Members

       

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Current Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group members

 

Dr. Bryan Flood 

PhD student,   Environmental Science-completed 2021
PhD Project – “Internal waves in Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe”. 

Video Abstract – https://youtu.be/z80FM4OY_SI

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Yang – Research website

PhD project – Water circulation under lake Ice.

Movie of Lake Simcoe winter field work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Semcesen

PhD Student – Microplastics in the Great Lakes

 Co-supervised with Prof. Roberta Fulthorpe

Timelapse Movie of bioturbation in Tobermory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yulong Kaui 

Research Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Former Group members

 

Dr. Lakshika Girihagama

Former Post-doctoral fellow – “Water circulation in Georgian Bay”.

Now at National Research Council in Ottawa.

website = https://lakshikagirihagama.github.io/index.html

Link to Animations of water circulation in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

 

 

 

Dr Tej Heer 

Former PhD student

Now at Evidence for Democracy

PhD Project – “Turbulence influences transport rates of fish eggs in rivers.”

 Co-supervised with Prof Nick Mandrak 

Movie of fish egg dynamics in a river

 

 


Kevin Li

Research Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shahrzad Davarpanah Jazi
Former PhD student,   Environmental Science
PhD Project – “Dynamics of sediment laden gravity currents”.

Movie of Double-Diffusive convection

Movie of Coriolis influenced gravity currents. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aqsa Arif

Masters student – Water circulation near Toronto Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elvira Koolen

Visiting Masters student from TU/Eindhoven in the Netherlands. 

Movies of experiments on convective sedimentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mijanur Chowdhury 
Former Post-Doctoral Fellow 

Now at Minnow Environmental http://www.minnow.ca/ 
Projects: – “Internal wave dynamics in Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario”
Personal website = http://individual.utoronto.ca/chymijan/ 

 

Dr. Bogdan Hlevca
Former Post-doc and PhD student,   Environmental Sciences

Now at the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-environment-and-climate-change
PhD Project – “Exchange flows in shallow coastal wetlands”
Personal website =http://individual.utoronto.ca/bhlevca/

Dr. Patricia Pernica
Former PhD Student, Physics Department
Now at Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 
PhD thesis – Implications of Periodic Weak Thermal Stratification in the Epilimnion of Lake Opeongo

 

Dr. Remo Cossu 
Former Earth Sciences PhD student and Post-Doctoral Fellow 
Now Lecturer at School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia
PhD thesis – The Influence of Coriolis Forces on Flow Structures of Channelized Large-scale Turbidity Currents and their Depositional Patterns 

 

Dr. Yajun Sun
Former PhD Student, Geography Department
Now at Fudan University, Shanghai, China 
PhD thesis – ‘Mixing Patterns of Discharged Ballast Water and the Implications for Biological Invasions in the Huron-Erie Corridor of the Great Lakes’ 

 

Dr. Melissa Coman
Former CGCS Post-Doctoral fellow
Project – “Internal wave dynamics of Lake Opeongo”

 

Lisa Sealock
Former Masters Student, UTSC Masters of Environmental Science
Masters Project – Residence timescales and the underlying hydrodynamic processes in Frenchman’s Bay, a Lake Ontario coastal embayment

Now at Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

Harry Zheng
Former Undergraduate Student UTSC

 

Parthiban Nadarajah
Former NSERC USRA Undergraduate Student UTSC
Project – The intrusion depth of density currents flowing into stratified water bodies.”

 

Peter Ng
Former Undergraduate Student UTSC
Project – “Circulation patterns in the fall and winter in Frenchman’s Bay”