PhD Projects (2015-present):

  • “Sustainable greenhouse water and energy management,” Sedigheh Khademi, 1/2021-present (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “SI engine combustion,” Navjot Sandhu, 5/2019-present ((PhD Entrance Scholarship; Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Supervisors: M Zheng & D. Ting).
  • “Smart water,” Motamad Hussein Bata, 5/2019-present (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Enhancing thermoelectric generator performance,” Xi (William) Wang, 9/2018-present (Supervisors: D.Ting & P. Henshaw).
  • “Integrating self-aspirating porous burner with thermoelectric power generation for off-grid community,” Vivek Joshi, 5/2018-present (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Supervisors: D. Ting & G. Reader).
  • “Micro gyroscope,” Imran Khan,1/2017-present (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: J. Ahamed & D. Ting).
  • “Advanced ignition strategies for future internal combustion engines with lean and diluted fuel-air mixtures,” Dr. Zhenyi Yang, 9/2016-1/2021 (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology; Supervisors: M. Zheng & D. Ting).
  • “Improving flat plate heat transfer using flexible rectangular strips,” Dr. Yang Yang, 9/2017-11/2020 (Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Failure prognosis of wind turbine components,” Dr. Milad Rezamand, 9/2016-9/2019 (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Bubble-pump-driven solar absorption air conditioning for residential applications,” Dr. Julia Aman, 9/2012-4/2018 (Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Sustainable Engineering Faculty Scholarship (Doctoral); Supervisors: D. Ting & P. Henshaw).
  • “Underwater energy storage – emphasis on buoyancy technique,” Dr. Kyle Patrick Bassett, 1/2015-6/2017 (PhD Entrance Scholarship; Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Enhancing convective heat transfer over a surrogate photovoltaic panel,” Dr. Fama Fouladi, 5/2012-3/2017 (Ontario Trillium Scholar; Supervisors: D. Ting & P. Henshaw).
  • “Compressed air underwater energy storage,” Dr. Zhiwen Wang, 9/2015-9/2016 (Visiting China Scholarship PhD Scholar from Marine Engineering, Dalian Maritime University; Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Analysis and improvement of aerodynamic performance of straight bladed vertical axis wind turbines,” Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi-Baloutaki, 9/2011-11/2015 (Ontario Graduate Scholarship, PhD Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “Wind-induced response of stay cables in unsteady wind,” Dr. Arash Raeesi, 5/2010-9/2015 (Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, PhD Entrance Scholarship; Civil Engineering; Supervisors: S. Cheng & D. Ting).
  • “Fluid-structure interactions of underwater accumulators,” Dr. Ahmadreza Vasel Be Hagh, 9/2011-7/2015 (Ontario Trillium Scholar; Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).

MASc Projects (2015-Present):

