Core members


Christian Moreau

Christian Moreau (Co-director)
Canada Research Chair in Surface Engineering, Tier I
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Director of Research, Concordia Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI)

Research Areas: Thermal Spraying, Coatings, Properties / Microstructure Relationship, Industrial Applications of Coatings, Particle Diagnostics, Optical, Sensors, Optical Pyrometry, Control of Thermal Spray Processes

[http://explore.concordia.ca/christian-moreau]


Ali Dolatabadi

Ali Dolatabadi (Co-director)
Concordia University Research Chair in Multiphase Flow and Thermal Spray
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: Research in Fuel Spray and Atomization, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermally Sprayed Coatings, and Aircraft Icing

[http://explore.concordia.ca/ali-dolatabadi]


Martin Pugh

Martin Pugh
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: Ceramic Matrix Composites, Metal Matrix Composites, Polymer Matrix Composites, Metal-Ceramic Joining, Thermally Sprayed Coatings

[http://explore.concordia.ca/martin-d-pugh]


Mamoun Medraj

Mamoun Medraj
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: (1) thermodynamics of materials; and (2) the development and characterization of novel materials. In his research, he uses thermodynamic modeling and experimental investigation of phase equilibria as means to understand existing materials and to develop new ones.

[http://explore.concordia.ca/mamoun-medraj]


Shannon Lloyd

Shannon Lloyd
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, John Molson School of Business

Research Areas: Professor Lloyd’s research aims to answer two questions: 

  • How can we use environmental and social impact assessment to inform the development of sustainable technologies and industrial systems?
  • Which sustainability practices improve organizational performance and advance absolute sustainability?

[http://explore.concordia.ca/shannon-lloyd]


Ida Karimfazli
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: Fluid dynamics, complex fluids, computational and mathematical analysis, heat and mass transfer

[http://explore.concordia.ca/ida-karimfazli]


Fariborz Haghighat

Fariborz Haghighat
Concordia Research Chair in Energy and Environment (Tier I)
Professor, Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Dr. Haghighat's current research focuses on the fundamental of heat and mass transport in the built environment, and on its applications in the design and analysis of energy-efficient, healthy/immune, and sustainable buildings/communities.

[http://explore.concordia.ca/fariborz-haghighat]


Elmar Bonaccurso
Senior Scientist and Project Manager at AIRBUS Central R&T, Germany
Affiliate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Senior Scientist with background in surface technology, advanced materials and engineering. Skilled in functional coatings, multifunctional nanomaterials, technology innovation & maturation. Strong attitude towards solving complex technical challenges

[https://www.linkedin.com/in/elmar-bonaccurso-5220202/]

Affiliated members


Marius Paraschivoiu

Marius Paraschivoiu
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: Clean Energy, Wind Energy, Wind Turbines, Renewable Energy Technologies, Power Generation, Energy Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics

[http://explore.concordia.ca/marius-paraschivoiu]


Mehdi Hojjati

Mehdi Hojjati
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: Research in composite material design, analysis and manufacturing. This includes process modeling, material characterization, automated fiber placement, hot drape forming, compression molding, and autoclave curing

[http://explore.concordia.ca/mehdi-hojjati]


Paula Wood-Adams

Paula Wood-Adams
Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Research Areas: Polymer Science, Rheology, Viscoelasticity, Materials Science, Composites, Biophysical Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Nanocomposites

[http://explore.concordia.ca/paula-wood-adams]

External collaborators


Rogerio Lima
Senior Research Officer, National Research Council (NRC), Boucherville
Affiliate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas: Relationship among in-flight particle characteristics, microstructure and properties of thermal spray coatings. Nanostructured thermal spray coatings. Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) for gas turbine engines. Environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) on light-weight Si-based ceramics for the next generation of gas turbine engines and hypersonic aircrafts. Coatings for landing gears of aircrafts. Anti-wear coatings. Thin films and physical vapour deposition (PVD) coatings.

[http://rslima.info/home]


Richard Chromik
Associate Professor, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University

Research Areas: Surface engineering, coatings tribology, aerospace materials, materials characterization, mechanical properties

Contact us


Christian Moreau, PhD, FASM

christian.moreau@concordia.ca

Ali Dolatabadi, PhD, PEng, FCSME

ali.dolatabadi@concordia.ca

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