH is another meshless method that approximates the Navier-Stokes equations by interpolation from the particles. The goal is to simulate the deformation and splashing process of a droplet in view of refining a macroscopic Eulerian description of the water impingement process for numerical modeling of in-flight icing.
E-mail: vahid.abdollahi@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

 

 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Ahmed Bakkar
Ph.D. Candidate
Ahmed’s research project aims at developing a Finite-Element framework for the Level-Set equations by which addressing in a robust and efficient manner problems of moving interface. The engineering perspective is on long-term in-flight icing applications. Two areas will be investigated with the method: 1) the modeling of droplet dynamics and 2) mesh deformation due to accreted ice.
E-mail: ahmed.bakkar@cfdlab.mcgill.ca
 

 

Mr. Song Gao
Ph.D. Candidate
Song’s research project focuses on two parts. The first is developing a Jacobian-free Newton Krylov (JFNK) solver and the lower-upper symmetric Gauss-Seidel (LU-SGS) preconditioner for compressible flows. The second is developing a Finite-Element methods for computing hypersonic flows in thermal non-equilibrium.
E-mail: song.gao@cfdlab.mcgill.ca
 

Mr. Jory Seguin
Master Student
Jory’s research focuses on developing Finite-Element methods for computing hypersonic flows in chemical non-equilibrium. In order to simulate multicomponent gases with dissociation and ionization effects, a flexible and efficient decoupled method is being considered.
E-mail: jory.seguin@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Julian Anthony
Master Student
Julian’s research focuses on developing a tightly-coupled framework for CFD-multibody simulations to evaluate ice shedding and ice trajectories on helicopter rotors. This numerical tool will predict performance degradation effects and facilitate development of Icing Protection Systems (IPS).
E-mail: julian.anthony@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

 

Mr. Munir Nathoo
Master Student
Munir’s research is towards simulating the aerodynamics about full helicopter configurations.  A grid stitching algorithm is being developed to conservatively propagate flow variables between the rotating and non-rotating domains of the mesh.  Additionally, a mesh deformation technique is being used to account for rotor blade motions such as feathering, flapping, and lead/lag.
E-mail: munir.nathoo@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

 
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Lily Huang
System Administrator
Lily enjoys helping the students with submitting parallel computing jobs, and maintaining the local clusters.
E-mail: sysadmin@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

 

 

Alumni
(present affiliation)

Rooh-Ul-Amin Khurram (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), David Bilodeau (Dasseault Systemes Simulia), Mathieu Pellissier (Bombardier Aerospace), Yue Zhang (Ansys Inc), Matei Butnarasu (OSIsoft), David Switchenko (Ansys Inc), Andrew Pendenza (Ontario Power Generation), Habibollah Fouladi (Ansys Inc), Shezad Nilamdeen (Ansys Inc), Amik St-Cyr (Shell Oil), Vladislav Lappo (SNC Lavalin), Lakhdar Remaki (Swansea University), Raimund Honsek (Exxon research), Farzad Taghaddosi (General Electric), Christian Aliaga (Ansys Inc), Kunio Nakakita (Honda Engines Research Center), Hong-Zhi Wang (Bombardier Aerospace), Héloïse Beaugendre (Prof. Université Bordeaux II), François Morency (Prof. École de technologie supérieure), Malika Remaki (Prof. Moncton U.), Claude Lepage (Montreal Neurological Institute), Wael Taha (Lasalle Laboratories), Grant Guèvremont (Pratt & Whitney Canada), Mohamed Sleiman (Pratt & Whitney Canada), Peter Kotiuga (Pratt & Whitney Canada), Kasidit Leoviriyakit (Airbus, UK), Danial Zeppettelli (McGill Graduate School of Law), Erica De Candido (Fincantieri), Mostafa Najafiyazdi (PhD, McGill), France Surich-Gulich (PhD, McGill),Nizar Ben Salah(Prof. Ecole Superieure des Ingenieurs de Tunis, Unversity of Tunis)