  • “Enveloping buildings with glass facades for a greener future,” N. R. K. S. Bhoopal, 5/2021-present (Supervisors: D. Ting & J. Stagner).
  • “TRNSYS analysis of building energy usage,” Oselen Joseph Imafidon, 1/2021-present (Entrance Scholarship; Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Modeling engine combustion,” Joshua Patrick Peter Jayaseelan, 9/2019-present (Supervisors: M. Zheng & D. Ting).
  • “Energy management and size optimization of hybrid energy systems in remote areas,” Mohammadreza Babaei Jamnani, 5/2020-8/2021 (Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Heat and fluid flow downstream of a row of finite-height circular cylinders,” Saarah Akhand, 1/2019-5/2021 (Supervisors: D. Ting & G. Reader).
  • “Exergy analysis of a small-scale trigenerative compressed air energy storage system,” Raghuveera Sai Sarath Dittakavi, 9/2018-5/2021 (Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “Development of a pneumatically controllable microdroplet generator with electrical sensing,” Gnanesh Nagesh, 9/2019-4/2021 (Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: J. Ahamed & D. Ting).
  • “Advanced exergy analysis of WhisperGen Stirling engine system,” Akash Mathew, 9/2018-4/2021 (Major Paper; Supervisors: D. Ting & G. Reader).
  • “Advanced energy modelling and life cycle assessment of indoor agriculture,” Sadaf Ekhtiari, 1/2019-1/2021 (Entrance Scholarship; Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Enhancing flat plate heat convection using a pair of winglets – the effect of transverse spacing,” Siddharth Koushik Mohanakrishnan, 1/2019-1/2021 (Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Modeling the flow and heat transfer in U-bend and coaxial borehole heat exchangers,” Hani Pakoohinejad, 9/2017-5/2020 (Supervisors: D. Ting & T. Bolisetti).
  • “Factors affecting photovoltaic system output in sub-arctic climate,” Avinash Singh, 5/2017-4/2020 (Supervisors: P. Henshaw & D. Ting).
  • “Development of dynamic modeling and control technologies for microelectromechanical gyroscopes,” Imrul M. Kaes, 9/2017-7/2019 (Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Supervisors: J. Ahamed & D. Ting).
  • “Smart water: short-term forecasting application in water utilities,” Motamad Hussein Bata, 9/2017-4/2019 (Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Vortex induced convective heat transfer augmentation,” Junguo Wang, 9/2017-3/2019 (Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Numerical simulation of the torus wake structure,” Ali Shams, 9/2016-2/2019 (Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “Classification of wind turbine blade performance state through statistical methods,” Jones Shen, 1/2017-1/2019 (Ontario Graduate Scholarship, MASc Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “The effect of near-spark flow field on spark discharge characteristics,” Navjot Sandhu, 9/2016-11/2018 (Supervisors: M Zheng & D. Ting).
  • “Numerical simulations on flow around a circular cylinder in explaining dry inclined cable galloping,” Ran Wang, 5/2016-9/2018 (Civil Engineering; Supervisors: S. Cheng & D. Ting).
  • “Effect of front-end air flow conditions on AC performance and real-world fuel economy,” Cassie Keyuan Yang, 9/2016-8/2018 (Windsor-Torino Dual Degree MASc; Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Development of a low damping MEMS resonantor,” Jiewen (Nicky) Liu,1/2016-1/2018 (Supervisors: J. Ahamed & D. Ting).
  • “Enhancing PV panel convective cooling using a trip wire,” Ashhar Ahmed, 9/2015-1/2018 (Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Middle Eastern smart water technologies for distribution networks,” Ahmed Abdelaal, 9/2015-12/2017 (Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Hydrodynamics of buoyant vortex rings,” Xueying (Christina) Yan, 9/2015-8/2017 (MASc Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “New ICE concept for hybrid application – range extended series hybrid vehicle,” Wenzhou Li, 9/2016-8/2017 (Windsor-Torino Dual Degree MASc; Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Engineering flow turbulence for transport enhancement,” Hao Wu, 9/2015-8/2017 (Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Analytical and experimental study on coaxial borehole heat exchangers,” David Tyler Gordon, 9/2014-5/2017 (MASc Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: D. Ting & T. Bolisetti).
  • “Condition monitoring of wind turbines using intelligent machine learning techniques,” Majid Morshedazideh, 9/2015-5/2017 (Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “Heating energy demands and sustainable generation concepts for agricultural greenhouses,” Lucas M. Semple, 9/2015-4/2017 (Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Sustainable Engineering Faculty Scholarship (Master’s), MASc Entrance Scholarship; Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Sector-based water demand forecasting: commercial greenhouses,” Dean Rice, 9/2014-12/2016 (Civil Engineering; Supervisors: R. Carriveau & D. Ting).
  • “Vehicle fuel economy and performance improvement via cooled EGR, charge air cooling and thermal parasitic load,” Mirko Pesce, 9/2015-7/2016 (Windsor-Torino Dual Degree MASc; Supervisor: D. Ting).
  • “Commissioning, and performance analysis of WhisperGen Stirling engine,” Prashant Kaliram Pradip, 9/2013-2/2016 (Supervisors: D. Ting & G. Reader).
  • “Flow-induced vibration of a flexible circular cylinder,” Haoyang Cen, 9/2013-10/2015 (Supervisors: D. Ting & R. Carriveau).
  • “Exhaust pressure waves in diesel engines and their effect on aftertreatment spray,” Zhenyi Yang, 9/2013-9/2015 (MASc Entrance Scholarship; Supervisors: M. Zheng & D. Ting).
  • “A new wind tunnel setup and evaluation of flow characteristics with / without passive devices,” Yong Bai, 5/2013-8/2015 (Civil Engineering; Supervisors: S. Cheng & D. Ting).