Stavros Tavoularis, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEIC, FCSME, FAPS


Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering - Cross-appointed, Department of Physics


        Tel.: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6271          FAX: (613) 562-5177

Office: 161 Louis Pasteur, Room A024

             Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada


Following doctoral studies and a research appointment at The Johns Hopkins University, Professor Tavoularis has, since 1980, been a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, where he served terms as Department Chair and Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has been an HPCVL - Sun Microsystems Research Chair in Computational Science and Engineering and is the Director of the uOttawa Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. He supervises a large team of graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers on a variety of experimental and computational projects concerning turbulence, turbulent mixing, vortex dynamics, aerodynamics, nuclear reactor thermalhydraulics, bio-fluid dynamics, and design of flow apparatus and instrumentation. He has initiated fundamental and applied research projects supported by grants and contracts from NSERC, MRC, NRC, DND, EMR, AECL, NRCan, UNENE, and Pratt and Whitney Canada and has served as a consultant to government and industry. Professor Tavoularis has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is a recipient of the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research. He is the author of the graduate textbook Measurement in Fluid Mechanics, published by Cambridge University Press, and numerous research articles and reports.