Combustion and Energy Systems Research Group

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


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HDDr. Hoi Dick Ng (B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D., McGill University), Ing., FCSME


Research experiences

2005-2006       Postdoctoral Research Staff (NSERC Fellow)

       Combustion Laboratory, Princeton University

2006-2007       Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (NSERC Fellow)

       DAMTP, University of Cambridge

2007-2011       Assistant Professor

       Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University

2010-2013       M.Eng. Aerospace Program Director

2011-2017       Associate Professor

       Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University

2015-present   M.Eng. Aerospace Program Director

2017-present   Professor

       Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University



Current Graduate Students and Research Associates


ScreenHunter_237 Jan. 04 16.15Rocco Portaro

M.A.Sc., Concordia’13

Current position: Ph.D. student with NSERC Scholarship; Concordia Public Scholar

Research topic: Needle-free liquid jet injection; Medical devices



Amy_pAmy-Lee Gunter

M.A.Sc., Concordia ’15

Current position: Ph.D. student with NSERC doctoral Scholarship

Research topic: CFD; Open-centre tidal turbines design




ScreenHunter_238 Jan. 04 16.17Kelsey C. Tang-Yuk

M.Eng., McGill ‘17 co-supervised with Prof. J.H.S. Lee

Current position: Research Assistant

Research topic: CFD; Detonation theory and simulations



Mira Kim ScreenHunter_242 Jan. 04 16.35

B.Eng (Yonsei University), MASc (UoT)

Current position: Ph.D. student co-supervised with Prof. Ait Abderrahmane

Research topic: Vortex dynamics


Jad Sadek ScreenHunter_242 Jan. 04 16.35

B.Eng. and MASc (West Virginia)

Current position: Ph.D. student

Research topic: Deflagration-to-detonation transition modelling


ScreenHunter_239 Jan. 04 16.28Han Xu

Current position: Visiting PhD student co-supervised with Prof. J.H.S. Lee

Research topic: Detonation experiments with high-speed Schlieren photography




ScreenHunter_241 Jan. 04 16.30Dr. Wei Cao

PhD, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan

Current position: Visiting postdoctoral fellow

Research topic: Near-limit propagation of detonation waves



ScreenHunter_242 Jan. 04 16.35George Bakalis

M.A.Sc., Concordia ’15

Current position: Ph.D. student

Research topic: CFD; Deflagration-to-Detonation (DDT) simulations


Yanting.2Yanting Li

Current position: M.A.Sc. student

Research topic: Experiments in fluid dynamics




ScreenHunter_327 May. 31 17.14Maziar Sargordi

Current position: M.A.Sc. student (co-supervised with Dr. Kadem)

Research topic: Experiments in cardiovascular fluid dynamics




IMG_20180124_175146Chian Yan

Current position: M.A.Sc. student

Research topic: CFD simulations on oblique detonation wave engines



ScreenHunter_243 Jan. 04 16.40

Xueqiang Yuan

Current position: Visiting PhD student, National University of Defense Technology, China

Research topic: CFD; Detonation-based engine simulations





Undergraduate Students

·         Thomas Savage (co-supervised with Dr. C.B. Kiyanda)

·         Slater Convenden (co-supervised with Dr. C.B. Kiyanda)

·         Hugo Provencher (co-supervised with Dr. C.B. Kiyanda)



·       Dihia Idrici (McGill University, co-supervised with Prof. J.H.S. Lee)

·       Hadi Jaber

·       Ali Khalilzadeh (M.A.Sc. Concordia ‘17) (co-supervised with Dr. Hua Ge)

·       Renaud D. Allaire (B.Eng. Concordia ’17) (co-supervised with Dr. T. Kwok) MSc at German Sport Univ. Cologne

·       Jiaqing He (M.A.Sc. Concordia ’17) (co-supervised with Dr. Leon Wang)

·       Dr. Frederick Paquet, MASc. Concordia ’08, PhD. Concordia ’16, Assistant Professor, L’Université Ste. Anne

·       Dr. Charles Kiyanda (B.Eng. (McGill), M.Eng. (McGill), Ph.D., Uni. Illinois) Assistant Professor, Concordia U.

