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

2015-2020       M.Eng. Aerospace Program Director

2020-present   Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Gina Cody School

2017-present   Professor

       Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University


ScreenHunter_237 Jan. 04 16.15Dr. Rocco Portaro

Affiliated Assistant Professor

M.A.Sc., Concordia’13, Ph.D., Concordia ’22 with NSERC Scholarship; Concordia Public Scholar

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



Current Graduate Students and Research Associates


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


Kowsar Teimouri ScreenHunter_242 Jan. 04 16.35

B.Eng. and M.A.Sc. (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran)

Current position: Ph.D. student (co-supervised with Dr. Kadem)

Research topic: Dynamics of parallel jets with applications to medical devices


ScreenHunter_242 Jan. 04 16.35Yifan Lyu

M.A.Sc., Concordia ’23

Current position: Ph.D. student

Research topic: CFD; Detonation simulations


ScreenHunter_242 Jan. 04 16.35Oleg Khalimonov

B.Eng., Concordia ’23

Current position: M.A.Sc. student

Research topic: Liquid rocket propulsion



Undergraduate Students

·       Luz Adriana Monsalve (co-supervised with Dr. L. Kadem)

·       Nathan Chan (co-supervised with Dr. L. Kadem)

·       Giovanna Schembre (ENGR 412 honours project)

·       Siavash Shahkar (NSERC USRA student)

·       Richard El-Chaar (CUSRA summer intern)

·       David Busuoic (ENGR 412 honours project)

·       Marie-Pier Bolduc (ENGR 412 honours project, co-supervised with Dr. P. Gauthier)

·       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)

·       Hadi Jaber (Summer intern)



·      Dr. Kelsey C. Tang-Yuk (Ph.D., McGill ’23, M.Eng., McGill ‘17 co-supervised with Prof. J. Lee) BakerRisk, US

·      Dr. Chian Yan (PDF 2023-24, Ph.D. Concordia 2023, M.A.Sc. Concordia 2019) Postdoctoral Fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

·      Dr. Jad Sadek (Ph.D. Concordia 2022) Ingénieur recherche & développement, Expleo Group, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

·      Théo Chevalier (M.A.Sc., Concordia ’23) Responsible ventes & développement Québec, l’atelier 2tonnes.org

·      Dr. Xuxu Sun (Visiting PhD research intern) Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

·      Maziar Sargordi (M.A.Sc., Concordia ’20) (co-supervised with Dr. Kadem) PhD at Polytechnique Montreal/MILA

·      Dr. Xueqiang Yuan (Visiting PhD research intern) National University of Defense Technology, China

·      Dr. Wei Cao (Visiting scholar) China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan, China

·      Dr. Han Xu (Visiting PhD research intern) Nanjing University of Science and Technology (co-supervised with Prof. J.H.S. Lee)

·      Dr. Tianfei Ren (Visiting PhD research intern) Lecturer, Hebei University of Science & Technology, Hebei, China.

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

·      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)

·      Amy-Lee Gunter (M.A.Sc., Concordia ’15) (co-supervised with Dr. Lyes Kadem)

·      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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