·       Dr. Michelle Boyce (B.Sc. (U. Manitoba), M.Sc. (U. Alberta), M.Eng. Aerospace (Concordia), PhD, Carleton)

·       Abdallah Ali (M.A.Sc.) CAD Designer, Wajax Industrial Components, Canada, QC.

·       Surena Ghazi-Hesami (M.A.Sc.) Engineer, Nortek (Ventrol), QC

·       Anna Chtchetinina (M.A.Sc.) Application Engineer, Lin Engineering, USA, CA

·       Dr. Jian Li (Visiting PhD research intern) Researcher at Beijing Institute of Technology, China

·       Dr. Yuan Gao (Visiting PhD research intern) Researcher at Peking University, China

·       Dr. Navid Mehrjoo (Ph.D. Concordia) Co-Founder, Group EneSense Inc. Montreal, Canada

·       Haruka Nakayama (M.A.Sc.) Eurocopter, Japan

·       Guy-Joel Rocher (M.A.Sc.) (co-supervised with Dr. Medraj) Bombardier Aerospace

·       Dr. Bo Zhang (Beijing Institute of Technology) Associate Professor at ECUST, Shanghai, China

·       Hong Bin, Oh (M.Eng. Aerospace) Currently at Samsung Techwin, Korea

·       Guirec le Bouteiller (M.Eng. Project student) Project Coordinator  at AECOM, Denver, CO

·       Mohammad Rafiqul Haque (M.Eng. Aerospace) Currently at DEMA Aeronautics, Inc.

·       Kevin Tom (M.A.Sc. student) (co-supervised with Dr. K. Siddiqui) Currently at Simsmart Technologies, QC

·       Sara Fawal (4th year Undergraduate) NSERC-USRA award recipient. Currently M.Eng. student at Concordia

·       Ameer Otaky (M.Eng. Project student) Currently at Bombardier

·       Amr Mandour (M.A.Sc. ‘10) (co-supervised with Dr. G. Vatistas) Operations executive assistant, Schendler Ltd.

·       Miguel Gutierrez  M.A. Sc. ‘10) Currently at Bombardier

·       Remy Palmisano (M.A.Sc. ’09) Mechanical Designer at Thales Optronics

·       Leonardo Garavito (M.Eng. Aerospace, Concordia University)

·       Galin Brankov (4th year NSERC-USRA Student ’08 - co-supervised with Dr. L. Kadem)

·       Alexandra Camargo (M.Eng. McGill ’09)(co-supervised with Prof. J.H.S. Lee) Currently at Bombardier

·       Sam Hesami (M.A.Sc., Concordia ‘09) (co-supervised with Dr. M. Paraschivoiu) Currently at Rolls-Royces, CA

·       Maryam Ozair (M.Eng. Aerospace) Currently at Rolls-Royces, CA

·       Malek Mousa (M.A.Sc., Concordia ‘08) (co-supervised with Dr. R. Wüthrich) Process Engineer, London, ON

·       Christophe Tardif (2nd year NSERC-USRA Student ‘07)  Currently at CAE, Canada

·       Andre Isber (B.Eng. Concordia)

·       Dr. Jenny Chao (Ph.D., McGill University) (Research associate 2007-2008) Senior Scientist at FM Global


Previous Visitors

·        Sophie Qin Hu (Visiting Ph.D. student)

·        Alex Krause (Harvey Mudd College's Center for Environmental Studies 2009 Summer Research Student)

·         Raquel Robinson (Harvey Mudd College's Center for Environmental Studies 2009 Summer Research Student)

·         Xavier Robaglia (École des Mines de Douai, France ‘07) Engineer at PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), France

·         Honghui Teng (Chinese Academic of Sciences, China ‘08) Researcher Associate at CAS-China

·         Giuki Cael (CESAer program, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ‘08) Engineer at TUI Arilines Belgium



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